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Forum: India Yesterday, 13:40
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
The area I meant at Fort Aguada was right up on...

The area I meant at Fort Aguada was right up on top of the hill around the fort itself. Open woodland and some bare areas.

Mr Kamat who did the boat tours died in 2016, but they are still operating....
Forum: India Saturday 9th December 2017, 23:06
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
Alf, I wasn't at all impressed with Arpora Woods...

Alf, I wasn't at all impressed with Arpora Woods in 2015 & 2016. The path beyond the quarry was overgrown with thorns and impassable. I had white-spotted fantail, greenish warbler and a few other...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 6th December 2017, 15:27
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
Andy I wrote to them years ago when I resigned my...

Andy I wrote to them years ago when I resigned my membership over this very issue and told them why I was doing it at the time. I got a letter back from them that gave me no cause for optimism, it...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 6th December 2017, 13:37
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
For comparison, these are the photos equivalent...

For comparison, these are the photos equivalent to pics 1, 2, 4 & 5 above, taken in February 2010 after the botched job with the JCB-type tractor-mounted excavator.

Spot the difference?

Here's a...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 6th December 2017, 12:57
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
I went down to East Chevington this morning to...

I went down to East Chevington this morning to see how the channel cleaning exercise had gone following the introduction of the tracked excavator on Monday.

First a recap. There was a '5 year...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 4th December 2017, 12:30
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
I'm getting reports that a 360 excavator has...

I'm getting reports that a 360 excavator has turned up at East Chevington to clear the watercourses of the blockages that they've been suffering from for about 10 years. It was February 2010 that...
Forum: India Friday 1st December 2017, 20:12
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Must have gone up then. I was only getting 92 in...

Must have gone up then. I was only getting 92 in January and February 2016.
Forum: India Friday 1st December 2017, 13:22
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I was at Backwoods for two-night stays in early...

I was at Backwoods for two-night stays in early 2015 and 2016. The forest walks were still there to be had and the frogmouths were showing well, although in 2016 they had to be relocated because...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 29th November 2017, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I can't comment on the 60D as I use a 7DII, but I...

I can't comment on the 60D as I use a 7DII, but I use it with a Sigma 150-600 Sport that I bought in April 2015. Before that my lens of choice was my Canon 400/F5.6 and shortly before I got the Sigma...
Forum: India Wednesday 29th November 2017, 16:10
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Let's hope they hang about for the winter. I just...

Let's hope they hang about for the winter. I just booked my trips with Lloyd yesterday and both those sites are on the itinerary
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 27th November 2017, 10:46
Replies: 806
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
As the complaint is on-going Jos and I'm still to...

As the complaint is on-going Jos and I'm still to receive an explanation I'll leave them anonymous for the time being. They do appear to be well-known in various reports, though I've personally not...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 27th November 2017, 10:00
Replies: 806
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
More car hire blues. It's getting to be an annual...

More car hire blues. It's getting to be an annual event.

After my experience last year when Marbesol took 20 euros from my card for 'extra cleaning' of a clean car, which I reported to the hire...
Forum: Northumberland Friday 17th November 2017, 17:10
Replies: 9,904
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
Very sad news Andy. Thanks for the post.

Very sad news Andy. Thanks for the post.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 15th November 2017, 16:59
Replies: 806
Views: 95,777
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks Simon. Just to elaborate what I was...

Thanks Simon.

Just to elaborate what I was getting at in one of the posts I made while I was over there in September, this is the information that was presented last year on a daily basis at...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 12th October 2017, 12:31
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Barred Wobbler
10cm might have been an over-estimate on my part,...

10cm might have been an over-estimate on my part, but not by much. I was looking at it on the path and my personal guess at the time was 'about 4 inches' (ie 10cm), being roughly the width of my...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 12th October 2017, 10:45
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Barred Wobbler
(Bump) Anybody?

(Bump)

Anybody?
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 5th October 2017, 23:03
Replies: 9,904
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Posted By Barred Wobbler
A skein of about 60 pinks flew high over East...

A skein of about 60 pinks flew high over East Chevington on 23 September.
Forum: Turkey Thursday 5th October 2017, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I got the Gosney guide to Western Turkey before I...

I got the Gosney guide to Western Turkey before I went in 2013. Unless it's been updated it's well out of date for the sites in the Korkuteli hills, because when I got there they were busy dualling...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 5th October 2017, 12:10
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Views: 95,777
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Great bloke, Javi.

Great bloke, Javi.
Forum: Turkey Thursday 5th October 2017, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Had them picking at grit at close range with...

Had them picking at grit at close range with other small finches at the top of the Gogu-Beli pass every time I've been there on trips in spring 2013 & 2014. Also a little further west on the same...
Forum: Migration Monday 2nd October 2017, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Barred Wobbler
We often hear them migrating at night (mainly...

We often hear them migrating at night (mainly pinks around here), but also moving from roosting fields to feeding areas in the dark all winter.
Forum: India Monday 2nd October 2017, 12:15
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By Barred Wobbler
After missing out this year, I'm heading back for...

After missing out this year, I'm heading back for a fortnight on 23rd January. I'll put up anything interesting.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 2nd October 2017, 00:23
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Mantis ID, SW Spain

After years of not seeing a mantis I had two in two days in September.

The first was a large one (about 4 ", 10cm) that walked across the path near Los Barrios, Cadiz.

The second, a bit smaller...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 27th September 2017, 07:52
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks. It rang a bell so I had a look through my...

Thanks. It rang a bell so I had a look through my photo files and found I'd had an identical one in 2011. Confirmed by google search. Delta unguiculatum, great potter wasp.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 26th September 2017, 22:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By Barred Wobbler
A good bit higher. Even 1/320 sec is too slow if...

A good bit higher. Even 1/320 sec is too slow if the bird decides to do something simple like turn its head. Greenfinch at 1/320.
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