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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 04:13   #76
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hi all

bit late joining this thread thanks to a lack of sustained internet access lately.

forget all that rubbish about which is the best located uni to go to for birding. the best way to see shed loads of birds when you're young is to pack in proper education in favour of a half arsed conservation qualification as soon as you legally can, spend a year and a half working/birding in the best birding sites in the country (norfolk, portland and scilly in my case) and then start travelling around the world before you manage to pick up any responsibilites. just dont tell your parents it was me who gave me the idea

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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 06:40   #77
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Sounds dam good to me...
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 06:53   #78
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And to me! Mind you, I'm moving to Norfolk when I'm 18. Probably Cley.
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 06:58   #79
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And to me! Mind you, I'm moving to Norfolk when I'm 18. Probably Cley.
You've got it all planned out already? Blimey! How about moving to Fair Isle... bit remote, but with birds like those who could complain?

Either that or somewhere like the Azores
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 07:03   #80
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Nah. Norfolk it is. As soon as I leave home. Try and get a house in Cley, better local patch then!
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 07:11   #81
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Before it goes underwater I presume

Still, the house prices should be low if it will be the seabed in a few years!!!
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 07:16   #82
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Yeah, MUU-UUM, could you lend me 50p?
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 07:18   #83
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You might like to get a job first! Norfolk is VERY expensive these days!

http://www.propertytoday.co.uk/prope...ce=7#Property1
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 08:26   #84
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I was under the impression prices in Norfolk were going down due to the threat of sea level rises. It appears I was wrong!

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OK, dunnit. Could you send whatever you sent again?
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 13:50   #86
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[quote=PaulK]Hi Firecrest, the only common bird i'm really missing from my list is Wood Warbler - unfortunately, i think, has been lost as a breeder in Kent. All those scottish species (Caper, Black Grouse, Red Grouse etc) are also missing.

You can get the latter 2 by me, but I've yet to see them.
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 14:11   #87
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Very nice, wish I had them near me. Planning a trip to Scotland before I start Uni.

Ornithology at a University in Hull looks pretty good. It runs over 10 weekends a year for 4 years. That means plenty of time birding as well as learning. Don't need any qualifications either - just birding!!
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Old Saturday 16th September 2006, 16:32   #88
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Very nice, wish I had them near me. Planning a trip to Scotland before I start Uni.

Ornithology at a University in Hull looks pretty good. It runs over 10 weekends a year for 4 years. That means plenty of time birding as well as learning. Don't need any qualifications either - just birding!!
Scotland is well worth it, but let me warn you, once you've been once, you'll be wanting to go again and again, well I do.
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Old Tuesday 19th September 2006, 21:01   #89
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wahey, young birders

hey guys (sorry for joining the thread so late lol) I am also young birder but I think I am probably a bit more of a novice than the rest of you.
I have only really been birding for about...6 months I'd say, and i havent really seen anything that rare yet.
I've never been on a twitch but i dont really mind.
Dont do it for the rare birds, i think it's great to just be outside and enjoy all the wildlife etc.

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Old Tuesday 19th September 2006, 21:09   #90
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Scotland is well worth it, but let me warn you, once you've been once, you'll be wanting to go again and again, well I do.
Scotland's ok, really depends on where you go.
recently went to Skye and Rum (the islands) hoping to see golden eagles or white tailed eagles. No Luck.
Have been going to scotland at least 3 times a year for my whole life (relatives) and I have to say I've never seen anything that spectacular.
Although my grandparents did have a golden eagle over the Loch outside their cottage a while back. you never know.

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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 16:15   #91
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Scotland's ok, really depends on where you go.
recently went to Skye and Rum (the islands) hoping to see golden eagles or white tailed eagles. No Luck.
Have been going to scotland at least 3 times a year for my whole life (relatives) and I have to say I've never seen anything that spectacular.
Although my grandparents did have a golden eagle over the Loch outside their cottage a while back. you never know.

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Thats what a lot of birding is about, luck. Everywhere has places that are rubbish for wildlife, (even wales )
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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 16:17   #92
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Thats what a lot of birding is about, luck. Everywhere has places that are rubbish for wildlife, (even wales )
I'd like to go to wales, I've never actually been.
my mum and brother went without me (i was on hol with a mate) and they had a great time.
Any good birds to see in Wales?

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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 17:02   #93
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I'd like to go to wales, I've never actually been.
my mum and brother went without me (i was on hol with a mate) and they had a great time.
Any good birds to see in Wales?

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We'll theres loads of gullimots razorbills, puffins, and even a small number of black guillemots on anglesey.

Theres been a number of rarities, the most notable recently where the Green heron of november 05 and the stilt sandpiper of july 06.

theres a regular black scoter that winters with the common scoters, and a surf scoter used to, and may still be found along the north wales coast.

And of course, theres the red kites and osprey pair.
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We'll theres loads of gullimots razorbills, puffins, and even a small number of black guillemots on anglesey.

Theres been a number of rarities, the most notable recently where the Green heron of november 05 and the stilt sandpiper of july 06.

theres a regular black scoter that winters with the common scoters, and a surf scoter used to, and may still be found along the north wales coast.

And of course, theres the red kites and osprey pair.
I just love ospreys-they're great!
I live near rutland water, and theres quite a few there fishing on the water. although i dont really think they count, they're introduced birds from scotland.
wow, green heron. I'm such a novice i didnt even know there was such a thing

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I just love ospreys-they're great!
I live near rutland water, and theres quite a few there fishing on the water. although i dont really think they count, they're introduced birds from scotland.
wow, green heron. I'm such a novice i didnt even know there was such a thing

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If you mean, are the ospreys at rutland 'tickable' then yes, they are. But they don't really have the same appeal, as the welsh and scottish birds which started breeding on their own accord.

I've only been birding for just over a year so still have a lot to learn, the good thing is there are lots of friendly, and experienced birders in north wales, who can help me out, and there must be a few by both your home and your relitives in scotland.
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If you mean, are the ospreys at rutland 'tickable' then yes, they are. But they don't really have the same appeal, as the welsh and scottish birds which started breeding on their own accord.

I've only been birding for just over a year so still have a lot to learn, the good thing is there are lots of friendly, and experienced birders in north wales, who can help me out, and there must be a few by both your home and your relitives in scotland.

yeah there have been some real friendly birders around, especially as we belong to the local bird group, and they're all quite sociable. haven't really met many young birders though, the youngest is probably will and he's 19.
I haven't even been birding for a whole year yet so I have plenty of time to improve.
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Old Friday 22nd September 2006, 17:30   #97
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its me again black necked grebe at my local spot ps go on to chat







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Welcome to BF Lizzy and lammy. Quite suprising that The Barn Owl (Sam) hasn't posted for a while, he's always trying to keep this thread 'alive', and when he's back online, I'm sure he'll give you a very warm welcome (lots of 'wow, you saw a...', 'golly, nice one' etc etc.) Charming!
btw, how old are you both?
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2006, 07:12   #99
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Yep, welcome to both of you!

I've already been talking to Lammy, but something seems to have gone wrong with my PMs, but all is sorted now, so I'll send you a PM sometime later Lizzie

Later because I'm off to see a Wryneck!

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PS Jyothi, I think you might have made more posts on this thread than me!
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