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Recent content by Bob Biggs

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    Day tours from Mombasa or Malindi ( Kenia )

    Hi Dieter Your mailbox is full. I might be able to recommend a much cheaper option. If you’re interested, contact me at “[email protected]” Bob
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    Mallorca 2016

    Steve I saw the Coot from the wide bridge [past the Centre at the far end of the track] on 4 June. Excellent views of the Falcon from the Tower Observation Point [even further away] on 10 June. It was heading towards the main road but I lost it behind the trees so don't know where it went...
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    Mallorca 2016

    I had a Gull Billed Tern at S'Albufera on 4 June. All the usual otherwise. An Egyptian Vulture over hills at km 4/5 on the road to Soller from Puerto Pollensa was nice yesterday. Quite a few Red Kites and Vultures in that area too. I presume Black Vultures but they were fairly distant.
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    Northumbrian Birding

    Morning All Just a quick note to say that the farmer at Cresswell is experiencing difficulty at times because cars are being parked in the wrong places. He has a tractor and large trailer to navigate along the farm track to the road and has pointed out the obvious dangers to parked vehicles if...
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    Northumbrian Birding

    5 Waxwing at Woodhorn Motors this afternoon(1515) and at least 5000 Starlings over Chevington South Pool from 1540 to 1600, when they went to bed!
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    Northumbrian Birding

    Hi Steve I think it is useful to keep the information coming. I will certainly be in contact with Natural England about Cresswell because I think their stance is silly. I'm hoping that there is consensus somewhere which will allow you to make inroads into the high water levels at Chevington...
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    Northumbrian Birding

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    Northumbrian Birding

    I went for a walk this afternoon to see whether I could catch up with the two Waxwings that have been seen in the Stobhill/Coopies Lane area this week. Imagine my surprise when I spotted them opposite the NCC Depot!! Not the usual Bob Biggs form... They occasionally flew to a few berries...
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    Northumbrian Birding

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    Northumbrian Birding

    It was still there at 4pm yesterday afternoon.
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    Kenya - Nov/Dec 2013

    I haven't been able to edit the website for some time, click on the link below to (hopefully) view the species we saw: Hit download, browse, select Firefox. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-c--gZcLxY5bF9keEJUdFZjUzA/edit
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    Northumbrian Birding

    Wader surprise I was in the Bamburgh area today so had a look at a site mentioned on RBA in recent days [Hoppen Kiln Flash]. It looks excellent and my first birds were 4 Garganey, including one Drake. You need a scope as most of the birds are distant. 2 Wood Sands were next on the agenda and...
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    Northumbrian Birding

    6 Snow Buntings at Chevington Burn this afternoon. 4 males, including 3 good lookers!
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    Kenya - Nov/Dec 2013

    4 Dec We arranged a late check out so had breakfast and then went to the Harbour area again. It was very birdy. Ten species of wader, plus excellent views of both Crested Terns, Sooty Gulls and a Slender-Billed Gull. We drove towards Gongoni Salt Works and stopped occasionally. In the distance...
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    Kenya - Nov/Dec 2013

    3 Dec Our last full day and we decided to spend it in and around Arabuko Sokoke Forest. An early start meant that we were through the Gates before the ticket office opened. So, we looked around but saw very little until Jonathan caught sight of a Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew. We made our way...
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