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    New Zealand trip this winter with Enderby Scholarship

    Heather and Robertson for NZ, also covers all the NZ subantarctic and Antarctic territories. http://www.penguin.co.nz/products/9780143570936/hand-guide-birds-new-zealand Probably would help to also have something like...
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    New Zealand trip this winter with Enderby Scholarship

    ah, I didn't know kiwi had been released there. Seems like it's a good spot for seeing them now though. There are also takahe at the reserve.
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    New Zealand trip this winter with Enderby Scholarship

    I've been to Milford by bus from Queentown - it didn't stop at that point but it does make stops at various other scenic places (none of which were birdy spots of course!). Lots of kea on the roads along the way though, especially around the tunnel area. I've been to Tiritiri twice: the first...
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    New Zealand trip this winter with Enderby Scholarship

    you won't be seeing any kiwi in Auckland - you'd need to be up at Trounson in Northland, which if you don't drive would mean staying the night up there and coming back down on the bus the next day. For the 18th I would suggest taking a city bus to Mangere where you should be able to see...
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    Squirrel ID from Koh Samui, Thailand

    it is a red-bellied squirrel (aka Pallas' squirrel) Callosciurus erythraeus
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    I don't have a driver's licence, and if I did I wouldn't have had it with me anyway. My point was more that he didn't know his own job.
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    I'm looking forward to it as well! Not sure exactly when it will be, but hopefully all the bad luck of this trip will be replaced with good luck!
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    The End Short entry for today because it is the end of the trip. I had a flight out of KL heading for home. The only incident of note was when entering the departure lounge at my gate. The airport has layers upon layers of security - you have to pass through about four checkpoints before...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    Day Twenty-One: Bukit Fraser to Kuala Lumpur I had a walk down the Old Road this morning before breakfast but there were only the most common of birds to be seen. Coming back up was better. I saw some trees shaking up ahead from primate action and was pleased to find that it wasn't Crab-eating...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    Day Twenty: Bukit Fraser My first day at Bukit Fraser started out looking like my run of bad luck was carrying over from Vietnam to Malaysia. I headed first to the Telekom Loop which I had found on previous visits to be the most birdy place in the area. There were a few bird-waves, ironically...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    Day Nineteen: Danang (Vietnam) to Bukit Fraser (Malaysia) My flight out of Vietnam to Kuala Lumpur was today. I had been going to try for the doucs again at Son Tra in the morning, hoping to sneak them in at the last minute, but I was otherwise occupied so I didn't. I did manage to visit the...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    yes. I can't remember if I said this earlier, but I haven't ridden a motorbike in twenty years or so. Before I go back next time I'm going to get some practice in and just rent one to get around some places (Phong Nha and Son Tra were the big ones on this trip). I figure if I crash it while...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    Day Eighteen: Bach Ma to Danang My second-to-last day in Vietnam. I was leaving for Danang today and had decided to walk down the mountain to the HQ rather than pay for a car. Bad idea. A very very bad idea. It had seemed like a good plan in my head. Firstly it would save me a lot of money...
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    Doucs and Dong: a completely non-adventurous trip to Vietnam

    Day Seventeen: Bach Ma Today was my third day at Bach Ma. As I said earlier, I had been going to stay just two nights at the summit and then one at the bottom, but I hadn't found anything at night yet and I was still hopeful for doucs during the day, so I decided to stay up top for the...
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    Gaint Squid: filing the Impossible 10/9/2015 22.15-23.00pm BBC4

    dammit, another BBC programme with a misleading title! :-C
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