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Recent content by ChrisA

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    Saker Tours

    Hi Robin, Thanks for the reply. I've sent you a message via Private Message with details Thanks Chris
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    Saker Tours

    Hi, Has anyone been on a birding trip with Saker Tours over the past few years? A group of us are looking to go to Hungary with them next year and have seen some great reviews for them via the internet. We just have a couple of queries that we are hoping those with experience of Saker Tours...
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    Israel end of April/early May

    Thanks for details of your website Lior - a great site with some very useful information for our trip Chris
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    Israel end of April/early May

    Thanks for the replies & for the tips (and will keep a close eye on my passport!). I've taken some notes off Opus in Israel which should come in handy. As we land late in the evening in Tel Aviv, we had hoped to find somewhere outside of Tel Aviv to stay for the night and then make our way to...
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    Israel end of April/early May

    I will arriving in Tel Aviv on 27/4 & making my way down to Eilat for a week. Can anyone give me any details on any good birding areas to visit and also any reasonable hotels on the way down from Tel Aviv to Eilat? many thanks Chris
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    First Redwings/Fieldfares of the autumn

    A big influx of fieldfares and redwings has hit us here on the Lincolnshire coast over the past 3 days with coastal bushes covered in thrushes. Either cold weather or a food shortage (or both) has forced them to make the North Sea crossing. So I guess it's likely that the birds you are seeing...
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    Sinai peninsula May 2009

    Excellent report Steve. Really pleased you had an enjoyable & productive trip and the sites you visited didn't disappoint. Was interesting comparing your records to my mine from March as well. Like you pointed out, the Egyptians are very friendly people & glad you had no problems getting to &...
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    Nabq Bay

    I returned from 2 weeks in Nabq Bay last weekend. Alot of the info below might have been covered in Phils PM but may still be of use. At the sewage works plenty of Spur-winged Plovers, Little Stints, Yellow Wags etc. Red-throated Pipits & Red-spotted Bluethoats in the reeds (found a Citrine Wag...
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    Birding in Kos

    I stayed for a week in Tingaki in May last year and would echo Robs comments on places to visit. I visited the saltpans at Tingaki most days and it produced some excellent birds such as Gull-billed Tern, Spur-winged Plover, Citrine Wag, Red-footed Falcon, Stone Curlew, Greater Flamingo as well...
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    Sharm El Sheikh in March

    Unfortunately Doozer hasn't got yet back to me with any reliable taxi driver numbers. I also arrive in Sharm on March 20th Here's hoping spring migration is well under way when we get there! regards Chris
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    Sharm El Sheikh in March

    Hi Doozer, Thanks for the info on sites and I would certainly appreciate some reliable numbers for taxi drivers - if you could send me a message with details that would be great. Reading trip reports it seems the best way to get around to various sites is by taxi. This will be my 1st trip to...
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    UK slimbridge wildfowl

    You have a drake Tufted Duck & a Greylag Goose there. regards Chris
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    Raptor following raptor

    Evening Steve, There has been a male Hen Harrier on Grainthorpe marsh in Lincs since at least the 21/12 & on 2 visits I've seen a Merlin doing exactly the same thing. I agree that it must be looking to take advantage of any small birds the harrier flushes. regards Chris
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    Sharm El Sheikh in March

    I will be staying in the north end of Sharm for 2 weeks in late March - can anyone give my any info. I've heard March is a good time to visit as there should be a few migrants passing through. I have read a few trip reports & Ras Mohammed & St Katherine's Monastery both seem like places that I'm...
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    P5100, P6000 or DMC LX3?

    I was eyeing up a P6000 in a shop today - looked a nice camera but glad I didn't take the plunge. Sounds like the trusty P5100 is my best bet. Thanks for the advice guys - will look into picking up a 2nd hand model. Chris