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Recent content by Jasonbirder

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    Hen Harriers Cambrian mountains (wales)

    I was just thinking the same thing!
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    Monk fish?

    More like a Scorpionfish I'd say
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    Feeling guilty when birding far from home

    I totally get it...on your long haul flight - the plane isn't emitting say, 92Kg per passenger per hours flight...your plane is (based on an average occupancy of 330 passengers) emitting 92.5kg/hour created by nasty "tourists" and 0kg/hour created by 2 "eco-tourists" Obviously (given long haul...
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    Feeling guilty when birding far from home

    You could twitch the length and breadth of the country week in week out for rarities for the emissions of a single long haul flight...so perhaps you've got it the wrong way round?
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    August Moths

    Isn't Unknown No2 the fabulous (and rare) migrant Beautiful Marbled A moth I think that would make any of us very happy indeed!
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    Help with a Couple

    Thanks! I don't know why I didn't think Cabbage...i've been getting them regularly this spring...Moth-blindness!
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    Help with a Couple

    Couple from last night I'm struggling a little with... Do I have a Common Rustic, a Small Dusty Wave and a Coronet ? Thanks in advance!
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    Year listing "British" birds

    Whilst its a fine idea and will be very enjoyable taking you to lots of great sites (Scottish Highlands etc etc)...the idea that you're differentiating yourself from typical "twitching" year listers is problematic... When i've done a "big year" and indeed everyone I know thats done one...has...
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    Dogs.Should they be allowed on nature reserves?

    How many Nature Reserves are purely "reserves" with no footpaths/foreshore access rights/agreements for public/common use etc? Some...but not THAT many I'd suspect...
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    Birding/Twitching and Global warming

    I tend to think (especially as my car has pretty low emissions) that I can drive to Cornwall/Dorset/Norfolk/Yorkshire etc an awful lot of times before i'm even close to a return flight to Costa Rica/India/Gambia etc... So have at it!
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    Long-tailed Blues Brighton etc

    I've been told the Fenced off area between Lancing Station and the adjacent Asda are a good bet - but its a binocular job (so perhaps not conducive to photos) I'm in Epsom tomorrow with work so will probably give it a bash (weather dependent) as they're still a "lifer" for me...I'll report back...
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    altimeter watches

    Whilst not scientific - I've owned both a Casio Protrek and a Suunto Core All Black... (I wanted the Altimeter function for the opposite reason as you - I do alot of Caving and anted to know how far DOWN I'd gone :) ) Anyway...the Suunto Core is a better watch overall...comfier, easier to read...
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    Canvey Island site gen

    Excellent...and I don't even have to worry about having good weather or the weekend! Thanks!
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    Canvey Island site gen

    I'll second that...any info on SMH's on Canvey Island gratefully received!
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    Walrus Kinlochbervie

    Currently relocated in Wick (now I'm securely back in England) and showing well below the Lifeboat Station 9as per Caithness seewatching) https://www.facebook.com/caithnessseawatching/