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Recent content by Mark A Spedding

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    boat trips to coquet island

    Thanks I just might do that.
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    boat trips to coquet island

    Hello im considering a trip up next July primarily to see Roseate Terns from the boat trip to Coquet Island. Was wondering if anyone has any experience of these trips and how did they get on with the Roseates? Would it be possible to get one or two record shots? Any advice would be appreciated...
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    October week nr Conwy

    Thanks for that. Looking forward to my visit. Hopefully the Grey Phal will stick too.
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    October week nr Conwy

    Hello I'm on a week long family holiday just south of Conwy next month. Was wondering if anyone has a good site for Dipper at all? Any other North Welsh specialities to look out for? Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks Mark
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    Mallorca 2014

    Thanks everyone all this is quite reassuring for me and the missus who was quite stressed at the prospect of me hiring a car abroad! I see that there is a Scops Owl site this year. Does anyone know whereabouts this is?
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    Mallorca 2014

    Am coming on holiday with my family and staying in Alcudia. Ive decided not to stress the wife out by hiring a car so will bird on foot, by bus annd by taxi. Does anyone have ant experience of biding by public transport in Mallorca?
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    raptor watchpoint in New Forest

    Hello. My in-laws are spending a week in the New Forest next month. My father-in-law would like to see Honey Buzzard - is there a raptor watchpoint in the New Forest where he may stand a chance of seeing this species? In addition, is there a reliable site for Firecrest - another species he...
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    Blue-winged Teal at Saltholme RSPB

    Thinking about going up for it tomorrow, although it hasn't been on the news channels for a coupe of days. Anyone know if it is still around? Mark
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    yellow-legged Gulls

    Hi folks, Hoping to be in Lincs tomorrow for Am black Tern and sabs gull, whilst I'm there I'm going to try and target a gap on my year list, Yellow-legged Gull. Does anyone have any sites for this bird. I have tried and failed at Whisby but that was on a weekend, perhaps it's better in the...
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    Hotels near Albufera, Mallorca

    Hello there, I intend coming to Mallorca with my wife and (by that point) 10 month old baby. I would like to stay very close (walking distance) from Albufera. As my wife is very much a non-birder, and I don't intend hiring a car, I would like to stay as close as possible to the reserve to...
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    25 year old nikon scope

    Hello all, My father-in-law has recently reignited his passion for birding. Back in the day he had (and still has) a nikon scope. It's in good nick and optically ok, so I don't think there's a big need for him to shell out 2k+ for a new one. The one snag is that the only eyepiece he has is 20x...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    A nice couple of hours at Wykeham Forest today (11.15 to 1.15). Honey Buzzard showing as soon as we got there, a nice comparison had with a Common Buzzard which was in the air at the same time. A pair of Crossbills were perched up, then 3 more flew over. A Goshawk then followed. Nearby there...
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Cheers for that, will keep my eyes open for both when I try for Honey Buzzards in the next week or so.
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    Yorkshire Birding

    Anyone know if there are any reliable sites in Yorkshire at the moment for Crossbill or Turtle Dove?
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Thanks for the replies folks. Could I be greedy and ask if the Findhorm valley is still good for Golden Eagles? If not,is there a current reliable site? Thanks again.