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Recent content by Merlin

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    Hello from Bath in South West UK

    David A warm welcome to you. regards Merlin
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    Bristol, TN

    Welcome Sikorsky53, from Bristol, England. regards Merlin
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    Dippers on Exmoor?

    Stephen That sounds just like when I was there last. regards Merlin
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    Dippers on Exmoor?

    Try the River Barle not far from Dulverton? Good luck Merlin
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    Albino hawfinch

    I use to breed them many, many years ago and I had at least six birds that were white. regards Merlin
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    Albino hawfinch

    Hi David Could this be a Java Sparrow? regards Merlin
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    Hello from Bristol.

    It's good to have you here Frank. regards Merlin
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    Comment by 'Merlin' in media 'Downy Woodpecker'

    Great photo, it cheered me up just to see it.
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    Swift Audubon H.R. 8.5 x 44 with serial number 833659 (Japan)

    Hi Jan I have an identical pair which I think Binastro is correct with 1983, I have an earlier pair with a Blue Riband which if I remember I bought in the early seventies. They are great quality with close focus but I did get the Blue Riband ones very wet and they took a while to dry up inside...
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    Hello from the Netherlands!

    Hi Jan You are most welcome here. regards Merlin
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    Reply from RSPB reserve Gweffrwd and Dinas in Wales to my enquiry about that reserve

    I was a frequent visitor to both Dinas & Gwenffrwd many years ago and they were great places . I am not sure when, but it must have been in the eighties and when I attempted to visit Gwenffrwd I was told by an RSPB guy that this was no longer possible because there was an access dispute/problem...
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    Comment by 'Merlin' in media 'THYLACINE-PORTRAIT-02.jpg'

    Amazing! Merlin
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    Birders and shooting

    Taxidermist The Taxidermist uses all his skill trying to make the animal /bird that he is stuffing to look as lifelike and alive as possible. If the creature had been left alone in the first place just how much more alive and lifelike did it look then? regards Merlin
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    Lundy Island, Devon 13/10/20 - 15/10/20

    Hi Nick Great report and you brought back so many memories of my Lundy trips, I first went in 1971 (I am I really that old?) What with a new mortgage and my son just born money was very tight then so I sold a couple of things in a local auction to help pay for the trip in 1972. I spent nearly...