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Recent content by MKinHK

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    Birding around Brisbane is a lot of fun. There are good sites in and close to the city. Here's links to three trip reports covering visits of varying length and birding ambition: Sydney and S Queensland (October 2008) Conference birding – Brisbane and the Gold Coast 18-21 April 2016 (the...
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    Swamphens, Storms, and Skeeters: Birding South Florida in June

    A terrific report Mysticete. Florida is somewhere I've long wanted to visit. Cheers Mike
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    Exploring Sydney - and further afield.

    Thans KC! I remember your epic trip Delia - I followed every post! You are absolutely right - the Butcherbird should be Grey - not Grey-backed - and I have amended it accordingly. Thank you! I've also added a couple of pix to the first post. Cheers, Mike
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    Exploring Sydney - and further afield.

    My wife Carrie and I moved from Hong Kong to Sydney just over a month ago and I'm amazed to find no-one is currently posting regularly on BF from anywhere in Australia. So ... having enjoyed the BF community in sharing my Hong Kong birding and my overseas trips I hope this thread might fill a...
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    A Scilly Diary.

    Scoring with a cracking bird like this will hopefully help the mending process.
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    Miranda du Douro.....

    Sounds like a nice area with some very nice birds, but the pic made it look surreally like a Surrey suburb - especially the red post box! Cheers Mike
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    Hardcore Madeira Madness - 15 - 20 June 2022

    Another great read - I had no idea you could connect with the quality seabirds without doing the Windbirds Chunder Bucket. Now I'm in Sydney I'm even further away from Europe that before ... but then again my sister's about to move to Lisbon so never say never. Cheers Mike
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    A Scilly Diary.

    An elegant shot of the Shelduck
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    A Scilly Diary.

    Great stuff - a two tick day with one cracker and a true "birder's bird". I always remember being absolutely blown away by my first adult male Black-headed Bunting. Cheers Mike
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    New beginnings ... Sydney's Northern Beaches

    Many thanks gents. It's a huge change since I was born in Hong Kong and spent my whole career there. It's certainly been an interesting first few days. Notable firsts include: First vegemite sandwich - an iconic moment in my cultural history after loving the 1980s Men at Work song Down Under...
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    New beginnings ... Sydney's Northern Beaches

    Eight days ago Carrie and I ended fifteen years of discussion and finally made the move to Australia. During that time birding has hardly been the priority, but one of the nicest things about Australia is that birds are plentiful and easily seen. We decided to base ourselves in an AirBnB in...
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    A Day on a Bench

    Sounds like a terrific day Jos - and every reason to spend more time on your arse! Cheers Mike
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    Birds and Butterflies of Cyprus & Crete, April 2022.

    Sounds like a cracking trip Jos - gripped by the casual Great Snipe (amongst a bunch of other Eastern Med quality)and enjoyed the Viper. The Demoiselle I can forgive. Cheers Mike
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    A Scilly Diary.

    Congratulations, especially on nailing the pix - doesn't sound like you had much time at all. Cheers Mike
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    Prairie birding: Eastern Colorado & Western Kansas

    Another excellent report - I also enjoyed your previous chicken run. All would be lifers for me, as would the longspurs and Mountain Plover - which I dipped in the Sacramento River Valley in March 2019 - so I hope one day to follow in your footsteps. Cheers Mike