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Recent content by NSH

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    First time noctovid user

    100% agree with you Matt, I also had the opportunity to acquire a used pair in hardly used condition. I am a Leica man anyway as I can't use Swarovskis but upgrading from my original HD Ultravids to these is worth it IMO. Will I upgrade again, who knows? Neil
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    Leica is not getting the attention it deserves

    Swarovskis literally do make me sick! Even trying them for a brief view makes me feel queasy. Whereas I am on my third pair of Leicas. This shows even the best made most highly rated bins do not suit all as there is nothing worse then buying a very expensive optic without a thorough testing...
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    Birding in Norfolk over Xmas 22nd-29th Dec 2013

    How about Holkham Gap and Holkham Hall grounds, very bracing in the winter and should be good birding on the saltings and possible sea duck rafts etc?
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Warwickshire

    I would like to question what an Oxfordshire based bird club is reporting on Warwickshire breeding birds and why the news was even published in the first place? I realise Red Kites are no big breeding news but shouldn't this info have been released via the Warwicksire recorders? Neil
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    Accomodation query Scilly this Autumn

    To rent a self catering apartment on your own for 3 weeks will be very expensive. If you can find a place to share with other birders that will work out the best value (we pay £108 per head for a week , but this is with 5 sharing the £540 total cost) also combined with the fact that you are...
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    Uk400club 'list Of Lists' Etc Etc

    Re DPA Well that is an old opinion dated 2002. All I am offering is a recent opinion based on latest criteria. I am not going into this any more as its not worth the effort!
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    Uk400club 'list Of Lists' Etc Etc

    Regarding the DPA and it legality re the UK400 list. There is a self check list on he ICO.gov website and you will find that Hobbies are included as part of one of the questions and then a set of criteria regarding the use of the data. I completed the check list with my DPA Officer in our...
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    Your Best Twitch Ever?

    It should be October 7th 1999 going on 2 days early to the IOS for the Sibe Thrush (having seen White's the previous year on Lewis) and then ticking the Short-toed Eagle and Upland Sand. But for pure jaminess it has to be the the Veery October 13th 1999 St Leven. Standing next to LGRE at...
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    SCILLY PELAGIC 2008 - Birders Only!!

    Just found my notes for my trip in 1997 10 August 1997, Weather: clear, sea dead calm! 2+ Wilson's Storm Petrels 600+ Storm Petrels 1 Shearwater sp (not large!) 50+ Great Skuas 2 Sabine Gulls adults 9 Black-tailed Godwits 2 Pied Flycatchers 1 Spotted Flycatcher Not the best but everyone bar...
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    Bill Oddie and Regatta

    CI's may be expensive but they really last, had mine for about 14 years I think!! Main problem is they keep me too warm some times!!! Rarely have to wear a fleece under it. Most of my gear is Rohan as it again lasts for years. Neil
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    Meindl boots - Cracked on the instep

    I chucked my meindl boots after 3 years as the heels had really worn down and they had a really hard life, but they definitely looked in better nick than the one's you are showing!! Neil
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    West Midlands/Warwickshire local patches.

    I will keep a look out when I am in Leamington, hopefully someone will find him soon. Neil
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    Crocodile Island, Luxor, Jan 2008

    My partner had no problems either. It was a good week, with only a couple of species not seen (Painted Snipe and Blue-cheecked Beeater) that I had seen there previously in the summer. Both species were not on the Island at the time. Thouroughly recommend. Neil
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    American warblers, Scillies, lack thereof

    Not so sure shipping is part of the reason for Yanks on the Scillie's. Why no Sparrows??? Just look at were Yank sparrows & Junco's turn up! Neil
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    Yellow-nosed Albatross

    Why does it have to be a Yellow-nose? Have you completely ruled out Black-browed? Neil
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