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Recent content by Ouzel

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    Local Rare Bird Alert Systems

    Hi All There's a fairly large group of us interested in setting up a localised rare bird alert system in Singapore. Unfortunately, unlike many places in Europe and America, we don't have any existing bird alert services and are therefore having to go for the low-tech approach. The problem is...
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    Greater Coucal?

    Hi, I'd agree with all on Lesser Coucal. In addition to other pointers mentioned earlier, the photos show a typical pose for a Lesser (Greater tends to keep low to ground, Lesser often sits out in open - and, in my experience, especially after rainfall). I'd say it appears to be an adult -...
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    Even newer mystery Bird Quiz

    Having looked at pics 2 & 5 again I'll change to 1. Willow Tit 2. Med Gull 3. Common Gull x2, Iceland Gull 4. Nuthatch 5. White-rumped Sandpiper (wing projection seems right ?)
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    Even newer mystery Bird Quiz

    Hi All, 1. Willow Tit 2. Black Headed Gull (can't see why not - bill seems too thin for Med?) 3. Iceland Gull, Common Gull x2 4. Nuthatch 5. Little Stint cheers Paul
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    list of birding ambitions

    James, This is worth at least a few gold stars - definitely a feel-good thread. Where does one start ? Sitting in Singapore, listening to Van Morrison (OK, I'm a sad old git), and thinking wistfully of the days back when ... My top 10 in no particular order: 1. Eilat for the spring migration...
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    raptor viewpoints in the UK...and Europe ?

    Hi Stuart Going slightly further afield, two sites, other than the well known watchpoints, that you may want to consider are Cape Kolka in Latvia (April) and Chokpak in Kazakhstan (September). Both sites are superb but for different reasons. Surprisingly, given its proximity to the UK (it IS...
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    Manual Counting device

    Steve / Brian Great - thanks. Have just checked and found a local outlet and will get some tomorrow. Just in time to leave on Thursday for a couple of weeks birding - hopefully I'll get the chance to put them to good use ! cheers
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    Manual Counting device

    Hi I'm off to do some (hopefully) high-volume seawatching in the next couple of weeks. A friend mentioned that he had met some guys using handheld counting devices to record migrating seabirds - I think they were counting in 50's a click (though presumably, number per click is configurable)...