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Recent content by Steve_Halstead

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    Spring birds in the Algarve - what to expect at the start of April

    Good afternoon everyone, I am just making a short list of birds I should be looking for in coastal regions of the Algarve. (I understand that there are many resources out there, but I find a discussion can often help) Some of my expected species that I would hope to see are as follows; How...
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    Algarve - Albufeira bird tour operators

    Afternoon, currently I can see that there are a few threads on the area and I have had a look through quite a few. I am looking for birding tour operators that can provide travel to and from a Hotel in Olhos d'agua to notable sites in the area for a day in April 2018. Currently I have...
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    Northumbrian Birding

    I was very surprised today to take this picture as I stood at the carpark and bamburgh castle. It was around 3-4 pm. This common crane, my first by the way, came in off the sea, circled twice and then headed off. I have posted my report to the relevant services and can now say that it is...
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    Dippers in Numberland

    As I am going to beadnell for my break on Saturday, one of the key species that I love to see are dipper. I was going to ask what locations around seahouses, beadnell people would regularly go to, to have a look. I was mapping the area and came across chatton and the stretch of the river till...
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    HullBridge

    Does anyone ever go to Hullbridge birding? It seems like a good spot to see things but I seldom hear of any reports from there, so it strikes me there is probably a reason I am not taking in to account. Many thanks Steve
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    Booked Northumberland again. With a twist

    Then its pub lunches and wrapping up for walks!
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    Booked Northumberland again. With a twist

    Love this county as we do, my (now wife not fiancee) have been and booked our favourite spot in Northumberland again. This being Beadnell. Our twist is that instead of july/august we have booked a trip early to mid april. I look forward to seeing your wonderful castles, county, pubs and...
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    Info and advice: Whitby to Bempton/Flamborough - October

    I am off to Whitby for a few days in October. I would like to know a few of the following Good seawatching locations Sands end has always been a good area but am I missing out on other good sea-watching locations near in the area, where would you go near Whitby etc? Bempton and Flamborough...
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    Nikon d5200 dial sticks

    My nikon d5200 will not stop scrolling through photos. Once I click the left arrow once. It stays pressed so to speak. What would you suggest? Many thanks
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    riu guanacaste (palace) mid trip review. please ask any questions

    there are guides on the beach, about 100 yards from the hotel. I am going with one monday to fincaverde. I will let you know the quality. I did however book trips with naturaldiscoverycostarica.com or just google olivier esquivel.
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    riu guanacaste (palace) mid trip review. please ask any questions

    apologies on punctuation... written on kindle I see a lot of questions from those coming. The same questions I had too. Let me answer them. I am writing this in the palace riu in guanacaste right now. just had my 30th here on the 8th and this is my honeymoon. lets see if I can help. 1 weather...
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    riu guanacaste (palace) mid trip review. please ask any questions

    apologies on punctuation... written on kindle I see a lot of questions from those coming. The same questions I had too. Let me answer them. I am writing this in the palace riu in guanacaste right now. just had my 30th here on the 8th and this is my honeymoon. lets see if I can help. 1 weather...
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    quick ID please. costa rica, guanacaste

    thank you all so much
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    1 week to go! weather concerns, guanacaste

    check your inbox. we are also going to be on the same plane. 9ish from gatwick
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