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Forum: United Arab Emirates Wednesday 11th February 2015, 15:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1,274
Posted By birdman
Dubai, June

Hi all,
Iíve got a short work trip to Dubai in June.
Apart from staying indoors because itís too hot, anyone got any advice on what I should look out for?
I went about three years ago (in March, I...
Forum: Slovenia Monday 12th January 2015, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By birdman
Just done a bit of trawling, and re-read some of...

Just done a bit of trawling, and re-read some of my previous similar posts, including a very helpful one from more than a decade ago! Some good information, but I'd still gladly take more. 8-)
Forum: Slovenia Monday 12th January 2015, 13:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By birdman
Hi KC, I have a sneaky look in from time to...

Hi KC,

I have a sneaky look in from time to time 8-)
Forum: Slovenia Monday 12th January 2015, 13:11
Replies: 3
Views: 2,235
Posted By birdman
Slovenia in Late May

Hello Everyone!

This is one of what I am forced to confess are my ever more fleeting visits to BirdForum, but I know the mine of information here and I'd like to take advantage, if you'd be kind...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 20:32
Replies: 16
Views: 6,105
Posted By birdman
I used wex, when it was warehouseexpress a few...

I used wex, when it was warehouseexpress a few years ago and got 9 month int. free. I've been looking at cameras recently, so I think they may still do it.

I guess interest-free credit loses a bit...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By birdman
Thanks for your kind comment Hamhed, and thanks...

Thanks for your kind comment Hamhed, and thanks also to you and everyone for reading.

Writing up reminded me what a fantastic time we had, and I urge anyone who is a bit birdy (like me) and is...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 17th October 2012, 19:52
Replies: 25
Views: 6,199
Posted By birdman
The Algarve is on my to do list, but I've never...

The Algarve is on my to do list, but I've never quite got round to it!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 17th October 2012, 19:51
Replies: 25
Views: 6,199
Posted By birdman
Excellent Little Bittern and some nice...

Excellent Little Bittern and some nice raptors.
Nice report Mr Stranger... seems like you had a good time.
Back again next Feb?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 17th October 2012, 18:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By birdman
Costa Rica, April 2012

Well, it’s taken me a little while to make good on my promise/threat, but here is a birdy review of our holiday in Costa Rica in April this year.
Our holiday wasn’t a specialist birding tour, but if...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th October 2012, 18:44
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By birdman
Excellent... and thankyou, Patrick, Dave

Excellent... and thankyou, Patrick,

Dave
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th October 2012, 12:49
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By birdman
Many thanks for your help, James. Dave

Many thanks for your help, James.

Dave
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th October 2012, 11:50
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By birdman
bump

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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th October 2012, 14:19
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By birdman
Hummingbird ID please - both Montevderde, Costa Rica

May I request the help of Hummingbird experts to confirm the ID of these, please.

My guesses are;

1 Coppery-headed Emerald
2 Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Both photos taken at the brilliant...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th October 2012, 21:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By birdman
Oh... and talking of lightweight... invest in a...

Oh... and talking of lightweight... invest in a good wide neoprene neckstrap (ten to twenty quid) and they'll feel a lot lighter.

I've never personally used a binocular harness, but I've heard good...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 11th October 2012, 20:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By birdman
Yep, I was recommended Opticrons when I asked a...

Yep, I was recommended Opticrons when I asked a similar question.

Simply can't afford to shell out for the high end gear... but we bought a couple of pairs of £200 Opticrons 10 years ago... and the...
Forum: Hummingbirds Thursday 11th October 2012, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By birdman
Hi... OK, you should keep revisiting this post...

Hi...

OK, you should keep revisiting this post for answers from more experienced hummer-watchers than I, but I'll have a stab at question 1.

To be honest, unless you have more money than you know...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th May 2012, 20:44
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By birdman
Garrigues and Dean it was. Spent a few weeks...

Garrigues and Dean it was.

Spent a few weeks "revising" beforehand and (sadly) now back from Costa Rica - guidebook well thumbed.

Will post a shortish report when I get round to it, well...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th December 2011, 12:02
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By birdman
Thanks Patrick. Also just had a quick look at...

Thanks Patrick. Also just had a quick look at your blog. That's going to help me revise! Like I said, not a birding holiday per se - in fact a lot of hand-holding and organised excursions - but I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd November 2011, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By birdman
Wow... the Forum is as quick as ever! Thanks J....

Wow... the Forum is as quick as ever!

Thanks J. for your time and advice.

I've seen these online - seem well respected.

Definitely will consider.

Dave
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd November 2011, 19:52
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By birdman
Smile Costa Rica guidebook

Hello peeps...

Long time no post, but I'm still around and I haven't forgotten the seemingly bottomless experience that is BF.

Simple request if you don't mind.

I've managed to budget in a...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 28th December 2010, 14:18
Replies: 124
Views: 18,331
Posted By birdman
We'd take them back if we could... almost never...

We'd take them back if we could... almost never see spuggies. |:(|
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 28th December 2010, 14:03
Replies: 124
Views: 18,331
Posted By birdman
Watched Halcyon River last night and Charlie and...

Watched Halcyon River last night and Charlie and Philippa's reaction to the mink on their river was probably close to my thoughts in respect of birds (and other creatures) as pests.
The mink is...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Saturday 3rd July 2010, 19:33
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By birdman
Sorry for taking so long to get back... but well...

Sorry for taking so long to get back... but well done all... All present and correct!
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Saturday 3rd July 2010, 19:32
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By birdman
Talking I've JUST got this... excellent!!!

I've JUST got this... excellent!!!
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Saturday 3rd July 2010, 19:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,369
Posted By birdman
Hmmm... ok... appreciate that :t:

Hmmm... ok... appreciate that :t:
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