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Forum: Information Wanted Yesterday, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By dandsblair
We didn't really need a guide

When we went last year we just used Gosney guide and latest trip report information and hired car in Agadir for a very inexpensive price.

If you must get a guide we saw quite a few at Oued Sous as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 26th October 2020, 15:43
Replies: 52
Views: 1,496
Posted By dandsblair
Major impact on guides

In the last couple of days having communicated with guides in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia, income is almost NIL and in Sri Lanka (no sign of opening), Ethiopia negative test before travel and 7 days...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd October 2020, 12:17
Replies: 41
Views: 1,376
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks for the advice

We were in Ecuador last year so probably too soon for a return. Now looking at Cuba if it reopens as planned next month or a return to Brazil (North East) if not.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd October 2020, 12:14
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By dandsblair
Excellent report

Made us laugh out loud when I read it to Sarah and glad you got the bird.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 7th October 2020, 11:46
Replies: 41
Views: 1,376
Posted By dandsblair
Great report

Great report with some really excellent birds.

How are things now in Peru? Just looking into possible trips to South American countries that are open to UK visitors.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th August 2020, 11:54
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By dandsblair
Yes

Yes we have.
Suspect there will be a number of people looking to discuss RSPB reopening(?) compared to WWT and Wildlife Trust reserves who in our opinion have been much more versatile.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th July 2020, 12:04
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By dandsblair
Excellent

We saw Quetzals in the normal way by the roadside at Savegre but for a unique special sighting we went to one of these farms and saw a pair really well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 12:33
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By dandsblair
wheatear

Don't think it is Somali Wheatear - birds I saw and photographed on Ethiopia / Somali border area were all showing clearly marked grey crown. Even immatures that were browner on the back had grey...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2020, 18:26
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By dandsblair
I think Variable

Birds I saw here were Tacazze, Scarlet-chested and Variable Sunbirds, from your photo I think only Variable fits.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By dandsblair
I think

I thing the wagtail is Yellow (flava),
the pipit young/female Red-throated Pipit

where did you see the Sunbird?

David
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th July 2020, 12:28
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By dandsblair
Just back

We just spent a couple of nights at Bridlington, we used Lobster Pot hotel/pub.
The camp site is not taking bookings for tents as they can't make toilet block available, so walking from the site is...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 9th July 2020, 17:04
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By dandsblair
Really sorry to hear your news

I am so sorry to hear your news.

We have been lucky and travelled quite extensively but my top 5 nature places would be

Uganda - reasonable trek to see the Mountain Gorillas and some great birding...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 3rd July 2020, 12:15
Replies: 126
Views: 7,805
Posted By dandsblair
Stunning

I didn't even know they were a possibility here.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By dandsblair
WWT reserves re-opening

WWT reserves are opening next week.
Marton Mere from 9th June, (we booked for 10th) you have to book in advance, but you can access for the day, unlike National Trust places where slots are time...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 15:17
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By dandsblair
I feared this would happen

I feared this would happen but went we went walking from Dunsop Bridge on Friday I saw one Hen Harrier (ring-tail) not yet nesting I think but more positively was told by a volunteer I bumped into...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 12:50
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Nice illustration.
I do have a few Flicker shots best I have is this one from near San Diego
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 12:47
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Yes for the time being I will be spending spare time when not I'm doing education or volunteering out and about in the countryside.

Best I can manage is Black-browed Reed Warbler to finish...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 15:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Correction

Sarah just reminded me we saw Dwarf Cassowary on Fly River PNG, so Southern Cassowary wasn't really unique for us.

So have included Bornean (Black-breasted) Fruithunter, which I still consider...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 15:49
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Unique birds

Well with relaxation on our lockdown now underway: (we can now get out and about in England, unlimited exercise and leisure activity), I expect to be out birding most days.
Today it was lovely to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
All Flycatchers

I know that this is not a single family but Sarah just loves Silky Flycatcher and Warbling Flycatchers

Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher - Savegre, Costa Rica
Palawan Blue Flycatcher - Palawan,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 16:00
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Warblers

Old world warbler - again loads to choose from.

WE have gone for

Tristram's Warbler - Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Spectacled Warbler - Boavista, Cape Verde
Radde's Warbler - Beidahe, China
Pallas's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:31
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
New World Warblers

So many to choose from

We have gone for

America Redstart - pretty common but a lovely little bird with nice song, this one was seen in Houston area, US
Black-throated Blue Warbler, seen Ocho Rios,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 12:29
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Sorry

It didn't load due to size and when I tried to convert/resize it I didn't rename or save original so it is IMGnnnn.jpg and I can't find it in usual directories and I have thousands of IMGn files. Duh!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 12:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Other name is Heinrich's

Other name is Heinrich's Nightjar, but birds of Indonesian Archipelago has it as Satanic. However as latin name is Eurostopodus Diabolicus - I will probably always refer to it as Diabolical
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 12:39
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By dandsblair
Nightjars

I would have loved to use flight shots of these largely nocturnal birds but they are all pretty rubbish so we have chosen

Diobolical (Satanic) Nightjar - Lore Lindu, Sulawesi
Moluccan Owlet Nightjar...
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