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Forum: Information Wanted Friday 19th July 2019, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By halftwo
I went to an Oilbird cave - not sure if the one...

I went to an Oilbird cave - not sure if the one you mention - I'll have to look it up, but I rocked up to their house & they took me to it in their 4x4. No prior notice.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th July 2019, 08:46
Replies: 545
Views: 20,603
Posted By halftwo
Snap, at long last one went over yesterday!...

Snap, at long last one went over yesterday!

No.70
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 15th July 2019, 18:39
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Things look a little unsettled in Ethiopia at the...

Things look a little unsettled in Ethiopia at the moment, there is a possibility that a bid for autonomy for the (?) Sidamo region/state could spark turmoil on the 18th. There are displaced ethnic...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 14th July 2019, 09:43
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
I get where you're coming from, Andy, but there...

I get where you're coming from, Andy, but there are a lot of endems/near endems to see, as well as a long list of birds to see otherwise.
I've yet to do a trip where more than, say, two- thirds of...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 13th July 2019, 18:23
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Well, with more research: Juba Weaver Heuglin's...

Well, with more research:

Juba Weaver
Heuglin's Bustard
Collared Lark
White-headed Babbled
Somali Wheatear

are all remote species, which would add massively to the distances for their sake.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 12th July 2019, 20:57
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
If you look at eBird for the sites of the 3...

If you look at eBird for the sites of the 3 species around Yabella, you can see that there isn't a need to do excessive distances, they have been seen relatively close to the Bale plateau region....
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 12th July 2019, 18:45
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Thanks, BBB, Good to know - I had the...

Thanks, BBB,

Good to know - I had the impression that the wolves weren't too difficult - I guess, though, like all things trip-wise, nothing is guaranteed.

I too, like the idea of spotlighting -...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 12th July 2019, 07:59
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Quite right, Andy, however the Geladas are at a...

Quite right, Andy, however the Geladas are at a birding spot anyway.

I'm sure we can sort out an itinerary which gets us most of both without anyone feeling they've lost out.

Personally, I'd like...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 11th July 2019, 20:47
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
I'll have a look, Kelvin, & get back to you...

I'll have a look, Kelvin, & get back to you

H
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 11th July 2019, 20:46
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
That would be great, thanks very much...

That would be great, thanks very much Daniel.

Who are you using as a driver?

H
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Wednesday 10th July 2019, 08:03
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Thread title updated today.

Thread title updated today.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th July 2019, 12:56
Replies: 545
Views: 20,603
Posted By halftwo
69: Yellowhammer, One obliging with a call as it...

69: Yellowhammer,

One obliging with a call as it went over.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 8th July 2019, 12:47
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
That sounds fine. Could you do Friday to Saturday...

That sounds fine. Could you do Friday to Saturday or Sunday?
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 6th July 2019, 09:16
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By halftwo
Ethiopia Feb 2020 independent budget

I've asked the webmaster if the old thread I began here last year can be resurrected.

If it can I'll update it.

If not I'll re-start on this one.

Flights from Manchester to Addis (direct)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th July 2019, 05:43
Replies: 545
Views: 20,603
Posted By halftwo
I'm already above last year's total, but a couple...

I'm already above last year's total, but a couple more to get yet.
Still waiting on a Hobby passing.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th July 2019, 05:40
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By halftwo
Capital of you to say, and good to hear. However...

Capital of you to say, and good to hear.

However one small space of sky cannot be interpolated to the rest of the country. Here there is a dearth of them.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 29th June 2019, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By halftwo
Chilt: you "got your binoculars out"? Where were...

Chilt: you "got your binoculars out"?

Where were they?!

Never ever 'put them away'.

Forever in your hands!

Nice experience - first Kingfishers are unforgettable,
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th June 2019, 18:40
Replies: 60
Views: 2,511
Posted By halftwo
When I used to twitch: Sitting in a pub in...

When I used to twitch:

Sitting in a pub in Sheffield, with birding mates, discussing the Varied Thrush in Cornwall. Only one of us decided to go - and he connected next day. The rest of us still...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 25th June 2019, 20:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By halftwo
Thanks, Kits, I enjoyed the making of that, and...

Thanks, Kits, I enjoyed the making of that, and rather like it, if I'm allowed the indulgence.

Edit: and you'll have to forgive the spelling mistake which I can no longer edit: read stile for...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 25th June 2019, 10:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By halftwo
While you wait, here's a piece of prose-poetry I...

While you wait, here's a piece of prose-poetry I wrote yesterday.


A dozen different still-wet grasses arch across the snaking path; the meadow vetch-and-ranunculus-run - yellow blooms below a...
Forum: Hummingbirds Saturday 15th June 2019, 12:01
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By halftwo
Sounds very unusual. And, if there's only one...

Sounds very unusual. And, if there's only one bird incubating alternatively, I doubt that any of the eggs will hatch.
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 11th June 2019, 12:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By halftwo
Thanks, Kits & Stuart. I'll post here as any...

Thanks, Kits & Stuart.

I'll post here as any news reaches me.
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 7th June 2019, 06:04
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By halftwo
The title, 'Razor in the Wind', is taken from the...

The title, 'Razor in the Wind', is taken from the lyrics of "Spanish Stroll" by Mink Deville. It is strictly a no-no to quote song lyrics in books without permission (& usually a large fee) but the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd June 2019, 16:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By halftwo
Definitely more Swifts in the last few days than...

Definitely more Swifts in the last few days than before this spring - obviously more have come in lately - very late.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 3rd June 2019, 11:07
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By halftwo
Well, I try not use guides, but some species are...

Well, I try not use guides, but some species are very difficult without going to specific sites where birds are habituated by local guides/landowners.
See the Trip Reports section.
It's an easy...
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