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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 16:55
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Oh dear. I'm really in the doldrums! Well done,...

Oh dear. I'm really in the doldrums!

Well done, Ken. (Gritted teeth!)

There was a Crane not too distant today - but too distant!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Today, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By halftwo
Not necessarily, Steve - I think it was Jon...

Not necessarily, Steve - I think it was Jon Hornbuckle who had one cross the road!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Today, 13:46
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By halftwo
Brazil: budget Patanal/Amazonia

Considering a trip this Sept/Oct (Yes short notice I know)

Cuaiba area (hire car for the Pantanal) and Alta Floresta areas (short plane hop between) .

Trying to keep costs down - but will still be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th July 2018, 15:58
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By halftwo
My wife and I have been together for six years -...

My wife and I have been together for six years - and try as I might I can't get her into birding - but some knowledge does absorb - she's just said, listening to a Collared Dove sing, "Is that one of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th July 2018, 15:52
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By halftwo
Deepest sympathies, John. I'm sure our paths...

Deepest sympathies, John.

I'm sure our paths must have crossed as I was going for everything in the 80s. Unlike yours, my Mum was never an avid birder - plants were her thing. But her knowledge of...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 10th July 2018, 05:41
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By halftwo
Yes, I've booked extra insurance through third...

Yes, I've booked extra insurance through third party too for my Philippines trip - you can get year-long or one-off if memory serves. Easy enough to find on internet - many sites and price...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th July 2018, 05:50
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Not quite as good as STE: but 63: Willow...

Not quite as good as STE: but

63: Willow Warbler

- just sitting on the telephone wire outside!
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 1st July 2018, 12:16
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By halftwo
I've driven extensively in Thailand - including...

I've driven extensively in Thailand - including all the places you mention. I've used a Hilux almost exclusively - not 4x4 but had no problem either getting around eg KK, Doi Inthanon etc. nor had...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th June 2018, 21:31
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Woodcock just flew over! (62)

Woodcock just flew over! (62)
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th June 2018, 20:17
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Juv Swallows out here too. Added Toad to the...

Juv Swallows out here too.

Added Toad to the garden list yesterday.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th June 2018, 19:05
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
I've spent 34 hours working in the garden over...

I've spent 34 hours working in the garden over the last four days - and seen nothing but blue skies.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th June 2018, 09:15
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
All happening in the garden this morning - the...

All happening in the garden this morning - the Tawny Owl calling, Coal Tit, Bullfinch and Greenfinch singing, when some

Common Crossbills

flew over calling obligingly.

Which makes 61 with pigeon.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th June 2018, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By halftwo
Plenty of Garden Warblers on my patch and no...

Plenty of Garden Warblers on my patch and no Lesser Whitethroats - can't say if that's an increase as I'm new to the place.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th May 2018, 06:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By halftwo
I didn't know of its existence, but don't need...

I didn't know of its existence, but don't need another medium to look at.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th May 2018, 06:17
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Very nice indeed, Ken!!

Very nice indeed, Ken!!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th May 2018, 07:29
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
At last!! 60 :HOBBY spectacular speeding hunt...

At last!!

60 :HOBBY

spectacular speeding hunt right overhead just as I stepped out of the door! Super.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 09:00
Replies: 46
Views: 2,215
Posted By halftwo
Saturday, Huddersfield, not a single one...

Saturday, Huddersfield, not a single one seen.

Very few anywhere near me in S.Yorks, with a few still passing north in the last few days.

Very concerning.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 14th May 2018, 06:23
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Angry Oh, I give up!!

Oh, I give up!!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th May 2018, 19:13
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
On a roll: two 58: Sand Martins just went...

On a roll: two

58: Sand Martins

just went past. No colonies near here. So unexpected out of migration.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th May 2018, 08:52
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
At last - a singing 57 : Chiffchaff from...

At last - a singing

57 : Chiffchaff

from nearby wood audible at home.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th April 2018, 20:20
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Seriously, Jos! I'm equally impressed by the...

Seriously, Jos!

I'm equally impressed by the Lynx as I am by the day list of butterflies.
That list and numbers represents an annual total of my butterfly sightings in England. Amazing. Absolutely...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th April 2018, 14:28
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
57: Mute Swan One past in the distance.

57: Mute Swan

One past in the distance.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th April 2018, 21:39
Replies: 45
Views: 1,960
Posted By halftwo
My first Swift was about a week earlier than...

My first Swift was about a week earlier than 'normal' this year - and there had been a few others even earlier in Yorkshire.
So, yes, I think this has been an exceptional year.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th April 2018, 21:35
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
Hi Simon, My mate's in Albufeira at the mo and...

Hi Simon,
My mate's in Albufeira at the mo and reports of some Whimbrel today.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th April 2018, 09:41
Replies: 496
Views: 27,851
Posted By halftwo
56: Swift A very early bird just flew past. And...

56: Swift

A very early bird just flew past. And I'm still waiting on Chiffy
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