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Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 7th May 2011, 03:11
Replies: 8
Views: 3,959
Posted By Expiry
Is this really a practice that should be...

Is this really a practice that should be encouraged? I'm not so sure. Particularly at this time of year.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 7th May 2011, 03:02
Replies: 14
Views: 5,544
Posted By Expiry
I'd concur with the idea of Lidl or Aldi. I...

I'd concur with the idea of Lidl or Aldi. I bought a telescope from Aldi a few years ago for 25. It's obviously not quite as good as my 600 one, but for 25 it's amazingly clear and it feels robust...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 7th May 2011, 03:01
Replies: 14
Views: 5,544
Posted By Expiry
I'd concur with the idea of Lidl or Aldi. I...

I'd concur with the idea of Lidl or Aldi. I bought a telescope from Aldi a few years ago for 25. It's obviously not quite as good as my 600 one, but for 25 it's amazing clear and it feels robust...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 7th May 2011, 02:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By Expiry
I was out for a walk along the beach with the...

I was out for a walk along the beach with the wife a couple of years ago. She gets bored when I constantly stop to look at birds, so I have to compromise. I took the camera though, just in case, but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th May 2011, 22:22
Replies: 29
Views: 4,638
Posted By Expiry
I figured that must be the case, but then why...

I figured that must be the case, but then why does it state that the "birds protected by special penalties at all times". They only nest at this time of year.


For the record (if anyone's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th May 2011, 21:56
Replies: 29
Views: 4,638
Posted By Expiry
"Photographing breeding species listed under...

"Photographing breeding species listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act requires a licence."

What does it mean by 'breeding' species? In the act of? I took photos of 8 species on...
Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 28th January 2010, 10:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By Expiry
Thanks very much. I didn't think it would make...

Thanks very much. I didn't think it would make much difference facing my existing box north. My garden is so small it's really the only space for one.

I'll look at the swift boxes you mention and...
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 24th January 2010, 22:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By Expiry
Swift Boxes

I'd really like to put up a box for swifts this year.

I live on the east coast of Scotland with the back of the house north facing, directly looking over the harbour and the Firth of Forth (the...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 19th January 2010, 22:48
Replies: 28
Views: 9,571
Posted By Expiry
Hi, Mike. Bird ringing is something I've been...

Hi, Mike.

Bird ringing is something I've been interested in and i've today sent my 5th email to the BTO in the last year in response to them asking for volunteers, but I've had no reply.

I'm in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th January 2010, 22:45
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Expiry
Excellent. Thanks very much

Excellent. Thanks very much
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th January 2010, 22:14
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Expiry
Possible starling - Masai Mara, Kenya - Nov '09

I know there are lots of amazing starlings in Kenya, but this bird has me stumped.

I'm making an assumption that it's a starling - I could be wrong - but I can't see any in my book with the obvious...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 30th December 2009, 22:15
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Expiry
Hello from Dunbar

Hi, I thought I should introduce myself on here.

I've just posted my first few pictures in the Birds of Africa section (just had my honeymoon in Kenya).

I bought my first dslr this year and...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 30th December 2009, 21:07
Replies: 17
Views: 9,633
Posted By Expiry
I would definitely recommend Opticron. I bought...

I would definitely recommend Opticron. I bought an opticron ES80 with a tripod, zoom eyepiece and case for 600. That was from Black and Lizars.

Opticron's after service is absolutley second to...
Forum: Kenya Thursday 29th October 2009, 22:35
Replies: 14
Views: 6,777
Posted By Expiry
Thanks all of you. I appreciate your help. What...

Thanks all of you. I appreciate your help.

What do you think about takingmy scope. Is it worth it? Do you all carry that as well as binos and camera? I always feel I have to take them all just in...
Forum: Kenya Wednesday 28th October 2009, 22:06
Replies: 14
Views: 6,777
Posted By Expiry
Smile Birdbooks and advice for Kenya

I'm off to Kenya in November for my honeymoon. I have safaris booked in Tsavo East, Masai Mara and Aberdare parks. Then a 10 day stay by the beach in Ukunda.

I could do with a field guide to take...
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