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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By halftwo
Entering the helgoland trap on Fair Is with the...

Entering the helgoland trap on Fair Is with the warden (or assistant?) back in '82, a bird flew around the space at the end.
As it did so the warden said, "Looks like a Marsh Warbler". On catching...
Forum: Your Birding Day Today, 14:49
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By halftwo
Passing Buzzard

The distant dark steeple,
Stenciled on the steel blue stamp of the sky.
Thirty Lapwings spiralling upward
Under the Buzzard's iron line;
And a tightening knot of Starlings rising,
Skating linked...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Today, 09:45
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
OK folks, I'm going to be booking flights this...

OK folks, I'm going to be booking flights this week.

Still waiting to hear back from ground agents.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th September 2019, 09:49
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
Snap!! Just had an OSPREY go west !!!!!

Snap!! Just had an

OSPREY go west !!!!!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 6th September 2019, 12:33
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Thanks, T.O. The reports bear that out. Carol:...

Thanks, T.O.

The reports bear that out.

Carol: yes I found that photo too, yet no website mentions a hotel there!,
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th September 2019, 06:31
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
An incredible fly past this morning: 74: SNIPE...

An incredible fly past this morning:

74: SNIPE

Just keeping me in the running.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 5th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Yes, if it exists! I've sent a message via the...

Yes, if it exists!

I've sent a message via the link Jo mentions, though I can't find anything on Google.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:12
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
We could probably get to Debre Libanos by 10 ish...

We could probably get to Debre Libanos by 10 ish on the first day if all goes well. Then we have plenty of time in the area generally.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 5th September 2019, 15:25
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
I gather the troops are quite mobile, though I...

I gather the troops are quite mobile, though I can't see anyone has a problem seeing them on day trips from Addis.

Have Ethiopian Customs relaxed their views on camera equipment, Jo? Just read of a...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 5th September 2019, 14:38
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Hi All, I've done some reading & tweaking....

Hi All,

I've done some reading & tweaking.

Following info re Debra Libranos, the first night (& perhaps) the 2nd, we would be better off at Lemi.
This gives us an easier site for dawn at Jemma...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 5th September 2019, 08:27
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By halftwo
That's why we're posting here. See my thread...

That's why we're posting here.

See my thread below, eg.

H
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 13:52
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Yes, very useful, Mark. I think (without ref)...

Yes, very useful, Mark. I think (without ref) that Lemi is closer than my alternative. Yes, we'll need a scope there.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 2nd September 2019, 15:30
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Do you have spotlighting stuff, Jo?

Do you have spotlighting stuff, Jo?
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 2nd September 2019, 13:42
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Yes, and yes. Any specific locations for night...

Yes, and yes.

Any specific locations for night drives?
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 2nd September 2019, 09:45
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
I think Getva is the same as Eva - which I...

I think Getva is the same as Eva - which I mention in the detailed itinerary.

I'm with you on the vehicles, Carol, rest assured we won't be squashed.
See above re Flamingos.

R
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 2nd September 2019, 08:54
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Arrow I'll do some research into Chelekleka - if the...

I'll do some research into Chelekleka - if the lake has similar species to others & isn't out of the way, & there is time...!

I'll ask re vehicles' size.

Looking into Detva Hotel

R
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 2nd September 2019, 08:08
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
OK, I've been in touch again with the ground...

OK,

I've been in touch again with the ground agents.

I've asked about the Ethio-German Hotel and alternatives, and will ask about the one you have mentioned, too, Jo.

I've asked about the...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:51
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Thanks for the further information, Jo &...

Thanks for the further information, Jo & Carol.

I'll have a look into accommodation in more detail soon.
But, the Ethio-German Hotel does seem rather dire, so it might be wise to carry on to the...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 30th August 2019, 18:21
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
Hi, all. I've been rather busy lately....

Hi, all.

I've been rather busy lately. Anyway...

We are now down to four potential participants.

Time is getting on, and we need to start booking.

Before I start booking ground agents and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 29th August 2019, 06:31
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
Well !! This morning, for 3 minutes, a 73:...

Well !! This morning, for 3 minutes, a

73: SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

was in my garden! A garden tick and a year tick, of this increasingly rare bird.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th August 2019, 15:26
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
Yes, quite a bit of migration here, too. Osprey...

Yes, quite a bit of migration here, too.

Osprey and Tree Pipit not far away. Here's hoping.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Wednesday 28th August 2019, 08:14
Replies: 206
Views: 10,441
Posted By halftwo
I've pm'ed you Kelvin, but your inbox is full. R

I've pm'ed you Kelvin, but your inbox is full.

R
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th August 2019, 06:51
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
Two in two days! Garden Warbler! 72 22 sps in...

Two in two days!

Garden Warbler! 72

22 sps in 20 mins first thing!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 24th August 2019, 08:42
Replies: 613
Views: 26,633
Posted By halftwo
71: Crossbill 5 flew over.

71: Crossbill

5 flew over.
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 23rd August 2019, 21:30
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By halftwo
Thanks, Henning. Not easy to do that!

Thanks, Henning.

Not easy to do that!
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