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Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 3rd October 2019, 08:11
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Posted By halftwo
Cheers, Stuart.

Cheers, Stuart.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th September 2019, 21:29
Replies: 660
Views: 30,716
Posted By halftwo
That's one well-deserved garden bird!!

That's one well-deserved garden bird!!
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 30th September 2019, 08:04
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By halftwo
Cowpats

Grey Wagtails strut the cowpat-slapped and puddle-pocked stretch under the iron ribs of the emptied hay bale holder - a picked-clean corpse on its back in the rain.
On the horizon a solitary shaft of...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 26th September 2019, 23:04
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
Another company has said they've been there...

Another company has said they've been there several times this year, since the trouble - it seems to be very changeable.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Wednesday 25th September 2019, 15:05
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
We can assess the situation as the weeks/months...

We can assess the situation as the weeks/months go. She also said that things change rapidly in Ethiopia generally.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Wednesday 25th September 2019, 10:26
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
One tour company kindly replied to one of many...

One tour company kindly replied to one of many enquiries regarding safety in the Yabello region:

'In the last few weeks there has been some trouble - with even some tourist cars attacked. The army...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 660
Views: 30,716
Posted By halftwo
Just stepped out of the house and two 77:...

Just stepped out of the house and two

77: Goldeneye

flew over in the gloom.

Mipits still pouring through, Ken!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 24th September 2019, 09:17
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
I know - we almost met up - remember!?

I know - we almost met up - remember!?
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 24th September 2019, 08:36
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
I'll be in Brazil again, the week after, back...

I'll be in Brazil again, the week after, back about the same time.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 24th September 2019, 07:38
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
I've just emailed another tour operator to ask...

I've just emailed another tour operator to ask their opinion of the area. I can't see anything to suggest unrest/unsafe travel there.

Incidentally the cost of my chosen flight has dropped a little...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 23rd September 2019, 15:26
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
Foreign Office advice against travel doesn't...

Foreign Office advice against travel doesn't include Yabello - Mega area.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 23rd September 2019, 15:18
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
Yes, Jos, all that occurred to me. I'll do some...

Yes, Jos, all that occurred to me. I'll do some digging. I really would like to do the Yabello area, for many birds, especially the Bushcrow.

PS. Daniel replied: he's no further info. - but his trip...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 23rd September 2019, 06:46
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
Had word from the ground agents last...

Had word from the ground agents last night.

They say the situation in the Yabello region is not safe at the moment, but could be different by February. I've asked for further clarification and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 16:39
Replies: 660
Views: 30,716
Posted By halftwo
Not that I know of - just the usual birders'...

Not that I know of - just the usual birders' abbreviation/laziness!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 09:59
Replies: 660
Views: 30,716
Posted By halftwo
Crikey, Ken, I've had over a hundred go through...

Crikey, Ken, I've had over a hundred go through in the last week or two. And Greenfinches daily.

You're still way ahead of me, despite this being my best year.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 06:54
Replies: 660
Views: 30,716
Posted By halftwo
Viz migging this morning, and, amongst the Meadow...

Viz migging this morning, and, amongst the Meadow Pipits:

76: Yellow Wagtail

sails past in the sunshine!
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 17th September 2019, 20:33
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
Posted By halftwo
I don't know until Andy says yay or nay. Been...

I don't know until Andy says yay or nay.

Been busy with a Little Crake today!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th September 2019, 21:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
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 Monday 16th September 2019, 14:49
Replies: 0
Views: 109
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 Monday 16th September 2019, 09:45
Replies: 227
Views: 12,500
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: 660
Views: 30,716
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: 227
Views: 12,500
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: 660
Views: 30,716
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: 227
Views: 12,500
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: 227
Views: 12,500
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.
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