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    hummingbird spp Yucatan

    hi there, it took this one back in may while visiting the yucatan peninsula, i'm now more confused about which species it might be than i was when i took it. any suggestions as to species
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    parrot spp yucatan mexico

    hi chapos, anyone got any ideas on this one it has me stumped, 1 of 4 sighted at coba mayan ruins yucatan peninsula quintanna roo mexico at the end of may this year.
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    rail type species mexico

    ]hi everyone looking for an id on this raill spp i found this one by the big lake outside of coba ruins quintana roo mexico a couple of weeks ago, i suspect it's possibly a juvenile purple gallinule but as it was lurking around by itself i could do with a bit of help on ID
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    Gold crest visiting bird feeder

    has anyone ever heard of goldcrest feeding from bird feeders, as i have one that turned up christmas eve and has been back daily. it's feeding on the fatballs in the fatball feeder
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    a week in monte gordo.

    we're off to monte gordo at the end of the month. i've downloaded and had a good read at all the published info on the net such as the tourist department birding brochures, i was just wondering if there's anything else that's useful to know about the area. and where's the best reasonably...
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    annual tyke meet, bridlington sku cruise

    i've been asked by keith to get the ball rolling on this as he's a bit busy at the mo. so is anyone interested in the usual shinannigans, i'm sure we will drop on with a long tailed skua beating last years pom and actually landing on the boat this year ;) RSPB Skua and Shearwater cruise...
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    brid boat trip,

    has anyone thought about when we're likely to be off out on the yorkshire belle this autumn?
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    nothing changes

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/313396-outrage-at-peak-district-bird-of-prey-persecution more raptor persecution in the dark peak
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    Lanner falcon

    Lanner falcon boncheste bridge area keep your eye out for a lanner in the boncheste bridge area of the borders, one has been lost by a falconer he is desperate to relocate and recapture the bird, so any sightings would be very useful to him
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    stonechat but?

    i know this bird is a stone chat but i'm wondering on age/sex, is it a juvenile male or female? thanks in advance
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    spoon billed sandpipers

    short spot on BBC breakfast news this morning 6.55am about the slimbridge captive breeding attempt, so no doubt it is likely to turn up again in a short while, lots of the little beauties scuttling about in the background
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    snowy owl irruption

    http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/378fab8e-1c8c-11e1-9d46-001871e3ce6c.html may interest a few of our american contributors.
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    vicarious liability in England

    a petition has been started on the government website in an attempt to get vicarious liability introduced in england please sign it. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/23089
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    indicator if the real numbers of raptors killed by shooting estates every year

    http://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/tip-of-the-iceberg/ does anyone know if this paper really exists, have they access to it and have they really read it? can anyone confirm the figures displayed in this document?
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    distant duck over sea id please

    i took these pics of a flock of teal coming in off the sea over bridlington bay on thursday morning, has anyone any suggestions on the one that's not a teal,i'm wondering whether it's a female red crested pochard. appologies for the terrible quality of the pics,
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    wader id confirmation needed

    just need an id confirmation on this one please chaps, taken today at pennington flash
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    This years bowland

    http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2011/07/12/bowland-raptor-report-%E2%80%93-a-report-the-public-are-not-allowed-to-read-or-know-about/ depressing again
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    new hen harrier report for 2010 released

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/273012-illegal-persecution-killing-britains-hen-harrier-population. well can it really be any coincidence that the only place with no grouse moors is the only place where their numbers have increased since 2004. yet another damning indictment of shootings...
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    eyepiece attachment method

    how do opticron eyepieces attach to the scope body? i have a different brand scope and fully intend to upgrade to an ES80 when finances allow, though this isn't going to be for a while. I've already tried the ES80 Ed out and really like it. i currently have a problem with the eyepiece of my...
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    jj audubon birds of america

    ok so who bought a new field guide yesterday http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/dec/07/world-most-expensive-book-sold
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    alpine chough!!!!!!

    while reading through the RSPB love nature part of facebook i came accross this "I saw an odd looking "crow/rook" this morning, flitting from the branches in woodland opposite my home. Very sooty black, dull orangey legs and a very yellow beak-After trawling my Birdguides, and the internet...
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    one of their cranes is missing

    http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/blogs/damon-bridge/missing-crane-press-release the somerset levels are asking people to keep an eye out for one of their new introductions, which disappeared on friday, details above.
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    shooters still using lead over wetlands

    http://www.wwt.org.uk/latest-news/illegally-shot-ducks-confirm-lead-poisoning-still-a-serious-problem-for-wetland-wildlife this has the added effect that if a duck is shot while carrying high levels of heavy metals contamination, some of that contamination will pass on to you if you eat it. so...
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    snipe or jack snipe

    the bird in the top right of this picture with dunlins for size comparison. think it's a snipe but just want confirmation that it's not a jack.
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    more from bowland

    once more the shooting fraternity show their true colours http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/?p=1340