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    Bird/wildlife guided tour for 1 day

    Visiting Rivera de Maya in October. Can anyone recommend a tour guide for the day for the birds and general wildlife please? Thanks
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    Brandwood Cemetery

    Good views on Sunday of a Green Woodpecker in Brandwood Cemetery, Kings Heath.
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    Acuter Grand Vista DS80 Tripod advice.

    Can anybody recommend a tripod for this scope?
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    Copenhagen and Malmo

    Off for 3 nights there next week on a city break. Just staying in the centre but wondered if there are any local parks to bird for an hour or two and likely species? Thanks
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    Symonds Yat/ Cannop Ponds

    Going to Forest of Dean at the weekend...will start at Nagshead and also do Parkend to hopefully find Hawfinch. Just trying to put an itinerary together to get round before going for the Penduline Tits for mid afternoon. Is Cannop ponds a large area? Is the Shrike site fairly straightforward...
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    Yellow browed Warbler Dudley

    Does anyone know if it's still around? Can't see any reports from yesterday. Cheers
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    Leach"s and Storm Petrels Burger Bar Bay

    Surely this weekend should produce one or two with the storms. Is the best place to view from just to the left of the first bridge?
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    Serin near Exmouth

    Just wondering if anyone has been to the Serin site at Mudbank Lane on Warren View playing fields. Any advice on parking and directions would be appreciated. Does it show fairly frequently or is it a waiting game? I have a few hours spare tomorrow so a great bird to catch up with hopefully...
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    Hawfinch in Gloucestershire

    Just wondering if the Hawfinches are reliable at Speech House or Nagshead around now as looking at going at the end of the month.
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    Hawfinch in Gloucestershire

    Just wondering if the Hawfinches are reliable now at Speech House or Nagshead as looking at going at the end of the month. Cheers
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    Cyprus Warbler - Paphos

    Beach holiday in Paphos coming up at the end of June. Can anyone recommend any good locations for Cyprus Warbler and any other species for that matter please? Thanks
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    Highnam Woods

    Hi. In Gloucester tomorrow so am thinking of going to Highnam Woods or an other good site nearby. Are the Nightingales back as yet? Any info on Highnam or elsewhere would be appreciated for an afternoon's birding. Thanks
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    Birding sites West Mids/Worcestershire

    Hi there, Recently moved to Birmingham to live with my girlfriend so am looking for any info on good sites. Obviously there are the many reserves dotted around the area but if anyone has any info on a decent patch that would be much appreciated. I pass the bypass between the Maypole and M42...
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    Port el Kantaoui 28th June 2014

    Just wondering if anyone has been recently and has any tips for good birding sites and what species? Although it's a mainly a beach holiday, I am hoping to get some birding done. Any useful information would be much appreciated! Cheers Phil
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    Places to see reptiles in the Midlands?

    As the title suggests, I was wondering if there are any reserves in the midlands which are good for Grass Snake, Adders, Slow worms or Lizards? Cheers
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    A tick or not a tick, that is the question?

    I've had several discussions with fellow birders recently on this subject, so thought I'd get some general opinions. Just wondered what are your views on birds trapped and ringed? Would you actually count them on your own personal BOU list? Personally, I see no problem doing so and have had...
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    HELP!!! RBA website on Nokia 96 phone

    With the recent changes to the RBA website, I am having trouble logging in to RBA with this particular phone. The logging in box is at the extreme left of the webpage and I can't seem to get far enough across the page to the left in order to log in. Can anyone please help? I've tried reducing...
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    Stubbers Green

    I am passing the Midlands soon so quite fancy dropping in at Stubbers Green for Caspian Gull. Any info on directions where to park/best days etc would be much appreciated. Are the Caspo's seen daily here and what time of the day is best? Cheers :t:
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    Tripod for Opticron ES 80 GA ED

    Can anybody recommend a firm and steady tripod for general viewing and digiscoping for this 'scope please. Many Thanks
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    Opiticron ES 80 GA ED

    Currently have an Opticron IS60 with HDF Zoom and am thinking of purchasing the Opticron ES 80 GA ED which the HDF can be used on. Anybody any opinions on this 'scope please?? The other option is an Avian ED 82 Magnesium. Thanks
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    Nightingale and Turtle Dove in Cambs

    Does anyone know any reliable sites for these in the Cambridgeshire area?? Will be around that area on a birding trip from around 5pm - 9pm on Friday 21st May and early Saturday morning before heading to Norfolk so wondered where the best place to see these would be?? Also, are there any sites...
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    Butterflies in Norfolk

    Hoping to go birding there in May or June so also wondered what Butterfly rarities I can expect whilst I am down there. Cheers
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    Norfolk Weekend in June

    Planning on going down to Norfolk on the weekend of 18th June for a first visit to the area birding wise. Need some advice please on where the best area would be as a base for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) bearing in mind the possible targets birds are:- Golden Oriole Montagu's Harrier Honey Buzzard...
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    Opticron IS60 Eyepieces

    Having recently purchased an IS60, I am looking to get another eyepiece for this. The scope came with an 18-54x standard zoom eyepiece which is OK but was wondering if the HDF zoom eyepiece which Opticron do would give much better views or would a fixed eyepiece of say 25x or 30x be better??
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    8X42 or 10x42 around £100

    I've been looking around for a pair of 8x42s or 10x42s around this price and have found the Nikon Action (8x42) and the Opticron WA Aspheric (8x42) well within the budget. As for 10x42 the latest model of the Opticron Discovery in Roof Prism form seems to be a good deal. I can't seem to make...
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