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    Butterflies in the Italian Alps, 8-22 July 2021.

    I love your butterfly expeditions and can't wait for some pictures! How do you even begin to know where to look!
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    Capers in the Scottish Highlands 26 April - 1 May 2021

    Great write up Nick. Made me realise it's 15 years since I went to Speyside!
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    RFI Arnside Knott and Gait Barrows

    Covid restrictions permitting, I will be visiting north Lancashire from saturday 15th August for a week. I hope to have some time to enjoy the Arnside and Silverdale AONB as well as Bowland. Am I likely to be too late for the local specialities - I'm hoping Scotch Argus will still be on the...
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    Northern Fuerteventura 20-30 May 2018

    Hi Nick, I've been meaning to post an update after our visit. The report you mention: https://www.cloudbirders.com/tripreport/repository/CALLAGHER_Fuerteventura_03_2019.pdf is from my trip. The advice to try for Tropicbirds during the middle of the day came from Edouardo Garcia del Rey of SOC...
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    Lynx fieldguide poll

    I'd agree with China, then the South American countries.
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    Rheas in Germany

    Thanks for the head's up on this John, it's still there today but with 12 Roe Deer companions.
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    Spain road trip - June 11-28

    What a fantastic trip, brought back many fond memories.
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    Mammal droppings id request

    Hi John, Yes, I am familiar with the residents of Cemetery Junction. Sad news is that dogs killed some of the residents last year. Not sure how they are doing now. Sorry, I should have included a coin in the picture. Yes they are small so I am happy with the I'd. I regularly see them on the...
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    Mammal droppings id request

    Hello, These droppings were on my lawn this morning. Would I be right in thinking that they are Muntjac? This would be a very unexpected addition to the garden list as we are quite urban, although there are allotments nearby.
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    Advice please - need AA Barttery Powered Camera

    Thanks for the advice, I have got a second hand Cannon PowerShot SX160 IS for him.
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    Advice please - need AA Barttery Powered Camera

    Please can anyone recommend a camera for me. My son is going on a school expedition to South Africa and Lesotho next month. This is a three week trip after completing his GCSEs. The aim of the expedition is to give the children a valuable experience and as such they will be carrying out a...
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    Northern Fuerteventura 20-30 May 2018

    Great report as always. Congratulations on the Tropicbirds! I have tried to persuade my friends that Fuerteventura should be our next birding trip destination, I wonder if the prospect of Tropicbirds might swing it...
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    New Year's 'jolly-up' in Lake Kerkini Greece

    Great report Chris. I thoroughly enjoyed my spring visit to Northern Greece a couple of years ago. You have certainly made a winter trip a very appealing prospect!
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    Can Escapees Be Counted As A Tick?

    There are hundreds of Egyptian Geese along the Thames valley- I have seen post breeding flocks of over 200 so you can tick them as a Cat C species. I'm pretty sure that they have never been part of the WWT collection at Barnes so any there are "wild". The Bar-headed Goose on the other hand...
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    Fritillary - Northern Spain

    Thanks Andy, that was the debate I was having with myself but on further research, I agree with you that it is the local subspecies of Marsh. Kind regards, Robin
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    Fritillary - Northern Spain

    Please can anyone confirm whether this is a Spanish Fritillary? The picture was taken on 27th April on a roadside above a river not far from the Mallos del Riglos. Unfortunately, I did not see the under-wing to help with ID. Thank you, Robin
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    Info request: Water Deer in Cambridgeshire.

    Water Deer are very easy to see in my sister-in-law's garden, west of Bedford, sat on a sofa with a glass in your hand B (:
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    Birds that will never be recorded in Britain again

    I held a Hastings rarity the other week - not a species relevant to this list but certainly a plumage I have not seen in the UK - a resplendent female Grey (Red!) Phalarope. A birding friend found it in a junk/antique shop. It had Bristow's details on the base but I didn't note them down or...
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    RFI: Andalucia internal - October

    Where will you be based? I have no experience about October but found RC Pochard and White-headed Duck easily at Laguna del Rincon in June. Only Childonias terns I saw were Whiskered at Fuente de Piedra. Regards Robin
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    Swan Upping

    I saw them in Sonning at 8:30 yesterday morning while taking my son to school. They look as splendid as ever. The bad news is that numbers are down again this year, by as much as a third.
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    RFI Cordoba Area for Next Week

    Due to rather strange circumstances, I will be visiting southern Spain from 24-28th June. I am nominally there to provide support for my son's T1 diabetes during his school trip, but of course, like any teenager, he doesn't want his Dad training around after him and I only need to be available...
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    RFI Cordoba Area Next Week

    Due to rather strange circumstances, I will be visiting southern Spain from 24-28th June. I am nominally there to provide support for my son's T1 diabetes during his school trip, but of course, like any teenager, he doesn't want his Dad training around after him and I only need to be available...
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    Tree Bee recording

    Done - they are nesting in one of my Sparrow terrace nest boxes. (I have two House Sparrow nests as well!)
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    UK herps 2014

    Thanks, we found the Wall Lizards in the walls behind the beach huts but had no luck with Green Lizard, in a couple of hours from 9:30. There were some Common Lizards too (including one basking on a crisp packet). One for next time...
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    RFI Pearl Fritillaries

    We did try Hurst Castle for Glanvilles, and didn't see a single butterfly! We explored the expanses of thrift near the fort - I presume we were looking in the right place? The result was that we didn't get to Bentley Wood until 6pm which meant that we were too late to find many active...
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