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    HELP i need some photos

    I am currently trying to compile a small number of photos to make a 40th birthday present for a friend. Can anyone help me i need good photos of the following birds which were all spotted in this region: THE Laughing Gull (spotted Newcastle 1984-85) THE Whitley Bay Short-Toed Lark at Briardene...
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    Birds Of Tyne And Wear 2007

    A few birds were noted as i went about my daily chores - 1.Cormorant 2.Eider 3.Sparrowhawk 4.Turnstone 5.Black headed gull 6.Greater black back gull 7.Herring gull 8.Collared dove 9.Woodpigeon 10.Feral pigeon 11.Great spotted woodpecker (Northumberland Park)...
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    Gran Canaria

    Hi im off to G.C in a couple of days for a hol and was wondering if anyone had any birding sites they could recommend for a few days birding?This island doesnt get much mentoin on the internet seems to be mostly Tenerife and Fuerterventura any help would be great.Also if you have any info on...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    Going to try again to do a CYL for Tyne and Wear.But not going to go mental as this will be a busy year for me what with my first child due in July(i know many people are in the same boat) and work expected to be busy(self employed means dont work, dont get paid)But so far after 2 very short...
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    King Of The County

    KING OF THE COUNTY Ive mentioned this to a few local birders and am still curious are there any Tyne and wear(only) county listers.I know thenormal is Durham and Northumberland.As far as im aware only Ray Duell and myself do.It start because we were young and didnt have the transport and mostly...
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    My Local Patch

    My local patch has been affectionately called "The Docks".It comprised of a large area of waste groundin the sw part of North Shields where a rail system used to take coal down to three docks.The area is massive and various habitats sprang up which as it developed so did the bird species.Common...
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    Hong kong birds

    Its been a few years now but i spent a year in Hong Kong working and birding.During this time i fell in love with birding Hong Kong style,the birds were great.What with Mai po,waders and the passerine migration to name a few.Are there any birders based over there on the forum or have been over...