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    Black Redstart in Cappadocia - but which ssp?

    Unfortunately not - these are the only two pictures I got, as I wasn't even looking for birds at the time!
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    Black Redstart in Cappadocia - but which ssp?

    Spotted this lovely guy in Cappadocia, central Turkey, last week (Oct 2014) and was curious to find out which subspecies it was. A bit of searching has thrown up several good threads discussing similar-looking birds (e.g. here and here), and whether they are actually common redstart/black...
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    Istanbul Sep 28 - 1 Oct 2014

    Hi, I will be in Istanbul on my tod between the 28th and 1st of October and feel like I should be doing some birding, is anyone else around on any of these days?
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    Afghanistan

    Fantastic reading the birding in Afghanistan. If anyone else is based out there currently I'd be very interested. I am due to head out there in March, to work as an Ecologist with a local NGO in Bamiyan, as part of which I have allowance to undertake my own bird surveys of the area. I'd be...
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    Grasshopper Warbler in the UK

    Great responses, thanks everyone!
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    Grasshopper Warbler in the UK

    A bit of a reverse query.. are there any insects who sound like the Grasshopper Warbler? If I hear something and think "ah, a Grasshopper warbler!" how likely is it to actually be a grasshopper or similar?
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    Lothian Birding

    Thanks Birdspotter - I'm away this weekend but might try to get out there later next week, as I've not really seen crossbills close up and I'd like to! My first list - I'm lucky enough to work outdoors surveying bits of wildlife and veg, so I like to keep track of birds I see while I'm out and...
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    Lothian Birding

    Birdspotter - is that Holy Corner in Edinburgh? (Hi! I'm new to birdforums but am based in Edinburgh)
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    Egg ID - East Lothian, Scotland, UK

    Hi! I found this nest in grass on the edge of some pine forestry. I accidentally scared the brooding bird away and took a quick snap before legging it and leaving them in peace, so I have no idea what it might be.
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