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  1. ***DIJ***

    Ringing Opportunities in Europe

    Hello, I am currently looking into bird ringing opportunities in Europe or UK this summer. I am T permit but v-close to C. Have a summer to fill before i go to Uni in September and really like the idea of spending some time ringing. So if anyone has any experiences or knowledge to pass in my...
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    Buying a 300mm lens, help needed.

    Okay so I have a Pentax k-m and I am looking to buy a cheaper 300mm lens, I have looked at Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro Super DG Lens, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 AF Di LD Macro Lens and Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED Lenses, but would like other opinions and suggestions. Would also be very...
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    UK ringing

    Hi, I started ringing in January of this year and would love to hear about everyones ringing stories and news of trips and projects. I am really enthusiatsic about ringing and birds in general. Last went ringing at the weekend and added Treecreeper to my ring list. Hit 1000 birds also. I...
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    Daniel's (Dij's) Yearlist 2010

    09 over 10 begins! First bird flew over as we all watched the new year in. Started down in Dorset which was good fun as I spent 1 Jan on Portland Bill. Swanage- 01/01/10 01) Herring Gull 02) Black Headed Gull 03) House Sparrow 04) Pied Wagtail 05) Rock Pipit 06) Cormorant 07) Lesser black...
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    Bulgarian birding

    Hiya I'm going to Bulgaria on Sunday (woo) and I was wondering if someone could tell me what birds i can look out for (commons and all). I'm going to Bansko ski resort if the site is of importance! Thanks loads Daniel
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    South Lincolnshire Birding!

    Hello all, just thought it might be nice to start a thread for birders in the area to post sightings and queries. :-O I haven't got much to add in terms of sightings apart from a Hen Harrier at Baston Fen NR, but I would also like to ask if anyone knows of any Waxwings in the area? I would...
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    DIJ's Yearlist 2009 (UK)

    This is my first year list (even though I have been birdwatching for at least 10 years). So far it looks like this! I don't have dates for these first 30 or so but I will try to put dates and where i found them in future!!! 1)Black-Headed Gull 2)Blackbird 3)Canada goose 4)Chaffinch 5)Coal Tit...
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    Just another day...

    Everyday I sit down in front of the window for a few minutes and watch the birds and I have never had much to brag about land in the garden. I would watch for longer but I am in my GCSE year so have loads of stuff to do (Boring!!!). I have noticed, whilst walking to school or in the car, 100's...
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    Bourne Woods

    Hi Live in Bourne and have always birdwatched further away at places like Gibralter Point and Welney Wetlands Centre and have never really considered what the Forest supported in terms of wildlife. Anyone who has any past experience here or knows what kind of birds that live here coud you tell...
  10. ***DIJ***

    Help please!!

    I have been birdwatching for at least 10 years now and I know a siskin from a greenfinch, but I have looked through the forums and see people using words like 'Bogey bird' and 'Lifer'. I think I know what these mean but just some conformation so I do make myself look like an idiot :-O (forgive...
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    Bird ringers in the Bourne, Lincolnshire area!!!

    Hi I am an enthusiatic birdwatcher who wants to start bird ringing ASAP. A few people do have my contact info already so sorry if i am repeating a message, but would really like some info please! Thanks
  12. ***DIJ***


    Hiya Ive been a birdwatcher since birth and have never met another genuine birdwatcher :( BUT hopefully this will be an oppertunity to find other birdwatchers