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  1. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Birders - New Web Site Now Live !

    The brand new Lesvos Birders Web Site is now live ! . Seeking information on where to go on the island , what birds , butterflies or reptiles you might see ? This is your one stop website for the best birding info, species lists and trip reports. There are no commercial interests involved here...
  2. Mick Sway

    Swarovski SLC 10X42 Rubber Casing Fault

    Last year I had my 10x42's repaired . The problem was that the "rubber" outer casing had perished after about 6 years of occasional use on Birding Holidays. Although the bins were about 6 years old I noticed a significant deterioration after about 4 years of ownership. I now know of 3 friends...
  3. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Coronavirus 4 January 2021 As I write this , the UK government's latest announcement on proposed restrictions for citizen interaction during the pandemic have gone to (NHS) alert Level 5 and a new countrywide lock down. Despite the prospect of vaccination , UK diagnosed positive cases are...
  4. Mick Sway

    Butterflies of The Iberian Peninsula - Free PDF Guide

    In case of interest , click here for a free PDF Guide (in English) to the Butterflies of the Iberian Peninsula
  5. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2019/2020

    Welcome to Lesvos Bird News 2019 Well here we are another year. I will continue to source Lesvos Bird News, by trawling the Net including: Lesvos Bird News , Eleni Galinou's Facebook group and Steve Dudley's Levos Birders Group along with others. I have the permissionof many regular contributors...
  6. Mick Sway

    Birding the Moorlands of North Staffordshire

    It looks like the previous thread Birding in the Staffordshire Moorlands has been abandoned, presumably in preference to Facebook or the like. Anyway I'll kick this off just in case anyone feels they'd like to support it. 8 December 2018 Biddulph Grange Country Country Park the lake held 12...
  7. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird Reports 2018

    Lesvos Island , Greece , Bird Reports 2018 As I have done for the past 2 years , I will try to co-ordinate the reports of birders from various web sources, as they relate to sightings on Lesvos. For anyone thinking of visiting Lesvos in Spring 2018, I am informed that Thomas Cook have recently...
  8. Mick Sway

    Lagoa dos Salgados - more bad news

    Levelling of Lagoa wetlands http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/levelling-of-lagoa-wetlands-triggers-cries-of-destruction/40863
  9. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird Reports 2017

    OK 2016 had over 7000 views so it's debatable whether it's worth while, that being said I'll carry on reporting Lesvos Bird news into 2017 . The main source off breeding season will be Lesvos Bird News run by Eleni Galinou on Facebook - click on the link to subscribe. A good start to 2017 with...
  10. Mick Sway

    Lagoa dos Salgados Paper presentation 26/11/16

    Click on the link here , for more information.
  11. Mick Sway

    Autumn Migration 2016/ Birwatching Guide PDF

    I'm hoping that other like minded people would love to see news of Autumn migration posted here. For anyone going out this Autumn who is not aware, a free PDF Guide is available here.. Birdwatching Festival of Sagres Facebook Page. Algarve Portugal Rare Birds Facebook Group. Observação de Aves...
  12. Mick Sway

    Lesvos 2016

    Thought I'd start this thread in the hope that folks would keep this thread updated through the year. At time of writing anyone booking from Birmingham via Thomas Cook, will know that all Birmingham flights have been axed for 2016. On a sad note for anyone who is a Lesvos regular, the shocking...
  13. Mick Sway

    Birding in Greece - On line Guide by the Hellenic Ornithological Society/ BirdLife

    To access the Travel Guide to birdwatching sites in Greece, by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and BirdLife Greece, click here.
  14. Mick Sway

    Atlas das Aves Marinhas de Portugal

    This useful on line resource can be found here: http://www.atlasavesmarinhas.pt/
  15. Mick Sway

    Algarve Birding From October 4th - 16th 2015

    A pictorial guide to our Algarve 2015 Birding Experience can be seen HERE including record shots of 60 species. Thanks to the Cabranosa gang, Martin Hodges,the STRIX team and Simon Wates for their ID help and many useful tips. For further information and a free guide, click below: A...
  16. Mick Sway

    Elements 13 Update v Canon 7D Mark2 RAW CR.2 Files

    I just installed Elements 13 Update to edit Canon 7D Raw CR.2 files. However Elements 13 is still not recognising them. Has anyone else any experience with this problem? FYI I still have Elements 12 installed.
  17. Mick Sway

    Elements 13 Update v Canon 7D Mark2 RAW CR.2 Files

    I just installed Elements 13 Update to edit Canon 7D Raw CR.2 files. However Elements 13 is still not recognising them. Has anyone else any experience with this problem? FYI I still have Elements 12 installed.
  18. Mick Sway

    Lesvos 2014 Vacation photos.

    Click HERE for our Birdforum, Lesvos 2014 experience. For Steve Dudley's detailed PDF species account of Lesvos Birds 2014, click here>
  19. Mick Sway

    Images Of Lesvos May 2014

    I recommend anyone interested in detailed reports and information regarding birding on Lesvos last Spring; to catch up by reading Steve Dudley's excellent annual report just published on line in PDF format (click on link) , Lesvos Birds 2014. For us biggest disapointment in 2014 was the lack of...
  20. Mick Sway

    Free Birdwatching Guide to the Algarve PDF

    The "Birdwatching Guide to the Algarve" is available on line here. The guide is published by the Algarve Tourist Board and would be particularly useful to first time visitors. I have posted this before, but because the post is more than a year old it only appears on the second page.
  21. Mick Sway

    Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 Canon fit missing micro "Housing" Screws ?

    Was just trying to fit Sigma to my 7D and soon noticed that a couple of the lens housing/Lens Mount screws had disappeared. Last time I used it in March I never noticed that they were missing, when I put it away. Does anyone know where I can get hold of these screws? i.e." the lens mount ring"...
  22. Mick Sway

    Algarve 2013 / Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2014

    Unfortunately our arrival for our Algarvian annual pilgrimage always arrives a little too late for the Annual Birdwatching Festival at Sagres. For those undecided on a relatively easy Autumn Birding Holiday, they could do worse than try the Western Algarve in October. The festival this year runs...
  23. Mick Sway

    Gull query, Blakeney Point, Norfolk 29/07/14

    Gull images taken from the boat on a seal trip. Sadly no underside wing shots. Probably ridibundus, but I thought I'd ask.
  24. Mick Sway

    Dragonflies from the Greek Island of Lesvos

    A few images here [comments and ID corrections welcome] : https://www.flickr.com/photos/micksway/sets/72157645562612371/
  25. Mick Sway

    Cyprus 2014 - news, sightings and rare bird alerts

    Cyprus migration and bird sightings 2014 Just thought I'd start this thread off to encourage birders to put their Cyprus news in one place. Hope it's not too much of an imposition. Would have thought that it might be good to try to keep up to date news in one place. I'm sure that many of us are...