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    Sardinia and Corsica 2019, Endemic Butterflies et al.

    Another splendid report, thanks Jos. Phil
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    Lesvos Bird News 2019/2020

    I have been to this island many times, as has Mick. Sadly this time I and many others have experienced and seen some of the worst behaviour ever from one pair of male photographers. Total disregard for the birds and wildlife, private property and other people. Displaying ignorant, arrogant and...
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    Bird warching locations near Macclesfield

    There's wealth of locations. Goyt Valley, from the sailing club upto the top on the Cat and Fiddle road. Depends when but excellent for migrants in Spring. Red grouse at the top, Stonechat on the way up, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, birds of prey. Short-eared owls, Raven. Sadly a much persecuted area...
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    Australia, New Worlds.

    Brings back some great memories, thanks Jos. Phil
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    Yet more killing!

    More killing Exactly, this was in today's local paper. The previous post illustrates precisely why I have far less interest in this forum and devalues peoples posting. Phil
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    Yet more killing!

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/saddleworth-moor-red-kit-shot-15180271 Why????
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    Another Gamekeeper caught red-handed.

    and who will pay his fine, My money is on his employers! They should sack him.
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2018

    Mick, many thanks. If anyone needs a copy of the spreadsheet and cannot access FaceBook just drop me a message via BF and I will send one. We are dependant on people's records to produce high quality reports. Phil
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    Black Guillemots Anglesey

    Go for Holyhead harbour. Go round roundabout at entrance to ferry, ignore ferry and take next left, Turkey Shore Road. Will take you right to end and jetty facing ferries, 53.312599, -4.620889. Last week I had 4 in there and came close. Phil
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    Birding Obituary: Audrey Dixon 13 April 1933 to 10 July 2018

    Firstly, sorry for your loss. Secondly, what a fitting Eulogy you've written for her, amazing. Regards, Phil
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    Roseate Terns at Amble?

    I used Puffin Cruises, Amble last year and had very good views. They have a FB page and website 'puffin cruises'. Phil
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    Tajikistan - a short trip to the Pamirs

    Excellent report, thanks.
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2018

    Yes looks like it. There's more filtering through on the WhatApp group I set up. Phil
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2018

    Mick, having trouble deciding where to go first at weekend, Metochi with less vegetation sounds great. I've had a message re bee-eaters and rollers 'out West'! Think that may be first place on Sunday. Phil
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2018

    Mick, I'd me happy with the Ortolan up there!
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    Operation Lepidoptera, South Africa, 9-29 December 2017

    Excellent as usual, thanks Jos. Phil
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    New Zealand endemics & birding trip

    Miranda bird centre near Auckland also worth a visit, superb waders. Agree re Kaikoura and wherever else don't miss TiriTiri.
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    7dmark 2 EF 300mm F/2.8 II EF IS L

    I use same lens as John and never have any issues, your lens is even better. To me the first one is over exposed, how are you processing them as it would easily be corrected if shooting RAW. I think it may help if you could post the shooting info for each image. Phil
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    South Africa 2017, On the Path of the Nocturnals.

    Can only say Wow! Superb as usual. Phil
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    South Africa 2017, On the Path of the Nocturnals.

    Another cracking report, thanks.
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    Escaped Lynx Killed!

    Words fail to describe this one. Idiots, stirred up by the media.
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    H is for Hawk: A New Chapter

    Glad it wasn't just me!
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2017

    No problem Mick. BTW Potamia not Perasma, my error. Phil
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2017

    No problem Mick, BTW Potamia not Perasma, my error! Phil
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    Lesvos Bird Reports 2017

    Hope it stays until Sunday. Guess where my first stop will be? Land at 06:25 so just as light improves! Phil