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    Terrapin in Majorca

    Hi I'm no expert but I think this is Hermann's Tortoise which you do find at Son Real.
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    Mallorca 2015

    Scops Owl calling from Gottmar Hill- Puerto Pollenca, this evening at 22.45 local on our walk back from a tremendous meal at Siller Restaurant.
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    Mallorca 2015

    Been in Puerto Pollenca since Saturday. Postage Stamp Wood could be in mid Wales with a Wood Warbler and a Pied Flycatcher. Also Tree Pipit and Firecrest this afternoon. Male Pied Fly just below the Finca into the Bocquer. Blue Rock Thrush singing on the 'large rocks' either side of the path...
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    Cornish seabirding

    Had a great trip yesterday Paul :-) thanks to you and the crew/team.
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    Norfolk birding

    Thanks Willowgrouse Just the time of year got me thinking of the rarer of the two.
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    Norfolk birding

    Anybody been for a look at the Titchwell YBW reported today ? Just to make sure a Humes wasn't slipping under the radar ?
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    Norfolk birding

    Evening everyone, I received an email yesterday from 'The Ornitological Station Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, Gdansk' about a colour ringed Med Gull I saw at Titchwell on the Freshmarsh on the 2nd April 2011. Red P97 is a Male and given this ring 'after 3rd Calendar Year' on the 20th...
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    Manfrotto 401N Carry Strap

    Evening all. My Opticron strap for my Leica/Manfrotto head/Velbon Carbon legs combo is about to fail. I'm not too keen on the back pack way of carrying kit and wonder if anybody uses this strap ? I know its a bit expensive but looks ideal for me. Bit of a computer dullard so unable to post a...
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    Leicestershire and Rutland Birding/Local Patches

    Pleasant few hours out and about this morning with obvious arrival of Wheatear at the two sights visited. Beacon Hill had 5 in the field west of the trig point with the logs in and 2+ Tree Pipit singing on the Eastern slope. Then up to Warren Hills where there were 7 around the walled fields...
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    Blue headed wagtail Titchwell uk

    Hi Steve, there are some interesting recordings of Yellow Wagtail (various races) at www.xeno-canto.org/europe including one on the 4/10 recorded at Yell, Shetland which may be of help/hinderance !?! Good to see you at the Little Bittern (no show !!) and good on you for being one of the...
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    Norfolk birding

    Hi Sue I haven't been down as far as the point at Lynn but only because i value the Suspension on my car as i've heard the track is on the rough side ?? Also don't get me onto the Royals/Guns/Land discussion as i don't fancy a ban from BF !! The Manx at Meadow Lane would have been a great...
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    Norfolk birding

    Hi Brian, sorry i'm getting my rivers mixed up !! Its at the point where the Witham and the Welland meet not the Nene in the corner of the Wash about four miles from Boston. Its the area where the King Eider was found very recently. You are quite right in the Nene being further along the Wash...
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    Norfolk birding

    Hi everyone, really enjoying the Skua chat, all good stuff. Just wanted to throw a couple of things into the mix r.e the Wash and overland route theory. Have a look at the Lincs Bird Club forum and the two sea watches from Cut End which is where the Welland and Nene open into the Wash. The two...
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    Norfolk birding

    Evening, always fascinating to read the accounts of a sea watch and the direction/time of movements of birds. The birds that are heading west today, are they reorienteering to head out of the North sea to the North over Scotland? Or does anybody think some maybe looking for a way to cross over...
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    Norfolk birding

    Evening everyone, Just back this evening from three days in North Norfolk - Sat to Mon - highlights as follows. Saturday Two Firecrests in the woods on Saturday, the first halfway between Wells and Lady Anne'sDrive near a brown bench with a tit flock. The 2nd west of Joe Jordan hide that...
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    Norfolk birding

    Evening everyone, thanks for the replies r.e the book recommendations on the subject of migration. Some quality reading for the long dark nights ahead. Wish i had the tough decision of whether to Seawatch or dig out some nice Passerine migrants but unfortunately my paymaster needs me at work...
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    Norfolk birding

    Evening Everyone, was just wondering whether the birds that are now starting to appear this afternoon and later in the day in Norfolk are just a result of how the birds on this day in time are migrating ? Birds wake up this a.m in Scandanavia (or wherever they are) and decide to push on as the...
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    Norfolk birding

    Afternoon, Having looked at the photos taken on 18th June, of the Spoonbills at Cley, on the Cleybirds website. A couple of them appear to be colour ringed. Has anybody submitted the combinations to see where they have come from ? Would be interesting to know from whence they came and help...
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    Leicestershire and Rutland Birding/Local Patches

    Afternoon Been hitting the (Warren) hills 4 days out of the last 5 and was rewarded with the following Wheatear (Male) Saturday, in the rocks at the back of the path that look over the Ouzel fields. Ring Ouzel (Female) Sunday afternoon about 4.15 pm but NOT in the Ouzel fields. Girlfriend...
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    Leicestershire and Rutland Birding/Local Patches

    Hi Dave and Adey, Must have been a birding premonition !! I got up there late morning and a birder who i found out was Jim Graham was scanning the fields and had only just arrived and had seen nothing yet. Had a quick chat and left him to scan the field and went to check the other fields along...
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    Leicestershire and Rutland Birding/Local Patches

    Hi Dave Thank you for the reply, thats put me right now - i knew i had heard the name Warren Hills when i saw it in your reply and realised i got the areas mixed up !! Will hopefully be up there Saturday and try and do Bardon Hill and Beacon Hill as well - pleasant day for Friday day then...
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    Leicestershire and Rutland Birding/Local Patches

    Afternoon !! Can anybody tell me the best way to 'attack' Charnwood Lodge please ? I fancy some early Ouzeling or maybe a Wheatear or two over the weekend but have only been to this site once and felt i was only scratching the surface. I previously parked on the Whitwick to Copt Oak road and...
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    Norfolk birding

    Hi Penny - yes it was me and the better half !! Was nice to meet you and your friend. After the Waxwings at Weybourne we walked from Kelling down to the meadows across the beach for a tea stop and to watch an Air sea rescue !! SAR Sea King came over the car park low and headed straight out to...
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    Norfolk birding

    Afternoon John and all, John, i agree the trip from the 'hinterland' is a drag but more than worth it when you find things like a Richards Pipit - just need to sort the self belief out now :-) I see by your location, you've made the sensible decision and moved to Norfolk, you lucky so and so ...
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    Norfolk birding

    Afternoon everyone. Am i glad there's a picture of a Richards Pipit at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse on this thread (cheers John !). My Girlfriend and i saw this bird Wednesday morning after a failed attempt to see the kelling Water Meadow Yellow Browed Warbler. We walked from Kelling Hard along...
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