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  1. Darren Pearce

    Free Photoshop course

    I have found a free photoshop course here https://bit.ly/2LmW3BB and wondered if anyone had done it . If so is it any good ?
  2. Darren Pearce

    Marsh/Reed Warbler Sumburgh Shetland

    This bird is being reported as a Reed Warbler but photo show features of Marsh. What do others think ? Any views welcome
  3. Darren Pearce

    Bonelli's Eagle ? Corfu

    Saw this up Mount Pantokrator in Corfu. Flew over my head and off towards Albania. At the time I ID'd it as a Bonellis Eagle. Fired off some shots Reviewed photos and couldn't quite get it to fit Bonellis, looking Honey Buzzard ish
  4. Darren Pearce

    Birding in the Delta Po area and in Emilia Romagna

    Excellent thanks. I am there in two weeks
  5. Darren Pearce

    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Sorry if I'm asking the most obvious question in this thread but I am coming up for the weekend and will hopefully take in the Coot. I still need to see Ptarmigan and have been told that they can be seen up round the car park at Cairngorm. I just wondered how accessible and safe this was. I'm...
  6. Darren Pearce

    Lammergeier August

    Hello, I have a fortnights holiday in Canet de mar,North of Barcelona from next week. I am hoping someone will be able to advise of the closest sites to see Lammergeier. Also other mountain stuff,Alpine Chough,Citril Finch,Bonnellis Eagle etc I have a copy of Where to watch birds in North East...
  7. Darren Pearce

    Cote D'Azur

    This year's family holiday is in the South of France. We are staying in Cavalier sur mer . I am aware that the Carmargue is about two hours west and will take a day trip or two there . I am interested in sites nearer to where I am staying . Can anyone reccomend a book for the area that I can...
  8. Darren Pearce

    Cote d'azur France

    This year's family holiday is in the South of France. We are staying in Cavalier sur mer . I am aware that the Carmargue is about two hours west and will take a day trip or two there . I am interested in sites nearer to where I am staying . Can anyone reccomend a book for the area that I can...
  9. Darren Pearce

    Fuerteventura April

    Hi Dave, Trip report is great. Hopefully with your report, the links within your report, some site details that are being emailed to me and the book, I should see some good birds Thanks Darren
  10. Darren Pearce

    Fuerteventura April

    Thanks Robert, I'll take a look at the site Mark, I dont know without digging all the stuff out. I will have a hire car for the week though.
  11. Darren Pearce

    Fuerteventura April

    I have a weeks holiday booked on Fuerteventura for early April. I am considering buying A Birdwatchers Guide to The Canary Islands (Collins and Clark). I see the publication date is 1996 and am concerned that the sites might be outdated. Has anyone used this guide recently who can advise if...
  12. Darren Pearce

    Sussex Birding

    I am coming over your way tomorrow. I see the RLB has been seen again at Burpham. Any directions of where to look/park would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. Darren Pearce

    Bristol/Avon Birding

    Yes seen the photos on Avon Birding and Clevedon Birding. Parking could be interesting though if its still at the end of Wharf road Also 3 or so Twite at Oldbury Power Station Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
  14. Darren Pearce

    Bristol/Avon Birding

    Great Grey Shrike still showing near Keynsham today (not been back myself) Glaucous Gull at New Passage today. Blagdon Lake still has Slav Grebe,Pink Footed Geese,Bewick's Swans and Long Tailed Duck Short Eared Owls continue to show at Marshfield As for my own patch, highlights today 4...
  15. Darren Pearce

    Bristol/Avon Birding

    Went to have a look for the Keynsham Great Grey Shrike yesterday. There was another birder there when I arrived. We didn't find it by the time I left at about 12 30pm but it looks like the other chap was lucky as it was found at around 1pm further along the bridle track Sent from my BlackBerry...
  16. Darren Pearce

    Calling all Bird Bloggers!

    Here is mine. Basically ramblings around my local area and pics of twitches that I have been on http://www.surfbirds.com/blog/yatebirder
  17. Pied Wheatear

    Pied Wheatear

    Pied Wheatear at Oldbury on Severn, South Gloucestershire
  18. Pied Wheatear

    Pied Wheatear

    Pied wheatear at Oldbury on Severn, South Gloucestershire
  19. Darren Pearce

    Bristol/Avon Birding

    All moved over to Chew now.
  20. Darren Pearce

    Bristol/Avon Birding

    Two Long Billed Dowitchers at Blagdon today. Picture here http://www.cvlbirding.co.uk/logbook/2011october.html Nice showing of Yank waders with the Spotted Sandpiper and the two Pec Sands at Chew
  21. Darren Pearce

    Large Heath Scotland RFI

    I am staying at Inverness and wondered if there were any sites nearby for Large Heath ? Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
  22. Darren Pearce

    RFI Scotch Argus Highlands

    Thanks guys. I've heard about the midges and hopefully am prepared. Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
  23. Darren Pearce

    RFI Scotch Argus Highlands

    Hello I will be in the Highlands for 2 weeks from next weeks spending one week between Oban and Fort William and the next week near Inverness. I would like to see Scotch Argus. Everywhere I read says that they will be abundant and I will have no problem. Is this the case and are there any good...
  24. Darren Pearce

    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Hello, I am coming up to the Highlands for a two week break and will be in the area for the second two weeks in August. I have one week in Oban and another on the Moray Firth. I still "need" some of the Scottish specialities. I will have the family with me so 3 hour mountain treks will be out...
  25. Darren Pearce

    Blue ? Damselfly South Gloucestershire

    Thanks Guys. Now looking at my Field guide I can see the features you describe and am happy with Azure. Reading my guide it seems very difficult to seperate female Variable and Azure
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