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    Cook wanted, Fair Isle Bird Observatory

    Hi We are the new Warden and Adminsitrator of the world famous Bird Observatory on Fair Isle, having taken over from Deryk and Hollie Shaw a couple of months ago. Living on Fair Isle is every bit as wonderful and we're looking forward to the start of the new visitor season next week having...
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    FAIR ISLE - BIRD/ISLAND NEWS etc!

    Hi All We’ve been here a couple of months now and Fair Isle is every bit as wonderful as we knew it was going to be. The birds have been pretty good (Bluethroat, Great Grey Shrike, two Hawfinches and a Subalpine Warbler are amongst the highlights so far), with plenty more to come I’m sure and...
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    Cetaceans - Aberdeen and beyond

    Hi Ian I'd be interested in hearing any sightings in Aberdeenshire of that 'honarary cetacean' the Basking Shark. Last year we had an unprecedented run of sightings off the north end of RSPB Loch of Strathbeg reserve, with sightings on several dates in October peaking at a minimum of six on 16th...
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    Kefalonia June/July

    I've added my sightings from our week in Kefallonia to davidg's post - pretty much the same story: lovely island, nice food etc and a few pleasant birds (but not many!). Well worth it for the turtles!
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    Kefallonia, Greece 22nd June - 6th July 2010

    Kefallonia, Greece. 11th - 18th July 2010 A family holiday at Lourdas with very little opportunities for birding (most days the binoculars were only used for trying to ID butterflies around the villa garden). An early morning walk in Lourdas produced very little different, so we didn't bother...
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    Kefalonia June/July

    It's no use to you I'm afraid David, but I'll be visiting Kefalonia in July (staying at Lourdas on a family holiday). Having never seen Black Woodpecker, I'd be very interested to hear how you get on or if you find any other information about the island. I saw a reference to a checklist for...
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