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  1. Bowland Birders

    Golden-crowned Sifakas of Daraina

    A short account and some photos from my Sep 2017 visit on my blog here Definitely worth the effort to get to Daraina! Mike
  2. Bowland Birders

    Fosas of Kirindy Forest

    Some photos and a few words about Fosa from my recent Wild Images tour on my blog here. Hope they are of some interest. Mike
  3. Bowland Birders

    Harlequin photos

    Some Harlequin photos from Northeast Iceland on my blog here. Very beautiful location! More people should go to Iceland. Forget the number of lifers, it is a great birding experience. Mike
  4. Bowland Birders

    Iberian Lynx photos from Sierra de Andújar

    Some photos from last week's visit to the Sierra de Andújar, Andalucia on my website here. All taken from a photo hide on the private Puerto Bajo Estate north of the Embalse de Jandular reservoir. There are at least four different individuals present on the estate at the moment. PM me if...
  5. Bowland Birders

    Request for Cetti's and Grasshopper Warbler in S Engand

    I have a friend visiting the UK who lives in Africa and wants to see Cetti's and Grasshopper Warblers. He knows it is far from the best time to try to see them but can anyone help with up-to-date info in the south of the Uk please, from midlands southwards? Thanks a lot. PM me if you would...
  6. Bowland Birders

    Lesser Sandplovers

    Have just glanced quickly at the latest Birding Asia and see that there is an article labelling Lesser Sandplovers as 'Spot-fronted' (= atrifrons) and Black-fronted (= mongolus). I am probably out-of-date but with atrifrons meaning 'black-fronted' and mongolus already generally referred to as...
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    Alaskan duck shooting video

    Here's a very disappointing duck shooting video from Alaska that I came across. Why anyone would want to kill these beautiful creatures for fun is beyond me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jX0i8O6uDk I'd be interested to hear any comments. Br, Mike
  8. Bowland Birders

    Where are they now? (Twitchers reunited)

    The Nancy's log book thread got me thinking about where some old birding friends are now. Many of us must have lost touch with old grapevine contacts with the emergence of the birdlines, pagers, internet. Does anyone know how I can contact Mac Navin (a keen twitcher from Tyneside in the mid...
  9. Bowland Birders

    Alaska Duck Hunting

    Link posted by Mike Crewe on his excellent 'Barnegat Beauties' post. Click here for a dreadful website (not for the faint hearted!). Any thoughts? Mike
  10. Bowland Birders

    Oriental Scarlet Dragonfly, East Lancashire

    My partner Evi found a dragonfly, which had emerged from a tropical fish tank at her workplace in Blackburn on 15 January. It is a teneral male Oriental Scarlet (Crocothemis servilia) aka Scarlet Skimmer or Ruddy Marsh Skimmer and was no doubt imported as an egg or a larva in some aquatic plants...