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  1. Gronk08

    Error 50

    Hi Got my gear a little wet today while hoping to see a Great grey Shrike (no show on the bird front) got back home and dried my kit out but my D750 is now showing error 50 with the shutter going nuts and firing like mad. Was hoping for a little advice, do people think the body still damp...
  2. Gronk08

    Rose Coloured Starling

    Hi I was hoping someone could give me a few pointers of where to grade for to see the Rose Coloured Starling at Whitchurch don't really know the area so any post code etc would be great. Cheers Tim
  3. Gronk08

    Ring Found

    Hi Hope for a bit of help found a green metal bird ring in my garden (Silverdale,Staffordshire,UK), I am not sure what species the ring was from as I just found it why cutting back some plants in the garden. It's a Green metal ring which says GB 13 Z 94255. All the best Tim
  4. Gronk08

    Spotted Flycatcher

    Hi Just wondered if anyone one else is seeing more Spotted Flycatcher this year? I am not sure if it's a case of the places I have managed to actually visit during the current restrictions are just more Spotted Flycatcher "friendly" or that this year there are just more around? Basically I have...
  5. Gronk08

    Padley Gorge

    Hi Going to give Padley Gorge a go tomorrow never been before so was hoping to gain a few insider tips from people who have been before of which trails to follow and where to park etc. Hoping to bag Pied Flycatchers, Redstart and if they are around Wood Warbler any tips would be great. Cheers...
  6. Gronk08

    Red Breasted Flycatcher

    Hi I noticed that a Red breasted Flycatcher has been reported in around the Southport area. Just wondered if any one could give me a spot of info on the bird directions and where to park. Also ideally how easy is the bird to spot and see its just that I am in Formby tomorrow so could pop along...
  7. Gronk08

    Where to Buy Canon SLR's

    Hi Although my trusty 40D keeps going the battery life is now not great and I do feel that a more up to date SLR would be of benefit such as higher ISO range. Been looking at the Canon 700D and found the cheapest prices on SLR Hut and Ashton Little does anyone have any experience with either...
  8. Gronk08

    Juv Sanderling?

    Hi These shots were taken last weekend on the Wirral by the Lifeboat station near Hoylake. I have never seen a Juv Sanderling which I think this bird is I am more use to seeing the Winter grey and white plumaged birds than this form. It was around the size of a Dunlin (possibly just a...
  9. Gronk08

    Lesser Yellow Legs

    Hi Could anyone help with directions (ideally a sat nav postcode) for the Lesser Yellow Legs currently at Conder Green, looks like a nice spot to visit over the Bank Holiday if it sticks around. Cheers Tim.
  10. Gronk08

    Train Adoption

    Hi A quick question via a railway forum, back in 1988 The Cleveland Young Ornithologists Club adopted a locomotive (20118 which still carries the plate referring to the adoption), they were just wondering why the club had adopted the locomotive in the first place? There is a nature reserve...
  11. Gronk08

    Martin Mere

    Had a good day out at Martin Mere yesterday, it started well with a couple of singing Corn Bunting by Curlew Lane and a pair of Grey Partridge that ran across the road in the same spot. Nothing out of the ordinary on the reserve although there was a very frisky Med Gull trying to pull any of the...
  12. Gronk08


    Hi Well I have finally entered the modern age and gone and got myself a tablet a nice little I-pad mini. I was just wondering if there are any apps or the like that are a must to have really in regards to either bird id guides or other gen apps. Cheers Tim.
  13. Gronk08

    100-400 V 400 5.6

    Hi Looking into buying either the 100-400 or 400 5.6 lens and was wondering what peoples opions are in regards to the two lenses? The 100-400 sounds good because of the range it covers, but I can see my self mainly using the lens at 400mm so the over advantage wont be that great. So was...
  14. Gronk08

    Camera Bag

    Hi All I am after a new camera kit bag as I have out grown my current one. Ideally I am looking for a bag to hold my Canon 40D with kit lens attached and my Sigma 50-500 lens plus a few other lenes nothing to big though just a simple 100-300 zoom and a pair of compact binos. Not looking to...
  15. Gronk08

    Cabin Hill NNR and Marsh Side

    Hi All Went off on a wader mission today with the wife. First off head to Cabin Hill NNR near Formby, never been there before but will go back really close views of thousands of waders. That is until some prat let his dog run at the flocks on the beach Any way managed to see the following Grey...
  16. Gronk08

    A Wet Doxy Marsh

    Hi Was intending on hunting out some Waxwing yesterday but as the weather was rather grey and damp I decided to stay a bit closer to home and head for Doxy Marsh. As usual after the heavy rain we have had the place was a little damp to say the least, having to wade our way through a large...
  17. Gronk08

    Staffs Day Out

    Hi All Thought I had best pay a visit to the two Staffs rarities that have turned up recently. First head off this morning with the other half to see the Spotted Sandpiper, didn't fancy the long walk around from the Visitor centre at Tittesworth so attacked from the south (Leek) end. Was quite...
  18. Gronk08

    Hi There

    Hi One and all Just thought I would say hello and introduce my self. Just sined up this week, have to say that my wife and me are still fledgling birders. But we are getting there slowly and starting to explore new areas. We are based in Newcastle U Lyme so places like Doxy, Coombes etc are...