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    Marsh or Willow?

    I put this on the UK Bird Identification page on Facebook yesterday and got a mixed response. I wondered what you guys think? Thanks, Jonno A brief visitor to the garden today, just long enough for me to grab my camera. Never had Marsh Tit before in the garden and used to have up to 4 Willow...
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    Warbler - Texas Oct 2019

    I saw and photographed this warbler in Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas, on 8th October 2019. Just reviewing my photos and and I'm no longer sure what it is. Pics have been cropped and lightened. Any ideas please? Thanks Jonno ...
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    Sparrow - Hornsby Bend Texas

    Hi All, can anyone please confirm the identity of this sparrow seen at Hornsby Bend, nr Austin, Texas on 17th October 2019? Pictures are not great. Thanks in Advance Jonno
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    Texas in the Fall

    My wife and I are doing a Texas Road Trip in October with the view to doing a mixture of Birding and Culture/Sightseeing. Our itinerary is as follows: Arrive Austin 3rd October Baytown, Houston for 5 nights San Antonio for 3 nights Hill Country, Fredericksburg area for 2...
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    Reliable Woodland Sites

    Hi - I live nr Nottingham and I'm doing the #my200birdyear and thinking of coming over to Derbyshire to look for Pied and Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and Wood Warbler plus Dipper and other good stuff. I've searched online but can't seem to find any up to date and reliable sites. Are you able...
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    Small Raptor in Ontario

    This was photographed by my brother-in-law in Brampton, Ontario (north of Toronto) on their housing estate this weekend. The photos aren't great as they were taken on a mobile phone through the windscreen of his truck. I think I know what it is but looking for confirmation from North American...
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    Cirl Buntings in January

    Hello - Planning on being in Devon at the end of January 2019 and hoping to see Cirl Buntings. Is the feeding station still being managed at Broadsands? Any other up to date reliable sites or info would be really appreciated. Thanks Jonno
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    Hummingbird, Ecuador

    Hi All, Just going through all my photos from my holiday in Ecuador in May 2018 and came across this particular hummingbird that I cannot identify. It was taken on 16th May at Mashpi Reserve in the cloud forest above Quito. I did email the lodge but never got a response so wondered if you...
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    Heron - Galapagos

    I found this Heron on a lagoon on the Island of Floreana in the Galapagos on 25th May 2018. It was across the far side of a lagoon and even with a 600mm lens it is still small in the picture. I've attached a couple of heavily cropped images. Apologies in advance for the poor quality. I'm...
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    Flycatcher - Amazon Rainforest

    I saw this Flycatcher in the Amazon rainforest on 12th May 2018 that even had all the guides stumped. We were staying at Sacha Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon on the Napo River and it was flitting in the tree canopy in the terra firma forest. I know there are loads of flycatchers and many look...
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    Aves Vox

    Does anyone use the Aves Vox smart phone app that runs over the top of Xeno-canto? I use it particularly when i'm abroad looking for unfamiliar warblers etc. My iPad and iPhone 7 are both on iOS 10 and I can't return any results. I've changed the language to English and it just returns "No...
  12. J

    Where are all the geese?

    Just spent the weekend in North Norfolk and purposely ended Saturday at Holkham hoping to see the spectacular gathering of geese we have experienced in previous years. Two years ago, the sky was black with close to 100,000 pink-footed geese coming in to roost, in what I believe was a record...
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    RFI: Tenerife in December

    I'm going for a week's holiday in Tenerife in early December staying in Los Cristianos. I'm not planning on it being a birding trip but if anyone has any information on any local spots worth visiting, I'd be very grateful. Might get some sort of boat trip in if there is any chance of any sea...
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    Lesvos - Most Do Sites

    Hi, I'm preparing for my first ever trip to Lesvos on 25th April for 1 week. I'm staying at the Hotel Pasiphae in Skala Kalloni and have a hire car already booked from the Airport. I have Steve Dudley's excellent Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos but am a bit overwhelmed by the choice and number...
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    Should I take my Camera?

    Hi - I'm going to Lesvos at the end of April and I'm torn whether to take my camera. I have a Nikon D3100 and the largest lens is the Nikkor 55-300 AF zoom. I've had it a few years and never been truly happy with it or the results meaning I've never quite got into it. I've tried various...
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    Northumberland May Weekend

    Hi all, We are breaking away from our annual May weekend in Norfolk for a change and heading to Nurthumberland. We are booked into a pub on Lindisfarne on Friday Night and a B&B near Amble on Saturday night (16th and 17th) We are travelling up from Yorkshire on Friday lunch time but haven't...
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    Shorebirds, Cancun Riviera, Mexico

    Hi, Just had a great couple of weeks in Mexico. Spotted these on the beach after a tropical storm. Any ideas please? Many thanks in advance Jonno
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