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  1. Andy Thatcher

    Orlando Banding

    Is there anybody here that knows of any bander's/ringer's in the Orlando area ? There was a group in Apopka but the Park has now asked them to stop. Or are you a bander in the area looking for a site ? If so I know of a 3 acre site with a spring fed pond, my garden ;)
  2. Andy Thatcher

    Vermillion Flycatcher - Orlando Area

    Not sure if you were aware but there is a Vermillion Flycatcher near Sanford, well there was on Sunday when I saw it and it has been about for a couple of weeks now ;)
  3. Andy Thatcher

    Rare Birds in Florida ?

    Just wondering if there is a rare bird alert service or website for Florida ? Been looking about but all I seem to find are sites that are not updated. Yes I know there are plenty of sites for IBW's !
  4. Andy Thatcher

    Hummingbirds and Miracle Grow ?

    After a few months experimenting I managed to get a Ruby Throated Hummer regularly visiting the garden mainly due to the firebushes I planted here in Orlando. Just plain ignores the hummingbird feeders I have out there, 4 currently ! While the hummer ignores the feeder the family of raccoons...
  5. Andy Thatcher

    Hello ! Ermmm again

    Been a hectic couple of years and I had nearly forgotten about this forum but found an old, old email about a get together I organised a few years ago to see bittern at Tring Reservoirs a couple of years ago. Anyway one of the results of the hectic couple of years is that I have recently...
  6. Andy Thatcher

    Las Vegas

    Has anyone been birding around Vegas ? Odd time to go I know but I am going in August and was wondering if anyone had any tips as I have been searching and not finding a lot of info :h?: Any help gratefully accepted.
  7. Andy Thatcher

    Birding Book needed as a present, Help please !

    My mission impossible is to provide a new bird book for my fathers birthday which is coming up shortly but I am off working in Germany for a couple of weeks from tomorrow. Now what makes it harder is that between us we have most of the books available ! Any suggestions gratefully accepted :h?:
  8. Andy Thatcher

    Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia

    I have just returned from a 2 week trip to the Gambia. Knowing that it is a favourite winter destination for European birders thought I'd just give you an update. We went deliberately in the rainy season, the end it turned out, to make certain that we'd see various local specialities in full...
  9. Andy Thatcher

    Alpine Swift at Sizewell

    The question that's bothering me is was this a twitch ? After all Sizewell is one of my regular haunts when visiting my old East Suffolk stomping ground but I suppose I have to admit that I did go specifically to see the Alpine ! Like to say we, my father and I, picked it up straight away but...
  10. Andy Thatcher

    Leica Duovid. Good or Gimmick ?

    OK I have to admit it is time for my old Zeiss Dekarems to go into semi retirement. Faithful servant though they have been technology has moved on a pace. I have just started looking through a few options and I have noticed the LEICA DUOVID 8 + 12 x 42. I know that there are Leica lovers and...
  11. Andy Thatcher

    Best time ot visit Eilat ?

    Anyone able to advise the best time to visit Eilat to roughly coincide with the raptor migration ? Been looking about and kinda struggling to decide when to go !
  12. Andy Thatcher

    Boyton Marsh, Shingle Street & Wilford Bridge

    Had a little trek around some old haunts this morning with my Dad. First was a 15 minute drive to Boyton Marsh myself driving with Dad going on about what he had seen there over the last few weeks. Strangely enough all I saw was a reed bunting, blue tit, couple of kestrels and a rook or two...
  13. Andy Thatcher

    Use Birdforum to ....

    Meet up with people with more experience and learn as much as you can from them !
  14. Andy Thatcher

    Welney news ?

    Considering a visit to Welney tomorrow for an hour or two as I am in the area looking at dogs of all strange things. Just wondering if anybody has been there recently and if so what is about ?
  15. Andy Thatcher

    Hellooooo !

    Well I have been searching for an interesting forum for birding and it looks as though this should be the place :t: So Hi there good people !
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