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    Vietnam December 2019 or March 2020

    Hi there I am looking for younger birders (20s to early 30s) who would be interested in joining me on a self planned trip to Vietnam for 12 to 16 days (I'm 24 myself). The plan would be to travel on a reasonable budget, target the endemics and to build a hefty checklist whilst really exploring...
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    Vietnam (north and south)

    Hi there, I will be visiting Vietnam for 14 days in either March or April next year and am looking for some information and advice on birding sites. Now this is going to be a bit of a family holiday so I won't have masses of time to go solely birding although I'm hoping I can weasel a few days...
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    Thrush sp, UK

    Just a female blackbird right? funny facial markings that almost look female siberian thrush like
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    Birding around Seattle and Vancouver

    Hi everyone! from the 31st March I will be spending two weeks in Washington State and British Columbia which I am very excited about. The majority of the time we will be based around the Olympic National Park and the Mount Rainier National Park but we will also be travelling up to Canada to...
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    Warbler Sp Cadiz, Spain

    I'm not exactly the greatest at warbler identification! So any ideas guys? Is it an Icterine or a Melodious perhaps? Cheers, TJ
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    Portsmouth To Bilbao Ferry 21st of August

    Hi, I was wondering if any birders would be taking the Portsmouth to Bilbao Ferry this year? Last year was fantastic with Birds such as Pom Skua, Great Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Manxie, Balearic Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Sabines Gull, Ortalan Bunting, Northern wheatear, Storm petrel and Grey...
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    Swarovski Spotting Scope price range?

    I was wondering if anyone could point to a good price for a Swarovski scope? My old brast and stroud one finally succumbed to years of use. Im older now and wanted to step up to a better quality scope. But I cant find any definite price online... Could any one help or recommend? :)
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    Shrike sp southern spain

    Could any one confirm the id of this shrike ;) I am hoping it could be a red backed but im not 100 percent sure. o:D
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    Gulls in Spain, Altea Marina.

    Not quite sure about this gull.... Never been good at em lol. Whats your thoughts on these two pics? o:D
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    Acro warbler. Pego marshes, Spain

    Kinda confused about this one, looks like a Reed or Marsh warbler but I dont think they winter in Spain. Any ideas?;)
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    Id needed, Alicante, Spain

    By now i must of won the worst record shot photographer of the year award;) These birds didnt stick around long ( they were in a flock ). Very bright yellow and too big for Serin? ive seen Serins recently and the habitat was different, these were seen in pine forest at the top of a mountain...
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    confirm Black red. Spain, pego marshes

    I have seen pretty big numbers of Black redstarts over here so im quite familiar with them. This one strikes me as a bit weird, what do you think?
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    Woodchat shrike? Altea outskirts, Southern Spain

    Sorry about the quality of this pic, it might be impossibe to id but what are your thoughts on it? The shot was taken about a week agoo:D
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    Wader, Spain ( near Santa pola )

    This bird its just a Dunlin right? Im used to summer plumages and frankly my wader id skills are awful.... ;)
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    Red knecked grebe?

    Spotted this grebe at Keyhaven, Hants. Am i right in thinking i have got a red kneck here? http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylor_j/4136073503/
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    understanding ISO among other things..

    I have been taking photos for awhile now but never fully understood the manual settings, such as ISO and aperture... But at one my local patches (in the hide) i was mucking around with my camera, trying out all the settings on some feeders when two good photographers came in and showed me how...
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    flycatchers id

    Taken in France near Bordeux ( if thats how you spell it ). Pied flys right? just makin 100 hundred percent sure so i can finally tick it offo:Do:D
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    Birding France

    Currently travelling through France on the way to Spain at the moment and just wondering if there is any birding places, reserves, etc that i can pop into along the way... We are in Niort tonight and are setting off along the A10 to Saintes and then up to Bordeaux tommorow. I think we are in...
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    lense for fuji finepix s8100 FD

    hi all, does any one know if you can attache a photo lense to a fuji finepix s8100fd camera? im leaning towards a knew cam for christmas if this one does not take lenses as the birds are too far away.... regards TJo:D
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    very white Common buzzard?

    Whats everyones thoughts on this here Raptor, looks very white in first pic but im 99 percent sure its a Common Buzzard. Just checkingo:D ( sorry bout quality, need a better lense ) Edit: forget to say photos were taken in the UK at Lodmoor in Dorset...