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    Photography on YouTube

    If anyone would like a bit of an escapism I have started doing some photography films on YouTube including Red Grouse, Capercaillie, beaver and Red Squirrel. I would really appreciate some constructive feedback. My channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzIEwCiQup1YefAxbzCusSw Also a...
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    Snow Buntings

    Just a quick one. Do Snow Buntings hang around walkers on top of Cairngorm Mountain like they do on Ben Macdui? Ian
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    Cranes Breeding in Scotland

    Common Cranes have breed in a secret scottish location for the past 2 years as revealed by RSPB today. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23930834 Great news. Also looks like they are true wild birds not a reintroduction Ian
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    Last Minute Lapland, March 2013

    I am thinking of doing a 6day bird photo trip to Lapland and Varangerfjord, Basically flying to Ivalo then hiring a car and trying for northern birds in the snow. If interested drop me a pm. Ian
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    Dolphin asks for help!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21176914 Does anyone know the back story on this, was the dolphin one that was regularly visited by divers or did it just see a diver and think, 'those hands look useful, wonder if the odd ceature would could help'. Stunning what ever Ian
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    Mammel ID help Finland

    Back in June I spent a week in Finland and Norway seeing less birds than expected but doing well with Wolf, Wolverine and Bear. Travelling back from Varangerfjord i decided to do an evening bear watch before driving the 180miles over to Oulu for the 9am flight ie at the point for the sighting I...
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    Short notice Finland Norway

    Hi All Flying to Oulu next Friday, £265 from Manchester. heading over to Kuhmo for Bears and, I hope wolves, before driving north. Returning 22nd. My main focus will be photography so quality views rather than ticking distant specks and driving on. Sorry for the short notice but if intersted...
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    Texel Bluethroat

    I am thinking about coming over to Texel in May to photograph a wide range of species including hopefully Bluethroat, is this realistic, if so any tips on good locations and what time is best ie early, mid or late may. Ian
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    Tayside beavers - for a bit longer at least

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-17387962 May be of interest, anyone got any ideas how many the present 100 could increase to in 3 years? or how many the tay catchment could support? Ian
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    Info wanted on Hornborga

    I am planning to spend a day photographing cranes and Hornborga in late March. 2 questions are their any feeding stations nearby for other birds and is it possible to get to Hornborga via public transport? Lastly I notice a few sites on Today Daily were locations are given for Great Grey Owls...
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    Hokkaido March 2012

    I am considering spending a week photographing birds in eastern Hokkaido in mid march. Anyone interesting in sharing car hire etc. I have been before but do not speak the lingo so should be fun! staying in budget hotels (£40 to £50 per night for a single) car hire circa £500 to be split, food...
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    Cheap Japan? An oxymoron?

    I am planning family visit to Japan in Feb and am hopping to spend a few days in Eastern Hokkaido. Given that sleeping in the hire car may result in hypothermia can anyone recommend cheap places to stay. I am planning on taking the ferry from Nagoya and hiring a car in Kushiro, what is the...
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    Canon 300 2.8 IS vs 100 400

    Ok this sounds an easy one but.... in order to buy the 300 2.8 I would have to sell my 100 400 which is a good copy. This would mean my Kit Bag would consist of a 7D and 24-105 and the 300 plus a couple of converters. Would I miss the lightness of the 100 400 and it's flexibility or would the...
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    Cetaceans - Aberdeen and beyond

    Having followed threads for birds sighted in and around aberdeen i decided that it was time for one on the local whales and dolphins. Aberdeen is, in my veiw, the best city in europe for watching whales and dolphins, other cities are great if you get on a boat or go to a headland 20miles away...
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