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    Death of Philippa , Lady Scott

    We heard on the local BBc West news that Philippa, Lady Scott , had died today. She was the widow of Sir Peter Scott of Slimbridge. I wrote to her last year for support with a local environmental issue, and she replied by return of post, enclosing a very generous supportive letter.
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    Herons' food in icy conditions?

    Can somebody tell me what food herons will be able to eat during this icy spell when lakes, rivers and ponds are frozen? They are large creatures with a large body weight to support.
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    Herons' food in icy conditions?

    Can somebody tell me what food herons will be able to eat during this icy spell when lakes, rivers and ponds are frozen? They are large creatures with a large body weight to support.
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    Hawke Frontier ED 8x43 binoculars

    Hawke Frontier ED 8x43 binoculars I have just been given a pair of these. Can anyone advise me as to their usefulness? They seem pretty good to me but would appreciate others' advice. Thanks, Naturistbird.
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    Red Kite in Burgh Heath Surrey

    Seen in sister's garden in Burgh Heath, near Banstead, Surrey. She has never seen one ever before in the area. Is this unusual?
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    Help Needed To Save Coate Water From Developers

    Hello all lovers of wildlife!!! [CENTER]WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT, PLEASE[/CENTER] How many of you know or know of Coate Water Country Park in Swindon, Wilts? It is an SSSI and has been given the Green Flag for its facilities. It is also a superb birding site; in fact away from the nearby...
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    Birds of Teesdale

    Which birds can we expect to see during a visit to Teesdale next week...moorland and coast? Thanks, Naturistbird.
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    Writers About Green Issues/birds

    Can anyone help, please? I need to find the names of as many names as possible of people writing in papers,magazines etc on GREEN ISSUES and BIRDS eg Stephen Moss....Guardian. Any more, please? Who writes lovely articles for "THe Times"? MANY THANKS, Naturistbird.
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    Bird watching fair at Rutland Water '08

    Hello, Can anyone give me information about this year's Fair. Guest speakers, dates etc? Many thanks, Naturistbird.
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    Help needed to save Coate from developers!....WIL

    Hello there.I wonder if anyone could help with a campaign in Swindon to prevent our local country park, Coate Water, from being surrounded by houses??There is a new proposal submitted by Redrow Homes and Persimmon Homes. This involves the building of 1800 new homes as well as a university and...
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    White tailed eagle in Wilts/Hants

    Has anyone any news of the bird found on Cholderton estate in Dec 07? Is it still around? Thanks, Naturistbirder.
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    Gulls treading the ground

    Recently I noticed 2 Herring gulls treading the grass they were standing on. It looked like a tap dance. Presumably to get the worms to rise to the surface....or is there another reason? Also saw 2 Berwick swans doing the same in shallow water today at Slimbridge. Can anyone please enlighten...
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    Samos in October

    Can anyone tell me which birds might be seen in early October? Thank you.
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    Birding language for the Uninitiated!

    Sorry to sound naive but there are two expressions from reading this Forum that I still don't understand.... 1. What is a "tart's tick"? 2. What is an "armchair tick"? No doubt the answers will be simple....but information gratefully received. Thanks, Naturistbird.
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    "ARRIVALS AND RIVALS, "by Adrian Riley *

    "A duel for the winning bird"; described by the" Daily Mail" yesterday in a two page spread.(Having shown a series of photos of various "twitches", the latest being the White-crowned Sparrow in Cley, Norfolk.) Has anyone read it and is it worth ordering? *Concerns rivalry between LGRE and...
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    Psychic Bird Watchers

    Are there any psychic bird watchers around? Does anyone have experiences of these skills? Thanks, Naturistbird. (PS I very often get intuitive feelings so wondered if that led into the realms of birdwatching. If so, it would be very useful!).
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    Robin Repeatedly Attacks Pigeon On Birdtable

    A strange thing happened today at lunchtime. I had placed a very large piece of wood horizontally over a high stool on the lawn and covered the wood with different foods...bread,peanuts and wild bird seed. A robin was the first to investigate; he had no trouble in nipping down and helping...
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    Cattle Egret

    Why are there so many Cattle egret in the SW at the moment? Obviously winds....but from where....and why Cattle egrets?
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    Easy Bird Quizzes

    Where can I locate an easy bird quiz on the web? I had earlier logged onto good one showing birds found in Sheffield birder's garden. Sadly, I now can't remember how I got there! Can anyone help??
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    Advice wanted...Heatherlea..

    Hello everyone(or just those reading this forum!) Have booked for a trip with Heatherlea in Scotland (nr Aberdeen) for July 08. Anyone any experience/knowledge of this firm and their trips? Thanks, Naturistbird. What about mosquitoes then???