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    Illegal egging takes place at Poole Harbour gull colony

    The eggs of breeding Mediterranean and Black-headed Gulls have been illegally stolen from the nest in Poole Harbour to be sold to top restaurants for consumption, despite the practice being highly illegal and with no knowledge as to whether the eggs are safe to eat. More details here.
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    Bee-eater catches and kills bat

    Amazing photos of an amazing occurrence, witnessed on Israel's Judean plains on Friday - http://bit.ly/1Hrmse1 Cheers, Josh
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    Central & Northern Italy, May 2013

    Hi all, I had a fantastic long weekend in Italy with Dan Pointon back in early May - Brown Bear and Rock Partridge the highlights in Abruzzi with plenty of quality back-up such as Collared Flycatchers etc. Up in the north, highlights were all of the Category C species round Milan - I've gone...
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    Israel, March 2013

    Hi all, I've just completed an exhaustive trip report for our (also exhaustive!) ten-day trip to Israel in March of this year. It contains details and locations for many of the country's more difficult bird species as well as one or two interesting mammals, such as Striped Hyena. As with my...
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    Morocco, June/July 2012

    I've just completed an exhaustive trip report that details a recent trip to Morocco, from the coasts in the north through the southeastern deserts (and everything in between). Report contains detailed directions (new and old sites) for some of the country's harder species such as [Western]...
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    Not asking for identification here but here are some images of dark gulls that have seen in recent weeks. Enjoy/discuss at your leisure!
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    Unidentified Bird, Western Isles

    What is this?!
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    wrexile1's 2007 List

    143 species by Jan 10th using the British Ornitholigist's Union taxonomy. Highlights so far include American Wigeon, Willow Tits, erm...
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    South Lincolnshire Patching

    A brief intro - my patch is Baston & Langtoft Pits in South Lincs. An average gravel pit really, its been a working site for 40 years at least now, so the range of maturity over the site is pretty extensive - useful for a wider range of species to be recorded. Further details can be found here...
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    Best camera for Digiscoping?

    I currently have a Nikon Coolpix 4500, have had it a couple of years and its absolutely battered. I have obtained some pleasing images in more recent times, such as the Woodchat Shrike at Portland last month (enclosed), or the enclosed Oyc... Just wandering if anyone could suggest a good...
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    wrexile1's 2006 List

    Off to a steady start to the year; haven't seen anything particularly rare. However, on 138 species by 5th January. Best birds so far include: Black Brant Tundra Bean Goose Greenland White-fronted Goose Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Caspian Gull Hawfinch Black-necked Grebe So, as you can see...
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    wrexile1's 2005 List

    Bit late adding it on here... currently on 303 (UK400) for year - most recent.... 300: American Golden Plover - self found bird at Warham Greens, Norfolk 26/10 301: American Black Scoter - Llanfairfechan, N Wales 29/10 302: Glossy Ibis - Porth Neigwl, Gwynedd 29/10 303: Desert Wheatear -...