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    Moth ids from herefordshire

    Hi all, I'm new to mothing and haven't yet got a book, these are all from my homemade moth trap last night, could anyone help me with ids please? (excuse the dodgy pictures) thanks Is pic 1 a red barred tortrix?
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    which listing software?

    Hello, What are your opinions on the best (preferably free) listing software, I use RBA at the moment but would be good to have a permanent one that doesn't expire when the subscription runs out. also one that I can keep lots of lists on (year, british, world, county, patch) cheers :) Espen
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    pelagic trip in august- Isles of Scilly

    I'm thinking of doing a pelagic day trip from scillies some time in mid august, to get wilsons storm, skuas, shearwaters, etc. I have looked on the internet for pelagics and the best i've come up with is this:http://scillypelagics.com/bsp.html which is sold out and just on a couple of dates...
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    chaffinch

    I assume they were fighting?http://www.birdforum.tv/members/action/viewvideo/3669/chaffinch_behaviour_/
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    Greenland wheatear, wellington GPs

    I think this is a greenland race northern wheatear? pic one with 'normal' oenanthe northern in bottom right
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    pallid or common swift, herefordshire

    today I saw a swift at brockhall GPs (while trying for the pec sand for a second time!:cat:, but no luck there) it seemed very early for a swift which is what drew my attention, so, I gave it a good look and took some pics... seemed to have a nice clean, well defined throat patch which would...
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    Some Italian birds

    pic 1&2: audouins gulls? pic 3: pallid or common?(only pic I have on dark background, looks like a common to me) pic 4: juvenile roller? flight was perfect and I can't think what else it could be, just the underparts seemed the wrong colour cheers espen:t:
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    Naples and Rome, 8th-17th april

    Had a good holiday (with family) although it wasn't a birding holiday, just birding around where I happened to be(exept a trip to pompei, mainly for birding), my list at the end of the trip isn't particularly long(53), but I think is ok considering I didn't visit any particularly bird-rich...
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    Scops Owl

    Hi all, I posted a thread about going to the naples area at easter:http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2393527#post2393527 but does anyone have any tips on seeing scops owl, I understand they are a pain to see, so as I have no experience with scops owl I may need some help. Are they...
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    Bbrc

    I am trying to register with BBRC but when I click register it says 'sorry...the page doesn't exist', does anyone know another way of registering or why it says this? cheers espen
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    Purple heron?

    saw this bird on the hereford/wales border near longtown today, it circled over my head and gave the impression of being quite small, it was flying more like a bop than a heron, when i looked through bins it looked a browny orange colour, i managed a couple of pics. wonder if you could help me...
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    Italy, easter

    I will be staying in Italy(naples area) with family for 10 days in easter hols, not a birding holiday so will probably only be able to get out a couple of times, and will be limited to public transport. say, for example i only get to go out 3 times, does anyone know of any good birding...
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    Italy, easter

    I will be staying in Italy(naples area) with family for 10 days in easter hols, not a birding holiday so will probably only be able to get out a couple of times, and will be limited to public transport. say, for example i only get to go out 3 times, does anyone know of any good birding...
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    scilly isles in oct

    now this might be a scilly question;)... but having never been to scilly, i would like to give it a go this autumn, but the only time i could go is the last week of october(with exams at school etc.), do you think it would be worth still going then(i know that they have good years and bad years...
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    Timor bush warbler

    'A small Indonesian warbler known only from two specimens has now been rediscovered on East Timor.' http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?cate=__11626&c=11 fantastic news, with so many species slipping into the realms of extinction it's good to hear stories like this :t::king:
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    leftovers

    any ideas on what to do with some leftover chicken? I'm sure the buzzards and gulls at my local patch will love it, but how about water birds like ducks/coot/and maybe heron? cheers espen
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    Caspian gull, rutland water

    these photos were taken at this years birdfair and i still hadn't got round to posting them. i think they were taken from the goldeneye hide(not sure though) there had been a casp around at the time of birdfair, and this gull stood out to me as quite odd (probably because itwas one of the only...
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    american wigeon? herefordshire

    there has been a 1st w m am wigeon at wellington gps for a while now, i've looked for it a couple of times now, yesterday i took these TERRIBLE pics of it: what d'ya reckon?
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    semi p and spotted

    i had a very 'sandpipery' day today! these were the birds seen at slimbridge *1 semi palmated sandpiper 1 buff breasted sandpiper 1 dotteral 1 arctic tern 20+ curlew sandpiper 5+ little stint 200+ dunlin a few sanderling lydney harbour: *1 spotted sandpiper 1 snipe |=)||=)|
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    rba map

    buckinghamshire seems to have moved into the atlantic...!
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