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    7Dmk1 plus canon 100-400 focus issue?

    Hi Have had this combo for a while now but recently noticed the lens will not focus when at maximum focal length 400. I have to reduce to approx 300 then the lens will focus quickly then when moving back to 400 it will focus. I did get a message a couple of weeks back saying camera and lens not...
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    Buzzard Lochindorb

    Not saying this is the same bird as reported Rough leg at Lochindorb but this was giving a pretty good impersonation of Rough leg until it revealed an all dark uppertail. From a distance this bird shows a very good resemblance to Rough leg but closer reveals its true identity. Common Buzzard...
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    Falsterbo, best winds?

    Hi Looks like I will be heading for Falsterbo and perhaps Oland for a week 2nd Oct. Forecast seems to show light south east winds off a high pressure system for a few days. Does anyone know if these conditions would be favorable for raptor movements? I understand south west is best? Cheers Dave
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    Reykjavic in December

    Hi I am spending 3 nights in Reykjavic in December. I am presuming the harbour would be a good place to look for Glaucous and Iceland Gulls but would there still be any sea ducks around then? or anything else around Reykjavic Thanks Dave
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    Switzerland last week of May

    Planning a few days in switzerland from 24th May. Will all breeding birds be on site by then or am I a little early for shrikes, orioles etc. Also anyone any idea what snow line is looking like for snowfinch etc. Thanks for any info. Could possibly delay a week if required but would like go go...
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    Ruppell's or Griffon?

    Taken in Tarifa spain in May 2008, Just looking back through images and found this. Looks like Ruppell's to me ? Not a great shot though.
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    Red Shouldered Hawk?

    Hi Guys Is this a young RS Hawk, taken at Sheldon Marsh Ohio? Cheers Dave
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    Flycatchers, magee Ohio

    Guys Presume the first is Olive sided Flycatcher but is the second Yellow Bellied or another Olive sided? Cheers Dave
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    Clay colored Sparrow confirmation, Ohio

    Photographed at Ottowa, Ohio 18th May 2013. Understand they are relatively uncommon here but pretty sure it is Clay Colored. Heavily cropped pic as bird was distant in fading light. Cheers
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    Antigua-May

    Off to Antigua in early May, anyone any recent information from the island or news on any sites. Staying on the west coast, Long Bay 'Grand Pineapple'. Would appreciate any bird news or must do sites. Will be heading for Mckinnons pond, walling reservoir, jollly harbour pools, potworks dam as...
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    fly by diver, Holy island

    Didn't even put my bins on this, flew passed as I was changing camera settings, so I just clicked. Torn between GN and Black throat, seems to have dusky breast band of GN but doesn't seem thick set enough, thoughts? Dave
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    Redpolls, get a grip

    Coues's, Hornemanns, Scandinavian, Exilipes, Hornammani, Mealy, Northwestern, Greenland, Lesser............. any more I've missed. Whats wrong with Arctic, Mealy and Lesser like in the good old days. Get a grip lads and lets have some decisions on what we are calling these.
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    Little Shearwater?, Point Linas, Anglesey

    Picture taken by a friend at Point Linas, North Anglesey on Sunday 29th Aug during the northerly blow. Not until he got home and reviewed the pictures did he realise this looks rather like a Little Shear. Comments appreciated Dave
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    Rock Martin, Egypt

    Taken at Abu Simbel in Eqypt. Have it down as Rock Martin (Pale Crag Martin). Any comments
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    Fuerteventura seawatching

    Hi Anyone done any seawatching off northern Fuerteventura or off the inter island ferries from Fuerteventura to Gran Canaria/ Tenerife/Lanzarote. Going in a couple of days and wondered if they are worth it (especially ferries). Thanks for any responce Dave
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    Fuerteventura seawatching

    Hi Anyone done any seawatching off northern Fuerteventura or off the inter island ferries from Fuerteventura to Gran Canaria/ Tenerife/Lanzarote. Going in a couple of days and wondered if they are worth it (especially ferries). Thanks for any responce Dave
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    Sprawk or Gos. UK

    Took this a couple of days ago, looked quiet large but not seen with any other bird.
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    Lanner Falcon UK

    Taken this morning, one better photo of upperparts only still to come from a friend. Looks like ad Male Lanner Any comments. Will post other pic later, better upperpart shot but does not show head.
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    Mealy(common)? UK

    Bad picture but surely pale enough for common?
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    Fort William area

    Hi Visiting Fort William in a weeks time, is the are any good for sea duck,divers,grebes? looking at the map it seems a little too far away from the coast. Can anyone suggest any areas near Fort William or would OBAN or Ardnamurchan area be better for sea ducks?? Thanks Dave
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