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    Essex Birding

    Had a first in my garden today, all at the same time. 5 ringed neck parakeets, 2 robins, a mixture of blue and great tits, a jay, numerous magpies, pigeons and seagulls. I had not put any food down. never had the parakeets in the garden before
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    Birding around London in winter

    Rye meads is excellent, and only a short train ride from Liverpool St
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    At present, the forecast is looking dodgy. Lets hope !!!
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    John, no, originally booked for Skokholm, next door, but the goalposts were moved. So now off to Farne islands
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I am going to hire one next week for a trip to see the puffins and see how I get on. John, thanks for the offer, but I will see how I get on next week first
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I am going to hire one next week for a trip to see the puffins and see how I get on. John, thanks for the offer, but I will see how I get on next week first
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    !!
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    John, I didn't really explain myself very well. I use a Canon 100-400 for most of my action work, but feel that a 70-200 will be more versatile, if in a hide, diving kingfishers or for relatively close work. I am in the process of selling my Canon 300 f4 Trevor
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    HELP!!! IS or not

    Hopefully someone can help me sort this out in my mind. I have been looking at the Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens. My problem is, do I need IS or not. I do mainly bird photography, but also other wildlife. I do photograph, birds in flight if possible, as well as static on a tripod in a hide. Hope...
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    Only a week to go

    Thanks everybody, a few more ideas to run past the boss lady
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    Essex Kingfishers

    Nice pics Andy
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    My first Kingfisher

    Unfortunately not in Essex, but Worcester
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    Only a week to go

    Yeeha, Only a week to go before 16 nights in Orlando. Will visit Gatorland, early morning, all 8 mornings it is available to me.. Love the place. Wild Florida, Joe Overstreet Road and possibly a few other locations as well. Hopefully the resident pair of bald eagles are still at the back of the...
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    DisneyWorld in May

    The park and its surrounds produce lots of birds without going far. If you get an early morning Thurs - Sun, a visit to Gatorland is well worth the $20. It opens at the far end away from the Gators head at 7.30 and you will be amazed by the amount of birds that are within 3 feet, along with...
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    Essex Birding

    Nice picture :t:
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    Never been in July

    B (: Bloody hot and humid
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    Late May birding spots?

    Forgot to say, only about 15 mins from Kissimmee or 20 mins from International Drive area. Cant think of a better way to spend $20
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    Late May birding spots?

    Kevin, For $20, get to Gatorland South OBT around 7.30am on Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun and you get admission for bird and gator photography. Absolutely stunning. Hundreds of birds with chicks. Im there early May and will spend probably 6 or 7 mornings there (for about 2 hours, but you can stay...
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    Essex birding trip

    Im up for the 16th (will be the odd one out coz I photograph them, and don't know the names of most, but picking up very slowly)
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    Essex birding trip

    o:) o:)Working on the 9th, but hopefully next time
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