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    Kenya - Nov/Dec 2013

    I thought I would detail the highlights [and lowlights] of our recent trip even though I will prepare a more detailed report for consumption elsewhere. We had a really good trip overall but it proved to be a nightmare for one of the chaps. Read on for the gory details. 25/26 Nov Four of us -...
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    Tsavo Region And Coastal Kenya - Oct 2011

    I had a week in Kenya from 14-21 October. I am putting the finishing touches to a report that I will post later. Here's a resume... 14 Oct Arrived Mombasa and picked up by my friend Jonathan Baya [read all about it at "www.tracktours.weebly.com"]. There had been a lot of rain in the week...
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    Cisticola - Tsavo East

    Apologies for the background banter! Originally, I thought Rattling Cisticola. Can anyone confirm that [or otherwise] please. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoAygWRDscE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6amW_bE4v64
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    KENYA -August/September [Final Part]

    27 August We spent Friday 27th doing very little, catching up with a few of the staff at the Hotel. It's a great place for families. Ironically, it's not very good for birds. A few waders on the beach, the occasional Osprey and Fish Eagle, plus nesting Golden Palm Weavers and African Golden...
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    KENYA - August/September [ Part 2]

    25 August White-Browed Sparrow Weavers took over the early morning call at Sagala Lodge so I got up and had a look around the grounds at about 7am. I think it's fair to say that we were starting to feel the pace and Lorraine and Phil were in no hurry to move today! There were good numbers of...
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    KENYA - August/September

    This could go on for a very long time but I'll resist that temptation. At this stage, the main point I want everyone to know is that I've funded a safari vehicle and it's a birder-friendly vehicle! It's for anyone who wants a safari, particularly in Tsavo. The vehicle stops for birds!! If you...
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    Sick Bullfinch

    We have a couple of feeders in our garden with nuts and also use a bird table and a ground hopper for seeds. Last week a female bullfinch just sat on the ground hopper for most of the day, looking very sick. Eventually, she disappeared but we found her dead a few days later. To-day, a male...
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    Ngulia Lodge, Tsavo West, Kenya - 26 October

    Can anybody help me to identify this bird, it was one of three flying around the bushes and open ground directly outside the lodge. UP-DATE Ah.it's not showing. I'll have to try again.
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    Costa Rica - 11 To 18 March

    Well, where do I start! Action packed 7 days. It went something like this. 11 March - KLM flight from Newcastle to Amsterdam, then flew Martinair to San Jose with a 2 hour stop off at Miami. So far so good. 12 March. First night at Hotel Brilla Sol near the Airport. We were out quickly into...
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    Costa Blanca in February

    Got back on Tuesday from a few days in an area called La Marina Urbanizationes [about 20 minutes drive South of Alicante airport]. Wet, cold and windy for 2 days but sunshine for the other two . What a difference the sun makes to birding. We stayed in an apartment on this massive estate and...