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    Sigma 500mm F4

    Hi, Yeah, I was to until I found out that it doesn’t support CAF, only allows manual focus in movies and isn’t weather sealed so pretty much useless for my needs. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/support/download/SIGMA_MC_11_lens_en.pdf Mark
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    25th January - A return trip to the Yorkshire Wildlfe Trusts North Cave reserve today failed to produce the Black-throated Diver reported yesterday. Still lots of wildfowl on the pits, a singing Cetti’s Warbler and still good numbers of Brambling about. 93. Western Marsh Harrier
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    Birding at Rundum Highland, Sabah

    I alway enjoy readings these well illustrated posts, many thanks!
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    19th January - a ride out to Yorkshire Wildlfe Trusts North Cave reserve today yielded three new species. 90. Eurasian Woodcock 91. Brambling 92. Common Snipe
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    Whilst walking the dog this morning, finally added Tree Sparrow (they’ve been strangely absent from the garden this year) 89. Tree Sparrow
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    Iceland

    It takes quite a long time to drive to the north (speed limits are low) so probably not worth it for a long weekend. Husavik in the north is a good place for whale watching tours
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    A round trip to St. Aidan’s and Fairburn Ings RSPB reserves and Lemonroyd waste water treatment on the bike yielded a few new species for the year. 79. Eurasian Curlew 80. Grey Wagtail 81. Water Pipit 82. Goosander 83. Little Egret 84. Glossy Ibis 85. Red Kite 86. Cetti’s Warbler 87. Western...
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    9th January - A trip up to Castle Howard this morning netted a couple of new species. 77. Common Goldeneye 78. Eurasian Coot
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    8th January - After a quiet weekend with no birding and nothing new on the garden feeders I was pleased to add Yellowhammer to the list this morning. 76. Yellowhammer
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    5th January- today started with a Tawny Owl calling from the garden. A repeat visit Thorganby and North Duffield yielded another six species, the highlight being a male Smew. 69. Tawny Owl 70. Common Pochard 71. Common Moorhen 72. Common Redshank 73. Smew 74. Dunlin 75. Meadow Pipit
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    4th January - Whilst walking the dog this morning added another three species. Spent the rest of the day building a new bike (a late Christmas present to myself) 66. Eurasian Jay 67. Common Kingfisher 68. Common Reed Bunting
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    Marks 2024 green list (on foot and by bicycle)

    January 1st - An extended dog walk followed sometime with the garden feeders, then a quick cycle around the lanes to get over the 50. 1. Common Woodpigeon 2. Collared Dove 3. Common Magpie 4. Carrion Crow 5. Eurasian Blue Tit 6. Great Tit 7. Eurasian Blackbird 8. European Robin 9. Common...
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    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    This is my first time at green listing. I’d done some trial runs on the bike before new year, including twitching the Top Hill Low Black-throated Thrush, just to see what range I could get on a day trip. January 1st in York was okay weather wise, so took the dog on a slightly longer walk than...
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    A thread for KenM - Equipment list to help end your 'back of camera I.D' threads once and for all

    There are also these all-in-one options; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reader-Adapter-iPhone-MacBook-Samsung/dp/B0CKMHF5J1/ref=sr_1_6?crid=1P6VMYJU6K0JN&keywords=sd+card+reader+usb+c&qid=1703924764&s=electronics&sprefix=%2Celectronics%2C119&sr=1-6 They’re available in usb c, micro and lightening...
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    Costa Rica, Feb 2023

    I think it might be White-tipped Dove, looks relatively pale on the front, but the rufous crown is quite prominent in one of the pics, which would be more of a Grey-chested feature according to the quick look at the references. Sorry, not much help.
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    Looking for lodges/cafes with bird feeders in Costa Rica - please help

    Yeah, lots of the lodges have feeder set ups (cerro lodge, rancho naturalista, arenal obs) were a few that I was at last month. Cafe-wise; Miriam’s quetzals, casa tangara dowii (very good for breakfast or lunch) and Galería de colibríes y Soda Cinchona. Mark
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    Another Satara Camp South Africa Oct 19

    Isn’t the first one Arrow-marked Babbler? The second, I’d have to look at the guidebook
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    Unbirded localities of the world

    I think for a lot of people the lack of time, not necessarily money (after all, there are plenty of people paying £££s for tours) leads to this scenario. There must be university age people spending months touring?
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    Unbirded localities of the world

    No, from a personal point of view, it would be the logistics, especially in places like PNG.
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    "Lost" birds. Again

    Hi all, Sorry if I’ve missed this, but, does anyone know anything/tried to look for Negros Fruit Dove? I realised it’s incredibly unlikely with the level of habitat removal and hunting pressure. Mark
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    Unbirded localities of the world

    Yeah, I know! I’d love the opportunity.
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    Unbirded localities of the world

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67363874
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    New ATC/ STC 17-40x56 Telescope

    None, assuming the quality is upto Swarovskis usual standard. But I personally don't believe that's a sufficient enough reason to charge nearly 2K? Its the same scenario as when Kowa bought out the 553, I was shocked a how poor the image was when I tried one at Bird Fair (and I love the image my...
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