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    Worst Place....Best Birds ??

    How about a midden in Kano?
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    Memory cards for Nikon Coolpix 4500

    Not correct. I use 512Mb all the time in my 4500. I use 512 as it is a CD roughly. If you have a DVD burner then go for as large a card as poss esp if you shoot the odd video clip (4Gb).
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    Bird Guide for South Africa

    SASOL guides are fine indeed - aLso SASOL Birds or Prey and the Birds of Africa South of the Sahara is good (Sinclair & Ryan) as it includes references to Claude Chapuis CDs of African Bird calls. This is also useful in other parts of Africa esp for range etc (which are not too accurate anyway).
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    Ankara or Transylvania or Lyon

    Callatis Well I warned you - its Oslo in Norway!!! Back to the drawing board.
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    Please ID

    1 = Redshank 2= Bar tailed Godwits
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    New Species on Manu Road - Kill Bill Tanager

    Perhaps we are splitting hairs here Jane! They killed a specimen of the Cayalan (?) Rail recently didn't they - I know there were quite a few about. Perhaps it would have been better to record the calls & do a playback to see if there were others knocking about. Maybe its an aberrant? (Don't...
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    best insect identification book?

    If you are not faint hearted go to London and check out Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross road They have a great selection You can probably get a cheap day return on the train for about 30 or 40 quid I just got Askew's Dragonflies of Europe. I also buy on line etc but sometimes there is...
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    New Species on Manu Road - Kill Bill Tanager

    I seriously doubt it is the only Kill Bill tanager left. If it is then is was doomed anyway!
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    New Species on Manu Road - Kill Bill Tanager

    I like the name Kill Bill Tanager and I hope it is kept. As for a headline in any learned paper, the tilte should be Kill Bill Tanager Killed Its scientific name could be Tangara mortus billae!
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    Scope or binoculars, but not both - new birder is perplexed.

    Often asked what are you lookin' at? by kids esp when sea watching. I just tell them I'm counting waves.
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    Dragonfly ID Please

    I think I saw a couple of these today but they weren't in perching mode!!!!!!! Got a Black Darter & another one which I am yet to ID. I'll post them up in a day or 2
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    The Twitchers They Came 4x4.

    Well said - I am going to give "Beguiled" a go tomorrow on the train - it looks a good read.
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    Dragonfly ID Please

    Well I'm off to Black Lake for an hour (Forest of Delamere) - if I see anything good I'll let you know!!
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    Ankara or Transylvania or Lyon

    I have worked in Paris before (V nice) but you put forward a most persuasive argument .... (don't drink & and not a big cheese fan so at least thats 2 less factors!). However, I am a keen cook & as Lyon is a gastronaught's paradise + village markets to peruse whilst birdwatching, its worth a...
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    Ankara or Transylvania or Lyon

    Callatis - all I have been told is "Transylvania" so far. I go for negotiations in London tomorrow so I'll find out more details. It is a large motorway project so that may give you an idea of where I may be located, but since my speciality is office based I may well be based in Bucharest with...
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    Ankara or Transylvania or Lyon

    Many thanks to all of you - I'll have a decision next week where all the other things come into the equation! Its seems I can't lose out in any of these locations. Any more info would be welcome anyway , with Transylvania perhaps edging it by a neck!!! Lets see how I get on next week.
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    Dragonfly ID Please

    The picture is a bit burnt out - could you darken the image a bit. I guess its a Southern Hawker but I'm not very sure on that. Harry we crossed in the post - why isn't there so much green down the sides of the abdomen? Thats whats confusing me a bit.
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    Wind Farm Threat To The Golden Eagle On The Western Isles In Scotland

    Thanks for the comprehensive reply - I'll make sure I check this out because I can understand both sides of this (at the moment) so a balanced review would be a great help. My main gripe is the eyesore they create and perhaps if they were put 25 miles off shore it wouldn't be so bad, after all...
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    Bee-eaters - Photos and observations

    I have a few from West Africa but its a hassle attaching pics in this forum. I can send to an email address if you like. Cheers
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    CMOS Wireless Telecam Digiscoping

    That would be a blessing here in UK with the advent of "Reality TV" and other such dross!
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    Wind Farm Threat To The Golden Eagle On The Western Isles In Scotland

    Where can I see with my own eyes bona fide statistics about deaths caused to birds by windfarms?
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    Scope or binoculars, but not both - new birder is perplexed.

    each one had EITHER a scope OR binoculars but not both. Never both! I knew Americans were weird! This was intially my suspision after watching the Beverley Hillbillies when I was a kid and now I am addicted to Bilko! No idea why they would do it - I nearly always stroll around with both...
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    Madagascar - September

    I used French francs 10 years ago. Check a Lonely Planet guide for Africa - it will advise - no need to buy it, just browse in Waterstones.
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    The Twitchers They Came 4x4.

    I noticed loads of swallows up in Rochdale late this afternoon - that'll be my twitch tomorrow (by bicycle though!)
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    The Twitchers They Came 4x4.

    Dave When I see the word list and I'm afraid I get necrosis of the brain!!! As the coverage increases it is quite likely that birds will be observed more often than before, particularly "iffy" waders and warblers. this is fine but doesn't really impinge on my birding day at all! I still have...
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