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  1. TonyC

    Nightjar in Quito Sep 2011 - ID?

    Roosting in the Botanical gardens, Quito, Ecuador. Any idea on the species ?
  2. TonyC

    places to look in cambs/beds please

    I'm down there 24 th Jan 2011 for a week's course. I remember going there a few years ago and saw Green Woodpecker in the little reserve to the south of the centre.
  3. TonyC

    Female Redstart ? - Corbett NP, India 1-2-10

    It's ISO 1600 so a bit noisy but you can definitely see the blue
  4. TonyC

    Female Redstart ? - Corbett NP, India 1-2-10

    Some excellent spotting by Pete Haines - there's a faint blue shoulder patch on photo #1 so it's a Small Niltava
  5. TonyC

    Female Redstart ? - Corbett NP, India 1-2-10

    Definitely no tail-flicking at any stage - I think that rules out Slaty-Blue Fly. I think the tail is too long for Little Pied Fly
  6. TonyC

    Female Redstart ? - Corbett NP, India 1-2-10

    By the side of the main road north of the Dangardi Gate near Mohan. Spotted feeding on the road, it then flew up and perched on a stump. Initial impression was a very grey/green bird with an obvious chestnut brown tail and rump - I'm thinking female Redstart but which species ??
  7. TonyC

    Help selecting a printer required

    I have the iP4300. I tried Fuji and Kodak paper but Canon Glossy Photo Paper Plus gives results as good as getting prints done at Jessops or wherever ! 7dayshop do cartridges for £6.79
  8. TonyC

    Bird Guide - Playa Larga - Chino ?

    Managed to link up with Chino via Andy Mitchell - thanks Andy. I have an email for Fidel - his brother-in-law who lives 3 doors down the beach - PM me if anyone needs any info.
  9. TonyC

    Bird Guide - Playa Larga - Chino ?

    Does anyone have an email address for Chino or any other bird guide in the Playa Larga area ? I'm going over in February and need accomodation and a guide sorting out. I've tried [email protected] which bounces with 'too many hops' and [email protected] and got no answer...
  10. TonyC

    Atlas listing

    SJ89N (central Manchester) - I'm up to 10 species now, including Peregrine which isn't bad from an 8th floor view from an office block. Looking forward to starting my 2 tetrads over the weekend in north Cheshire.
  11. TonyC

    Going to Bharatpur next week and...

    Avoid the Forest Lodge at all costs - horrible 1960's era Soviet style concrete block with rude staff and no hot water. Falcon is very friendly and does nice meals, bike hire etc. I hope for your sake there is water there - it was bone dry in November and very few birds - loads of Jackals...
  12. TonyC

    Tarts tick....

    I'm with PaulD definition #1 - I thought it was a sighting of a rareish bird which took very little effort because it was so obvious or it had been staked out - such as Sammy the Stilt at Titchwell which was an easy tick for a year list.
  13. TonyC

    Black Crake help

    Here's a picture of one. Quite a comical bird with a day-glo yellow bill and bright red legs.
  14. TonyC

    costa rica

    Rancho Naturalista for close-up views of Hummingbirds
  15. TonyC

    Bharatpur - October

    Yes the numbers have plumeted. For example there were no Pied Kingfishers at all and maybe 2 or 3 Grey Herons and no Purple Herons or Gallinules. There were a lot of Jackals though.
  16. TonyC

    Bharatpur - October

    Just returned from India. I was at Bharatpur on 1st November and unfortunately the rumours are true. There is very little water at all ! Compared with a visit 5 years ago which was a 'wet' year I would say bird numbers are down 90%. They are pumping up groundwater at two locations resulting in...
  17. TonyC

    Bharatpur - October

    I've heard tell of a patch of wetland some 45 minutes drive away from Bharatpur - a river bed on the old Agra road which has had water this year - anyone heard of this ?
  18. TonyC

    Bharatpur - October

    Just received this message which confirms the bad news -------- As far as I have heard, there is no water and no heronry. Not in its usual or expected state. Although, some tour operators are talking otherwise. Regards. Anand Arya ----- Original Message ----- Any current news on the...
  19. TonyC

    Bharatpur - October

    We stayed at the Falcon several years ago. A very friendly owner and he will rent you bikes. Also his cook would rustle up whatever you fancied, such as egg & chips and one night we had a very nice aubergine dish. It was a bit chilly at night but we did go in January.
  20. TonyC

    Where is best place to buy CF cards?

    After reading various articles on pirate CF cards I managed to test my "SAN Ultra" card in a friend's PDA and of course my 'bargain' is in fact not a SAN card at all but a Redstone or something and a lower spec than the SAN. The problem is you can't read the card's identifier from a PC as it...
  21. TonyC

    How many people have seen over 200 different species of bird in the UK?

    On 253 after about 10 years - I mainly birdwatch within about a 50 mile radius of Manchester on a Sunday morning, and the odd organised coach trip with local RSPB groups to North Wales, Norfolk or Scotland, so I'm only adding 1 or 2 new ones per year. I'm now on 183 for Cheshire & Wirral, with...
  22. TonyC

    Worlds Funniest Bird Name?

    Bronzy Hermit - a sun tanned bearded guy sat on a pillar ? Spectacled Spiderhunter - a Victorian eccentric explorer ? White-vented Plumeleteer - an extra in a 3 Musketeers movie ?
  23. TonyC

    Most "lifers" in a day

    60 in Florida around Merritt Island - lots of exotic waders.
  24. TonyC

    Hello from Grt Manchester.

    Hi Dave Check out http://johnfair.brinkster.net/rspb/default.asp In a few weeks John should post the next seasons events, but we have a trip out to RSPB Inner Marsh Farm on October 15th. Meet up at the Gateway Hotel at 08:25 and we then drive over in convoy - you're welcome to have a lift.