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  1. redeyedvideo

    Two From The Gambia

    These 2 species have had me scratching my head. I think I know what they are and if so, one would be a tick. I'm fairly sure the weaver is common but the eye colour is confusing me. Both taken in February this year at Abuko. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Flycatcher, Sammy's Point, Spurn 14/10/16

    Many birders would have seen this bird at Spurn on Friday and ticked it as a Pied though subsequent research and comments suggest it's a Collared. The bird was present until 5pm not far from the carpark, this shot was taken just before 11am. Thoughts and armchair ticks welcome!
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    BirdLife Malta Activists Charged with Bird Crimes

    Has anyone ever heard anything as ridiculous as this? http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2015/06/24/birdlife-malta-activists-acquitted-of-possessing-protected-species/
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    Bird Bath Theft, Newcastle UK

    I feel sorry for both the victim and the thief. How about you? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-32711820
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    Scottish Wildcats Given a Boost

    Good news even if it's a little too late. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30465805
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    Tawny Owl 'Makes Nest' in T-Rex

    I saw this on BBC this morning and thought it was worth sharing. As for making a nest, well, that's just the usual journalism when it comes to anything bird-wise! Great shot nonetheless. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/earth/11275456/Animal-photos-of-the-week.html?frame=3116986
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    Large Pipit, Northern England

    Am I going mad or does this pipit look like a Richard's? http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3116509&postcount=297
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    Paper Wasps Breeding in Leeds UK

    Why do the BBC get it wrong so frequently in the news when they have an amazing Natural History section? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-28755827
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    A Message From Martha - Mark Avery

    I notice that this book about the extinction of Passenger Pigeons is The Independant's book of the week. Well done to Mark. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/147290625X?pc_redir=1404227851&robot_redir=1
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    I Bought a Rainforest ~ BBC iPlayer

    I've just watched this on iPlayer, a must watch for anyone interested in conservation & wildlife in Peru or anywhere for that matter. 'Series following wildlife cameraman Charlie Hamilton James, who has bought 100 acres of Peruvian rainforest. Charlie establishes camp and makes some unpleasant...
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    Wasp or what? UK

    This insect has been flying around my summerhouse recently, I've never seen anything like it before. Does anyone know what it is?
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    Steppe or Imperial Eagle? N. India

    I did fairly well in a recent photo competition with this photo. The very knowledgeable judge thought this could be an Imperial Eagle, agree or not? Thanks for looking.
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    Opticron After Sales Service

    My g/f bought a pair of Opticron Oregon binos a few years ago for a trip to Kenya. We're off to The Gambia soon and she was complaining about the eyecup being loose. Two of the screws had fallen out so I phoned Opticron to see if they had them in stock. Two days later a new set arrived, the...
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    New Monkey Species Discovered

    A new species of monkey has been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo; http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19556915
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    Lost White-tailed Eagle

    For info, don't get exited if you see one! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-19542245
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    Google Translate - Nesting Breadcrumbs!

    I've been looking at reserves is Brittany for a potential visit and Google Translate came up with this for one of the reserves; In addition, the reed of Trunvel is of great importance for nesting breadcrumbs mustache and is a feeding area for paludicoles warblers during migratory stopovers...
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    Indian Mysteries

    I'm struggling to find anything like the first bird in Birds of the Indian Subcontinent but it can't be rare as I saw 2 birds 300km apart. From memory it's about the size of a large chat. The second bird I had down as a Minivet but again, I can't match it to any of the illustrations. Any ideas...
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    Individual & Group Tours (IGT) India

    I had a chat & picked up an information sheet at the Birdfair and I'm planning a trip soon. They cover all the places I want to visit at a good price and I was wondering if anyone had first hand experience of travelling with them. Any info gratefully received, cheers.
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    Spanish Dragonflies for I.D. Please

    These were all taken in Andalucia recently, are the first 3 the same species? I'm guessing Keeled Skimmer for no.4? Any help gratefully received, thanks.
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    How Many Cuckoos/Coucals Have You Seen?

    Easier heard than seen but here's my meagre list with my favourites in bold; Common Cuckoo Oriental Cuckoo African Cuckoo Great-spotted Cuckoo Plaintive Cuckoo Large Hawk Cuckoo Red-winged Crested Cuckoo Levaillant’s Striped Cuckoo Jacobin Cuckoo Klass’s Cuckoo Diederick Cuckoo Red-chested...
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    Eats Shoots & Flies

    Hi All, I'm curious to find out more about the diet of one of my favourite birds, Bohemian Waxwing. Back in February I saw one bird food passing to another and it looked like green plant matter although there were plenty of berries around. I've seen them fly-catching on sunny days and nipping...
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    Wet Rock Pipit? Norfolk

    I took these photos at Thornham Creek on Feb 12th and presumed it was a Rock Pipit although there are a few features that don't quite fit, also the habitat isn't quite right. I briefly considered rubescens but the bill looks too sturdy and the wing coverts aren't particularly well marked. With...
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    Thou Shalt Always Bird

    Please delete Already posted here http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=185701
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    Workmen Paint Around Dead Badger

    Unbelievable! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-10650160
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    Black-head Gull in UK from Germany?

    I've been trying to get the complete ring number of this bird at Billing, Northampton over several visits and I've finally pieced it all together. it looks like IA 128517 VOGELWARTE NIDENSEE and possibly GERMAN A. Does anyone know any more about this adult bird? Edit - I meant Black-headed...