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    Issue with Stereo/Mono Recording

    Im having a problem replacing an XLR to 3.5mm jack cable. The one Ive been using for the past few years has provided stereo output from the microphone to the recorder (at least I can hear in both headphones and it records both). It is connected to a Sennheiser ME66/K6 at one end and a Sony...
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    Moluccas, Indonesia, Nov 2015

    A couple of birds from the Moluccas that I would appreciate a little help on, if anyone is able to offer an opinion. The first is a flycatcher from Buru. The two main options are Grey-streaked Flycatcher and Streaky-breasted Jungle Flycatcher. This to me looks like it could be the latter...
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    Flycatcher Thailand

    Hi, Can anyone help with this female blue flycatcher from the Baan Maka hides at Kaeng Krachan, last month? I was leaning towards Chinese Blue (Blue-throated) on the basis of lack of blue tones on upperparts with rufous on the upper tail, indistinct throat, and lack of defined orange breast...
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    Southern Sumatra Feb 2013

    SOUTHERN SUMATRA FEBRUARY 2013 Introduction Christmas Eve 2012 and I received an email from Martin Gottschling regarding a trip he was putting together in February to look for a few of Sumatra’s montane forest endemics, but notably the two Pittas; Graceful Pitta and Schneider’s Pitta. Given...
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    Babblers Sumatra Feb 2013

    Im currently re-going through my most recent trip to ensure Im not ballsing up any of the ids! Was hoping someone could offer confirmation or otherwise on the two recordings attached. The first I recorded as Horsfield's Babbler, but on reviewing via XC there is a recording similar to this...
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    Birds of Paradise

    Some amazing footage from a project due for release... Technology has come on a bit from the 'Attenborough in Paradise' video classic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=YTR21os8gTA&NR=1...
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    Kuching, Sarawak

    KUCHING, SARAWAK, NOVEMBER 2011 Introduction In November 2011 I spent 6 days in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, East Malaysia, situated on the western corner of Borneo. It was the start of three weeks in Malaysia, with the other two weeks at the classic Peninsular birding sites. I was with...
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    One Million Snakebites

    If anyone missed the Natural World from last Tuesday it is worth taking the hour out to watch it on iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00z094n/Natural_World_20102011_One_Million_Snake_Bites/ It's a great programme on the snakes of India and the fight to reduce and avoid snake bite...
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    Eastern Turkey 23 May - 07 June 2010

    Introduction This trip - originally planned for 2008 - was finally organised and set in motion last year and undertaken by myself and two good mates, Mark and Dave, combining a number of the usual Eastern Turkey birding sites with a side adventure into Georgia on public transport. This proved...
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    Madagascar: some travel & accommodation details

    I visited Madagascar in December 2010 for 2 weeks with a friend. A few details are provided below. All Costs are in Ariary. At the time the exchange rate was roughly 3300MGA (Malagasy Ariary) = £1 (UK pound) Transport From the Airport on arrival we hired a taxi to take us to Andasibe...
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    Museum of Life

    A six part series going behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum, London, and the work it undertakes. Thursday's BBC2 8pm. Episode 1 was last Thurs, but is on the iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rp1w0...
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    Vulture-killing drug now on sale in Africa

    Anyone out there want/able to check out vets in Africa? http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2007/10/africa_diclofenac.html Gareth