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    Citril Finch near Feldberg

    I am hoping to see Citril Finch in either Les Vosges, France, or across the border in Germany in June (so I can drive from England). Does anyone know the best or most reliable places? I have found online (Ornitho.de, eBird etc) that Feldberg seems the best place … any more information would be...
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    Best European farmland birding

    Thanks for this guys. I'd be interested in your report Pratincol, cheers.
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    Best European farmland birding

    Bit of a random one... Where have people had their best farmland (preferably arable) birding experiences in Europe? I'm looking to arrange a trip that takes in loads of low-intensity farmland, with the high bird populations to go with it. I'm thinking buntings, larks, perhaps Montagu's...
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    Laurel Pigeon Tenerife

    Hi Larry, I went in February last year, and saw both Laurel Pigeon and Barolo Shearwater. Here's a link to my trip report - https://www.cloudbirders.com/tripreport/repository/STUBBS_Tenerife_02_2017.pdf. Feel free to ask any questions...
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    North Italy in December

    I went in February this year, staying just outside Milan - shamefully/shamelessly I was after category C birds but I did enjoy fantastic views of a Wallcreeper at Centrale Semenza dam, near the town of Robbiate. My trip report, with details of the Wallcreeper site, is here -...
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    Nice airport car hire

    Bit of a random one, but wading through nightmare experience review after nightmare experience review of various companies at Nice airport. Any recommended companies? Has anyone rented a car from the airport before?
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    Vulture sp., Algeciras, 10/5/2017

    Many thanks for the feedback guys, just wanted to be sure.
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    Vulture sp., Algeciras, 10/5/2017

    On my annual visit for raptor migration earlier this year, this bird arrived over the Strait in the company of Griffons. It was very obviously smaller, and dark. The pale bar on the underwing coverts had me conclude Rüppell's, but seeing the WP Big Year guys make an error, my certainty has gone...
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    Where to find rares in October

    Thank you both for your replies. Pariah - amazing info, just what I was after. I've got Dempsey's (excellent) book. I'm now torn between Galley Head/somewhere in Cork, or venturing out to Kerry.
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    Where to find rares in October

    I'm thinking of doing a long weekend in south/west Ireland this October. Bar Cape Clear, where would people recommend going in order to have a chance of finding a tasty American vagrant? Are Galley Head and Mizen Head good shouts? I'd be interested to know if there are any other sites with...
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    Warblers & Terns near Calais

    Appreciate the time of year isn't fantastic, particularly for the warblers, but I might have some spare time in north-east France next week. Any gen or site suggestions (no more than 1-2 hours drive from Calais preferably) for Marsh and Icterine Warbler, and Roseate Tern, would be most...
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    2017 Western Palearctic Big Year

    What population is this based on? Thanks
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    Raptor, southern England, 30/5/2017

    Thoughts on this? Appeared Kite like when first on it, flat winged and a much more elastic flight than the numerous Common Buzzards present. Furthermore, thin arm and hand, a long tail (picture angle makes it appear shorter). Plumage was dark/brown and I was left absolutely not thinking CB...
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    Tawny Owl and Dark Chanting Goshawk in Morocco - are they out there?

    I'm recently back from a trip to Morocco, and during my time there I noted the reported sighting of a Tawny Eagle near Gorges du Dades. This got me wondering about this, and another species. What is it's current status in Morocco? A couple of sources list it as a very rare breeder, and I note...
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    Pied Crow near M’hamid yesterday

    Any recent sightings (since Bob Swann's)? In the area next week. Cheers
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    Barolo (Little) Shearwaters, N Tenerife, July 2014

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/es/santa-cruz-de-tenerife/303003/daily-weather-forecast/303003?day=16 is pretty good for long range forecasts/sunrise and sunset. If you are going in two weeks, it looks like sunset is 19:13.
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    Barolo (Little) Shearwaters, N Tenerife, July 2014

    Good luck Stephen. I noted an observation today of 5 NW (in 25 minutes) from the same spot, at the same time of day I suggested.
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    Barolo (Little) Shearwaters, N Tenerife, July 2014

    I had 1 Barolo Shearwater pass Punta de Teno this evening, in with a movement of around 40 Cory's. I believe Barolo's still breed at Roque de Garachico in small numbers, so they must pass along the north coast to reach here in the last hour or so of the day, from January to July at least. Thus...
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    Nanday Parakeet Tenerife

    Cheers Alf. Should have phrased my post better - I was wondering if anyone knew if my source was wrong, and if they were indeed on the Spanish list. Either way, looking forward to going.
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    Nanday Parakeet Tenerife

    Am heading to Tenerife in a couple of weeks, and I've seen a couple of people have recorded Nanday Parakeet here. As far as I can see (Avibase), this species remains off Category C of the Spanish list. Thus, I assume it's not tickable for a WP list?
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    Palanga seaducks

    I am contemplating a quick trip to Palanga in early March. In Gorman's Birding in Eastern Europe, he says that Steller's Eider are present in numbers here, at this time. Does anyone know if this is still the case? I am struggling to find any literature/reports for this area at this time of...
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    Marsh Owl at Lac de Sidi Boughaba

    Thanks again guys. Thijsdekruif, I am going from March 29-31, and was planning on birding in Oukaimeden. Do you think this is a bad idea?
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    Marsh Owl at Lac de Sidi Boughaba

    Cheers guys. Now contemplating a different plan entirely, as it seems a dedicated week or 2 is needed for the Owl and Francolin. The High Atlas and beyond is tempting.
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    Marsh Owl at Lac de Sidi Boughaba

    Many thanks for the reply. Probably won't bother with Sidi Boughaba, and will concentrate my efforts on the Francolin...
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    Central Balkan Mountains/National park, June

    I am visiting the Central Balkan mountain range in Bulgaria in early June, and will have a few days to bird. The excellent birdsinblugaria.org has some stuff on the species I can expect, but I was wondering if anyone could offer any specific gen for the following birds: Imperial Eagle Saker...
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