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    Result after cleaning binoculars: normal or not normal?

    And like most things on that online store, they are fake. Just like their ‘genuine’ Zeiss lens cleaning cloth.
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    Scariest birding moments

    Whilst birding in and around the Hula Reserve in northern Israel, we had the bright idea to take lunch a short ride away up at Kiryat Shemona. No sooner had we sat down when Katyusha Rockets from Lebanon started to thunder in. Needless to say we left hungry. 48 hours later we called in to the...
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    Wild swimmer rescues grebe

    Well done to the young lady. Fantastic thing to do for our wildlife.
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    Godwit UK : Bar or Black-tailed

    Fab photograph.
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    Comment by 'Bubbs' in media 'P1110028.JPG Thrush'

    Heard my first one at dusk yesterday.
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    Comment by 'Bubbs' in media 'goldcrest'

    How anyone ever gets a good photograph of these nervous sprites is beyond me. Fabulous.
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    Comment by 'Bubbs' in media 'Redpoll'

    What a frosty gem. Stunning.
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    Returning Zeiss 10x32 binos

    I’ve checked the date and it’s not April fools day!
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    Welcome Janet. Turn the caps lock off 😀😀😀😀
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    In your opinion, the best looking binoculars are....

    Whether you think you own a pair of good looking binoculars or not, you should be aware that (some) of the binocular advice given on BF is absolute tripe! Most of it comes from the USA.
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    Bird migration offshore in the Mediterranean, October 2020

    Good report Julian.
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    Some “challenges” from the Bird Migration on Merchant Ships 9 minute film clip in the Migration Forum.

    On the opening sequence we see five birds flying towards the ship. Presumably four of these are Night Herons but what is the fifth black and white bird on the right?
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    Comment by 'Bubbs' in media 'Hawk'

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    Bird migration on merchant ships.

    Simply type... “Bird migration on merchant ships” into the YouTube search box.
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    Bird migration on merchant ships.

    A fascinating nine minutes on YouTube concerning birds landing and resting on merchant ships at sea.
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    From the Canary Islands

    I guess this Greenshank was photographed at La Charca. Always worth checking as it does get some good birds.
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    Is this a Eastern Stonechat?

    Come in Adam.
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    Magpie behaviour

    We have here a huge problem with Magpies and your description of its behaviour suggest that this bird is unwell. It wouldn’t surprise me if other Magpies eventually killed it, just like happened here recently. Welcome to BF.
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    Coronavirus and wildlife trade

    There is a video on YouTube but it’s not easy watching “Asia’s scariest meat market”. Be warned.
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    Coronavirus and wildlife trade

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    Coronavirus and wildlife trade

    Good post Andy.