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Old Thursday 18th March 2004, 21:43   #76
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Awww, come on Andy! I'd even give you some free digi-scoping tips!
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Old Thursday 18th March 2004, 21:49   #77
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I think I shall specialise in island endemics :) Planning on locating a H.Hussey if sewatching conditions look favourable this autumn.

What worries is me is that I know 100s of birders but very few of them appear to be on here yet. Perhaps they are and they are keeping quiet about it.
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Old Thursday 18th March 2004, 21:51   #78
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I also plan to locate ticks in their natural habitat or by predicting patterns of vagrancy... none of this duding it up at meets :)
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Old Thursday 18th March 2004, 21:52   #79
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I must have seen lots of you folk!

I try and talk to all the birders I meet...So my list could be quite exstensive!!

There are people i'd love to meet..you know who!!..haha!

There is an unofficial meeting being arranged for Paxton Pits (Cambs) in May..if you fancy being blown away by the songs of at least a dozen Nightingales then PM...Helenol..SimonC..Darrenom..or myself.
We would love to meet you there...and you never know..
it will lead into a lifelong friendship..or as long as I've got left to breathe!!

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Old Thursday 18th March 2004, 21:53   #80
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I have only seen one birder with a BF cap on outisde of an arranged meet. That was Jeff in Norfolk (I think that was his name.) So with out the correct plumages they are hard to identify! Even I don't wear mine!
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IT'S NOT FAIR, I CAN'T PLAY SO IT SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED!!!!!!!! LOL

Anyway I think you are all mad as hatters but very likeable and I'm just jealous 'cos I can't go to Mimsmeet or the Oop North Bash
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Old Friday 19th March 2004, 05:24   #82
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Nancy,

Go to the members mugshots in the gallery...
Tick away!
Your list will be nearly the same as mine then...

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As a very short distance migrant with limited distibution, I'm going to be hard to add. CJW was lucky that he caught my ship assisted passage following a small reverse migration
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Old Friday 19th March 2004, 06:48   #84
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As a very short distance migrant with limited distibution, I'm going to be hard to add. CJW was lucky that he caught my ship assisted passage following a small reverse migration
You're one of the easiest to get Jane - on the mainland, sociable and fairly sedentary.
I'm the difficult one to catch up with, as I hardly ever leave the island and am a solitary species not prone to mingling with others (so the Oop North Bash is probably the only chance people will get).
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Old Friday 19th March 2004, 06:49   #85
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Andrew,

Full marks for remembering our short meeting. It really is about time you learned how to spell Stephen though!

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As a very short distance migrant with limited distibution, I'm going to be hard to add.
My old jalopy is about up for renewal so I might get around a bit more when I get a newer one, otherwise I do most of my birding within a few miles of home nowadays.

As there's seldom anything around here worth travelling to see it makes me a bit of a 'blocker' as well!
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Old Friday 19th March 2004, 08:54   #87
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Full marks for remembering our short meeting. It really is about time you learned how to spell Stephen though!

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My apologies, I shall remedy it straight away (if I can find the post!)
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Having known me for some time Jane will have seen me in varying plumages from juvenile to very juvenile! And now that I am a father - post-breeding/permanently knackered!

Surely those members who don't post should be worth more? Are they the silent majority....? I know of a few, but can not name them because they probably want to remain anonymous voyeurs.

Finally, how come some of you are on this forum in the early hours on a spring morning (presuming it is spring where you are) and not in the field - I have an excuse - I log in in work time when I wish I was birding!

Finally, finally CJW - how do I change my log in name - a little boring isn't it - presuming that is my name, maybe I'm masquerading? Having said that I would surely have chosen a less boring log in to masquerade as!
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Finally, finally CJW - how do I change my log in name - a little boring isn't it - presuming that is my name, maybe I'm masquerading? Having said that I would surely have chosen a less boring log in to masquerade as!
Steve, send me a PM with what you want to change it to and I'll pass it on to Admin. to do the necessary. Or alternatively you could just contact Admin. direct.

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Having known me for some time Jane will have seen me in varying plumages from juvenile to very juvenile! And now that I am a father - post-breeding/permanently knackered!

Surely those members who don't post should be worth more? Are they the silent majority....? I know of a few, but can not name them because they probably want to remain anonymous voyeurs.

Finally, how come some of you are on this forum in the early hours on a spring morning (presuming it is spring where you are) and not in the field - I have an excuse - I log in in work time when I wish I was birding!

Finally, finally CJW - how do I change my log in name - a little boring isn't it - presuming that is my name, maybe I'm masquerading? Having said that I would surely have chosen a less boring log in to masquerade as!

SteveI think I can claim you as a pullus, certainly in short trousers :)
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Old Friday 19th March 2004, 18:35   #91
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Hi Jane,
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I think I shall specialise in island endemics :) Planning on locating a H.Hussey if sewatching conditions look favourable this autumn.
No problems with that,as long as we both tick Fea's Petrel...!
Got to go now,leaving Cork at 2:30am tomorrow....
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I went to Cork in August and was told by a birder at Ballycotton that locating a Harry Hussey should be a piece of cake especially at Galley Head. Staying nearby I went every morning & not once did I manage to connect with a Hussey.

That's seawatching for you!
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I went to Cork in August and was told by a birder at Ballycotton that locating a Harry Hussey should be a piece of cake especially at Galley Head. Staying nearby I went every morning & not once did I manage to connect with a Hussey.

That's seawatching for you!

Looks like I'll have to make optimum use of information services then!
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You can't count Irish sightings on your official UK list any more!

They'll have to go into category E9 or something!
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Hey! FIRST tick tomorrow-- an endemic. Wish I could plan birds like this...
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Being from across "the pond" I have only one "tick", (Grousemore). It is one that I shall long remember. I have not "bumped into" any of the US species yet!
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Hi Jane,
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Looks like I'll have to make optimum use of information services then!
No need,you could just ask me for my mobile number like Tom should have done(after all,he HAD been in touch with me via e-mail before he came over,and neglected to make arrangements to meet).
I wouldn't do too well if I were to make a list of BF members: only seen 6 at most!
Another way to 'tick' me is to come over here for an Irish mega:I shouldn't be too far away(unless I've seen the species)...!
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I plan on guaranteeing my tick by offering lifts to wherever seems the best bet after gettng off the ferry in Cork!
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I plan on guaranteeing my tick by offering lifts to wherever seems the best bet after gettng off the ferry in Cork!
Such tactics seldom fail....
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