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allan forster
A 40 something bipolar birder
A 40 something bipolar birder

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Birdtable Brambling
The covering of snow was enough to see my car unable to get out the drive, so a rare day off work meant I could see the birds using the feeders that are costing me a fortune to keep full. Since moving to Rothley a few months ago its been busy,with too much ...

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A bit of bully
At Prestwick carr the other evening a Whinchat some Bullfinch and a Dragon or two. Big waters yesterday THE Kingfisher and THE Otter. note the baby slug!

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Darting about
Just a few pics from the last month or so which include a couple of new species for me, Black darter and Black tailed skimmer. Both were local, the skimmer at the waters and the darter at banks pond.

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A text from AJJ followed by one from PC Wanderings told of a Woodchat Shrike on the Carr so on a rare day off I got my change and left the shop. The twitch was on, I met Alan at mine and we headed off on the one minute trip to the carr. The crowd was only a...

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A late start
A couple of visits to Big Waters and Prestwick Carr and the insects were the main things in camera range. There was a good number of duck broods at BW including 8 Gadwall in one brood. At Prestwick a couple of Redstart worked their way along the bumpy road ...

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Farne Islands all day trip
Yesterday I took the chance to visit our mini Galapagos, I took over 750 photos. The birds seem to be catching plenty of food and as ever the smell, noise and frenzied activity will stay in my mind for a long time.

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Orkney 2014
Got back 2 weeks ago from the Folk Festival on them magical isles, the weather was shite. I did not get too much birding done but the music and ale was top notch.

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Lesvos last 2 days
Had a relaxed couple of days and tried to get decent shots of the elusive Ruppels Warbler, but in the short time it showed the camera would not focus. On the rare occasions this happens you zoom right in to 200x and it solves the issue but this time the bir...

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Lesvos days 4&5
The birds of this cracking little island showed well in between lazy long lunches and little drives here and there. I'm writing this after just returning from Orkney so don't expect any local news any time soon.  

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Naked lesbian birds
Days 2 and 3 on Lesvos and the good birds kept coming along, the Broad billed sandpiper and Short toed eagle saw the 200x digital zoom used, the rest only needed optical zoom. Allans gallinule photo (Algarve) Glass snake a giant slowworm really a pile of sa...
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