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by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: iPHONE DIGISCOPE ADAPTER
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

I recently tried one at CleySpy which was meant to fit a Swarovski lens - it didn't. CleySpy tried their best to adapt and eventually gave up. Twitter comments and posted photos do come across as favourable with some particularly good photos.
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Cyprus
Topic: Cyprus Weekly 190812
Replies: 1
Views: 1976

Mark, swift visit to Cyprus this week - decompression delayed in UAE. Tried to bird Bloodhound but Padre brief got in the way and I was ordered to sit and listen to top tips to avoid upsetting my family on my return. Did see the following though, mainly from a coach window: Cyprus Wheatear (north of...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: The final H16 Missive
Replies: 0
Views: 5733

The final H16 Missive

A significant moment; this is my last post from AFG. A final trip to the sludge lagoon, I 'borrowed' a vehicle and managed half an hour - I'm glad I did. There has been a significant wader passage although yesterday's White-tailed Lapwing flock was reduced to a single bird. Also present; White-winge...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

This could be my last post here. A drive to the far end of the runway to the newly dug sludge lagoon was very productive with White-tailed Lapwing (27), Black-winged Stilt (2), Wood Sandpiper (2), Little-ringed Plover ( 3) and a lone White-winged Black Tern . Also present Crested Lark and a male Cro...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

The end is nigh

I returned from a cracking two weeks on R&R to the news that I am returning to the UK a month early to plan the recovery of the battlegroup. I now leave in a few days and have not managed any birding here whatsoever. I know migration will have arrived but due to lack of time and transport I have bee...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Pre R&R Post
Replies: 1
Views: 2215

Re: Pre R&R Post

STOP PRESS Mixed flock of 200+ Crowned and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse at Runway's End Marsh yesterday. Given the natural regeneration of this area, coupled with the new filter bed some 200m south, I suspect I'll begin to pick-up birds on migration once I get back from R&R. Talking of the filter bed - Du...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Birds of Central Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Re: Birds of Central Asia

roger dickey wrote:Good work Richard. We have to fight for acknowledgement everywhere now. A worth cause though for this book.

Publishing date?
A week after the Bird Fair which seems strange to me. Amazon have not committed a date as yet and you cannot pre-order.
by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Birds of Central Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Birds of Central Asia

Coming soon: Manuel Schweitzer, Raffael Ayé & Tobias Roth. Birds of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan. Christopher Helm & Princeton University Press. June 2012. Details. 336 pages, 141 color plates. I I have been in contact with the Head of Ornithology at Hel...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Pre R&R Post
Replies: 1
Views: 2215

Pre R&R Post

STOP PRESS Mixed flock of 200+ Crowned and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse at Runway's End Marsh yesterday. Given the natural regeneration of this area, coupled with the new filter bed some 200m south, I suspect I'll begin to pick-up birds on migration once I get back from R&R. Talking of the filter bed - Du...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Oven Hot
Replies: 1
Views: 3196

Oven Hot

Someone has turned the temperature up and I am now living in a fan assisted oven. Yesterday it was 50 odd degrees centigrade with BearskinnedBirder reporting 57 in his location. Quite how he manages the day in Osprey Body Armour is beyond me. As you’d expect birdlife is diminishing, although I am st...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Mid tour
Replies: 0
Views: 2316

Mid tour

The last week has increasingly become warmer with afternoon temperatures topping +40oC something that has not been lost on me as I see patrols going out on the computer system from the Ops Room knowing that the guys, in some cases, are carrying in excess of 80kg of extra kit (body armour itself weig...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: 95% Boredom
Replies: 0
Views: 2416

95% Boredom

The Fun Police have been at work and I now don’t have the ability to write reports from my work computer. Until I get new access, which I am led to believe costs the MOD £500 per account to get, I will again have to use Roger as my conduit to the outside world. Who signs these sort of contracts? I c...
by Lesser Spot Finder
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Green Zone Stroll
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

It will be a Black Stork - well done, a cracking bird.
by Lesser Spot Finder
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 5016

Imber Eye wrote:Looking forward to a big photo spread in the Adjutant this year.
Andrew,

I have the photos this time.
by Lesser Spot Finder
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 5016

Re: Photographs

A selection of Lesser Spot Finder's photographs are now available to view on Flickr (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/armybirding/sets/72157630058039992/ ). Andy, would you believe that the Fun Police have banned Flikr over here! I'll access in the internet cabins Rich Andy - just checked the site....