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by Wandering Tattler
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: iPHONE DIGISCOPE ADAPTER
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

DIGISCOPE PHONE ADAPTERS

I eventually bought a Kowa iPhone adapter that fits a Swarovski scope well but is an iPhone 4S adapter, so I have kept my 4S for photography (plus the field guide apps). At £60 for the adapter it is too expensive to upgrade if you change your phone every two years. There are adapters that can be adj...
by Wandering Tattler
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: WWT PREVENT BLACK-HEADED GULLS FROM BREEDING
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

WWT PREVENT BLACK-HEADED GULLS FROM BREEDING

I do not think I have enough information to vote but the subject is an interesting one. Some of our key charities (eg RSPB) are backed by their membership to purchase key habitat and then the focus shifts from wildlife to the general public. I think this can even be at the expense of its own members...
by Wandering Tattler
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: SALISBURY PLAIN - GREAT REED WARBLER
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

SALISBURY PLAIN - GREAT REED WARBLER

I see you found the three 'in the hand' photos taken by Phil Deacon. Perhaps some of the SPTA birders may know Phil?
by Wandering Tattler
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: SALISBURY PLAIN - GREAT REED WARBLER
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

SALISBURY PLAIN - GREAT REED WARBLER

An adult male Great Reed Warbler was trapped and ringed by the North Wilts Ringing Group on the MoD range north of Deptford on 13 Sep 13.
by Wandering Tattler
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: WRYNECK TRAPPED ON SALISBURY PLAIN
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

SALISBURY PLAIN WRYNECK

Sounds like a 'one that got away' tale over a pint in the local!
by Wandering Tattler
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: WRYNECK TRAPPED ON SALISBURY PLAIN
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

WRYNECK TRAPPED ON SALISBURY PLAIN

News has been released on Birdguides.com of a Wryneck trapped and ringed at a private site on Salisbury Plain. Did this involve any AOS members?
by Wandering Tattler
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL INFLUX
Replies: 1
Views: 3223

TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS

Still 8 present today, 23 Aug 13.
by Wandering Tattler
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL INFLUX
Replies: 1
Views: 3223

TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL INFLUX

Over the past month there has been a mini Two-barred Crossbill invasion, with birds seen in Shetland, Orkney, Moray/Nairn, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey and South Yorkshire. The first South Yorkshire sightings were seen on 12 Aug at Broomhead Reservoir, SW of Sheffield and only a short d...
by Wandering Tattler
Wed May 01, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: DST TURTLE DOVE
Replies: 0
Views: 2184

DST TURTLE DOVE

The first Turtle Dove of the year was seen at DST on 30 Apr 13.

We have our fingers crossed for a successful year. BBC's Countryfile team are hopefully coming to record the birds, and Defence Ringers, during May 13 for broadcast at a later date.
by Wandering Tattler
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: RING-NECKED DUCK AT LECONFIELD
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

RING-NECKED DUCK - 5 MAR 13

The drake returned to Normandy Barracks, Leconfield today. I have seen in recent days at another site close to the camp too.
by Wandering Tattler
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: RING-NECKED DUCK AT LECONFIELD
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

RING-NECKED DUCK AT LECONFIELD

Great to see a drake Ring-necked Duck on the main lake at the Defence School of Transport's training area this afternoon. The bird has been around East Yorkshire for a week or so, visiting Tophill Low Nature Reserve and Pulfin Bog/High Eske Nature Reserve. It is thought to be the first record for th...
by Wandering Tattler
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: iPHONE DIGISCOPE ADAPTER
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

iPHONE DIGISCOPE ADAPTER

Has anyone tried any of the iPhone digiscope adapters?

The only have found is priced at £49, which seems expensive for a small piece of plastic.
by Wandering Tattler
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Future Exped/Field Trips Information
Topic: AOS EXPEDITION TO FAIR ISLE 28 SEP - 5 OCT 12
Replies: 0
Views: 4481

AOS EXPEDITION TO FAIR ISLE 28 SEP - 5 OCT 12

The week spent in the Shetland Islands, 6 days on Fair Isle and for most of the expedition an extra day on Shetland Mainland, produced an excellent opportunity to see some of the species typical of the region (ie. Bonxie, Black Guillemot and Rock Dove), subspecies restricted to this region (ie. Shet...
by Wandering Tattler
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Cyprus
Topic: Cyprus Weekly 120812
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

DRIVING

Had wondered why you always agreed to meet me at a twitch!

P.S. Some very nice photos!
by Wandering Tattler
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Cyprus
Topic: Cyprus Weekly 050812
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

SPEAKING GREEK

I am impressed that you learnt to say, "Excuse me" in Greek! I take it lesson two will be, "Anything about?" or "It's straight in front of you, if you open your eyes"! I think we need regular Greek lesson reports, rather than the lists of bird food! Totally envious of the amazing birds you are getti...