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Old 16-11-12, 10:04 AM
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I as you all know from time to time have problems identifying bird species not just in the wild but also captive ones that donít have any signage on the cages.
So I was wondering if any of you have any old books you no longer use as you have gotten better ones so they are surplus to requirements if so and you would like to help me out then let me know via p/m

Many thanks for taking the time to read this little ditto

Kind Regards

Adrian
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Old 21-11-12, 11:55 AM
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Just got back from a morning out doing the Charity Shop run as the weather is appaulling

Manged to pick up the following books in one charity shop

Lett's pocket guide to birds, How to birdwatch by Stephen Moss, Sea & Coastal birds eggs & nests, How to attract birds to your garden, The Hamlyn guide to birds of britian and europe, book of british birds wh smith(readers digest), the complete book of british birds aa & rspb and finally the encyclopedia of birds by Dr Christopher M Perrins & Dr Alex LA Middleton I paid the silly price of £5.00 for the lot that was £1.50 over the asking price as I only had £5.00 on me and they had no change but I think they were worth the £5.00 anyway
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Probably the best fiver spent for a while.
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Great stuff Adrian, I have been looking at every charity shop, as Iam collecting stone houses, and I feel it is helping others while I am getting enjoyment from a new hobby. regards mac
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I picked up 'A Passion for Birds' by Tony Soper printed in 1988, and 'A Pocket Guide to British Birds' by R.S.R Fitter dated about 1952, from local charity shops at similar prices to Adrian's books. Well worth looking.
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Just added 2 more to my charity book finds -

Garden and Field birds eggs & nests 25p & Peter Scotts A coloured Key To The Wildfowl Of The World 40p

No more shopping till next week off to Upton Warren Nr in the morning but if I see a charity shop on the way then maybe, amybe
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Old 22-11-12, 06:51 PM
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...and people wonder why there are so many charity shops on the high street (I think there are 7 in Leighton Buzzard).
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Old 23-11-12, 05:22 AM
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Hi Peter

I must admit I am becoming a charity shop addict.

I am also a SKIPDIVER I love to nose about in peoples skips just to see what I can find it's great fun
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Just had a bit of a spend on amazon -

Seabirds An Identification Guide Book - Peter Harrison £8.25
Birds Of The World - Colin Harrison £2.81
DVD Guide to the Birds of Britain & Europe - Paul Doherty £18.00
Wildfowl a World guide - Eric Soothill, Peter James Palmer Whitehead £2.81
Seabirds of the World (Helm guides) £4.95

All the above price included postage not to bad as the above would have cost alot more on E-Bay so there are still bargins out there
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I'd be interested to know how that DVD is Adrian. That's a good price for it too.
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