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  1. spiderwebb
    06-04-12 02:27 PM - permalink
    thanks much obliged
  2. aquila 1
    19-01-12 04:45 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi wha happened to our freindship, just noticed you are no longer one of my freinds, regards mac
    ps. do you ever come across kitty neals books. ?
  3. spiderwebb
    22-12-11 07:08 PM - permalink
    re gannet thanks for comment . no i was on the beach
  4. aquila 1
    18-08-11 07:32 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi there, hope you enjoy Mull, we have freinds in Java houses at the back of the isle of mull hotel, when you are there see if Joan is still the manager, if you see here say Hi from Mac & Helen Audreys freinds from Harrogate, if you need to know anything just PM me I was studying the Golden eagles for over forty years, untill the sea eagles came and started killing the goldies, enjoy the island. best regards Mac
  5. CookieMonster
    10-08-11 08:58 PM - permalink
    Thanks for your comments on my pics, hope you get to see a woodpecker soon.
  6. clydebirder
    07-08-11 11:16 AM - permalink
    Thank you for your kind comments on my photos, I now use a Canon 7D but the Camera I used to take the photos on here is a Canon 20D, I use a Sigma f2.8 300mm APO DG HSM lens with a Sigma 1.4 APO EX DG Teleconverter which brings it up to 420mm. Mull is a superb place and hope you have a great time, I would use at least a 300mm lens to make the most of the oppertunities there, cheers, John
  7. amanda
    07-08-11 07:53 AM - permalink
    Hi and welcome to bird watching.thanks for leaving so many comments on my garden birds.
    Fiedfare's are quite different from Blackbirds and you would know if you saw one,all though you might get it mixed up with a Redwing!Did not see any last winter,they are a stunning bird.

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  • About Greenmillie64
    Hail from Cheshire, lived a nomadic life. I'ma nice person who likes a challenge.
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Novice birdwatcher, reading, walking, cracking jokes.
    I.T. (Online Backup MSP) and part time book dealer
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    “If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come” Chinese Proverb


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Posted 06-04-12 at 11:39 AM by Greenmillie64 Comments 0
I peered out of the back door and a warm breeze and the dome of a clear blue sky made me was the Newcastle RSPB Group coach trip out to one of my favourite RSPB reserves- Saltholme. Feeling pretty enthused, I went upstairs pulled on my shorts and slammed the draw shut on my waterproofs and thermal g-string! I won't be needing those I thought.

En route we stopped off at Hartlepool to see what was on the headland, the sun was still shining and it was a joy to see ructions...

Posted 13-11-11 at 06:46 PM by Greenmillie64 Comments 2
Posted in Cumbria, England
It is typical, the local council tried to sneak through planning approval for 600 (luxury) new houses on a very significant green belt area of Gosforth in Newcastle. In the course of the protests local activists have been told that petitions are not allowed! It is slap bang in the centre of the last urban population of red squirrals in Britain (or the world?). It will put even more pressure on this fragile colony and will seriously threaten colonies of rare noctrule bats along with other species...

Posted 07-11-11 at 07:41 PM by Greenmillie64 Comments 4
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"It's bird watching Jim, but not as we know it"

Actually the mission for the day had a more blubbery smack to it, as it was seals that were on the agenda - Grey Seals to be precise. I am more inclined to watch birds than mammals but it seemed a golden opportunity to get close and personal with some of the UK's largest mammals, whilst under the informed tutalage of a couple of Island Wardens.

As a rather dense and very inexperienced bird watcher, my ignorance...

Posted 07-11-11 at 06:10 PM by Greenmillie64 Comments 3
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Field Trip Holy Island October 17th 2011

Perhaps I am biased but surely we have some of the finest birding territory in England but also some of the most abysmal weather.

It is always observed that the British are obsessed with the weather, but the bird watchers of Britain are all surely secretly practised in the art of the sun dance or earnest prayers… anything to stop the wind blowing the birds into the heavens or into thickets of the densest gorse. Anyway whatever...

Posted 29-09-11 at 07:58 PM by Greenmillie64 Comments 1
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Last night's offerings from the turn of the century are a lovely reminder of a golden age of bird illustration... and perhaps now we can see the pictures in a new light, with new eyes, as we no longer need an illustration to aid us when ID-ing eggs stolen from nests.

Tonights illustrations are taken from a wonderful tome acquired at a jumle sale. Birds of Australian Gardens by Peter Trusler (Text by Tess Kloot). - the book is so large and heavy it would not be amiss as a murder weapon...
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