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October itinerary: Aberlady Bay

Aberlady Bay in East Lothian is situated on the south side of the outer Firth of Forth, about 12 miles east of Edinburgh. The Peffer Burn, a small stream, flows into this compact estuary, which is flanked by saltmarsh, dunes and grassland. Gullane

October itinerary: Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland

The volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula is the prime autumn birding site in south-west Iceland, and is an extensive low-lying area of rocky coastline, sandy beaches and coastal pools. In the right weather conditions, it is one of the best places in Iceland

October itinerary: Cliffe Pools RSPB, Kent

Cliffe Pools is an extensive area of flooded clay pits and dredging pools, which encompasses a 230-ha RSPB reserve with saline lagoons and freshwater lakes, and a spacious car park but little infrastructure otherwise. There is plenty of dense

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Posts: 2 0 can somebody identify this bird? was in our garden yesterday. thank you very much. (I'm new to this) location: Exmouth, devon, UK bird is about 25-30cm. tall

RE: identify this bird

Hi Lesley and welcome to the forum. Should there be a photo of your bird? If so, it's not displaying. If you're having problems uploading a photo, it might be best to email it to

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SWALLOW .. IRELAND .. 2008

Posted by KENNETH on 20 Oct 2014

SWALLOW .. IRELAND .. 2008

Posted by KENNETH on 20 Oct 2014

SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO .. NEW ZEALAND .. 2004

Posted by KENNETH on 20 Oct 2014

Latest News


Government to allow wholesale destruction of our countryside?

Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Despite widespread public disapproval of the government’s plans to sell off our natural heritage, it is attempting to pass laws to allow this yet again.

Birders' Choice Awards 2014 – Make your vote count!

Posted: 21 Oct 2014
Birdwatch is asking for your opinions and favourites by launching an annual awards survey; just take a few minutes to fill in the form and you will get the chance to win £250-worth of books, too!

Eurobirdwatch counts 2.5 million migrants

Posted: 20 Oct 2014
BirdLife's Eurobirdwatch 2014 event saw tens of thousands of Europeans count 2.5 million migratory birds earlier this month.


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Minox BL 8x44 binocular

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2014


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