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Postby johnd83 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:51 pm

Good evening all,

Just wondering if there are any good sites with give bird data. I am still very much a wildlife rookie but I am very keen of getting more into it making it more of a hobby. This is not just birds I want to get into plants ext.

Any advice for a novice.
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Re: Bird Info

Postby greg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:05 pm

RSPB can be found here ................

https://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjo ... edwagtail/
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Re: Bird Info

Postby johnd83 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:51 am

Thanks Greg. I am a RSPB member. Are you?
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Re: Bird Info

Postby Placido » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:55 pm

I was going to say check out the RSPB Bird Guide, and the RHS Plantfinder is good :yes:
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Re: Bird Info

Postby johnd83 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks :)
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Re: Bird Info

Postby greg » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:17 pm

johnd83 wrote:Thanks Greg. I am a RSPB member. Are you?


No. not a member, but I often buy their products . :)
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Re: Bird Info

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:57 pm

I strongly recommend getting a copy of the Colllins Bird Guide. It covers all the birds you are likely to see in the UK and then some.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Bird-Gu ... bird+guide
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Re: Bird Info

Postby johnd83 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:21 pm

Thanks Jacksparrow. I also have a bird Id and logging app on my Kindle.
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Re: Bird Info

Postby nuthatch » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:57 am

Jacksparrow wrote:I strongly recommend getting a copy of the Colllins Bird Guide. It covers all the birds you are likely to see in the UK and then some.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Bird-Gu ... bird+guide


:yes: I've got the Collins Field Guide - Birds of Britain & Europe - the New (Fifth) Edition (1993 :laugh: ) :)
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Re: Bird Info

Postby Willpar » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:22 am

Yes I have the Collins also. But there is a pocket version Collins Gem, Garden Birds. 100 garden and town birds. Very useful to take around. Plus for the geeks out there, can get the RSPB apps for smart phones. There is one for butterflies also. Have to buy them I believe.
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