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  1. Somewhat of a niche market I acknowledge. We were headed from Auckland to Waiheke Island across the Hauraki Gulf and were acocompanied by a sizeable flock of these small birds flying at 20-25 knotts only centimetres from the water. The light wasn't great and I was using my 'travel lens' (Nikon 18-300mm) attached to a Nikon D7200. 300mm, ISO 400, f6.3, 1/2500 sec. It was a lovely moment and great to be in their company for several minutes. Apologies for the quality of the images which only serve to confirm that any future I have photographing wildlife is not as a birder!
  2. Hi all, I was planning my trips out to the Farne Islands for next year and wondered if any other ST'ers might like to have a mini, or maxi, ST GTG in Northumberland. The Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast are a world class breeding ground for tens of thousands of seabirds. There are so many opportunities to study the behaviour of the birds and to get close to them for those killer photographs you see in all the magazines. More details are available by clicking on these links: http://www.farne-islands.com http://thefarneislands.blogspot.co.uk I don't mind pulling all the arrangements together and booking boats and accommodation in Seahouses Village if anyone is interested? Sir David Attenborough was once asked..... "Where in the UK offers the best opportunity to capture magnificent nature?" His answer was... "The Farne Islands during the breeding season in spring would be my favourite"
  3. For over a decade, many NGOs and hundreds of thousands of people supported the campaign to get comprehensive legislation for the marine environment. This ultimately received cross-party support and led to the passing of the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009). Our expectation was that this would lead to the establishment of an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas. Yet, of 127 sites proposed for protection, only ‘up to’ 31 are recommended for designation in 2013, and there appears to be no clear commitment to any further rounds of designation. http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/martinharper/archive/2012/12/14/a-damp-salty-squib.aspx?utm_medium=website&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=martinsblog&utm_campaign=martinsblog

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