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#1 johnweir

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

Hi Everyone,

                   Have only just discovered this section on the web-site so as a new member (Aug 2016), thought it only polite to introduce myself particularly as I have become active on the site over the last few days.

I am based in a tiny village, Ettrickbridge in the Scottish Borders. Our home backs on to the Ettrick Water which feeds the River Tweed. Plenty of salmon and trout, otters, deer, kingfishers and raptors. I have always had a deep interest in the natural world and wildlife in particular. On retiring I started watching a ridiculous amount of wildlife documentaries and then one day decided that I had to see and try to photograph some of the species that I was becoming fascinated by.

Hence the odyssey began and so far have visited Brazil, Madagascar, Botswana, Rwanda and Tanzania twice, Namibia due in 2017. I am particularly interested in wild cats large and small although I have a interest in all living creatures. Birds are an area of weakness, so have tended to concentrate mainly on raptor sightings.

I enjoy photography, although I am very much still a beginner and am hoping to steadily improve.

Still feeling my way around the web-site but have to say it is a fantastic resource, not sure how I didn't discover it earlier. I will certainly be a user and contributor in the years ahead.

Thank you to all those who have made me feel so welcome over the last few days. John Weir.

 


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#2 johnweir

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:08 PM

Edit: merged the 2 topics, but kept this post as it had a number of likes.

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:46 PM

Welcome John!  I would love to make it to your part of the world someday!  I'm Scottish on my Dad's side, so have at least been twice to southern Scotland, Edinburgh in particular.  Lovely country and people!

 

You've already caught the safari bug, so I don't have to warn you that there's no such thing as "just one safari"!  Welcome aboard!  I too love it here!



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:38 PM

@johnweir

Welcome to Safaritalk - I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about your travels.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:53 PM

@johnweir hello and welcome as @TonyQ says, looking forward to a few pics and reports from your travels. Don't forget to post some from the beautiful part of the world you live. I doubt I'm the only one on ST who'd be delighted to see a few otter pics!
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:07 AM

welcome you have done some interesting trips

 

people of scotish  ancestary are important to conservation in kenya

 

2 families left Scotland went to sth Africa ,were displeased at the rate of loss of wildlife loss to big game hunters ,so moved to Kenya

 

they are

 

1 The Craig family started Lewa conservancy

 

2The Shelderick family who are associated with  raising orphaned elephants and reintroducing them to the wild  


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

Welcome John. It's nice to have you here and I look forward to hearing from you.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 09:31 AM

Hello @johnweir we have recently spent a fine week in the borders discovering what a beautiful place it is! We had fine sightings of red squirrels at Annotators Dippers at Philliphaugh and even 2 Goshawks!

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:26 AM

Welcome, good to have you here.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

@johnweir Welcome to Safaritalk.

 

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