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  1. Softbill Man

    March Competition 2014,comments And Chat Only

    Great work again Malky, hopefully in time this will become a must enter section and the entries will start filling up. Well done to the winners and look out for the next competition. Would anyone like to offer a prize for this next one please? John
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    January Competition - Chat

    Maybe as this website covers all species of birds, one competition can be of wild birds and the other of captive birds. This way it allows everyone with any form of camera or iphone to take part? John
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    January Competition - Chat

    Might be worth posting a link to the competition in a couple of the other sections Malky, just to spread the word and if you draw up a draft copy of what you post, i will see if the admin can send a mass message to all the members with the link on, to the competition section. This can be done every month John
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    Photo Competition Ended

    Thats a shame Mick, but surely throwing in the towel is being defeatest and Birdtrek being blinkered? This was the first attempt at the joint venture and surely now is the time for people to discuss what can be improved on and not just walk away. Did anyone ask for all members to be notified via pm that the competition was running, i bet many people didnt know it was. Also maybe some members wont put there photos in when seeing some of the previous winners photos bear no resemblance to the heading under which they are supposed to be entered in? John
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    Fssuk Site

    The new site is up and running and is being populated very quickly with just under 200 members already. The forum has some excellent posts from Foreign Softbill keepers, from America, Europe ad of course the UK. Pop along to www.fssuk.org and hva e look around. John
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    You can now. Welcome matey John
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    Advice On Using Forum Please

    Hi Paul, i have upgraded you to member so you will se more and have more options available to you. John
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    How did you find this forum

    No one has posted on here for a while so all you newbies, please let us know how you found us. John
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    Work has started for the Foreign Softbill Society UK (FSSUK). We are starting to put in place breeding and species Co-Ordinators and already species are being covered by FF members. (please see exchanges section on main forum) FSSUK has booked tables at Stafford Spring Show and we are hoping to have a display of members birds, together with information about the society and forms to fill for joining. Also in progress is a website. This is hoped to be launched at the Spring Stafford Show. It is hoped to be a species information based site, which will also include a sales, wants and exchange section as well as a listings of all species of Foreign softbills kept and there numbers by FSSUK members. We are also looking into have a small forum, where anyone can ask and answer questions relating to Foreign Softbills only.
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  11. Aye up Neil, How ya doing matey.

    Get chatting on here mate and get that puff of a brother of yours on the net as well.LOL

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    Hi dinah, if you cant do it that way, try putting the picture in the FF gallery and then downloading it into your avatar from its URL address. John
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    Bee Hummingbird

    The majority of Hummingbirds are extremely easy to keep and the best way i can tell you about them is to point you in the direction of this following link. It is an article i did for FF and everything i have written there, basically is accountable to all species of Hummingbird. here is the link. http://www.ff3.co.uk/cragsipb/forum/index....&hl=hummingbird John
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    Alien Invaders On The Bird Feeder

    Quick get ya net.LOL They look very well fed mate, especially the cock. John
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    Adding Images

    just make sure you click on the photo first so that you get a larger view of it BMK then it will appear as the larger size. John
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    Adding Images

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    Adding Images

    go to the gallery click on a photo then right click on it. Click on properties and highlight thye URL, then copy the highlighted URL. That has it saved. Now go to add reply and click on IMG in the box right clcik and then click on paste, then ok It should have put it on your text box. All you do then is finish the message in the usual way and hey presto, it will appear. John
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    Tree Creeper

    I saw a nest full fledge at Normanby Hall near Scunthorpe a couple of years ago and i was able to pick them up, but got berated by the parents. There were three altogether and i picked them up as a big black cat was eyeing them up and this is one case where i just couldnt let nature take its course. I placed them all on the tree trunk about 8 feet off the ground and they just froze to the trunk until i had moved a long way away and then they were off with the parents and i never got to see them again. They are beautiful birds full of character. John
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    Anyone Know Whatthis Is?

    I would doubt if it was a cross breed as it is a wild bird. I know cross breeds can happen but very rarely, i think it is dark because it is a juvenile. John
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    Anyone Know Whatthis Is?

    I believe it is a juvenile White Winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
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    Unlucky Softbill Man

    What can i say They have to be one of my all time favourite British Birds and i miss them that easily Thats it, i am off tofind some for meslef John
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    What Bird Is This?

    Not a photo this time but a description. My father had a phone call today saying he had a bird in his garden wanting to be identified. It has a black head, no white at all and a grey body about the size of a sparrow. he said it had a jet black head as if it had been dipped in a pot of black paint. I just keep coming back to a Normal Java, but he said no white at all. John