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Re: Field Guides

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:59 pm

Good!!! :thumbs_up:

Where did you manage to get it?
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:37 pm

Had a choice between the Roberts & the one by O & C. I made the wrong choice :( went for price. My next book will definitely be the O&C one.
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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:36 pm

You should have got both!!! :twisted:

I also had the same choice BB, and i went for Robets. I do not regret it as both books are excellent and are great to have!! all you do is save up for it! 8)
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:18 pm

Batmad wrote:Good!!! :thumbs_up:

Where did you manage to get it?


Hi BM - found it at the first place I looked for it: Exclusive Books, Clearwater Mall. Prized at R203. Loads of stock!
Really enjoyed the book so far - used it at Northern Farm today. Great place.
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Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:24 am

Great stuff!!!


I am gonna go hunt down that green sandpiper you saw!!!

Can you please PM me the directions and any info about northern farm??

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:53 pm

Hi Batmad - will pm you some directions and info tomorrow! :wink:
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:36 pm

I bought the Pipits of Southern Africa by Faansie Peacock, ( who is co-author of the guide Birding Gauteng), and went to collect it from him this morning - a pleasant guy who seems to know such a lot! Hope he brings out a book on Cisticolas in the near future too. The pipits books seems great! So is Birding gauteng..
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:55 am

Some feedback. My first guide was the Sinclair. I never use it for ID purposes anymore. It makes for interesting reading though since I keep it as a diary. I fill in where and when I spotted each tick the first time under that bird's photo. My second guide was the SASOL which I now use in tandem with the Roberts. I much prefer SASOL's sketches. They have birds in flight and juveniles which Roberts doesn't have. On the other hand I prefer Roberts' distribution maps and love it having rare vagrants included with sketches. So in the field - if I have space both, if not, SASOL will be my first choice.

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:47 am

Sasol is my Birding Bible! :D So much so, I had 3 at one stage! :redface:

The rest I use for Reference, like Roberts Multimedia, Roberts VIIth Edition & Sinclair's Picture Book of the 1800's! etc etc :lol:
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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:48 pm

LOL :lol:
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:00 pm

Yolande, I wish I had a "Yolande Field Guide". :wink:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:29 pm

The Pipit book is brilliant!!! :D

Would like to get the Book on Birding Gauteng as well........Seems like a good buy!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:09 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Yolande, I wish I had a "Yolande Field Guide". :wink:


:lol: :lol:

Hey MM - you know I actually today thought from now on I should take my laptop with while out birding. Today I so wished I had it, to let everyone on the forum know,about the Green sandpiper that is still where I saw it, the very moment I saw it.
It is such an amazing feeling, that it should be shared with other with a passion for our feathered friends.
Also saw the Yellow Wagtail there - and again wish I could share it with all of you immediately!!! (thanks Niall :D )
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Re: Field Guides

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:07 pm

ENVY ENVY ENVY!!! :twisted:
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Re: Field Guides

Unread postby hobbit » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Hi everyone, newbie here :tongue:

We have been using Sasol and Newmans, but lately I have seen references to Roberts. Now whilst the book sounds excellent it would take up the majority of my luggage allowance on our flights to/from the UK :? . I see that several of you have the multimedia version. This sounds much better to me as disks weigh nothing.

So how do you rate the Roberts Multimedia and should I get it?

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