Links

On this page I am taking the opportunity to give you some links to other sites that I have found useful or entertaining.Mainly they are bird related but i'm also willing to advertise sites run by my customers.Just click on the banner or text link to go straight there.But come straight back!

Bird sites.
The Rspb site is the no.1 birdwatching group and you'll find lots of good advice, information and webcams here. 

 

Richard Ford is one of the best wildlife photographers in the area and his site shows some amazing pictures.

 
 

Hampshire Ornithologists Society.This is a great site for anyone wanting to Birdwatch in Hampshire.There's lots of info on sites,sightings,meetings and guided walks plus membership of this very worthwhile group.

 

Across the county border westwards into Dorset, the site of the Dorset bird Club is equally valuable
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The Christchurch harbour ornithologists group site covers this very good birdwatching area,which regularly turns up rarities.

 

 

Ornitholidays,For birdwatching holidays around the world.

 

Do you want to improve your birdwatching skills?...Why not try an adult education course at Ringwood,including many field trips.Contact Nick or Jackie Hull on 01202 620049 for full details,or see the website.

 

 


 

 Gift ideas
For an unusual gift idea check out the website below and turn your favourite photos into paintings. Pets,family or even celebrities.Order early for Xmas, and yes the name is familiar.He's my (little)brother!
 
 
The New Forest
Visit the New Forest Wildlife park for a great day out. lots of Animals and Birds including Otters,Bison,Wolves,Lynx,Owls and Butterflies.
 
New Forest images,wildlife,walk routes and information about the areas history and villages.
 

 
Health
As many of our customers will know, my wife Christine was diagnosed with Ocular melanoma(eye cancer) in 2011. Life was difficult for us during the early days of her treatment and we found much help and advice from the Ocumel charity website.Please consider joining.  http://www.Ocumeluk.org

Pet care
Give a Rabbit a loving home.Adopt a Rabbit or Guinea Pig.Phone Rabbit Rescue on 02380-848835
For small pet services such as Dog walking or cat sitting contact Deborah in Marchwood  Forest Pet Services
 
 

 Florida/USA
Save the Manatee      
 
Here is a link to the villa we stayed at in Homoassassa Florida for past two years. Lots of great wildlife from the villa. Manatee,Dolphin,alligator,snakes and many birds.    www.ownersdirect.co.uk/usa/f300.htm    If You book mention my name(i'm haggling for a discount next time!)
And here is another one for the beach condo's we use at Sanibel Island. www.sanibelarmswest.com

Greetings cards
For a great selection of greetings cards at very good prices,see http://www.phoenix-trading.co.uk/web/irenebrown
 

Optic repairs
For top quality repairs to your binoculars and telescopes.Based in Hythe actionoptics.co.uk

 
Archeology/local history
Are you interested in local history? In Damerham, near Fordingbridge, there is an active archeological dig going on to examine a neolithic site dating back 4000 years. They regularly need volunteers to help with the dig. Learn about the history of the area.      http://www.damerhamarchaeology.org/
 
 
 
 
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