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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Kathy, that is an amazing amount. Doesn't seem fair that you should put extra into the pot - it is still a decent amount for each charity. £45 for each charity and 22p for you Roll on the floor laughing Roll on the floor laughing Roll on the floor laughing . Seriously, really good effort. Imagine if everyone had joined in Shocked . Maybe next year Whistle ..........
Sue
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blueeyedchick



Joined: 15 Mar 2013
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Location: LEICESTERSHIRE

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Sue I usually give a donation to RSPB when I buy my bird food etc online so I shall do it this way this time and not on my next order!
I really enjoyed doing the calendar.
Kathy
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WildlifePaul



Joined: 28 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible amount!
All down to you Kathy, Thank you for a truly lovely calendar! I can not wait to put it up.

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sammi



Joined: 24 May 2007
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Location: Cornwall

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow amazing calendars and amazing amount raised! Banana! Banana! Flowers
Thanks Kathy again !
Ps I love all the photos and your funny comments.

As a direct result of this calendar I have
1. Tidied up the patio!
2. Got some cushions that fit the chairs!
3. Put feelers out for a good starter camera! Any advice??
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blueeyedchick



Joined: 15 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All
Response from RSPB regarding our donation and how worthwhile it was to do the calendar Smile
Haven't heard back yet from the BTO but expect they will confirm that their donation has been received; hope so anyway!.

If you cannot read it very well let me know and I will re-photo it. My scanner is playing up at the moment so had to use my little camera which is not so good for text but trust you will get the gist of it anyway!

Kathy




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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sammi
Haven't a clue about a good starter camera but I have been thinking the same since compiling the calendar. I love my little Olympus but not good for long range shots of small feathered friends. Still trying to get a good one of Mrs FunnyEye! Roll on the floor laughing
Looking forward to some nest box action in 2018 seems a long way off at the moment!

Kathy
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Kathy,

I am amazed how much was made, All thanks to you and your brilliant idea!

P.s Sue, Just seen your message about my wren's am answering in here, I have been so busy lately I haven't even looked at them if am honest. But before I have just seen both wren's still going in and out the ivy am guessing they will be fledgling shortly.

Its a late stage now so don't even want to try having a peak incase I scare the babies into fledgling earlier.

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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely reply Kathy, so glad we all did this calendar. Great idea of yours and it will definitely be in your lap next year lol.
Sammi, I must admit I love the Panasonic range of cameras. I have a bridge camera of theirs and a small compact TZ range. Both have view finders cause I feel the sun obliterates the screen otherwise (probably just me). Most people now go for DSLR's but I don't understand all the settings and don't want to buy extra bits and bobs like zoom lenses, so am happy with my little ones. Both have good pretty good zooms anyway. Good enough for me.
Paul, hope you see the wrens when they fledge.
Sue
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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: BTO Response Reply with quote

Hi All
I have heard back from the BTO regarding our donation, unfortunately they responded by email rather than letter so have copied this from my inbox. An appreciative reply I think Smile

Dear Kathleen

Thank you very much indeed for the donation of £50 from the sale of
wildlife calendars created by the members of the online bird forum
(biggonline.co.uk)

This kind donation will help us to continue to carry out our impartial
research and gather the evidence from volunteers that affords us a
knowledgeable voice in nature conservation. For over 80 years we've been
at the forefront of identifying key issues in UK bird conservation, such
as the widespread decline in farmland bird species in the 1980s which
led to the setting up of Agri-Environment Schemes. Monitoring bird
populations and researching the underlying causes can provide real-world
solutions which protect birds and their environments for future
generations.

As a small charity your support is vital. Thank you once again to all of
the members of biggonline.co.uk for choosing to support the BTO in
this way.

Kind regards,
Samantha Rider
Senior Secretary
Communications Department
British Trust for Ornithology
The Nunnery
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 2PU
Tel: 01842 750050 [2]
Fax: 01842 750030 [3]
E-mail: sam.rider@bto.org
Website: www.bto.org [4]
Registered Company England & Wales: 357284
Registered Charity No: 216652, Scotland: SC039193
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the update Kathy, Done so well to raise what you did for both company's.
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SueP



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, lovely response from them. Thank you again Kathy.
Sue
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sammi



Joined: 24 May 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this Kathy. I'm a bit late seeing posts theses days. So looking forward to next year. I have a very camera shy bank vole but I'm determined to get a picture that isn't just a blur😄
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