Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Old

Practically no RSPB reserves in North East England

Posted Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 20:55 by IAN JAMES THOMPSON
Updated Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 20:58 by IAN JAMES THOMPSON (Missed words out.)
The problem I have is that there has always been a lack of RSPB reserves in North East England and until Saltholm in Cleveland was opened a few years ago, there was only Coquet Island where no one is allowed to land which is in Northumberland. I do support the RSPB as I'm a Life Fellow and I do belong to an RSPB Local Members Group. But I often have to go to bird reserves belonging to other orgenisations such as one up at Druridge Bay which is a very good reserve or the Farne Islands of the Northumberland...
IAN JAMES THOMPSON's Avatar
Registered User
Posted in Uncategorized
Comments 2 IAN JAMES THOMPSON is offline
Old

Southern Africa trip summary.

Posted Wednesday 11th September 2013 at 17:09 by Rick and Elis
21st August: arrive Johannesburg and head for Garingboom Guest House in Free State Province. Blacksmith Lapwing, Crowned Lapwing.
22nd: birding Gariep Dam. Kittlitz Plover, Burchell's Courser. Return to Johannesburg.
23rd: Start of road trip - Johannesburg to Elephant Sands, Botswana. Three-banded Plover.
24th birding Elephant Sands area then drive to Kasane and Water Lily Lodge. Rock Pratincole.
25th: birding along Chobe river with Pangolin Photographic Safaris, drive...
Rick and Elis's Avatar
Registered User
Posted in Uncategorized
Comments 0 Rick and Elis is offline
Old

Half a twitcher

Posted Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 03:52 by Green Sandpiper
I may have mentioned before, but I'm not a twitcher. I don't have the time or money to zoom off across the country looking for lost birds, especially when there are so many birds locally that i've still to see.

However. And there's always a however.....

The pectoral sandpiper which appeared in the east end of Glasgow last week proved too tempting for me. Through the wonders of Google maps I managed to find FRankfield loch, ironically less than a mile from one of...
Registered User
Posted in Uncategorized
Comments 0 Green Sandpiper is offline
Old

Thrush [Unidentified]

Posted Monday 9th September 2013 at 01:27 by Mitchelle
Over a span of about thirty minutes, I kept noticing that a male American Robin would fly rapidly, directly, deliberately toward a tree and up about forty feet into its foliage, resulting in the flushing out of another bird and a subsequent pursuit. The bird being pursued would take refuge in another tree or bush lower down, where the Male American Robin would further engage it, resulting in the quarrelsome sounds of wings coming in careless contact with vegetation and vocalizations of conflict....
Mitchelle's Avatar
Registered User
Posted in Uncategorized
Comments 0 Mitchelle is offline
Old

Being At Home With Birds

Posted Tuesday 27th August 2013 at 22:37 by Green Sandpiper
I've been impressed by the message behind the RSPB's ongoing campaign to 'give birds a home.' Much of the debate surrounding it and the television adverts has polarised opinion, and I can see both sides of the argument.

But the campaign itself got me thinking, again, of what birding gives to me. I may be giving birds a home, but I also get a lot back. Maybe its some primordial instinct to be out in the wild, whilst there's some wild places left, but being outside increasingly seems...
Registered User
Posted in Uncategorized
Comments 0 Green Sandpiper is offline


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Search the net with ask.com
Help support BirdForum
Ask.com and get

Page generated in 0.17042899 seconds with 12 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:51.