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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 5th March 2009, 09:15
Replies: 10
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Posted By florall
I do mean chickadees. Thank you so much.

I do mean chickadees. Thank you so much.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 5th March 2009, 09:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By florall
US equivalent of Tit family?

It's driving me round the bend, I have known this, can anyone help? What is the name of the bird family in the US that is similar to our tit family here in the UK?
Forum: Sussex Wednesday 24th January 2007, 08:48
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
I was wondering why I had 57 species of bird...

I was wondering why I had 57 species of bird logged onto Birdtrack, but I've only listed 56 here. I've just checked and the species I missed, ages ago, was: No. 57 Feral Pigeon. Exciting.
Forum: Member's Lists 2007 Tuesday 23rd January 2007, 11:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By florall
Just three more to add, from Wakehurst Place...

Just three more to add, from Wakehurst Place yesterday:

46 nuthatch
47 marsh tit
48 great spotted woodpecker.
Forum: Sussex Tuesday 23rd January 2007, 11:49
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Wakehurst Place, Monday 22nd January I managed...

Wakehurst Place, Monday 22nd January

I managed to spend an hour and a half here yesterday morning, walking past the Mansion, through the Pinetum to the Himalayan Glade. There the birds were all...
Forum: Sussex Monday 8th January 2007, 13:59
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
I had a quick visit this morning before the rain...

I had a quick visit this morning before the rain started (the river is incredibly high. I would love to be able to make daily visits this week to monitor how high it eventually gets - I think we...
Forum: Sussex Sunday 7th January 2007, 14:25
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Yesterday, we had planned to go a little bit...

Yesterday, we had planned to go a little bit further away to look for two firecrests that have been around for a few weeks. However, once it started raining heavily, we couldn't get any enthusiasm...
Forum: Member's Lists 2007 Sunday 7th January 2007, 14:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By florall
Yesterday at Wakehurst Place, Sussex 38 coal...

Yesterday at Wakehurst Place, Sussex

38 coal tit
39 chaffinch
40 brambling (still two there, they've been there for over a month now).
41 redwing
42 mistle thrush
43 song thrush

At Redhill, Surrey
Forum: Member's Lists 2007 Friday 5th January 2007, 19:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By florall
Florall's 2007 List

Last year I had a really good year and saw about 40 more species than in 2005, ending up with something like 161 species. I would be surprised if I see so many in 2007, because I’m not planning to...
Forum: Sussex Friday 5th January 2007, 19:22
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
New Year’s Day - Gatwick, River Mole On Monday...

New Year’s Day - Gatwick, River Mole

On Monday morning we arrived here at first light (7.30), mainly staying in the plantation near the car. The river was very high, in fact the highest we’ve ever...
Forum: Sussex Saturday 30th December 2006, 14:37
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
A gentle morning's birding. First of all to Weir...

A gentle morning's birding. First of all to Weir Wood Reservoir, south of East Grinstead. Ever since we've been birdwatching (three and a half years), the water levels at the western (viewable) end...
Forum: Member's Lists 2006 Saturday 30th December 2006, 14:29
Replies: 11
Views: 4,377
Posted By florall
Although I've done a lot of birdwatching since...

Although I've done a lot of birdwatching since September, it's been mainly close to home so, although I've enjoyed the birds I've seen, there's been nothing new until:

161 Peregrine falcon, Elmley...
Forum: Sussex Wednesday 27th December 2006, 08:21
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Thanks for your kind comments - they're magical...

Thanks for your kind comments - they're magical gardens to visit, aren't they?I would have thought there were tawny owls there as well - that I would love to see. I've only ever heard them before. ...
Forum: Sussex Tuesday 26th December 2006, 18:55
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Wakehurst Place Today we walked through the...

Wakehurst Place

Today we walked through the Pinetum down to the Himalayan Glade, which is a viewpoint looking out over one of the steeply sided valley. Nowadays, this area is popular with...
Forum: Sussex Monday 25th December 2006, 15:44
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
A Parakeet… We spent an hour at the River Mole...

A Parakeet…

We spent an hour at the River Mole by Gatwick Airport at first light this morning. We had quite a good bird list of all the to-be expected species, but as we were sitting on the bench...
Forum: Sussex Saturday 2nd December 2006, 15:07
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Wakehurst Place We had a lovely time here this...

Wakehurst Place

We had a lovely time here this morning, despite the lingering rain. I’d heard reports of two brambling, got here before the garden opened, wandered up to the fence around the car...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 2nd December 2006, 14:54
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By florall
Autumn in the Lake District

This is a bit late, because it’s three weeks since we returned from a holiday in the Lake District, but better late than never. We didn’t go there specifically to birdwatch, but simply because we...
Forum: Sussex Sunday 12th November 2006, 11:59
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
River Mole Through a combination of illness and...

River Mole

Through a combination of illness and holiday, it's been a couple of months since we've been here to do some birdwatching (and more like four months since we saw anything really...
Forum: Sussex Monday 2nd October 2006, 14:07
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Horley A noisy party (well, noisy in a cute,...

Horley

A noisy party (well, noisy in a cute, teddy-bearish sort of way) of long tailed tits passed through some nearby gardens today. It seems incredibly early in the season for them to be near the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 30th September 2006, 09:06
Replies: 64
Views: 6,601
Posted By florall
I liked the changes the previous editor, David...

I liked the changes the previous editor, David Cromack made a year or two ago. When there was a new editor, I was nervous that he would make too many changes, remove parts that I really enjoyed, but...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 29th September 2006, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 5,517
Posted By florall
Thanks. We have actually got the Birdwatching...

Thanks. We have actually got the Birdwatching Guide for north of the Loire, and we found that very useful next year, so if we ever get to go to the Camargue, I'll definitely get the south one.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 28th September 2006, 08:45
Replies: 4
Views: 5,517
Posted By florall
An interesting report. It's somewhere I've...

An interesting report. It's somewhere I've fancied going to. Can you recommend any books/websites that you used to help plan your trip?
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 27th September 2006, 08:45
Replies: 38
Views: 2,637
Posted By florall
I don't suppose she did get a chance to ask - it...

I don't suppose she did get a chance to ask - it would be a brave person indeed to confront someone holding a gun. Not a nice experience for you Deborah.
Forum: Sussex Saturday 23rd September 2006, 11:18
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Holmethorpe Sand Pit Today we walked all around...

Holmethorpe Sand Pit

Today we walked all around Spynes Mere, right up to the motorway. It was very misty with a slight breeze, 13 degrees celsius when we set out, and we thought the conditions...
Forum: Sussex Tuesday 19th September 2006, 11:18
Replies: 77
Views: 7,716
Posted By florall
Not been out very much the last couple of weeks,...

Not been out very much the last couple of weeks, not been well enough, so on Saturday, we decided to make a quick trip down to Pulborough Brooks, where I could use the electric wheelchair. (Not...
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