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Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 20th August 2017, 21:30
Replies: 8
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Posted By Capercaillie71
I've been over the Hochalpenstrasse twice...

I've been over the Hochalpenstrasse twice (several years apart) and saw Snowfinches both times (at Fuscher torl and Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Hohe). I don't recall seeing any raptors. Lots of marmots...
Forum: Scotland Friday 18th August 2017, 13:10
Replies: 1,378
Views: 191,808
Posted By Capercaillie71
The tag looked that sort of colour but was only...

The tag looked that sort of colour but was only on the right wing. I couldn't see any tag at all on the left wing.
Forum: Scotland Friday 18th August 2017, 11:32
Replies: 1,378
Views: 191,808
Posted By Capercaillie71
Visited Kinnordy yesterday for the first time in...

Visited Kinnordy yesterday for the first time in ages. It was pretty quiet, but a female Marsh Harrier put in an appearance from the swamp hide, hunting over a cereal field beyond the loch. It had...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th July 2017, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Capercaillie71
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th July 2017, 12:19
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Capercaillie71
Thanks for that. My first thought on hearing...

Thanks for that. My first thought on hearing this was also Melodious, but I should probably have said that I could see the bird singing and it was a brown, unstreaked Acrocephalus warbler, so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Capercaillie71
Marsh Warbler? Lake Annecy

Can anyone confirm if this is a Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) singing in this video? It was at Bout du Lac nature reserve at Lake Annecy, France the week before last. I have no previous...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 25th June 2015, 23:02
Replies: 1,772
Views: 335,209
Posted By Capercaillie71
I stopped to have a look for the Blyth's Reed...

I stopped to have a look for the Blyth's Reed Warbler that had been reported at Port Elphinstone as I was passing through Inverurie this morning. After some initial confusion due to a faulty grid...
Forum: Scotland Monday 25th May 2015, 23:03
Replies: 1,219
Views: 259,536
Posted By Capercaillie71
Just saw a photo posted on Facebook by Moorfield...

Just saw a photo posted on Facebook by Moorfield House b&b , Boat of Garten, which seems to show a 2 barred crossbill in their garden yesterday.
Forum: Scotland Monday 11th May 2015, 07:56
Replies: 1,772
Views: 335,209
Posted By Capercaillie71
The nest site at Lochter, Oldmeldrum is publicly...

The nest site at Lochter, Oldmeldrum is publicly known and occasionally mentioned in the press. Elsewhere there are a couple of sites that seem to be well known locally though not usually publicised.
Forum: Scotland Friday 1st May 2015, 22:48
Replies: 1,219
Views: 259,536
Posted By Capercaillie71
I can't see the photos on that link as it's a...

I can't see the photos on that link as it's a closed group. I assume they are the same photos as on this page?

https://www.facebook.com/cairngormsnature
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 22:06
Replies: 1,800
Views: 315,609
Posted By Capercaillie71
I've had a very enjoyable couple of days working...

I've had a very enjoyable couple of days working in Lothian. Yesterday I was in the Pentland Hills and saw a pair of Nuthatches at Woodhouselee. As I had been up early in the morning doing a lek...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 21:46
Replies: 1,772
Views: 335,209
Posted By Capercaillie71
I imagine that Ravens have a hard time spreading...

I imagine that Ravens have a hard time spreading east through some of the more heavily keepered parts of the area. I see them most times I head over the Lecht or the Cairnwell but much less...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 15th January 2015, 20:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By Capercaillie71
Isn't anyone going to do the joke? I agree that...

Isn't anyone going to do the joke?

I agree that the tail looks cut off.
Forum: France Wednesday 14th January 2015, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By Capercaillie71
There is information about the area here:...

There is information about the area here: http://www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk/faun/fauna-flora/ornithology-birdwatching-sites.aspx

Recent crane counts are available...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 31st December 2014, 22:04
Replies: 1,772
Views: 335,209
Posted By Capercaillie71
I don't seem to have done much birding at all in...

I don't seem to have done much birding at all in the second half of this year. Two young children, a dog, and a tendency to be more office-bound with my job all seem to have conspired against much...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 21:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By Capercaillie71
The fine is not much but at least it sets the...

The fine is not much but at least it sets the precedent and I don't suppose most landowners will want a criminal record. If the estate receives agricultural subsidies these could also be clawed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th September 2014, 07:21
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
I suspect that the three party leaders are...

I suspect that the three party leaders are slightly regretting their panicked promise of new powers now. It will be difficult for them to deliver, but I think it halted the swing to yes, so they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th September 2014, 16:16
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
No, here is a definitive list of the new powers...

No, here is a definitive list of the new powers on offer:

https://twitter.com/davidschneider/status/508936637842489344/photo/1

;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th September 2014, 14:40
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
If it's a no vote as I suspect/fear, I think the...

If it's a no vote as I suspect/fear, I think the biggest loser politically will be the labour party. They have been very naive in their dealings with the Tories over the whole referendum and to my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th September 2014, 23:19
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
Nick Clegg has signed a...

Nick Clegg has signed a pledge!

http://bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29213418
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th September 2014, 22:06
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
This mention of red grouse reminded me that land...

This mention of red grouse reminded me that land reform is one topic that hasn't been particularly prominent in the independence debate. Certainly it doesn't seem to have been a high priority for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th September 2014, 11:24
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
On lighter note, I enjoyed this welcome that was...

On lighter note, I enjoyed this welcome that was given to the Labour shadow cabinet that travelled up from London to march through central Glasgow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMXuEmqAHA
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th September 2014, 11:19
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
As someone who was once (many years ago) called a...

As someone who was once (many years ago) called a 'f***ing English b*****d' by a drunken Glaswegian at Loch Morlich campsite (I am Scottish born to English parents and grew up in England) I utterly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th September 2014, 08:16
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
That was impossible because the UK government...

That was impossible because the UK government refused to pre-negotiate.

If you read beyond the pejorative headlines about financial doom on the BBC you find this:

Angus Grossart, chairman of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th September 2014, 23:18
Replies: 302
Views: 25,727
Posted By Capercaillie71
Except Scotland remains in the UK for at least 18...

Except Scotland remains in the UK for at least 18 months after a yes vote. Plenty of time to sort out currency issues and ring-fence different parts of banks if necessary (as Santander do in the UK...
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