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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By MTem
I agree for all the reasons listed.

I agree for all the reasons listed.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 17th October 2017, 13:21
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
Your problem and our replies in a nutshell...

Your problem and our replies in a nutshell .......

Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th October 2017, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By MTem
Yes, 3 Common Buzzards - look for the pale belly...

Yes, 3 Common Buzzards - look for the pale belly band that shows in all plumage variations.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th October 2017, 15:24
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By MTem
I'd say Song Thrush with that face pattern and...

I'd say Song Thrush with that face pattern and what looks to be a shortish tale.
Mick
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th October 2017, 09:52
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By MTem
House sparrows - some good news

Hardly a statistically significant sample, but it gladdens me anyway to report another peak count for my local House Sparrow flock. Today I counted 42. They seem to be very sedentary moving daily...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th October 2017, 08:40
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By MTem
I'd say 1. Mallard - mainly drakes in eclipse 2....

I'd say
1. Mallard - mainly drakes in eclipse
2. Tufted's
3. Moorhen or Coot juv
4. Pheasant poult - possibly a young male given the red-brown feathers starting to show, but a bit young to be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th October 2017, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By MTem
True enough Andy, but I think I'm right in saying...

True enough Andy, but I think I'm right in saying very rarely this early in the 'winter' - because it's like summer at the moment!
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 11th October 2017, 12:35
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
I'll try one more time. First of all you have...

I'll try one more time.

First of all you have reversed the 'scientific process', in that you experienced something (but didn't amass any before/after statistically-significant (this last bit is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th October 2017, 12:03
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By MTem
All I can add is that there are Common Buzzards...

All I can add is that there are Common Buzzards with similar features around. The one that fledged from a nest on my land for instance. I don't have a flight photo, but it was much like the OP photo,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th October 2017, 07:55
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By MTem
The mantle doesn't look dark enough for a Lesser...

The mantle doesn't look dark enough for a Lesser Black-backed, and the legs look yellow - so an adult Yellow-legged gull.
Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th October 2017, 16:45
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By MTem
Yes

Yes
Forum: Conservation Monday 9th October 2017, 10:09
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
Oh and to depress you further - if you can ever...

Oh and to depress you further - if you can ever convince that it is the 4G towers that are wiping out wildlife, you will then have to start on the bigger issue; namely convincing 'the general public'...
Forum: Conservation Monday 9th October 2017, 10:03
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
Most of the comments from me, Jos and Henning (if...

Most of the comments from me, Jos and Henning (if you read them) are not about portrayal or propaganda, but about the underlying data and scientific interpretation of that data. None of us have said...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th October 2017, 09:52
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By MTem
They look to be Starlings. The large flocks are...

They look to be Starlings. The large flocks are called 'murmurations'.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 16:50
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By MTem
Agreed, Willow warbler. And much whiter underneath

Agreed, Willow warbler.
And much whiter underneath
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 8th October 2017, 14:13
Replies: 100
Views: 16,245
Posted By MTem
Linnet

Linnet
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th October 2017, 17:29
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By MTem
I'd have them all down as Rock.

I'd have them all down as Rock.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 7th October 2017, 07:45
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By MTem
Big movement of mainly House martins (I gave up...

Big movement of mainly House martins (I gave up at 550) heading SW along the coast at Seaford on Wednesday, then tens to low hundreds Swallows, mainly juvs across West Wittering early yesterday...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 5th October 2017, 14:53
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
You have not taken in a word of what has been...

You have not taken in a word of what has been said. This is not about style (combative or otherwise) - you cannot beat people into submission - and it's not about whether we agree or not. You simply...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th October 2017, 07:00
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By MTem
I'd say Sharp-tailed (not sure about this one),...

I'd say Sharp-tailed (not sure about this one), Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th October 2017, 06:57
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By MTem
And the gull is the same as in your earlier post..

And the gull is the same as in your earlier post..
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 4th October 2017, 15:56
Replies: 100
Views: 2,848
Posted By MTem
I can only echo Jos's comments above. They are...

I can only echo Jos's comments above. They are well framed and to the point.

We are not being dismissive - just pointing out flaws and gaps in your argument. As I said above you can find...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th October 2017, 07:25
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By MTem
A last comment - we can rule out the bright light...

A last comment - we can rule out the bright light of the day as a differentiating factor - there were at least two other 'dark, smudgy' Rock pipits feeding in the same water-filled depression (and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 20:55
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By MTem
Thanks for the expansion Steve - appreciated. I'm...

Thanks for the expansion Steve - appreciated.
I'm very happy with the Little Stint ID - I only got a quite glimpse through my bins from long distance to be sure it was a small wader (yes it was that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 17:08
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By MTem
Thanks all. Re the pipit. I accept the judgement,...

Thanks all.
Re the pipit. I accept the judgement, but Steve can you say what you see that separates it from these...
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