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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Paul Longland
Not being from this area wasn't sure if this was...

Not being from this area wasn't sure if this was normal, although the numbers being reported locally did seem exceptional. My thought was continental migrants caught up in the storm as it seemed to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th October 2017, 21:29
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Paul Longland
Try firecrests. I hate predictive text. Must...

Try firecrests. I hate predictive text. Must switch it off3:-)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th October 2017, 21:21
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Paul Longland
Firecrest on south west coast

Currently holidaying in Brixham Devon and been reading some local reports of large numbers of firecrests including flocks of up to 60 birds in the area. Wondered if this was connected to the sudden...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 12th October 2017, 12:12
Replies: 92
Views: 4,949
Posted By Paul Longland
have to keep the dream alive Rich.. I do fear...

have to keep the dream alive Rich.. I do fear that, if I do not connect with one soon sadly the chance may be gone forever.

Not sure that I will get a chance next year unfortunately. I only get...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 6th October 2017, 11:52
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Paul Longland
I too always thought Sprawks were strictly for...

I too always thought Sprawks were strictly for the birds. Having said that one did scare the living Cr*p out of my daughters pet dwarf rabbit that was having a stroll on the lawn once when it...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 6th October 2017, 11:41
Replies: 92
Views: 4,949
Posted By Paul Longland
Rich Sound like you have had another great trip....

Rich

Sound like you have had another great trip. One day you and me both will stumble across one of those capers!!
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 29th September 2017, 12:12
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Paul Longland
Why do I keep reading these articles. All I do...

Why do I keep reading these articles. All I do is get even angrier and sadder. At this rate I will need to visit my Dr again to up the dose for my blood pressure pills.

Makes me want to buy a...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 29th September 2017, 12:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By Paul Longland
I very much appreciate looking at some of the...

I very much appreciate looking at some of the stunning shots that often appear on here and other birding websites. however, I am afraid I have neither the patience nor the inclination to sit in one...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th September 2017, 11:46
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Paul Longland
The goldfinch is a juvenile hence the lack of red...

The goldfinch is a juvenile hence the lack of red face but the yellow wing flash gives it away. always difficult this time of year with so many juveniles and moulting adults around.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th September 2017, 12:25
Replies: 92
Views: 4,949
Posted By Paul Longland
Rich Now, if the American redstart were to hang...

Rich

Now, if the American redstart were to hang around for bit longer??????????

Three trips in one year you lucky *******

I am seriously looking to counting my pension coffers to see if they may...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 18th September 2017, 11:59
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Paul Longland
perhaps not in this instance but I fear that...

perhaps not in this instance but I fear that "natural causes" includes shotgun pellets and/or poison on hunting estates.:-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th September 2017, 10:09
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Paul Longland
Pic 1 is indeed a greenshank. The second pic...

Pic 1 is indeed a greenshank.

The second pic looks like blackwit to me hence the white eye stripe. There also appears to be some orange colouration to the base of the bill.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th September 2017, 22:07
Replies: 166
Views: 14,249
Posted By Paul Longland
Woohoo. Just like buses. Wait for years then get...

Woohoo. Just like buses. Wait for years then get two at once. Grey pharalope in northants then a red necked in norfolk today. What a day. Started off at rutland water first light with yank widgeon...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th September 2017, 11:55
Replies: 166
Views: 14,249
Posted By Paul Longland
"It's a million-to-one-chance, but it might just...

"It's a million-to-one-chance, but it might just work" - Fred Colon, Carrot Ironfoundersson, Nobby Nobbs

Rich

Perhaps if I stand on one leg I might get better luck next time I go looking for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th September 2017, 11:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By Paul Longland
Anyone seen the Yank Redstart on Shetland...

Anyone seen the Yank Redstart on Shetland today?3:-)

Female common redstart perhaps in a funny light?

Juv willow w/chiff

Clutching at straws really without a pic but certainly sounds interesting.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 11:02
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Paul Longland
Hi Matt. Welcome to the forum. Your super...

Hi Matt. Welcome to the forum.

Your super picture is indeed a juvenile Dunnock.

You have certainly picked the most challenging time of year to start. There are lots of juvenile, recently fledged...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 17th August 2017, 12:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Paul Longland
More depressing news I came...

More depressing news I came across

http://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/RSPB-Norfolk-Montagus-Harrier-goes-missing-presumed-killed.aspx?s_id=508774870
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 17th August 2017, 11:44
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Paul Longland
I remember the bad old days when practically the...

I remember the bad old days when practically the only raptor you ever saw was a kestrel at the side of the motorway. Red kites practically extinct, Osprey only just making a comeback in Scotland,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 16th August 2017, 20:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Paul Longland
Not to mention the tourism money that is brought...

Not to mention the tourism money that is brought in by the white tailed eagles. not generally in grouse moor areas I know but the value to the local economies is immeasurable. I was on mull earlier...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 6th August 2017, 16:45
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Paul Longland
Yes we had a great two weeks. The contrast...

Yes we had a great two weeks.

The contrast between the two areas was quite marked. Especially in terms of the density of people. I appreciate that he second week spent on Skye was the beginning of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th August 2017, 13:31
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By Paul Longland
I agree with MTem. What we need is informed...

I agree with MTem. What we need is informed debate based on scientific principals not hearsay, tittle tattle and the emotional outpourings of the ill informed or opinionated (on both sides)

The...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd August 2017, 23:26
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Paul Longland
Family holiday in NW scotland July 2017

Recently returned from a two week holiday in northwest Scotland and Skye.

Although this was not strictly speaking a birding trip thought I would share a few highlights.

First week was spent in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 31st July 2017, 15:06
Replies: 43
Views: 2,571
Posted By Paul Longland
Sorry Rich definitely a no no. Of course I am...

Sorry Rich definitely a no no.

Of course I am not saying that just because when the news of the first sighting came through I diverted a trip to Titchwell, chased 45 miles across Norfolk only to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 31st July 2017, 15:01
Replies: 43
Views: 2,571
Posted By Paul Longland
I fondly remember a budgie that hooked up with a...

I fondly remember a budgie that hooked up with a flock of tree sparrows back in the seventies and hung around for a couple of years or so. Whilst never making it onto any lists it was a bit of a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 31st July 2017, 13:39
Replies: 59
Views: 4,387
Posted By Paul Longland
If the OP is so keen on RSPB checking cards in...

If the OP is so keen on RSPB checking cards in hides then I would suggest that he tries a stint as a volunteer himself, as see how popular he would be.

I like many others happily pay my membership...
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