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Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 20th October 2017, 16:45
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By ChrisKten
Longer beaks in UK great tits 'down to garden feeders'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41696123
Forum: Nikon Sunday 15th October 2017, 19:08
Replies: 63
Views: 2,288
Posted By ChrisKten
If you just want a digital record of what you...

If you just want a digital record of what you saw, and don't want to rely on expensive kit and fast reflexes, I'd suggest a Video Camera rather than a DSLR. Any brand with a decent zoom will do......
Forum: Conservation Saturday 7th October 2017, 17:22
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By ChrisKten
I was talking about this to my wife earlier, and...

I was talking about this to my wife earlier, and she was asking me why the Chinese seem to have no qualms about animal suffering/cruelty... I had no answer. Actually, I do have an answer... it's...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 6th October 2017, 15:05
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By ChrisKten
I had a Kestrel visit my garden a few years ago...

I had a Kestrel visit my garden a few years ago (none since), Chris - it took a Sparrow. The thing that amazes me the most with Kestrels is seeing them perched 40m up a Pylon and swoop down to take a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 17:05
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By ChrisKten
I've not uploaded a Sparrowhawk pic for a while, so...

...rather than revive an old thread, I thought that I'd start a new one. Although I'm unsure if it's worth a whole thread.

This is from this afternoon. If it's "Fred" (been visiting for over six...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 21st September 2017, 17:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By ChrisKten
A couple of nice head shots, Bob. You did well to...

A couple of nice head shots, Bob. You did well to find it - I know all the spots they favour in my trees, but I often can't find them until they move... and my garden is only 20ft*20ft, so it's not...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 21st September 2017, 06:13
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By ChrisKten
Hi Bob, Just from the size and lack of any white...

Hi Bob,

Just from the size and lack of any white lining to the tail bars, I'd say it's a Sparrowhawk. From size and prey choice, I'd say a female, and from what I can see of the breast barring, an...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:31
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By ChrisKten
I'll look forward to seeing any pictures that you...

I'll look forward to seeing any pictures that you get... be patient and watchful, and with luck you'll see another Sparrowhawk in your garden. ;)
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
I knew that you'd get all 12, John ;)

I knew that you'd get all 12, John ;)
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 15:11
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
I know, one got in about 10 years ago - I shut it...

I know, one got in about 10 years ago - I shut it in a room and tried to catch it and release it back into the garden.... after an hour of my wife screaming and countless failed attempts at catching...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 20th September 2017, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By ChrisKten
I agree that the Sparrowhawk won't starve, well,...

I agree that the Sparrowhawk won't starve, well, probably won't starve. However, if everyone that saw a Sparrowhawk in the garden scared it away (and even some in this forum admit to doing just...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 14:10
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
Yeah, I guessed those two ;) Actually, it's not...

Yeah, I guessed those two ;) Actually, it's not that easy from pictures - I would only have put money on being right on about half of those pics. I think you need to see them in relation to something...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 12:50
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
I think I saw a Wood Mouse (I only got a glimpse,...

I think I saw a Wood Mouse (I only got a glimpse, but the eyes were huge) a few years ago, but nothing since.
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 12:48
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
Erm... the Mice in the pics are tiny, and...

Erm... the Mice in the pics are tiny, and size/width you are apparently seeing is an optical illusion/perspective/angle.

Small feet - small pointed-head/snout - large ears - monkey nut shell to...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th September 2017, 08:13
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ChrisKten
Garden (House) Mice

Thought these might interest some of you. I allow everything except Cats and people into my garden... I kill nothing, including Slugs and Mice - the garden is just a muddy swamp with a couple of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 20th September 2017, 07:30
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By ChrisKten
Actually, I keep meaning to ask in a falconry...

Actually, I keep meaning to ask in a falconry forum, but I get distracted easily by events in the garden... maybe I'll join and ask opinions later; I'll post any relevant info that I get.

There's a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 19th September 2017, 17:14
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By ChrisKten
I can't say how the Pigeon was caught, as...

I can't say how the Pigeon was caught, as Sparrowhawks will take birds from perches - from the ground - in flight, and even chase them on the ground if necessary. As you've witnessed, if the prey is...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 19th September 2017, 16:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By ChrisKten
TBH, I don't know. I've never seen a Wild Rock...

TBH, I don't know. I've never seen a Wild Rock Dove - I'm not even sure that I'd recognise one if I did. In fact, I'm not even sure there are any truly wild Rock Doves... don't they have domestic...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 19th September 2017, 16:08
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By ChrisKten
A female Sparrowhawk (that this probably is, will...

A female Sparrowhawk (that this probably is, will take birds up to the size of a Wood Pigeon).

You can't (and shouldn't) encourage it to return... they have a large hunting territory and it's...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 18th September 2017, 19:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By ChrisKten
Of course I don't mind... ask away (Although I...

Of course I don't mind... ask away (Although I can't promise to know the answer ;) )
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 11th September 2017, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChrisKten
A Goshawk is a big powerful bird with powerful...

A Goshawk is a big powerful bird with powerful feet/toes and large(ish), sharp talons. Also, another clue as to why a Crow poses no problems is in the weight and wingspan of both species......
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 1st September 2017, 17:32
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By ChrisKten
Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

Apologies if it's already posted in another sub-forum:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41107663
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st September 2017, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By ChrisKten
My eyes aren't good enough, but for others with...

My eyes aren't good enough, but for others with good eyesight, this might help:

Lesser on left - Common on right
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 30th August 2017, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By ChrisKten
Good news... for now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41100541
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th August 2017, 16:36
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By ChrisKten
Isn't Knemidokoptes mutans (scaly leg mite) a...

Isn't Knemidokoptes mutans (scaly leg mite) a possibility also? In which case:



(I didn't link to the full info, as there's some unpleasant pictures of affected birds on the page)
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