Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 0.10 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Simon Wates
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 09:33
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Just after dawn, my first singing 30. Eurasian...

Just after dawn, my first singing

30. Eurasian Hoopoe

of the year :-)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:24
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Sorry Richard - my comment was an entirely...

Sorry Richard - my comment was an entirely schoolboy type knee-jerk one ;) I mean, you saw a blinkin' Lammergeier from home; I'd always tell my boyhood birding mate when he saw an outrageous bird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 14:06
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Simon Wates
Thanks Nutty, live and learn.

Thanks Nutty, live and learn.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th January 2018, 14:02
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Just 2 to add from the last days; 27. European...

Just 2 to add from the last days;

27. European Greenfinch
28. Cattle Egret - a little flock of c.20 passed by
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th January 2018, 14:01
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Richard, I hope you get in a sweat dipping on the...

Richard, I hope you get in a sweat dipping on the Woodpigeons!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 13:59
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Simon Wates
Wow, great picture! Sternacorarius adalberti :-O

Wow, great picture! Sternacorarius adalberti :-O
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 08:35
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Simon Wates
I'd thought maybe the bird may have had its head...

I'd thought maybe the bird may have had its head turned backwards, preening...and could'nt be a tern..



Thanks - major lapse for me, I'd read or been told many years ago and believed it! And..I've...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th January 2018, 21:08
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By Simon Wates
Does look like a tern but must be in trouble if...

Does look like a tern but must be in trouble if it is - they don't swim. Could it be a preening Little Gull?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th January 2018, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Simon Wates
I can't decide with the pictures, the bird does...

I can't decide with the pictures, the bird does invoke RTP somehow (ignoring orange/red tones) but MP is so much more likely. Saying that, wintering RTPs are present in tiny numbers as near as north...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th January 2018, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Simon Wates
If it is a bird, maybe LBB Gull bathing - with...

If it is a bird, maybe LBB Gull bathing - with head turned and wing flapping (left wing up more).
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 12th January 2018, 09:03
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Simon Wates
Eurasian Eagle Owl, larger I know but closely...

Eurasian Eagle Owl, larger I know but closely related, have been known to predate domestic cats and dogs...and foxes quite...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 12th January 2018, 08:43
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Simon Wates
Looks like Cosmos bipinnatus, which is not native...

Looks like Cosmos bipinnatus, which is not native to India - so a garden plant I presume.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th January 2018, 08:57
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Simon Wates
That's quite a balancing act :-O Agree with...

That's quite a balancing act :-O

Agree with Pallas's Gull.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 17:04
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
As I write, close to 50 Kittiwakes passed going...

As I write, close to 50 Kittiwakes passed going west - pretty far out but less than 1km. Also, one of my mssing species:

26. Lesser Black-backed Gull
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 16:41
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
I was thinking what I most miss from the UK - got...

I was thinking what I most miss from the UK - got to be the winter geese and the seabird colonies; none of that round these parts so pretty jealous of your Pinkfeet.;)

I can only see about a 20º...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th January 2018, 18:59
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Rainy weather inc. a decent heavy shower and...

Rainy weather inc. a decent heavy shower and prolonged light rain is so welcome here today - we've had 3 dry winters/wet seasons in succession - hoe we get more! A little look with the scope for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th January 2018, 21:29
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
Yes, welcome Mark and brainticket (great...

Yes, welcome Mark and brainticket (great name!).

Just one to add, a single

20. Meadow Pipit

Must get the scope up tomorrow and do a little long distance seawatch - stormyish weather coming. Not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 20:11
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
I'd jumped one ahead somehow - anyway, corrected...

I'd jumped one ahead somehow - anyway, corrected above.

Today brought 4 new for the year too:

16. European Serin
17. European Goldfinch
18. Zitting Cisticola
19. Blackcap
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 19:54
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Simon Wates
I know very little about this but as its one of...

I know very little about this but as its one of the birds I most want to listen to (preferably with excellent views!) I have an idea that your dates are spot on....but wait for others who know from...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 19:07
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
4 species new for the year at home today - but...

4 species new for the year at home today - but the best by far is the first I've seen in the local area and calling away to boot, inbetween foraging in the Fig Tree giving fab views.

13. Lesser...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 18:09
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Simon Wates
A humble start at home: Spotless...

A humble start at home:

Spotless Starling
Collared Dove
Linnet
Sardinian Warbler
House Sparrow
Yellow-legged Gull
Blue Tit
Common Chiffchaff
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 18:04
Replies: 107
Views: 3,090
Posted By Simon Wates
No birding away today but from home I can add to...

No birding away today but from home I can add to the list:

Yellow-legged Gull
Azure-winged (Iberian) Magpie
Spotless Starling
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 19:49
Replies: 1,015
Views: 112,031
Posted By Simon Wates
My 2017 total is 78 counting Feral Pigeon, which...

My 2017 total is 78 counting Feral Pigeon, which here include some apparently wild sea cliff breeders so could claim some as Rock Dove. Total also includes Common Waxbill, which are pretty common...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 27th December 2017, 08:42
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Simon Wates
In 1999 there were 2 Snowfinches at Cabo de São...

In 1999 there were 2 Snowfinches at Cabo de São Vicente headland, Portugal at the extreme southwest point of Europe. They were using the shortly vegetated clifftop slopes by the sea. Since there have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th December 2017, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree - they can be anywhere from brute to quite...

Agree - they can be anywhere from brute to quite cute, though usually on the brutish side ;)
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.20364308 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 17:57.