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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th December 2017, 14:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By rosbifs
Wow great work. How does that get counted though....

Wow great work. How does that get counted though. I'm sure it's been done a million times but I guess that it can't be counted as either....
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 27th November 2017, 09:47
Replies: 426
Views: 80,509
Posted By rosbifs
Managed to get a short visit to the Clot reserve...

Managed to get a short visit to the Clot reserve on the 16th November - chasing the White headed Duck down. I got one.

Other highlights were a Little Owl that flew over my head and into the bushes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 1st November 2017, 19:01
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By rosbifs
There does look be barring in the left wing...

There does look be barring in the left wing...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 30th October 2017, 21:32
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
You would make our lives a pleasure Dragnil!! Not...

You would make our lives a pleasure Dragnil!! Not just for the Branston...

Apologies for todays dog walking pictures.

Rosbifs
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 28th October 2017, 08:52
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
Everything until the Douane guy asked if they...

Everything until the Douane guy asked if they were all my children! Where do you live? France? Do you have the authority letter? Fortunately, his colleague pointed out that we didn't need it as we...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 25th October 2017, 23:47
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
I think I was lucky - he could have not let them...

I think I was lucky - he could have not let them travel.

There is a basic form which is parental consent for leaving the territory. The thing that is odd is there isn't a lot of proof required -...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 24th October 2017, 22:32
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
Rosbifs on holidays. Well if you can call it that...

Rosbifs on holidays. Well if you can call it that - I somehow got the short straw and am visiting England to see parents - that isn't the short straw but the fact that I also have 4 children in tow,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd October 2017, 23:33
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By rosbifs
Female is higher pitched for one explanation...

Female is higher pitched for one explanation...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 06:11
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
1277 over the last 10 years with 459 this year,...

1277 over the last 10 years with 459 this year, so far
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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th October 2017, 17:30
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By rosbifs
There can't be many things it can be apart from a...

There can't be many things it can be apart from a toad and a Scops. I had to drag the parcs guy out of his house to listen to our Scops - first record here - he wouldn't believe it wasn't the toad...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th October 2017, 08:25
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
Shouldn't need a ring to see that it comes from...

Shouldn't need a ring to see that it comes from the 'forest' just count the number of bills...8-P
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th October 2017, 15:43
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
I started a quick scan of other sights in...

I started a quick scan of other sights in France

Peuch Debon is one place with some history of this species although data isn't 100% complete.

This year they have also passed 2,000 birds witht he...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th October 2017, 09:00
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
I'm wondering if timing plays a part. Does anyone...

I'm wondering if timing plays a part. Does anyone have any stats on 'usual' movement time for these birds?

The Organbi figures are amazing in that you could miss an odd one but not 100's so it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th October 2017, 08:46
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By rosbifs
Griffon, I would say

Griffon, I would say
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th October 2017, 07:51
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
Interesting just checked Organbi for previous...

Interesting just checked Organbi for previous years

2017 - current - 2052
2016 - 0
2015 - 737
2014-2011 Less than 5 each year

Does represent a big increase...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th October 2017, 07:44
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
My aunt, in middle Finland, has said they have...

My aunt, in middle Finland, has said they have had an awful autumn - lots of rain and wind.

Already there are big numbers of Yellow Browed Warblers in Spain...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th October 2017, 09:20
Replies: 134
Views: 11,685
Posted By rosbifs
The Col D'Organbidexka has over 1.500 on...

The Col D'Organbidexka has over 1.500 on migration this year already...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 16th October 2017, 07:57
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
The BLack Wood pictures as promised. Also a...

The BLack Wood pictures as promised.

Also a couple of older Griffon shots. I had found a new vantage points which seems to get some good flyby opportunities. There was SParrowhawk and Kestrel...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th October 2017, 07:49
Replies: 42
Views: 2,654
Posted By rosbifs
Most of the hunters here all have binoculars -...

Most of the hunters here all have binoculars - and mostly swaroski. My neighbour even has a swaroski 95mm scope! Imagine how jealous I am of him - he is not a birdwatcher - and one neighbour the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 15th October 2017, 16:32
Replies: 119
Views: 21,133
Posted By rosbifs
Some last pictures from our holidays. All taken...

Some last pictures from our holidays. All taken from he migration watchpoint.

Sadly, I have no idea when a Pelican is 'tickable'. Every now and then one turns up that gets listed as a real one but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By rosbifs
Compare it to the pictures of the bird seen in...

Compare it to the pictures of the bird seen in the area - does look like a good candidate but I'm not qualified to go further... Send it to the rarebirdspain website and see what they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th October 2017, 08:14
Replies: 145
Views: 25,461
Posted By rosbifs
After further research I think the Ferrari was a...

After further research I think the Ferrari was a 410 Speciale Berlinetta. The grill at the front is curved at the top compared to the 250 which are flat.

Got to be fairly rare in cream. A similar...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th October 2017, 21:55
Replies: 145
Views: 25,461
Posted By rosbifs
Speaking of cars - there seemed to be some type...

Speaking of cars - there seemed to be some type of gumball or cannonball rally over the tourmalet today. There were some crackers - starting with Lambourgini, ferrari, Porshce

I thought I caught a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th October 2017, 21:46
Replies: 145
Views: 25,461
Posted By rosbifs
Maybe it was 'ticking' your car....

Maybe it was 'ticking' your car....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 17:21
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By rosbifs
Looks like a Greater Spotted to me...

Looks like a Greater Spotted to me...
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