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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 19:39
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By Paul Longland
Rich Glad you got your Cirl buntings. They really...

Rich
Glad you got your Cirl buntings. They really are worth the trip. I did a few days down there a couple of years ago just for that reason. (The Portland great spotted cuckoo was a nice bonus too....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 19:31
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By Paul Longland
Will start a twitch at the local garden centre...

Will start a twitch at the local garden centre immediatly. Probably my only chance.:smoke:
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 18:57
Replies: 159
Views: 6,351
Posted By Paul Longland
Garden "lifer" and year tick today . Blackcap on...

Garden "lifer" and year tick today . Blackcap on the fat ball feeder. It seems the variety of species that will visit garden feeders is increasing all the time.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 8th February 2018, 13:07
Replies: 5,621
Views: 503,136
Posted By Paul Longland
Another vote for Turnstone here.

Another vote for Turnstone here.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 8th February 2018, 13:03
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By Paul Longland
"my 7 year old wants to see a Caper" Don't we...

"my 7 year old wants to see a Caper"

Don't we all - so does this 57 year old!!!!!!!!

He may have a long wait so hope he is better at taking disappointments than me :-C
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 7th February 2018, 13:19
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By Paul Longland
Hi Rich. See you managed to wangle another trip...

Hi Rich.
See you managed to wangle another trip to bonnie Scotland. Despite what I said last year, I can go one better. Off to Mull mid May hopefully for the crakes on Iona that we missed last year...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 6th February 2018, 12:56
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Paul Longland
Cheers Nutcracker. That will fit in nicely with...

Cheers Nutcracker. That will fit in nicely with the rest of our birding plans.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 5th February 2018, 12:38
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Paul Longland
Thanks for the info. I will leave the trip as...

Thanks for the info. I will leave the trip as late as I can which will be third week in may. Hopefully. weather permitting we will be taking the boat out to coquet island, and also if time permits...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th January 2018, 17:31
Replies: 63
Views: 2,236
Posted By Paul Longland
We have all heard the stories of amazon...

We have all heard the stories of amazon deliveries being chucked over the fence left outside in the rain etc etc.

Remember that when you sign for delivery you are signing to say that you have...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 24th January 2018, 11:16
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Paul Longland
northumberland roseate tern

Am planning a short break trip to Northumberland in May, primarily to see the Roseate terns on Coquet. Can anyone tell me when these birds usually arrive from their wintering grounds as I would not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10:54
Replies: 97
Views: 4,060
Posted By Paul Longland
As one who has made (and will continue to do so)...

As one who has made (and will continue to do so) many mistakes I am always more than willing to listen to the opinions of others. The majority of birders I meet are generally more than happy to...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 22nd January 2018, 16:20
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Paul Longland
Either that or other areas (Mull maybe) where...

Either that or other areas (Mull maybe) where there is less persecution (ie where there is little or no driven grouse shooting). Hopefully the birds will be satellite tagged on release so that they...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 22nd January 2018, 10:17
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Paul Longland
I know that the so called "custodians of the...

I know that the so called "custodians of the countryside" have to balance the interests of those who make a living from the land and the other habitants (ie the wildlife etc) but this just stinks of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 19th January 2018, 14:59
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Paul Longland
natural england grant brood management license

So natural England appear to have sold out to the shooting lobby despite condemnation of the scheme by RSPB and...
Forum: Food and Feeders Friday 19th January 2018, 11:19
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Paul Longland
There is always the possibility that a neighbor...

There is always the possibility that a neighbor has a new pet cat that is patrolling the gardens and scaring off the birds?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 19th January 2018, 10:02
Replies: 43
Views: 9,934
Posted By Paul Longland
oops. that will teach me to check that I am...

oops. that will teach me to check that I am actually on the last page of the thread. And here was me feeling all smug that I had got it.

I will go crawl away under a stone now.:gn:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 18th January 2018, 13:51
Replies: 43
Views: 9,934
Posted By Paul Longland
A Grey wagtail on giants causeway or Malham...

A Grey wagtail on giants causeway or Malham perhaps (based on the shape of the stones)?
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 18th January 2018, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Paul Longland
A word of caution here. I have a hawke frontier...

A word of caution here. I have a hawke frontier scope with stay on cover and regularly carried it over the shoulder with Velbron tripod attached. Due to the combined weight of both scope and...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 18th January 2018, 12:59
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Paul Longland
Try your local garden centre or aquatics...

Try your local garden centre or aquatics shop.

There are many types of pond heater available that may do the trick.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th January 2018, 12:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By Paul Longland
if you are in the cairngorm region Lochindorb is...

if you are in the cairngorm region Lochindorb is worth a go. Also holds breeding red grouse, golden plover and Ospreys regularly fish there.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:23
Replies: 5,621
Views: 503,136
Posted By Paul Longland
Grey plover for me too.

Grey plover for me too.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 8th January 2018, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Paul Longland
I was relating this to a friend of mine at the...

I was relating this to a friend of mine at the weekend and he told me that when he was in Cuba many years ago he observed both Barn owls and Mississippi kites (a first for Cuba to boot!!) circling...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 5th January 2018, 13:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By Paul Longland
Wow that's a pretty tight budget unless optics...

Wow that's a pretty tight budget unless optics are enormously cheaper on your side of the pond so that rules out any of the premium brands such as Swarozski. Kona et al.

I have a Hawke Frontier ED...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 5th January 2018, 12:57
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Paul Longland
A decent pair of 8x42 should do the trick. If...

A decent pair of 8x42 should do the trick. If weight is an issue you may want to look at something a little more compact such as an 8x32 but these are really better for close work such as woodland...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 5th January 2018, 12:45
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Paul Longland
I know there are several species of birds that...

I know there are several species of birds that have learnt the use of tools for extracting food etc but this is a whole new ball game. I presume the aim of the exercise is to flush prey out into the...
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