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Forum: Conservation Today, 08:06
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Posted By andyadcock
Faro - catching Gannets

Can't believe they're allowed to do this still, so much for EU protection of breeding birds.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41698293



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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Yesterday, 19:59
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By andyadcock
Should have said 'songbirds' not Sunbirds. Just...

Should have said 'songbirds' not Sunbirds.

Just watched this programme, Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush which I saw with relative ease n 2002, is said to be virtually extinct?


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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:57
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By andyadcock
Swainson's for me, Wood Thrush has a lovely...

Swainson's for me, Wood Thrush has a lovely bright top to the head which is very obvious in the field.


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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 08:51
Replies: 50
Views: 1,640
Posted By andyadcock
Reference to Ken's often less that stellar...

Reference to Ken's often less that stellar (forgive me Kenneth) photography.

Actually, most of his shots are stellar that is to say they are usually a dot in the sky! Only joking Ken :t:




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Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 08:43
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By andyadcock
That's why I said he was probably unwell Brian,...

That's why I said he was probably unwell Brian, it's very unusual and who keeps Badgers?

He wasn't that grateful for the hospitatlity either judging by the statement he left next to the cat bed!


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 20:25
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Get your arse out there then mate! ;) A

Get your arse out there then mate! ;)



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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 20:22
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Agreed but surely the species were established...

Agreed but surely the species were established when the islands were much closer to the European mainland?

I cannot be certain when I say this but, if the Azores are drifting furher away with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By andyadcock
Hi Henning, the thing is that a genuine vulpinus...

Hi Henning,
the thing is that a genuine vulpinus within range should be fairly straightforward, it's birds outside the known range that cause headaches I think?

Many people are hoping, I'm sure...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 18:22
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Most of these aren't on the American plate...

Most of these aren't on the American plate though, how far in to the Atlantic do you want to go, surprised you didn't mention Greenland?

Despite relative positions, avaifauna is European in all the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By andyadcock
I spoke with Dick forseman about this when we had...

I spoke with Dick forseman about this when we had a couple very red tailed birds on my patch in Russia. He said that we really have a very poor understanding of the range and movements of pure...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 18:10
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By andyadcock
Just get out as much as you can Mike and learn...

Just get out as much as you can Mike and learn the common stuff, it will come with experience.

Concentrate on learning to ID stuff with bins and then you'll know what you're photographing most of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 16:48
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
I think the UK would have just as many overseas...

I think the UK would have just as many overseas territories.

I personally wouldn't include the Azores as Europe whoever they belong to.


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 16:46
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Some of you think that we never were so it...

Some of you think that we never were so it doesn't matter


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 15:10
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Def easier without the washing line in the...

Def easier without the washing line in the way.......:t:


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 14:24
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Cheers Paul. Nice effort fom Mons Giroud last...

Cheers Paul.

Nice effort fom Mons Giroud last night, I once scored one similar......in my garden as I recall, c1973.....:smoke:


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 14:21
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Agree with all, maybe someone should just do a...

Agree with all,
maybe someone should just do a Europe only big year?



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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 14:02
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
How many Hooded Warblers for the WP Paul? A

How many Hooded Warblers for the WP Paul?


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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 13:47
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
How was it done with the Wallacean line? Wallace...

How was it done with the Wallacean line? Wallace identified an area where Asian species still occur but Australasian species would start to be more apparent.

We don't abruptly get from Western to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 13:45
Replies: 2,439
Views: 288,707
Posted By andyadcock
Wallacea is such a zone in Asia and it must be...

Wallacea is such a zone in Asia and it must be far easier to identify than a sharply defined area? This is my point, the line gets moved and moved to a point that Eastern birds are commoner and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By andyadcock
Not sure the tail is red enough for true...

Not sure the tail is red enough for true vulpinus?


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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By andyadcock
Buzzard. I'd go with Chiffchaff for the last...

Buzzard.

I'd go with Chiffchaff for the last bird.


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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 20th October 2017, 10:32
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By andyadcock
'Sunbirds for sale'

On the BBC news channel this weekend and will be a look at the Asian cage birds markets.

I think it will be shown several times over the weekend.



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Forum: Conservation Friday 20th October 2017, 08:51
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By andyadcock
Cage birds - Java

Didn't realise how rare Javan Green Magpie is now, shocking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/sold_for_a_song


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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th October 2017, 08:28
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By andyadcock
My point was that Mike seems to be a...

My point was that Mike seems to be a photographer, the Chaffinch would have been identifiable in binoculars with some ease. If the emphasis is on getting a photo to the detriment of getting an...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th October 2017, 22:29
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By andyadcock
We had a notable outbreak of Trichonomoniasis...

We had a notable outbreak of Trichonomoniasis this year in Russia. We had many sick and dying birds, mainly Greenfinches and Siskins. I contacted various agencies but none seemed interested.

We...
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