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Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th February 2018, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By John Cantelo
John Hornbuckle

I've seen it reported on Twitter that Jon Hornbuckle - a top world lister - has passed away. I can't say I knew the guy (although I think we met once or twice) but a friend who knew him quite well...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 17th February 2018, 16:50
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By John Cantelo
I doubt that, without the high profile support of...

I doubt that, without the high profile support of Chris Packham, the industrious campaigning of Mark Avery, the tenacious research by Raptor Persecution UK and the support of BAWC (Birders Against...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th February 2018, 16:12
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By John Cantelo
One way to remember is if the length of the leg...

One way to remember is if the length of the leg from the belly to the 'knee' is short then imagine that you could just about write B-A-R but you need more space to write B-L-A-C-K.
Forum: France Tuesday 6th February 2018, 21:07
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By John Cantelo
I have no definitive knowledge of the area but a...

I have no definitive knowledge of the area but a record from there really wouldn't come as a surprise.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 6th February 2018, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By John Cantelo
It may be worth your while checking whether the...

It may be worth your while checking whether the Southampton Natural History Society has any walks arranged at the relevant time - https://sotonnhs.net/ Similarly, you could contact Hampshire...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 30th January 2018, 21:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By John Cantelo
When if at all, I wonder, will the implied...

When if at all, I wonder, will the implied volume(s) on non-passerines appear?
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd January 2018, 22:07
Replies: 97
Views: 4,144
Posted By John Cantelo
It's always a tricky situation and very often one...

It's always a tricky situation and very often one you have to play by ear judging what the right approach should be to help them towards an accurate identification (or, if you judge it to be the best...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By John Cantelo
To be honest, if you're still grappling with...

To be honest, if you're still grappling with species-level identifications then I wouldn't worry about subtleties like adult/first winter. OnE ID feature for the two godwits - and one discernible...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 19th January 2018, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By John Cantelo
Generally, that would be my position but there...

Generally, that would be my position but there comes a point where a stand must be made. Frankly, one could argue that their presence isn't doing much good at the moment as NE is already happily...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th January 2018, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By John Cantelo
No red tail for me, Andy so it may be time to...

No red tail for me, Andy so it may be time to check your monitor's settings! The shape is not at all like Buteos or Pernis but is spot on for Bonelli's and looking carefully you can even discern...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 19th January 2018, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By John Cantelo
Those sitting on the NE board with (direct and...

Those sitting on the NE board with (direct and indirect) interests in farming (too many!) and the Chief Executive Officer of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust(!) may well be happy with this...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 18th January 2018, 22:32
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By John Cantelo
I've enjoyed some great birding in Cadiz province...

I've enjoyed some great birding in Cadiz province in August when raptor migration is underway and many waders are passing through. There are also many non-birding activities available. However, the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 15th January 2018, 22:41
Replies: 128
Views: 24,109
Posted By John Cantelo
I don't know, to be honest, Andy but knowing what...

I don't know, to be honest, Andy but knowing what a thorough chap Ernest Garcia is and that he'd scarcely be updating it with minor changes only I would imagine that there will be some substantive...
Forum: Mammals Monday 15th January 2018, 22:35
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By John Cantelo
The rats-are-innocent-guv theory has been around...

The rats-are-innocent-guv theory has been around in some shape or form for at least 4 decades and probably longer but new evidence to support it is always interesting.
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 16:53
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm not wheelchair user but find pyjamas,...

I'm not wheelchair user but find pyjamas, particularly those with elasticated ankles/wrists, both a lot cheaper and more effective than thermals since not being tight to the skin like the latter they...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th December 2017, 12:34
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By John Cantelo
The ever useful "Birds of Iberia" tells me that...

The ever useful "Birds of Iberia" tells me that departing Iberian Chiffchaff numbers peak in the second half of September but some linger into October (and fewer still into early November). They...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd December 2017, 22:17
Replies: 113
Views: 4,824
Posted By John Cantelo
Whilst I don't disregard the points made thus...

Whilst I don't disregard the points made thus far, I think the major disincentive regarding buying porros is the widespread misconception that roofs are inherently 'better' as, like-for-like, roof...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 23rd December 2017, 10:18
Replies: 84
Views: 4,645
Posted By John Cantelo
... and apparently being shipped to Germany and...

... and apparently being shipped to Germany and 'in stock' there a month early. https://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-g9-already-shipping-germany/
Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 22nd December 2017, 22:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By John Cantelo
New Hawke Binoculars - ED X

I see from an advert in the latest 'Birdwatch' that Hawke will shortly produce a new (and seemingly top-of-the-range) model - Hawke ED X. It'll be interesting to see how these compare to earlier...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 17th December 2017, 17:43
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By John Cantelo
Looks interesting, thanks for posting.

Looks interesting, thanks for posting.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 17th December 2017, 17:43
Replies: 128
Views: 24,109
Posted By John Cantelo
The 4th edition of "Where to Watch Birds in...

The 4th edition of "Where to Watch Birds in Southern and Western Spain" is promised for 2018 ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th December 2017, 22:21
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By John Cantelo
Although distinctive enough when you focus on...

Although distinctive enough when you focus on them, they could easily get missed so I wonder whether now that they're 'on the radar' in Oz there will be an increase in reports ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th December 2017, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By John Cantelo
It's hard to put my finger on exactly why but...

It's hard to put my finger on exactly why but this bird feels distinctly "Willow Warblerish" but I agree the photos preclude absolute certainty.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th December 2017, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,004
Posted By John Cantelo
For a telling dissection of this report see -...

For a telling dissection of this report see - https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 4th December 2017, 21:36
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By John Cantelo
E-bird should give you some idea where to look -...

E-bird should give you some idea where to look - see ...
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