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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By jurek
About birds from China in Europe. Unringed, fine...

About birds from China in Europe. Unringed, fine Japanese Waxwing was seen in a flock of Waxwings in NE Poland in January 2009. The record was then treated as a likely escape, probably most of all...
Forum: Israel Sunday 14th January 2018, 19:40
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By jurek
I hope lack of regular tours prompts finding...

I hope lack of regular tours prompts finding alternative places for both the nightjar and the owl.

It is not a healthy situation, and the reason of the disturbance, that every single birder goes to...
Forum: Israel Thursday 11th January 2018, 13:16
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By jurek
Birders did both species independently in Israel...

Birders did both species independently in Israel too, at the regular sites (I think the same places as paid tours go).
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:38
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By jurek
Are there only birds truly newly discovered, or...

Are there only birds truly newly discovered, or splits are included?
Forum: Madagascar Tuesday 9th January 2018, 13:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By jurek
Just to point. The original information comes...

Just to point. The original information comes from a travel guide and a man who is not an ornithologist. BBC should be able to easily identify the bird and, if it was something interesting, would...
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 6th January 2018, 21:10
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By jurek
Nestbox proofed against night predators?

I casually read that apparently there is a nestbox with a light sensor, which locks at night and keeps night predators out:...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 5th January 2018, 19:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By jurek
Best name might be the one actually used: Wild...

Best name might be the one actually used: Wild Pigeon and City Pigeon.

Somehow nobody thought of that before. :D
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th January 2018, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jurek
They should be singing OK. have a good trip!

They should be singing OK.

have a good trip!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th December 2017, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By jurek
My tips: See local bird info (in Switzerland it...

My tips:
See local bird info (in Switzerland it is ornitho.ch) where are actually bird sightings in your area.

(short off-top: Here are three bird platforms - the one based on waarneming is...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 30th December 2017, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By jurek
Better way to manage coyotes is to deny them of...

Better way to manage coyotes is to deny them of source of food (like rubbish).

I agree, coyotes make much less problems than stray cats and dogs.
Forum: Japan Wednesday 27th December 2017, 00:52
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By jurek
Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!
Forum: Madagascar Tuesday 19th December 2017, 12:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By jurek
Hi Tapaculo (did we see each other in real...

Hi Tapaculo (did we see each other in real life?)

I don't pretend to be knowledgeable in Madagascar birds, either. However the birds we saw were darker than your photo and darker than juvenile...
Forum: Madagascar Monday 18th December 2017, 19:47
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By jurek
Whatever is worth, on a recent tour, a local...

Whatever is worth, on a recent tour, a local guide Julien was able to point us Dusky Tetraka at Matandia, and was able to point differences, including less spectacles and different underbody...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th December 2017, 19:34
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By jurek
I can also recommend Andry. He has good...

I can also recommend Andry. He has good organization and team of local guides who generally perfectly know local stakeouts. They found us almost all gettable birds (we seen well over 90% of all...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th December 2017, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 3,336
Posted By jurek
I can also recommend Andry. He has good...

I can also recommend Andry. He has good organization and team of local guides who generally perfectly know all stakeouts. They found us almost all gettable endemic birds, as well as were able to find...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th December 2017, 19:07
Replies: 31
Views: 7,649
Posted By jurek
It would be interesting to see if flightless...

It would be interesting to see if flightless Steller's Cormorant, extinct in 19. century, had the same genetic signature of loss of flight.
Forum: Japan Monday 18th December 2017, 16:45
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By jurek
Siberian Cranes in Japan in winter 2017/2018

I will be visiting Japan and would welcome any information about long staying or gettable individuals this winter - also later in the season in 2018. It may be my chance to meet this beautiful...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th December 2017, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By jurek
They seem to be selective, introducing new splits...

They seem to be selective, introducing new splits immediately, but ignoring at least two papers advocating 'lumps' of Brown/Common/Arctic Redpoll and Carrion/Hooded Crow.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th December 2017, 16:16
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By jurek
If you go for number, I can imagine something...

If you go for number, I can imagine something like:
400 birds in the local area.
6x 9-day trips covering six separate and bird-rich regions of the globe, stretching 5 weeks of leave around Christmas...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th December 2017, 22:54
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By jurek
I think the last bird has very strange body...

I think the last bird has very strange body proportions and breast coloration for Canada Goose. If all birds were in one place and might be related, it could be a back-cross, too.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th December 2017, 22:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By jurek
Nobody so far mentioned that it depends what is...

Nobody so far mentioned that it depends what is your job. If you happen to work as a bird tour leader ;) or at least take frequent business trips overseas.

Jon Hall of mammalwatching has this to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th December 2017, 01:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By jurek
This would be good topic for an article on some...

This would be good topic for an article on some website or "British Birds". I imagine it with pairs of photos showing common and rarity species... Lets face it, with better field equipment, travel...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th December 2017, 17:52
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By jurek
As far as I understand, the survival of small...

As far as I understand, the survival of small animals during K/T boundary was not associated with dwarfing, but selective survival of species which were already small when the giant meteorite struck....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th December 2017, 17:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By jurek
Some more examples of rarities similar to very...

Some more examples of rarities similar to very common European birds which most birdwatchers ignore:

Double-crested Cormorant => like Cormorant but with different yellow throat.
Great Blue Heron =>...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th December 2017, 13:39
Replies: 2,825
Views: 394,047
Posted By jurek
Several commenters clearly need to do WP Big Year...

Several commenters clearly need to do WP Big Year '2018 themselves and perhaps in competition with each other. ;)

In the meantime, I am curious how much money it approximately cost the Swedish team....
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