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Recent content by bonxie2003

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    Hearing aids for hearing bird calls

    I have Specsavers Videx hearing aids which are not cheap and while they have definitely improved my hearing with human sounds, it still doesn’t enable me to hear most high pitched passerine calls. Grasshopper warblers are an absolute no go. I can’t hear even when the person next to me says they...
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    Pied/white wagtail. Galloway. Uk

    Can someone please confirm this as a pied. It just seems too dark to be white, but is a little pale for a pied.
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    Small Wader. Musselburgh. Uk. 8/9/21

    There was a curlew sandpiper on the lagoons at the time, I’m just wonder, despite the quality, if this is one.
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    Sandpiper. Galloway, UK. 11/9/21

    Thank you very helpful
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    Sandpiper. Galloway, UK. 11/9/21

    Here’s another
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    Sandpiper. Galloway, UK. 11/9/21

    What about the split eye stripe
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    Sandpiper. Galloway, UK. 11/9/21

    Is this a broad-billed?
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    Godwits, Musselburgh, UK. Sept

    Thanks for the responses. Bars are very obvious when you look
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    Godwits, Musselburgh, UK. Sept

    Are these godwits the same? The first seems to have a shorter straighter bill, while the second looks longer and curved. I assume it’s just normal deviation?
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    Most species seen in Britain per year?

    My stats only made it 388 for 1982 so my numbers don’t seem to tally with yours
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    Most species seen in Britain per year?

    I just took figures from the BBRC stats and yes, lots of assumptions
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    Miserable Birders???

    My bird list is larger than my ability primarily due to a twitching blitz in the late ‘90s, but I make it my daily goal to learn from others. I’m sufficiently old to not care about going exposing my weaknesses and I have to say around my new retirement patch in East Lothian, I find the local...
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    Most species seen in Britain per year?

    Ok. So I’ve done a bit of stats and I’ve come up with the following. This is up to and including 2018 and includes all the years with 390+ species 1985 401 species 1987 398 2000 395 1988 394 1996 394 2011 394 1990 393 2004 393 1984 392 2005 392 1983 391 1995 391...
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    Clements 2021 Update Coming!

    The Eurasian/Green-winged Teal taxonomy habitually seems to go under the radar. For British birders it is probably the commonest tick that causes variation between Clements and the BOU official, I’m 444 on eBird.
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    Wheatear sp. Torness Uk

    Thanks
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