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Recent content by Britseye

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    Bald Eagle article, with proposed name change

    Oh Dan. Danny Man. Wherever would we be without you. 😊
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    Bald Eagle article, with proposed name change

    Spergs! Ha ha! Thanks for that. With only an hour to go till bedtime I was in danger of not following the sage advice to 'learn something new every day'. Will have to see how I can work that in to a sentence sometime in the very near future. (I managed to inject the word 'ameliorate' into...
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    Watch them nighthawks go

    One of the things that tickled me most when I first saw it, John, was the little random winter dispersals of half a dozen different individuals to all four points of the compass over what looked like several hundred miles - and not likely to be hard weather movements in the Central South...
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    Watch them nighthawks go

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    Best, Worst, Next! Birding days

    Not so much in accordance with the first sentence, but certainly in regards to the second one... My first trip to Israel in March 1989 was a ten-day top-to-bottom hire car affair. We'd pretty much cleaned up on most of what the four of us wanted to see, plus a few additional extras (such as the...
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    Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Refined Search Techniques for 2021

    https://images.app.goo.gl/jmXAUphh4N2S7NcT7
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    Hoopoe overwintering in NE Bulgaria

    I thought I'd have a quick look in Birds of the Western Palearctic to see if I could help you with your enquiry and after wading through masses of text, I'm sorry to say I found nothing. However, a glance at the distribution map (which I don't have the capacity to reproduce here) reveals a...
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    Best, Worst, Next! Birding days

    Some of the categories are too difficult for me to pare down to a straightforward answer but a few I can perhaps manage easily. Earliest birding memory is being enchanted by the sounds of Song Thrush singing as I lay awake at 5am as a six or seven year-old child, though not sure I would have...
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    Asa Wright Nature Lodge in Trinidad permanently ceases operations

    My first encounter with an Oilbird was a rather memorable one as it flew past a full moon I was admiring from outside my digs at Bombuscaro in South-East Ecuador. Reminded me somewhat of a Pom Skua in flight, for some reason? Saw a stack of them by day in the caves at Tingo Maria, Peru later the...
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    Bird watching the lazy way

    Red-whiskered Bulbul. A pint of Guinness, please, if you don't mind. Oh no, it says 'point' not 'pint' You can keep it, thanks. 👍
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    Expanding Breeding Ranges of European and Asian Birds

    Although not everyone's cup of tea, I for one would love to see Blyths Reed Warbler take up summer residence in the UK. If this recent spring's activity were to repeat itself in the coming years, hopefully there's a chance.
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    Bird watching the lazy way

    UK based. But have spent a total of 7-8 months in Thailand over a dozen visits going back to 1988. It is by far my favourite travel destination😊 I couldn't remember seeing Sooty-headed Bulbul for years and don't have distribution maps to hand, hence my incorrect stab at them being more prevalent...
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    Bird watching the lazy way

    Nice vids, Trevor. Whereabouts in Thailand are you? I'm guessing somewhere down the peninsula, perhaps? From the other side of the World I got sent this a couple of days ago:
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    Bird species seen just the once in your yard/garden.

    Back in the days when Pine Marten was regarded as being really rare in the UK, didn't a lady in Scotland offer the opportunity for folk to see one in her wardrobe? So there's that. Smiley emoji back at ye.
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    Bird species seen just the once in your yard/garden.

    Hi Ken. As a wandering gypsy kind of birder I've tended to change gardens and addresses almost as often as I change my underpants. But since you asked... and I love a good left- field mental challenge, here's a couple that spring to mind from longer term abodes on Scilly and USA. On St Agnes...
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