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Recent content by osprey123

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    ID North Yorkshire

    put your picture into Plantnet. should get some ideas from there.
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    More protection for France's birds (for a year at least)

    Some better news for France's birds at last BBC News - Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53930797
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    Asian Hornet

    We get them here in central France and have to report any nests. Sting appears to be worse than the European Hornet. A few people became very ill last summer from the sting.
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    it was in my salad

    Amaranthus viridis?
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    Pied or White Wagtail?

    Hi Louis, its a White Wagtail. Easiest way to tell adult birds apart is by the colour of the mantle (back). Grey in White Wagtail and Black in Pied Wagtail.
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    Dipper carving.

    Fantastic, a work of art(!)
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    Bird watching near Limoges France?

    Bonjour Neil, I live about an hour from you near Gueret. If you go onto eBird and enter the Limousin as a search area all the local hotspots will come up. This will give you lists showing what has been seen at these areas and the best time of year to visit. I know there is a sewage farm in...
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    Great grey shrike.

    Da iawn Mark, that's a superb piece of art.
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    The Most Rediculos but funny answers non birders have told their kids

    I always remember the story of a lady in a hide in Scotland looking through a scope and remarking " oh look, a puffin with a carrot in its beak." To which the warden replied " I'm sorry madam, but thats an Oystercatcher!"
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    3 ID's central-France

    Hi 1 is a Black Redstart as you guessed, 2 looks like a female Blackbird and 3, possibly a Black Kite, all very common here in Central France
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    100's of Gyr-falcons released into the scottish countryside

    Some startling news from Scotland.... Here
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    Just Joined from Abergavenny, wales

    Welcome Ken, I come from Abertillery but live in France now. Enjoy the forum.
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    Research Project - Bird Watching Questionnaire

    Done. Works fine on my Lenovo tablet.
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    Lost Swallow

    We had a similar situation last year here in France. The second brood of three young hung around our barn for another couple of weeks after all the others in the village departed. Eventually they left too.
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    Bonelli's Eagle?

    Yes, agree with Short-toed Eagle.