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Recent content by pbright_thomas

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    Birdguides new system

    Since search only works on recognised species names, I can't see a way to search for reports of "Eagle" or "Albatross" or "Frigatebird", which are often reported without assignment to species.
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    Birdguides new system

    And another whine about search ... When searching for older records, the old site's search had pre-populated options like past year, or "since birdguides began" .... now you're going to need 10 keystrokes to search the database for past records, and I can't see any way to re-create the search...
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    Birdguides new system

    Found the search to be pretty unusable. When restricting to a sub-location to a country, it wouldn't recognize "United Kingdom", "UK" or "Great Britain" ... I would have thought lists of countries would come pre-equipped with synonyms. You also don't seem to be able to enter a species name to...
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    Morning Flight, East Coast USA.

    A pleasure to read, as always.
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    Kazakhstan, Wanders in Central Asia

    What an enjoyable report to read, brilliant stuff.
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    Comment by 'pbright_thomas' in media 'REDSTART( i think)'

    Hi Derek, that appears to be a female Stonechat. Redstarts are summer migrants and most are leaving UK by August or September. Regards, Paul.
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    Mystery Raptor, Thursley Common, 12 July 2014

    Well done Mike! Please refind it slightly closer to home ... say, Greenham Common!?
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    Additional Criteria to ID Pallid Swift on Photos

    Winterton vs T5:T4 The Cleveland thread and the (new to me) identification criteria - T5:T4, bill angle and covert patterns - being highlighted by it are really interesting. I wonder how the new test will work with another autumn swift that was flip-flopped ... see...
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    October Thrush, southern England

    I photographed this thrush sp on a bright morning of moderate passage in mid-october. Some have suggested it is a Fieldfare, but the absence of white on belly or vent, and the lack of contrast between underwing coverts and remiges doesn't fit for me.
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    Birder's place-names

    Birdguides today reported a couple of Caspian Gulls in Staffordshire at a site called Silverdale Colliery, with the specific location being a part of the site called "The Void". This got me thinking that I'd like to hear about any locations for birding that won't be found on any map, the...
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    *Earthflight* on Thurs 20.00pm-21.00pm on 29th Dec 2011 BBC1

    Watching this week's Europe episode right now, and two things have unsettled me: Spring migration of geese included groups of Brent Geese going north across the channel - they all seemed to be immature, no adults in the sequence I saw, which doesn't sound like the right age profile for...
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    Backwater Birding - Seaton, Devon

    Dear Simon and Sue, congratulations on your identification of a marvellous bird! Although there were quite a number of Red-footed Falcon records throughout Britain this Spring, it's still a very scarce species, and a late autumn record is even more unusual. Furthermore, there was a recent...