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Recent content by RichardBaatsen

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    Garden Egret

    Just a quickie. I was sent this pic. Is it a Juvenile Cattle Egret or a Little Egret. I know what I think but can I have a few replies. (and why) Please vote Richard B
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    western France Guerande Jack Snipe ?

    Am I missing something. Simple question did the bird bob up and down. If it did its a Jack Snipe.
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    Cape May, NJ Waterfowl

    There is also a Surf Scoter in photograph three at the bottom left hand corner
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    Harrier Glos

    This is a well marked Harrier in Gloucestershire Is this striking orange bird a well mark Hen Harrier or a Northern Harrier or a Hybrid Pallid x Hen Harrier. I have been counting bars on P10 and P8/P9. I would like to hear comments on this bird. The three pictures are all the same bird. Richard
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    Spotted Flycatcher populations

    You really need to look at the records from BBS data that has some statistical gravitas. Hence the need to record your sighting even though they are not part of s survey. Hearsay evidence suggests a continued decline. which is really sad.
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    Targets for 2019

    The target has to be two species. I do not mind which two. The score so far is one (Tengmalm's Owl). Target for August will be Fea's Petrel again. I know that it's not going to be a tick as it can not be separated. The Autumn opens up the field some what. Just please do not make it an island...
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    I am not a fan of BirdTrack. However as the County Recorder for Gloucestershire I do have a plea. People that have ticked the box to send their records onto the recorder, due to the new privacy laws could they email the recorder to let them know that their records are on Birdtrack. I often have...
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    Caterpillar ID

    Just going through photos on my camera. The Caterpillar was taken on the 26th of May in Gloucestershire. Can anyone help me with the ID. Cheers
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    UK400 club listing

    Right, here’s the thing I am going to delete my UK400 list from my dbase recording system (Sorry Lee). This decision was taken as it is not widely used now and it is not maintained anymore. I only used it so that I could compare lists based on a level playing field. I now use Bubo and would...
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    Is this a Double Dart

    Is this a Double Dart I can't see that it is anything else. Can anyone confirm this. Cheers Richard
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    Chamomile Shark

    The Hind wing is Shark and Not Chamomile Shark. Which fits with the flight periods of the two moths. I would love to find a book that detailed these little ID challenges. Many Thanks
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    Chamomile Shark

    Thanks for that. I have just popped it in the fridge / Freeze to slow it down so that I can take a pic of the hind wing. Any advance on how long to leave it the fridge / Freeze to allow a pic to be taken... Cheers
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    Chamomile Shark

    Is this a Chamomile Shark. As I thought that it was too late to be on the wing. I need my ID confirming Many thanks
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    June moths

    Glos 27th Glos 27th June Good night last night. 64 sps and 478 moths. Blackneck Reddish Light Arches Double Square-spot Lychnis Green Oak Tortrix Beautiful Hook-tip Lunar-spotted Pinion Bright-line Brown-eye Brown-line Bright-eye Shoulder-striped Wainscot The Clay Leopard Moth Double-lobed...
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    ID Gloucestershire

    Many thanks for that... I need to get myself a good Micro book... Cheers Richard