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Recent content by skatebirder

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    Not asking for an ID NEast London.

    I feel as though I've wandered into "ruffled feathers" by mistake.
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    Ivory-Billed Woodpecker continued

    I think the time to "change tack" on this subject occurred a long way back in the thread, Deb!
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    Pileated woodpecker

    Maybe Scotland is where all the Ivory Billed Woodpeckers have been hiding all along.
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    Joint BF Lockdown Listing - Autumn 2020

    Well, if we've started, here are a few from this afternoon in Southampton: Grey Heron Long-tailed Tit Goldcrest Firecrest Common Gull Coot Moorhen Tufted Duck Shoveler
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    Last Swallow of the year

    Five over Southampton this morning.
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    Bunting (?) seen in France

    Well if it is, it ain't a juvenile now 😁
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    Birds you could watch for hours and hours...

    Swifts for me. Any kind of Swift.
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition)

    Blackcap in Lancashire, if you're still missing one.
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    Arundel, West Sussex

    A Kestrel, hovering.
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    Non-Leather Hiking Shoes?

    I have some Ethical Wares Ranger boots, which have lasted well. I tried their Kathmandu walking shoes, but found them liable to keel over, so I stopped wearing them to preserve my ankles. Columbia peakfreak outdry shoes are non-leather, waterproof and very comfortable for walking, but I don't...
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    Firecrests and Black Redstarts this winter

    Firecrest numbers around Southampton seem fairly high (I saw five yesterday without really trying). We had a couple of Black Redstarts on the local patch at the end of last year, but none since Christmas.
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    little owls

    I used to see Little Owls in several areas of my local patches around Southampton, but haven't seen one for several years now. It seems strange that Great White Egrets are now far more common on the patch than Little Owls...not that I'm suggesting any correlation!
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2019 edition)

    More for the UK list: Firecrest Goldcrest Goosander Tufted Duck Shoveler Jay
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2019 edition)

    Blackcap on the garden feeder this morning. Nice start to the year.
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    Last Butterfly of the year, 2018

    Another Red Admiral in Hampshire on 17th Nov