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Recent content by StuartReeves

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    ID requested for water bird (deceased)

    That unfortunate bird was a drake hooded merganser.
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    Wheatear / Kuwait

    Nice Desert Wheatear.
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    Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Refined Search Techniques for 2021

    I share Farnboro John's concerns about favouring video over still images. Further, the emphasis on behaviour to identify the subject bird seems a bit odd. For a start we know little about IBWO behaviour so there are no diagnostic behavioral characteristics that could be used to confirm the ID...
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    Mustelid ID? Thuringia, Germany

    I think the dark line in the pale breast patch is also good for Beech Marten.
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    Name a Bird You've Seen 2

    At last I get to play: 8519: Ascension Frigatebird. Next time around, this thread should really be called Bird Association.
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    Butterfly guide for Europe - recommendations

    This downloadable guide looks good:
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    November Moths

    Last night produced three December Moths, two Mottled Umber and a Yellow-line Quaker. Only the quaker and one of the Mottled Umbers were actually in the trap. Perhaps one more session before I put the trap away for the winter.
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    November Moths

    Of eight moths this morning, half were actually in the trap for a change. Tallies were three each of November and Feathered Thorn, a December and a new for the garden Sprawler.
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    November Moths

    Fourth attempt at running the trap this month and this morning I finally got a moth actually in the trap, a December. Also Scarce Umber and Feathered Thorn outside of the trap.
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    Birding in Abisko, Sweden

    I suggest keeping an eye on artportalen.se for details of sightings in the Abisko area. Click on the small flag in the top right of the start page to change the language.
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    November Moths

    No moths in the trap for the second night running, but a single November Moth was inside the window of my kitchen.
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    Last Swallow of the year

    A single swallow over my corner of North-east Suffolk this morning.
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    October Moths

    Similarly, I caught no moths in my caddis fly trap last night.
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    Moth Books - thoughts/recommendations

    There's also a generic version of that which will give you results for your location: https://shiny-apps.ceh.ac.uk/whats_flying_tonight/ It's also available as an app.
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    Japanese Knotweed

    I heard a piece on the radio about this. If I remember rightly, the leaf fleas that were released in the original trial did not survive well enough in the UK to have much of an impact. The Dutch have gone back to Japan and have obtained fleas from a region with a much closer climate match for...
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