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Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th March 2020, 12:37
Replies: 173
Views: 1,644
Posted By kb57
I'm going to stick my neck out and call this as a...

I'm going to stick my neck out and call this as a Great Thrush:

https://www.google.com/maps/@4.6670195,-74.0993429,3a,15y,314.56h,94.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWI5zdiHByhuG4mtoHlEJBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:23
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
That's bad luck, sorry to hear that - but I...

That's bad luck, sorry to hear that - but I actually got mine fitted yesterday. Engineer phoned to say he might not be able to do it as not allowed inside properties, but he'd call and see if there...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 11:49
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
Irresponsible dog owners and (without naming...

Irresponsible dog owners and (without naming names of course ;) ) raptor-shooting aristocrats checking themselves out of the gene pool. This is looking like a win-win situation for bird conservation.
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Thursday 26th March 2020, 11:29
Replies: 58
Views: 917
Posted By kb57
NW Durham, UK - garden (and neighbours garden, as...

NW Durham, UK - garden (and neighbours garden, as they have the feeders!)
Next to zero observer effort as I'm supposed to be working...

Eurasian Collared Dove
Great Spotted Woodpecker
House...
Forum: Member's Lists 2020 Thursday 26th March 2020, 11:25
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By kb57
25th March, NW Durham Work hasn't abated, I'm...

25th March, NW Durham

Work hasn't abated, I'm just doing it from home instead of the office or out on site...

Common Chiffchaff (heard only)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 14:34
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
Just make sure you don't inadvertently put it in...

Just make sure you don't inadvertently put it in your mouth :eek!:
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:17
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
Thanks Rich, that's reassuring! I don't even...

Thanks Rich, that's reassuring! I don't even have broadband at home, our village went from totally useless speeds too to having fibre a couple of years ago, but I like to separate work from home,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:13
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
You gave an answer to my question before I posted...

You gave an answer to my question before I posted it! This is unfortunate if there are a lot of older people (I'm 62 myself BTW...) or those who have the dreaded 'underlying health problems', who...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:03
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
I must reluctantly agree with you, those are...

I must reluctantly agree with you, those are exactly the reasons as I understood it why car travel for leisure purposes is being discouraged.

That said, I'm actually in the office at the moment,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 11:34
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By kb57
In my limited experience of going out with bird...

In my limited experience of going out with bird guides who used playback, JBL clip seems to be the default choice.

Re. sound quality - most bluetooth speakers are going to be optimised to maximise...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 19th March 2020, 12:43
Replies: 112
Views: 3,203
Posted By kb57
I guess going when the tourist industry was just...

I guess going when the tourist industry was just starting to take a hit from Covid-19 had some advantages...this was the scene two years ago, same number or more to my right...great you managed to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th March 2020, 16:42
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By kb57
The Cornell feeder cam at Canopy Lodge is worth a...

The Cornell feeder cam at Canopy Lodge is worth a look too:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/panama-fruit-feeders/

Although the BF thread about it seems to have fallen out of favour, last post...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th March 2020, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By kb57
Perhaps the most likely (and worrying)...

Perhaps the most likely (and worrying) explanation is the markets pricing in the anticipated results of Britain's approach to the Coronavirus. They are expecting there will be worse outcomes in the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 17th March 2020, 13:26
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kb57
Thanks David, that's good to know, I'm personally...

Thanks David, that's good to know, I'm personally much more likely to use a bus if I don't have to fumble for cash.

Got a great view of two otters on the Water of Leith by Dean Village last year,...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 17th March 2020, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kb57
Well in that case you benefitted from a subsidy...

Well in that case you benefitted from a subsidy courtesy of the car owner; Newcastle to Musselburgh is 230 miles return, average cost of car ownership including servicing and depreciation 0.28/mile...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 16th March 2020, 12:55
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By kb57
That's really useful info, I try and get up to...

That's really useful info, I try and get up to Edinburgh from time to time as my son lives nearby. Only thing that puts me off about Lothian Buses is I believe you still need cash, apart from on the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 11:50
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
My son is getting married at the end of June and...

My son is getting married at the end of June and I am starting to worry it might not happen. For one thing, even if gatherings are still allowed in Britain at that time, there's no guarantee some...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 15th March 2020, 15:21
Replies: 112
Views: 3,203
Posted By kb57
Envious of the Falcated duck in the palace moat,...

Envious of the Falcated duck in the palace moat, which I dipped - although to be fair I didn't check out the entire moat, just the area near the eastern palace gardens.

I did notice the Gadwall...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th March 2020, 15:11
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By kb57
Google indicates it even made the Hexham Courant...

Google indicates it even made the Hexham Courant (!).

Pre-publication version (after which it'll presumably be behind a paywall):

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/353771v1.full

I've only...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 13th March 2020, 12:03
Replies: 112
Views: 3,203
Posted By kb57
I love the fact in Japan you can almost feel...

I love the fact in Japan you can almost feel you're at home watching familiar woodland birds, albeit visibly different subspecies, then something like a brown-eared bulbul pops up! Seriously envious...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:54
Replies: 112
Views: 3,203
Posted By kb57
Looking forward to the next instalment - your...

Looking forward to the next instalment - your description of the monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsutcho brings back memories, passing over those heavily urbanised little channels near Tokyo Bay...
Forum: Member's Lists 2020 Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:44
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By kb57
10th March, NW Durham Another addition to the...

10th March, NW Durham

Another addition to the mammal list, spotted on my way home after a late night working in the office - by a roadside hedge, about 100m from where I saw a badger a few weeks...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 10th March 2020, 12:05
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By kb57
That's interesting to know - there are cycle...

That's interesting to know - there are cycle paths either side of Santa Luzia which follow the road east towards Tavira and west towards Pedras del Rey, but I thought further west you'd have to swing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th March 2020, 11:57
Replies: 804
Views: 33,254
Posted By kb57
As the Israeli situation illustrates, it isn't...

As the Israeli situation illustrates, it isn't going to just be a case of whether you can travel from your country or state, but whether your destination country will let you in.
I was reading...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th March 2020, 11:40
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By kb57
I know that citizen science can provide some good...

I know that citizen science can provide some good data - RSPB Garden Birdwatch and a host of BTO projects spring to mind, but I fail to see how you are going to get meaningful data from your survey...
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