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Forum: Conservation Wednesday 11th July 2018, 11:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,791
Posted By kb57
Sorry, I didn't read the thread carefully enough...

Sorry, I didn't read the thread carefully enough and thought you'd mentioned skylarks in the fields which were developed.

Loss of lapwings no surprise, but it's good to hear the off-site mitigation...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 10th July 2018, 18:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,791
Posted By kb57
Just dipped into another thread on the same...

Just dipped into another thread on the same topic:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363926

I'd be interested to know if skylarks have been lost from the solar farm area you've visited. A...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 10th July 2018, 17:27
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By kb57
Interesting thread...I've looked at the...

Interesting thread...I've looked at the (relatively limited) literature on the ecological effects of solar farms in recent years, been involved in monitoring a site which included a solar farm...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 16:48
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By kb57
A very good point. That is comparable to my...

A very good point. That is comparable to my D7200 (765g) plus 300mm PF (755g) plus 1.4x TC (190g)...well, 295g less, but from the bulky appearance of the camera not in quite such an ergonomic...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 11:32
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
30th June, North Cave Wetlands,...

30th June, North Cave Wetlands, Yorkshire

Managed to tag on some birding to a visit to Beverley in East Yorkshire. I'd been here last year for the first time, and was more than happy to share a...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 18th June 2018, 13:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
18th June, Beadnell Bay, Northumberland 213....

18th June, Beadnell Bay, Northumberland

213. Arctic Tern
214. Little Tern
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 8th June 2018, 11:56
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
7th June, Teesdale, Co. Durham Listened to a...

7th June, Teesdale, Co. Durham

Listened to a singing redstart for ages at close quarters, but could not pick him out...until he flew off - not the greatest of views, but enough to count.

212....
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:28
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
29th May, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Work...

29th May, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Work visit brought two new additions:

European Green Woodpecker (heard-only)
210. Common Sandpiper
211. Sand Martin

And another greenshank!
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:21
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
27th May, Druridge Pools, Northumberland Heard...

27th May, Druridge Pools, Northumberland
Heard via Twitter there were a few waders around at Druridge...didn't have a lot of time to spare, but turned out to be a good move...

202. Glossy Ibis
203....
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 25th May 2018, 11:54
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By kb57
At risk of sounding like an agent for Puffin...

At risk of sounding like an agent for Puffin Cruises (I'm not!!), as you are birding in that area of Northumberland I'd recommend the boat trips from Amble around Coquet Island for roseate tern and...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 25th May 2018, 11:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
24th May, Durham City No time to go looking for...

24th May, Durham City

No time to go looking for sand martins, and I could've sworn this was already on my list - apparently not though!

201. Grey Wagtail
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 24th May 2018, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By kb57
Never flown with Iberia, but didn't think Air...

Never flown with Iberia, but didn't think Air France's reputation was that bad - I used to fly regularly Newcastle - Paris, and have been on a couple of long-hauls, Reunion and Tokyo... I have to say...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
21st May, Rusne fishponds, Nemunas Delta 194....

21st May, Rusne fishponds, Nemunas Delta

194. Black Tern
195. Common Cuckoo
196. Red-backed Shrike
197. Yellowhammer
Barred Warbler (heard-only)
198. Fieldfare

Uostadvaris, Nemunas Delta
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:57
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
20th May, north of Silute 191. Montagu's Harrier...

20th May, north of Silute

191. Montagu's Harrier Nice grey male

Juodcrante, Curonian Spit

Great Reed Warbler (heard-only)
192. Common Whitethroat
193. Wood Warbler B (:
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:51
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
19th May - a long weekend in Lithuania Kaunas...

19th May - a long weekend in Lithuania

Kaunas airport

185. Common House Martin
White Wagtail (ssp. alba)
186. Hooded Crow
(some large raptors, probably LSE, seen from the car)

Neman River near...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By kb57
Don't recall recently receiving anything from the...

Don't recall recently receiving anything from the RSPB, amongst all the blizzard of GDPR communications...hope I haven't inadvertently ignored it.
I'd certainly opt out of telephone calls, although I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By kb57
Ian, I'm a member of RSPB, but have never felt a...

Ian,

I'm a member of RSPB, but have never felt a need to join their Community Forum...to answer your question, hopefully in a polite manner:
(a) RSPB don't exactly push it in their literature-...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:05
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By kb57
My informal 0.9km transect in NW Durham from...

My informal 0.9km transect in NW Durham from office to supermarket has a garden warbler holding territory in the same patch of scrub as 2 & 3 years ago...but unoccupied last year. So at very least...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Wednesday 16th May 2018, 13:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
15th May, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Had to...

15th May, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Had to go to Nottinghamshire for work reasons, and managed to fit in an evening walk in Clumber Park. Didn't hear nightjar or woodlark, but did see two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:09
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By kb57
Mark Brazil states specifically 'yellow skin...

Mark Brazil states specifically 'yellow skin forms vertical border just behind eye then extends to sharp point at gape, and forms small rounded patch on chin and below bill'
On a recent trip to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th May 2018, 18:39
Replies: 48
Views: 3,491
Posted By kb57
I don't have a problem with photographers in...

I don't have a problem with photographers in general, possibly because I've become a bit of a one myself. I do however fail to understand how you can get by without binoculars, and in many habitats...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 18:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By kb57
That's really useful to know as that was the main...

That's really useful to know as that was the main reason I was thinking of buying it. All things being equal I'd still rather look in a book, unless I have severe weight restrictions on my baggage.
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Saturday 12th May 2018, 08:35
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By kb57
11th May, Co. Durham Just like last year, the...

11th May, Co. Durham

Just like last year, the ultimate birding month finds me stuck in the office with deadlines to meet. At least working late means I'm going home at dusk...saw a pale shape above...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 08:22
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By kb57
I'd recommend an iPhone app I've just discovered...

I'd recommend an iPhone app I've just discovered - Aves Vox. This acts as a gateway to the xeno-canto bird song database, which is a lot easier to use on a small phone than fiddling with the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th May 2018, 12:11
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By kb57
Interesting to see how much 'science' gets done...

Interesting to see how much 'science' gets done on a BBC documentary programme. SanAngelo is correct to point out that the circumstances in which collecting is justified are much narrower now, and...
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