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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th July 2018, 18:09
Replies: 499
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Posted By Richard Prior
Dans les doldrums here too but in a couple of...

Dans les doldrums here too but in a couple of weeks I hopefully will add the first autumn passage species, Willow Warblers and the two common Flycatcher species the most likely.
Till then I’ll just...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 4th July 2018, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Richard Prior
So that's where Paul Simon got the idea for this...

So that's where Paul Simon got the idea for this little gem:t:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th July 2018, 11:21
Replies: 499
Views: 28,684
Posted By Richard Prior
Oh I don't know H, having failed to hear nearby...

Oh I don't know H, having failed to hear nearby spring passage singing males (due to the roaring of the river!) I still need Willow Warbler for the 2018 Garden list!
11 August last year was the first...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th July 2018, 11:15
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Richard Prior
You're correct on both counts Nige!

You're correct on both counts Nige!
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 14:04
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Richard Prior
Welcome to Birdforum! If it’s scruffy and feeding...

Welcome to Birdforum!
If it’s scruffy and feeding itself it’s more probably an overworked parent(adult) bird!
Putting the food well away from windows is a good idea as they have a tendency to attack...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 06:27
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Richard Prior
Me too, so 'tick away' Kasfig:t:

Me too, so 'tick away' Kasfig:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 06:22
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Richard Prior
The female is most likely flavissima (as that's...

The female is most likely flavissima (as that's the ssp in UK), the male looks spot on for dombrowskii, which makes sense as that's the one that breeds in Romania.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd July 2018, 15:01
Replies: 499
Views: 28,684
Posted By Richard Prior
Very hot here lately, tempting the lizards and...

Very hot here lately, tempting the lizards and snakes out for a sunbathe, which is good news for this addition:

76 Short-toed Snake Eagle

hovering over the distant mountainside this afternoon. The...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 2nd July 2018, 11:51
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Richard Prior
Welcome to Birdforum JT ! I don't think it's that...

Welcome to Birdforum JT !
I don't think it's that unusual to hear this 'half-strangled' Cuckoo call, I've certainly heard it in Southern England and also here in the Alps occasionally, from memory...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd July 2018, 07:50
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Richard Prior
Definitely a Parisiwren ;)

Definitely a Parisiwren ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th June 2018, 11:23
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Richard Prior
Whatever it is Ken, it looks like a good lunch...

Whatever it is Ken, it looks like a good lunch for its young!! London rats can be quite big I imagine.....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th June 2018, 09:36
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Richard Prior
Reed Warbler I reckon.

Reed Warbler I reckon.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th June 2018, 17:42
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Richard Prior
Numbers seem to be normal in my neck of the Alps...

Numbers seem to be normal in my neck of the Alps Andy.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 27th June 2018, 17:38
Replies: 499
Views: 28,684
Posted By Richard Prior
Seeing the first juvenile Swallows now, so no...

Seeing the first juvenile Swallows now, so no surprise to see the latest addition turn up in the neighbourhood:

75 Hobby

Mind you, it was catching large insects rather than chasing hirundines.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th June 2018, 19:10
Replies: 499
Views: 28,684
Posted By Richard Prior
Oh, you’ve moved away from Yorkshire then H? ;)

Oh, you’ve moved away from Yorkshire then H? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd June 2018, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Richard Prior
Oh yes!

Oh yes!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th June 2018, 13:04
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Mike - fortunately I'm old enough not to...

Thanks Mike - fortunately I'm old enough not to worry about looking daft any more!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th June 2018, 15:34
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Pete, To paraphrase Arnold...

Thanks Pete,
To paraphrase Arnold Schwarzenegger: "We'll be back":t:

Edit. Of course no account of a holiday in Armenia would be complete without a picture of the twin peaks of 'their' beloved...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th June 2018, 13:45
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
24 May The local Swifts (and a few Swallows) were...

24 May
The local Swifts (and a few Swallows) were all protesting and circling around at breakfast time as I was trying to clean the dust-covered Lada after its herculean efforts over the previous...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 16th June 2018, 15:50
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
23 May A pre-breakfast stroll for me on a chilly...

23 May
A pre-breakfast stroll for me on a chilly and breezy morning in the young woodland (an anti-erosion shelter belt according to the notice by the road) between the village and the lake shore...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 13th June 2018, 20:19
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
I know what you mean Deb, as if they were...

I know what you mean Deb, as if they were designed by a committee !
22 May

After the short distances driven the previous day, today held a different prospect, a journey of 137kms from Vayk to the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th June 2018, 17:37
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Richard Prior
Superb photos showing habitat and dare I add,...

Superb photos showing habitat and dare I add, behaviour more favouring Marsh ( singing in such an exposed position). You must have been pretty close, what was the song like to your ears?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th June 2018, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Richard Prior
Me too, it looks spot on for Italian Sparrow.

Me too, it looks spot on for Italian Sparrow.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 11th June 2018, 19:58
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Mark, I guess I’ll have to ‘downgrade’ my...

Thanks Mark, I guess I’ll have to ‘downgrade’ my variegata to rubicola, don’t want Jos S to start casting more stringy aspersions in my direction!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 11th June 2018, 17:56
Replies: 47
Views: 1,644
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks for sparing me the insults I probably...

Thanks for sparing me the insults I probably deserve :t:
21 May
We were the only guests in the 40 bedroom hotel so no breakfast was available on our first morning, we bought some fruit and yoghurts...
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