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Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By wolfbirder
Inevitable probably Delia, sad but at least I am...

Inevitable probably Delia, sad but at least I am not worried any more.
Thx for your help
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 12:57
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By wolfbirder
Just got back from buying cat food, and the...

Just got back from buying cat food, and the little fellow has passed away in the grass.
Guess he must have been too weak/tired, he was getting blown over in the wind earlier, but was strong enough to...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 12:04
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By wolfbirder
Many thanks Delia, I'll try and feed it cat food...

Many thanks Delia, I'll try and feed it cat food but can't get to the nest, also there are several nests so I don't even know which one it fell from. No sign of parents.

I don't want to bring it in...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By wolfbirder
Thanks both, it sounds naive of me, I am quite...

Thanks both, it sounds naive of me, I am quite upset seeing ths beautiful little thing. I can bring it in and shelter it in a box with cat food,, but worried that will only doom it to death.

I have...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 6th July 2020, 10:50
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By wolfbirder
House Martin nestling on ground

Actually it is capable of flying, but not sure what to do. Can't reach the nest to put it back. I have hand held it several times and tried to see how far it can fly, which is about 20 metres then it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 06:59
Replies: 51
Views: 2,986
Posted By wolfbirder
Well thats definitely a Corncrake on the...

Well thats definitely a Corncrake on the clip.

The Common Pheasant call is like this: -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcBixpb5TdI
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 19:43
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By wolfbirder
3:-) Indeed, I like your train of thought. Some...

3:-) Indeed, I like your train of thought.

Some English names are crap I must admit - Hen Harrier - WFT is that all about? Maybe we could call it Persecuted Harrier?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 16:19
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By wolfbirder
All hawks are aggressive, shouldn't it be renamed...

All hawks are aggressive, shouldn't it be renamed "the slightly-more-aggressive-than-usual hawk' Jan?:king:
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 16:16
Replies: 208
Views: 5,395
Posted By wolfbirder
Lapland Bunting will always be a Lapland Bunting...

Lapland Bunting will always be a Lapland Bunting in my eyes.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 12th June 2020, 11:39
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By wolfbirder
Cheers Steve, yeah checked tide times, not sure...

Cheers Steve, yeah checked tide times, not sure how many hours either side of high tide is it possible to cross, as its a 3 hour journey to Spurn from home.

Thanks again.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 12th June 2020, 09:50
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By wolfbirder
Access to Spurn Point at present

Just wondered what access was like at present, obviously respecting coronavirus rules.

I am vaguely thinking of a day trip tomorrow. But is crossing the washed-away section dependent on high/low...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 9th June 2020, 15:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By wolfbirder
What a great read, some superb birding done. Ta...

What a great read, some superb birding done.

Ta for the Hazel Grouse info Jan, will certainly try to get back to Poland.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 8th June 2020, 19:08
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By wolfbirder
Cheers Jan. Apologies for being nosey. I've been...

Cheers Jan. Apologies for being nosey.

I've been to Bialowieza in March and hope to go back. If you have any co-ordinates for the spot you found them, that would be great.

In your own time, in the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 8th June 2020, 18:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By wolfbirder
Out of interest, where are you originally from...

Out of interest, where are you originally from Jan?

I want to go back to Poland to try to get better views of Hazel Grouse.
Not an easy bird to see. Have you managed to connect?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 20th May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By wolfbirder
I can understand why a few still prefer...

I can understand why a few still prefer straight-scopes for certain pursuits.

But for long-spells of relaxed quality birding, where you study intricate detail, an angled scope ticks so many more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 07:23
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By wolfbirder
May I ask how you feel it is definitely not...

May I ask how you feel it is definitely not Eastern?

I admit, at first look at the photo, my thought was that it might be Western, but it has a whitish belly so might well be eastern. Indeed, a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th May 2020, 19:07
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By wolfbirder
Appreciate your thoughts folks.

Appreciate your thoughts folks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By wolfbirder
Subalpine Warbler species

Anyone got any views which?

Looks like Western to me - its a 1stW in Yorkshire on 1/11/08, courtesy of the Buckton Birder.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th May 2020, 13:14
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By wolfbirder
Appreciated Tom, thank you:t:

Appreciated Tom, thank you:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By wolfbirder
I am no expert but the long slim profile is...

I am no expert but the long slim profile is suggestive of Monty, and dark edging to underwing primaries / fingers seen in final photo would rule out Pallid wouldn't it?
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 10th May 2020, 14:54
Replies: 235
Views: 10,686
Posted By wolfbirder
I would be more prone to believing your link...

I would be more prone to believing your link Rosbifs, looks to have precise info :t:.

Only reason I questioned it was because the info I read made me decide to go to Northern Greece for GSE rather...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 08:03
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By wolfbirder
Have to admit, looking at all images, looks like...

Have to admit, looking at all images, looks like Common to me too.
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 10th May 2020, 06:13
Replies: 235
Views: 10,686
Posted By wolfbirder
Hi Rosbifs, It was this link I read about...

Hi Rosbifs,

It was this link I read about Tonn..................they say he is a hybrid as father is a LSE, but that he is more like his mother. Don't DNA tests only confirm what mother...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 10th May 2020, 06:07
Replies: 235
Views: 10,686
Posted By wolfbirder
Wow Jos, loving your updates, just spent half an...

Wow Jos, loving your updates, just spent half an hour catching up, it sounds like heavenly bliss.

I too worry that the economically-driven strategies for restarting things will lead to a second...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th May 2020, 08:22
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By wolfbirder
Thank you very much Sherpa, and Nartreb. That...

Thank you very much Sherpa, and Nartreb.

That certainly explains why I couldn't i/d it. I know Hornsea had a collection of exotics back then.
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