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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 18:40
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Posted By Steve Lister
Excellent news. Any details?

Excellent news. Any details?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 11:42
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Steve Lister
Looks more like a second-w (3rd Cal year)...

Looks more like a second-w (3rd Cal year) Ring-billed Gull. There is one at Salgados, Algarve - is that where you got this photo?
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:18
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
March 31st Four hours and ten minutes of...

March 31st

Four hours and ten minutes of lockdown nothingness and then...

55. Red Kite - #42 on the lockdown list

Steve
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 30th March 2020, 17:37
Replies: 325,703
Views: 554,033
Posted By Steve Lister
Water

Water
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 16:29
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Views: 554,033
Posted By Steve Lister
Hoard.

Hoard.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 15:53
Replies: 199
Views: 4,649
Posted By Steve Lister
I have been out today for the first time since...

I have been out today for the first time since last Saturday. Went out to Tesco at 0610, both times.

So different this week. Only a quarter of the shoppers, extra staff, health precautions from...
Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Saturday 28th March 2020, 15:42
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Steve Lister
Urban back garden, Lufbra, Leicestershire. Plus...

Urban back garden, Lufbra, Leicestershire. Plus the sky of course.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 11:46
Replies: 199
Views: 4,649
Posted By Steve Lister
Just had a text from my dental practice...

Just had a text from my dental practice cancelling my appointment (check-up) in July. No reason given but I guess it must be down to the virus. Four months away puts the current three weeks into...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 17:06
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Steve Lister
Andy I am sure that you can find the annual...

Andy I am sure that you can find the annual profits that are passed on to Birdlife somewhere. Off the top of my head it might be about 300,000 a year recently.

The main expenses for the fair...
Forum: Migration Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:33
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Steve Lister
Just like all birders now seem to have a garden...

Just like all birders now seem to have a garden birding list, perhaps the Mediterranean gun mob will have a list of birds shot from their gardens. I hope not, but I can imagine it in places like...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Steve Lister
Pyrtle - all proceeds of the birdfair, after the...

Pyrtle - all proceeds of the birdfair, after the not inconsiderable costs have been deducted, go to Birdlife International projects and Rutland Water or LRWT make nothing out of it.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:40
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
If ever you want to sell your house.... Even...

If ever you want to sell your house....
Even better if it is a bungalow, although with the view I guess it won't be.

Steve
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 17:04
Replies: 325,703
Views: 554,033
Posted By Steve Lister
Topic. Great minds think alike Mike - you beat...

Topic.

Great minds think alike Mike - you beat me to it by seconds.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 17:00
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Steve Lister
What would you like to see on TV?

As the awful virus emergency is forcing everyone to spend more time at home then watching TV could become more important as a way of occupying the time and keeping sane.

But no football, no Formula...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 11:52
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
Must be a lot of Chaffinches moving east today as...

Must be a lot of Chaffinches moving east today as I had a total of 20 this morning, biggest group 12.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 09:27
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Steve Lister
Rutland Water reserves, including the Osprey...

Rutland Water reserves, including the Osprey viewing, are now completely shut for three months - decision by Anglian Water who are closing all of their 'water parks' and the tenanted areas such as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 22nd March 2020, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Steve Lister
Use of hides needs a lot of care. Not just the...

Use of hides needs a lot of care. Not just the surfaces and obvious risk of contamination but also the chance of being sat close to other people.

Maybe carry your own sanitizing spray or whatever...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Steve Lister
Dunlin it is.

Dunlin it is.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:33
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
March 22nd. 53. Mute Swan - 1 flew over, well...

March 22nd.

53. Mute Swan - 1 flew over, well overdue
54. Chiffchaff - 1 flycatching and then singing

Ryan's 3000 Red-throated Divers and 1100 Gannets take some beating on a garden list. I suppose...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 17:47
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
I had two Curlews this morning as well, but sadly...

I had two Curlews this morning as well, but sadly not over my garden where they would be a tick but over Swithland Reservoir, where I see them about once every two years. Even better were 2 very...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th March 2020, 18:11
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
Certainly do - and agree about the people who...

Certainly do - and agree about the people who fail to understand how it should work. When you get people including walks of two miles etc - that's a lot of circuits of my garden.

Steve
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 20th March 2020, 10:17
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Steve Lister
Last year we had a few coursers not far at all...

Last year we had a few coursers not far at all from your hotel, on the rising ground just inland of the flooded area.

Rather envious of your shearwaters - we saw none at all.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th March 2020, 10:00
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
Fortunately we are not at that stage (yet) in the...

Fortunately we are not at that stage (yet) in the UK, though cases in Leics shot up from 7 to 17 yesterday and this is one of the less-affected areas.

I have made the decision to limit my birding...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 19th March 2020, 14:43
Replies: 19
Views: 308
Posted By Steve Lister
8. Prince Albert of Monaco (Monaco??)

8. Prince Albert of Monaco (Monaco??)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th March 2020, 09:53
Replies: 415
Views: 16,665
Posted By Steve Lister
March 19th. 52 Linnet - heard only, maybe a...

March 19th.

52 Linnet - heard only, maybe a passage bird as a few Mipits went over too

My third day of compliant non-going out birding. I think that's about as much as I can stand.

Steve
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