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Forum: Migration Today, 19:56
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Posted By Simon Wates
House Martins returned

I thought it may be of some interest that 2 of "my" (well the next door neighbour's) House Martins have returned today around half an hour before sunset to roost in their nests. Yippee - they are...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 15:29
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Simon Wates
Thanks Andy, its definitely a 1900 edition - it...

Thanks Andy, its definitely a 1900 edition - it shows no other dates. I think I will have to read it - just looking at bits of the text it is an insight into birdlife in the time it was written. The...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Simon Wates
Bird Studies with a Camera, Frank.M.Chapman

I feel lucky ;) I've just been given a first edition (1900) of this fascinating book. Its in reasonable condition, complete and the text and photos are in fine condition. I wondered if it had any...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 13:37
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Simon Wates
2nd photo - the bird is on Mimosa pudica - the...

2nd photo - the bird is on Mimosa pudica - the sensitive plant ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 09:47
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Simon Wates
Isn't there too much in the way of blackish in...

Isn't there too much in the way of blackish in the wing coverts for Isabelline?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:36
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Simon Wates
M.f. cinereocapilla is reported, though I haven't...

M.f. cinereocapilla is reported, though I haven't seen (can't find?) the beema report....The people on the ground are basically saying that calls are needed to confirm these little beasts.

I must...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 26th January 2020, 15:54
Replies: 75
Views: 4,179
Posted By Simon Wates
I notice that the Collin's Bird Guide shows...

I notice that the Collin's Bird Guide shows Dartford for Mallorca - looking at an older atlas of Spanish breeding birds, it is present in the north of the...
Forum: Morocco Sunday 26th January 2020, 15:34
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By Simon Wates
I think the plant is not an Acacia - or from a...

I think the plant is not an Acacia - or from a closely related genus. I've spent about 30 mins trying to work it out and I'm foxed. Maybe its from Lamiaceae - a stab in the dark based on leaf...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th January 2020, 14:59
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Simon Wates
Meadow Pipit

Meadow Pipit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 22:12
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Simon Wates
:t: That's true and thanks for the correction...

:t: That's true and thanks for the correction Marcio - and I've been saying just what you said for years, it was a lapse on my part (while thinking of iberiae) - I had meant to say M.f.flava. All...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Simon Wates
That must have been a fabulous....moment......

That must have been a fabulous....moment... :-O

Incredible birds - so jealous!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Simon Wates
I don't think its been mentioned yet on...

I don't think its been mentioned yet on Birdforum, that Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis has been found wintering last winter and this in the Tejo Estuary natural park by Lisbon. At...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th January 2020, 21:56
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Simon Wates
If it seen in a scope and not just photographed,...

If it seen in a scope and not just photographed, this view could have been good enough, at least for me ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th January 2020, 21:55
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Simon Wates
My idea was this too.

My idea was this too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:59
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Simon Wates
Having only seen one ;) Western Reef Egret...

Having only seen one ;) Western Reef Egret (Carrapateira, Portugal, 2000 - see on Gonçalo's website!) Id say the bird in question seems to have a slightly long and thin bill for a WRE, as well as a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 11:15
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Simon Wates
Its Nutcracker that gets the credit for "eagle...

Its Nutcracker that gets the credit for "eagle eyes" ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 00:24
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Simon Wates
Now you mention - there is! Save others looking...

Now you mention - there is! Save others looking here's a copy. I don't think its IDable though the dark stripe to the rear of the eye favours Common?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 20th January 2020, 21:18
Replies: 445
Views: 52,756
Posted By Simon Wates
2.Black Redstart 3.White Stork 4.Willow Tit...

2.Black Redstart
3.White Stork
4.Willow Tit
5.Yellowhammer
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th January 2020, 21:04
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Simon Wates
I think either of the pair shows this upright...

I think either of the pair shows this upright posture in your photo - see here:

https://www.britishbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/article_files/V60/V60_N06/V60_N06_P244_252_A040.pdf
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th January 2020, 21:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Simon Wates
Nice one Michael - definitely not a tip from a...

Nice one Michael - definitely not a tip from a drip.....honestly!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th January 2020, 21:27
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree, though I'm inclined to adult female (or...

Agree, though I'm inclined to adult female (or 2nd cal yr or "if there is such a thing")
Forum: Food and Feeders Sunday 19th January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Simon Wates
Maybe put a box with a cut out hole for hedgehogs...

Maybe put a box with a cut out hole for hedgehogs over it? You could experiment with a cardboard one.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 19th January 2020, 10:44
Replies: 445
Views: 52,756
Posted By Simon Wates
Common Teal's breast?

Common Teal's breast?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th January 2020, 21:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Simon Wates
I think you are spot on, sorry for inducing doubt...

I think you are spot on, sorry for inducing doubt - based on a whim. In my defence, both are planted in the Canaries and can look quite similar at a distance. Close up, they are easy to tell apart...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th January 2020, 21:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Simon Wates
Any more photos of the tree Ken? Ficus over...

Any more photos of the tree Ken? Ficus over Phylloscopus in this case :-O
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