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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd July 2009, 13:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By caroleanne
Honey buzzard

This was seen flying over the border from Nottinghamshire through to Lincolnshire near Whatton?

Any idea what is it, thought possible honey buzzard but seems a long way from home
Forum: South East England Monday 20th October 2008, 10:17
Replies: 976
Views: 153,584
Posted By caroleanne
Wondering if anyone within this thread knows...

Wondering if anyone within this thread knows anything about barn owls in the Berkshire area? especially around sonning eye? Is there anyone who regularly puts up barn owl boxes or monitors them?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th October 2008, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 3,050
Posted By caroleanne
I surveyed for golden plover using my car as a...

I surveyed for golden plover using my car as a bird hide. Stopping in gateways to look into the fields, if they weren't there I'd just move on. When I did eventually find them they weren't at all...
Forum: Migration Friday 10th October 2008, 14:34
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By caroleanne
Severn estuary

Does anyone know where I would find information regarding the migration direction of waders and shelduck to and from the Severn Estuary, especially around Bridgwater bay?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th March 2008, 08:47
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By caroleanne
Thanks everyone. I guess I'll just have to keep...

Thanks everyone. I guess I'll just have to keep on watching those gulls with my id book that covers all birds in Europe that i carry with me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd March 2008, 16:23
Replies: 121
Views: 9,730
Posted By caroleanne
Two males blackbirds having a scrap right outside...

Two males blackbirds having a scrap right outside my office window, one actually had the other pined to the ground at one time. Nuthatch and collared dove
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd March 2008, 15:57
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By caroleanne
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I went onto...

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I went onto the website suggested and to be honest was a bit overwhelmed. I'm an ecologist bird surveyor who has to be able to id everything i see, literally. For...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd February 2008, 12:37
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By caroleanne
Yes, Ive seen the Macmillan ones and also the...

Yes, Ive seen the Macmillan ones and also the ones on Amazon, but there over 40 and thats a bit expensive for me at the moment. What would be ideal is if someone knows of a layout a bit like the FSC...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd February 2008, 11:06
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By caroleanne
Whats it called? all the guides that seem to be...

Whats it called? all the guides that seem to be on Amazon are covering America, and none in the UK.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd February 2008, 10:53
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By caroleanne
Gull identification in the UK

Can anyone recommend any id guides that will help me with gulls seen in the UK? I need quite an easy simple guide that isn't full of detailed information, preferably with good pictures?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 17th July 2007, 20:14
Replies: 13
Views: 6,240
Posted By caroleanne
I'll be looking over a very specific area that...

I'll be looking over a very specific area that consists of woodland and opne fields. There has been a known nest in a specific tree and I'm looking for potential nesting and territory within that...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 17th July 2007, 15:35
Replies: 13
Views: 6,240
Posted By caroleanne
hobby watching?

Whats the best way of finding hobbys? Is there a good time of day or weather that is best and what kind of thing should you be looking for if trying to see a hobby, or deciding if they are holding a...
Forum: Migration Monday 16th July 2007, 16:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By caroleanne
brilliant, a lot easier than the book Ive just...

brilliant, a lot easier than the book Ive just been given on Bird Migration.
Forum: Migration Monday 16th July 2007, 15:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By caroleanne
Thanks ever so much for that. I can now write my...

Thanks ever so much for that. I can now write my report knowing what I'm talking about. I'll inform our resident 'expert', who didn't know what it meant either (perhaps not so much of a expert as I...
Forum: Migration Monday 16th July 2007, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By caroleanne
Why does the east Atlantic migration have this...

Why does the east Atlantic migration have this special name? Does it refer to the actual movement or the destination? and is it used for other species?
Forum: Migration Monday 16th July 2007, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By caroleanne
What does 'flyaway population mean?

What does the phrase 'flyaway population' mean. Regarding grey plovers 'an estimated 26% of the East Atlantic flyaway population occurs in the UK' What does that mean?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th June 2007, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By caroleanne
Heres a good tip i sometime use for the commoner...

Heres a good tip i sometime use for the commoner species(although it doesnt always work, only mainly on adults) GB pink legs, LB yellow legs, HG pink legs, BH yellow legs. The leg colours alternative...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th June 2007, 10:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By caroleanne
Great views of honey buzzard in Norfolk in the...

Great views of honey buzzard in Norfolk in the 'viewing field' We'd stopped just because it seemed a nice place for a picnic, can't beat seeing a nice bird whist laying on a blanket in the sunshine...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 28th June 2007, 19:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By caroleanne
The rape field that seems to have loads of birds...

The rape field that seems to have loads of birds in is huge with little or no hedgerow and a few solitary standing trees. Other fields in the same area with the same neighbouring habitats are empty....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th June 2007, 19:19
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By caroleanne
go to...

go to http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/EnvironmentalProjects/PeregrineProject.htm its got a webcam and you can, or should i say could as they've fledged, peregrine falcons...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th June 2007, 19:15
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By caroleanne
When swifts migrate they are heralded as 'Storm...

When swifts migrate they are heralded as 'Storm birds' as they ride the air currents at the front of storms to get them to Africa. The locals see them as bringers of much needed rain. I have...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 28th June 2007, 19:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By caroleanne
I have to admit that these particular rape fields...

I have to admit that these particular rape fields do seem to be teeming with birds yet others I've had to battle my way through are empty. This has lead to much discussion in our office, any idea why...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 28th June 2007, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By caroleanne
Yes the corn buntings, yellow wagtails were in...

Yes the corn buntings, yellow wagtails were in the rape. Also saw whitethroat and sedge warblers too, also in the rape (well at the edges). It was a very large field, the buntings seem to prefer the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 27th June 2007, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By caroleanne
I was near Nottingham

I was surveying near Nottingham, saw quite a few corn buntings and yellow wagtail, also noted that reed buntings seem to love rape fields and do a very good impression of yellowhammer and corn...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th June 2007, 16:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By caroleanne
I had to go and do a bat survey, but heard tawnys...

I had to go and do a bat survey, but heard tawnys calling which was lovely
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