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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th January 2012, 14:07
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Posted By pstraughan
I wouldn't put anything past next door's cat. ...

I wouldn't put anything past next door's cat. I've seen it attack WPs before. Also wondered whether the WP had been drinking at the water's edge and the Spawk pounced. It was on its back, having...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th January 2012, 10:57
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
No paw prints Val. I believe that female...

No paw prints Val. I believe that female Sparrowhawks do catch Woodpiegons, but they are at the top of the range. Do Sparrowhawks eat what other birds have killed? We do get Buzzards hereabouts...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th January 2012, 09:30
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
Really counts as yesterday's visitors but... We...

Really counts as yesterday's visitors but...

We noticed that the local Rooks were going mad yesterday and dive-bombing our pond, which is quite a big one. As I went out to investigate, a...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 9th January 2012, 14:41
Replies: 5
Views: 4,158
Posted By pstraughan
I had the same thing with a couple of House...

I had the same thing with a couple of House Sparrows a few years ago. It nearly drove me mad as it went on for several weeks. I was also given the reflection/intruder/insect explanations. It...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th January 2012, 14:37
Replies: 27
Views: 11,487
Posted By pstraughan
A bit of a different situation, as it is mammals....

A bit of a different situation, as it is mammals. A few years ago, I had a rabbit in the garden with a fairly advanced case of myxymatosis (if I have spelled it right). My cat was a fairly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 8th January 2012, 16:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,890
Posted By pstraughan
Just off the plane - birding without trying

This thread is inspired by the fact that I'm off to Florida next month. I've been once before but wasn't interested in birds then. We all go looking to build bird lists but what birds do people see...
Forum: Florida Saturday 31st December 2011, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By pstraughan
Thanks. Is this a field guide as well as...

Thanks. Is this a field guide as well as describing sites? I'm an absolute novice as far as US birds are concerned - visited several times before but wasn't interested in birds then. I can only...
Forum: Florida Friday 30th December 2011, 08:56
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By pstraughan
Alternative Book and Software Recommendations

Bill Pranty's book is currently out of stock on Amazon. There are second hand copies available but they are expensive and/or would need to be shipped from the US. Does anyone have alternative...
Forum: Florida Friday 30th December 2011, 08:28
Replies: 20
Views: 7,096
Posted By pstraughan
Can I suggest that this is made a "Sticky"? It...

Can I suggest that this is made a "Sticky"? It is starting to slide down the list and I'm finding it very useful in planning my February trip to South Florida.

Pat
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 18th December 2011, 17:19
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
Pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the garden...

Pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the garden yesterday and the male was back and drumming today.

Redwings eating hawthorn berries. Green Woodpecker. Goldcrest and two Goldfinches. Usual tits...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 15:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By pstraughan
Apologies for incorrect description of Goose. It...

Apologies for incorrect description of Goose. It is, of course, a Pink-foot. As far as flooding is concerned, it is a few years since I was up there. Plenty of water on the fresh side, less on the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 16:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By pstraughan
RSPB Titchwell, Cley and Welney WWT November 2011

The unseasonally mild weather continues and we had a weekend in Norfolk with glorious blue skies and bright sunshine.

Saturday 19 November saw us at Titchwell and later Cley. We liked the...
Forum: Florida Wednesday 9th November 2011, 09:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By pstraughan
I'm thinking of a similar trip to Les and Pacos...

I'm thinking of a similar trip to Les and Pacos at the same time. Would Dry Tortugas be worth the expense in February? They say winter is their slow season, so not sure if it worth including. How...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 7th November 2011, 09:47
Replies: 20
Views: 20,030
Posted By pstraughan
We were slightly disappointed in the glaciers. ...

We were slightly disappointed in the glaciers. Those in Canada are much bigger and better and we certainly wouldn't have paid for a guided walk.
Forum: Kent Friday 4th November 2011, 15:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,114
Posted By pstraughan
We should all make the most of these sites lest...

We should all make the most of these sites lest one of the several airport schemes for the area becomes a reality.

Pat
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 2nd November 2011, 16:59
Replies: 20
Views: 20,030
Posted By pstraughan
We went it January/February 2008. I took "The...

We went it January/February 2008. I took "The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand" by Hugh Robertson and Barrie Heather. It is very good on breeding seasons and locations for each species.

I...
Forum: Kent Saturday 29th October 2011, 08:54
Replies: 15
Views: 3,114
Posted By pstraughan
That's good news re the road. I saw a 4WD...

That's good news re the road. I saw a 4WD virtually afloat last year. I find Bird Forum much more friendly and welcoming than the KOS discussion areas but maybe that's changed too. It's pity...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 28th October 2011, 15:45
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
[QUOTE=Fozzybear;2274432]Had a Wren in the garden...

[QUOTE=Fozzybear;2274432]Had a Wren in the garden over the weekend, a very rare sighting in my garden and caused quite a bit of excitement as I really love to see them anywhere.

The Wrens seem to...
Forum: Kent Tuesday 25th October 2011, 11:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,114
Posted By pstraughan
Hi Andy I bird Riverside CP from time to time. ...

Hi Andy

I bird Riverside CP from time to time. Winter is undoubtedly best and make sure you get the tide right. It goes out like someone has pulled the plug in the bath! Good numbers of Brent...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st October 2011, 17:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By pstraughan
Looks very similar, though mine has slightly less...

Looks very similar, though mine has slightly less white on the face I think. Never seen a Barnacle in these parts, although I saw them in both Norfolk and Suffolk earlier this year.

Thanks

Pat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th October 2011, 15:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By pstraughan
The white on the face was definitely more...

The white on the face was definitely more extensive than the Canada's chin strap.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th October 2011, 16:36
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
Pair of Goldcrests zipping about this morning. ...

Pair of Goldcrests zipping about this morning. I've been hearing but not seeing them. Young Woodpigeon begging to be fed by an adult. I haven't seen that before. Green Woodpecker looking for ants...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th October 2011, 16:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By pstraughan
Goose and Ducks ID, Kent UK

Any suggestions for these please? The Goose (same bird in both pics) seems to have elements of Greylag and Canada. It was the same size as a Greylag and was associating with them rather than with...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th October 2011, 07:36
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
Great start to the week. A Redwing was atop my...

Great start to the week. A Redwing was atop my ash tree a short while ago. The branch was swaying back and forwards like mad in the strong wind. Too far away to get a photo of course. Eventually...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 9th October 2011, 08:14
Replies: 2,456
Views: 20,891
Posted By pstraughan
Considering the number of birds there are around,...

Considering the number of birds there are around, I have often found it surprising that we don't find more dead. Foxes, Corvids, Buzzards and the like must take their share but you don't find many...
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