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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By dantheman
Think that a lot of work has gone into the...

Think that a lot of work has gone into the Somerset Levels over the last 20 years - management and creation? Similar to new nature reserves initially being good for rarities in first few years, this...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 5th August 2018, 12:14
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By dantheman
Is there the possibility that it died after...

Is there the possibility that it died after flying into the trap?

;-)
Forum: Conservation Thursday 2nd August 2018, 22:18
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By dantheman
I've done it by rail. Was very disappointed in...

I've done it by rail. Was very disappointed in the amount of wildlife (especially large mammals) on the journey.


Someone also posed the following question to me a few months back - what percentage...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 29th July 2018, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By dantheman
There is also the whole issue of planet being...

There is also the whole issue of planet being overpopulated with humans (and it's going to get worse) and very few wild spaces left.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th July 2018, 10:51
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By dantheman
Really should be a photo caption competition too....

Really should be a photo caption competition too. Those Puffins look rather guilty and the terns accusatory ... why?
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th July 2018, 14:09
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By dantheman
Good on him. wrt the advice from the RSPB - yes...

Good on him.

wrt the advice from the RSPB - yes sensible. Have stopped someone swimming out into a rough sea to save a Mallard duckling which was by then almost certainly beyond help. Got to know...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 24th July 2018, 09:01
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By dantheman
Rock Doves? ...

Rock Doves?


...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 17th June 2018, 16:35
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By dantheman
you mean 'run carp like this'? ;) Agree with...

you mean 'run carp like this'? ;)


Agree with Stuart that it could well be a genuine photo catching a deformity tho - maybe the other side didn't look so dolphin like. (Bit like those pics of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th June 2018, 16:43
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By dantheman
The leaves have a pretty bad time of it too ...

The leaves have a pretty bad time of it too ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th May 2018, 08:27
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Cornwall Bird Race day today - but good for a...

Cornwall Bird Race day today - but good for a garden bird count, first weekend in May etc ...

Short notice, but anyone up for a garden count day (seen and heard)??
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th April 2018, 18:09
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Got any links ... ?

Got any links ... ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th April 2018, 08:57
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By dantheman
Although you may never know for sure (and it's...

Although you may never know for sure (and it's perhaps a good thing to not have to put a name to everything you see), the overwhelming likelihood is that it would be a Buzzard as opposed to anything...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th April 2018, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By dantheman
You might be right, but in this case it's...

You might be right, but in this case it's probably a bit of a red herring ;)

(+1 for Buzzard)
Forum: Lists Friday 27th April 2018, 19:17
Replies: 111
Views: 8,636
Posted By dantheman
3 Hare in a field just out of Luton Parkway Rail...

3 Hare in a field just out of Luton Parkway Rail station coming back from France yesterday were nice, with a (presumed) Roe Deer running through long grassy field in France itself around midday....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th April 2018, 11:52
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Back in the UK now. France garden list - 53...

Back in the UK now.

France garden list - 53 species from 12 days.

In the garden (on the ground/house/vegetation/trees) = 23
In the garden (above, in the air space vertically) = 5
From the garden...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th April 2018, 20:02
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Since heard in the evenings too. A flight of 11...

Since heard in the evenings too. A flight of 11 Cattle Egret over too were nice one evening. And a chunky large falcon with a pale tail.

Today, 25th -

52) Wren 1 loudly singing in the garden...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th April 2018, 19:56
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Kind of like amphibians too much to eat them...

Kind of like amphibians too much to eat them myself. Did get forced to try snails at the village 'marche' once - hmmm ... over-salted rubbery burnt cardboard ... not my favourite dining experience...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th April 2018, 10:56
Replies: 46
Views: 3,015
Posted By dantheman
So ... is this is fast becoming a classic? Usual...

So ... is this is fast becoming a classic?

Usual suspects with accompanying argy-bargy, but not quite spiralling out of control (thermalling perhaps?) yet.

Light insults ... yes.

Going off-topic...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 22nd April 2018, 21:41
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Probably just a Black Kite tbh, although the...

Probably just a Black Kite tbh, although the flight was weird and laboured.

Noise issues here revolve around too many very noisy frogs, especially in the evening and at night. Did pop out just now...
Forum: France Sunday 22nd April 2018, 21:34
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By dantheman
Nice. Expect the unexpected and the list to keep...

Nice. Expect the unexpected and the list to keep growing ... !

There's a couple of French garden lists on the annual BF garden bird section if you're interested ......
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10:06
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
50) Yellow-legged Gull 1N Cloudy with sun...

50) Yellow-legged Gull 1N

Cloudy with sun breaking through today - muggy though. Had a tail-less raptor fly over which could have been interesting, but remained unid'ed
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:41
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
21st April, France - 48) Short-toed Eagle 1...

21st April, France -

48) Short-toed Eagle 1 distantly after a closer flyby
49) Mallard 2

Also c100 Swift overhead for a part of the day, and sight record of Green Woodpecker. Wryneck seems to have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:38
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Seems hard work here too, but additions keep...

Seems hard work here too, but additions keep coming - partly because I'm new here this year, and partly because. (No raptor flocks and very few small flitty passerines last few days though).
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th April 2018, 20:51
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
19th April, France Garden list - 45) Golden...

19th April, France Garden list -

45) Golden Oriole - h

Also Common Swift entering nesting site in the bungalow roof.

20th April -

46) White Wagtail 1 over
47) Red Kite 2
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th April 2018, 20:12
Replies: 516
Views: 31,717
Posted By dantheman
Almost dawn to dusk blue skies the last few days...

Almost dawn to dusk blue skies the last few days - not good for vismig at all. Shouldn't complain otherwise though, as makes a nice change from rainy Cornwall.

Today, 18th April, France Garden list...
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