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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 06:21
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
And, er, number 55 for the year ... Any guesses?

And, er, number 55 for the year ...

Any guesses?
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 06:15
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Bits and bobs... 53. Common Gull among...

Bits and bobs...

53. Common Gull among increasing numbers of Black-headed Gulls
54. Long-tailed Tits, a pair of snowy-heads making a nest
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st March 2019, 17:58
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
A bit of an influx today, plenty of Fieldfares,...

A bit of an influx today, plenty of Fieldfares, etc. Among them, three new for the year - all spring migrants here:

50. Wren
51. Jackdaw
52. House Sparrow, checking out the stork nests
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Thursday 21st March 2019, 15:14
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Jos Stratford
Was there given reason for the pool excavation?...

Was there given reason for the pool excavation? Even from an aesthetic angle, it also looked better before, so strange they saw need to clear the reeds. But on the bright side, at least it still...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 20th March 2019, 07:37
Replies: 130
Views: 6,051
Posted By Jos Stratford
A petty argument I think - it is an American...

A petty argument I think - it is an American created project, yet they have gone to considerable effort to incorporate a range of global names (over 60 language options available). If it is so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 04:38
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Jos Stratford
I think they are Beans, but was just making the...

I think they are Beans, but was just making the point to the poster who poured scorn with the 'million miles' comment. Even four together however is not beyond possibility - first record for...
Forum: Conservation Monday 18th March 2019, 14:35
Replies: 1,511
Views: 101,458
Posted By Jos Stratford
Wrong Diana, you are merely a peddling another of...

Wrong Diana, you are merely a peddling another of your deliberate lies - as you know, I have never said there are no devclines, just they don't fall in line with your hobby horse reason
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 18th March 2019, 07:17
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Jos Stratford
Nice one. Meanwhile, I saw a solitary Blackbird...

Nice one. Meanwhile, I saw a solitary Blackbird yesterday ...note to myself, don't do a masterclass on winter thrushes in this neck of the woods :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:01
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Jos Stratford
Small numbers also recorded in Lithuania every...

Small numbers also recorded in Lithuania every year, admittedly with flocks that are probably wintering in western Europe ...but it does show that Pink-foots are occurring in eastern Europe, so it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 18:56
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Back in the autumn, I constructed a series of...

Back in the autumn, I constructed a series of 'shrike piles' - obvious goal being to attract breeding Red-backed Shrikes, but also expecting them to be popular with Whitethroats, etc. After a long...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 18:42
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Oops, giant they were, but not giant :) Now...

Oops, giant they were, but not giant :) Now edited, thanks.

Good one on keeping level, yonks before Blackcaps get here.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 18:25
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Spring gathering pace - many hundred of Bean and...

Spring gathering pace - many hundred of Bean and White-fronted Geese passing over today, a few Whooper Swans and a very nice pair of immature White-tailed Eagles lingering a while, circling low...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 11:55
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Maybe upload the video?

Maybe upload the video?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 17th March 2019, 05:38
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Jos Stratford
Excellent Mike, nice feedback form. I can...

Excellent Mike, nice feedback form.

I can confirm that Dead Sea Sparrows are indeed a worthy enough goal to have a training module improved for :)
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 15th March 2019, 10:22
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By Jos Stratford
I would recommend Pinnacles National Park,...

I would recommend Pinnacles National Park, accessed from the eastern side. Convenient to your itinerary, this is not only probably the easiest place to see condors (get there early, they roost on the...
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Thursday 14th March 2019, 22:14
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Jos Stratford
Thanks for the updates, always a pleasure to see...

Thanks for the updates, always a pleasure to see the season spanning out
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th March 2019, 21:17
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Chasing ... 42. Woodpigeon, quite a few...

Chasing ...

42. Woodpigeon, quite a few migrating today
43. Linnet
44. Yellowhammer
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th March 2019, 19:53
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Snow here again today, but definitely spring in...

Snow here again today, but definitely spring in the air, lots of swans over, more incoming migrants, including only my fourth ever Greylag Geese (a pair) on my land.

In hot persuit of you Mr Prior,...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 10th March 2019, 19:25
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Jos Stratford
Saw flock just west of Kfar Ruppin fishponds two...

Saw flock just west of Kfar Ruppin fishponds two weeks ago, a fairly reliable locality for them. Basically take the small track west from just north of the gates to Kfar Ruppin, birds were here...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 9th March 2019, 20:46
Replies: 44
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jos Stratford
Ha ha, it is two times cheaper to take a RyanAir...

Ha ha, it is two times cheaper to take a RyanAir flight from Tenerife back to the UK or Spain, then another one to Fuertventura. Crazy price.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th March 2019, 20:42
Replies: 323
Views: 8,718
Posted By Jos Stratford
Days after the bulk of the snow has disappeared,...

Days after the bulk of the snow has disappeared, a good spring movement today, a couple of hundred or so Bean Geese over, about 20 Cranes, flocks of Whooper Swans and a lone Mute Swan, assorted ducks...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 6th March 2019, 16:00
Replies: 1,511
Views: 101,458
Posted By Jos Stratford
Post number please. I do believe I have never...

Post number please.

I do believe I have never said that there are no species declining in Lithuania.


Additionally, you said 'many persons' are claiming no species are declining... I am one person...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:52
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Jos Stratford
Bar potential Nubian Nightjar, the only species...

Bar potential Nubian Nightjar, the only species of bird in Israel that would have been new for me was the rather nice exotic that has established itself in the Tel Aviv area ...so it was, a pleasing...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:46
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Jos Stratford
Beit She'an area...

Beit She'an area...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Jos Stratford
18 February. Beit She'an and Tel Aviv. Dotted...

18 February. Beit She'an and Tel Aviv.

Dotted around the Beit She'an area are the greatest concentrations of fishponds in Israel, all of which are superb for birds in winter. Decided to start my...
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