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Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 30th January 2019, 09:31
Replies: 69
Views: 2,474
Posted By Gretchen
Just catching up on all your interesting birding...

Just catching up on all your interesting birding Mike. My husband had a similar story walking on a lotus leaf covered path, that was suddenly not a path, and just lotus covered water. He faced a...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 27th September 2018, 06:37
Replies: 69
Views: 2,474
Posted By Gretchen
Mike, sorry to hear that you too are suffering...

Mike, sorry to hear that you too are suffering the patch-loss syndrome so common here in China. (Visiting Qinhuangdao this summer, I didn't even want to look at old areas and feel the deep sense of...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 14th August 2018, 08:12
Replies: 736
Views: 92,451
Posted By Gretchen
Owen, love to see you keeping up with the...

Owen, love to see you keeping up with the breeders, and excited to hear about your efforts with the sunflowers! I wonder if the flowers are distant from other greenery then perhaps tits etc are not...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 8th June 2018, 04:42
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Gretchen
I believe that blackbirds have a large vocal...

I believe that blackbirds have a large vocal repertoire, so I wonder if they could be picking up bits to add to their own songs. I don't know if they add to songs by imitating other birds, but if so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th August 2017, 14:59
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks guys! The Kinglet had me going for a long...

Thanks guys! The Kinglet had me going for a long time - I was so sure it was a warbler, but then couldn't match the feather pattern to any warbler. Finally looked at Kinglets and thought, ahh maybe...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th August 2017, 03:53
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Gretchen
Birds from north US

Hi all,

These are two birds I saw up in northern Minnesota, where many warblers breed. Could you help me identify them?

There are three pictures of what I believe were the same type of bird - we...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 23rd October 2016, 15:17
Replies: 736
Views: 92,451
Posted By Gretchen
I've seen something like this too, but don't know...

I've seen something like this too, but don't know anything about it really. Kind of like musical chairs - they've all heard the music and know it's time to move :-O
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 22nd October 2016, 12:41
Replies: 385
Views: 93,247
Posted By Gretchen
Sounds like a great outing out on the old patch -...

Sounds like a great outing out on the old patch - interesting how different the bird populations are! Glad you caught the leaf warbler. Like the green tongue too - would not have seen that without...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Friday 22nd July 2016, 18:28
Replies: 736
Views: 92,451
Posted By Gretchen
Owen, Glad to see you're getting out and seeing...

Owen,

Glad to see you're getting out and seeing some interesting things. (I'm in the US for a short holiday.) I enjoyed the picture of the juv. Brown Shrike - I've not see one at that age before.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 4th July 2016, 06:15
Replies: 736
Views: 92,451
Posted By Gretchen
I suppose that that's the juvenile Hoopoe in the...

I suppose that that's the juvenile Hoopoe in the back - very scrawny looking! I've not seen one myself, so it's nice to see.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd July 2016, 08:22
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, I found a few pictures and a little...

Hi, I found a few pictures and a little discussion on this page (here (http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Birdnews/BK-BN-birdnews-2009-08.shtml)), but still no clear stripy breast pictures - seems like...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd July 2016, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks! My friend confirmed it sounded like a...

Thanks! My friend confirmed it sounded like a jay. I hadn't realized its tail would look so long...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st July 2016, 15:09
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Gretchen
San Francisco (US) area bird

This picture (phone snap) just sent to me from a friend visiting in San Fran. I'm not particularly good at western birds and don't have any books for them at hand, so was a bit puzzled with this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th June 2016, 05:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Gretchen
That's interesting! In the US, flickers are most...

That's interesting! In the US, flickers are most common on the ground, and seen there more than other places. It makes sense that in other places there are other ant-eating ground-foraging...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th June 2016, 06:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Gretchen
Flickers are an interesting member of woodpecker...

Flickers are an interesting member of woodpecker family - often seen on the ground eating ants!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th June 2016, 06:35
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, welcome to Bird Forum. I believe that is a...

Hi, welcome to Bird Forum.

I believe that is a Black-crowned Night Heron - one of the short-legged herons. I guess he was looking for fish!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 25th June 2016, 01:17
Replies: 1,648
Views: 216,936
Posted By Gretchen
Tom, I too want to say thanks for all your...

Tom, I too want to say thanks for all your selfless contributions of photos, recordings and lists! Hope the return to Canada goes smoothly.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 24th June 2016, 10:23
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By Gretchen
Female birds do carry out "begging" behavior too...

Female birds do carry out "begging" behavior too when a pair are bonding. However, I wonder if your adult looking bird is actually an immature bird. I'm not sure with titmice if the youngster looks...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th June 2016, 05:30
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Gretchen
Catbirds are good mimics and can create some nice...

Catbirds are good mimics and can create some nice songs; however, they also have a raspy sound which gives them their "cat" name. These guys can often hide in bushes or other dense greenery, so I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th June 2016, 12:42
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks Jeff - just checked the numbers, and...

Thanks Jeff - just checked the numbers, and that's useful to take note of too!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th June 2016, 03:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks all, and especially John for the specific...

Thanks all, and especially John for the specific pointers! Considering habitat is a helpful item I hadn't considered. Most of these were found in fairly open areas, though interestingly the Ashy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th June 2016, 02:59
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Gretchen
Thanks very much Thibauld and Jeff! I have...

Thanks very much Thibauld and Jeff! I have actually seen a few herons looking like the first one, and so am quite interested to have that one identified. (Until the other day, I had totally ignored...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Gretchen
SE China mysteries

Hi,

I'm working from clearer to less clear ids! Here are two flying birds, which I think may be herons. These were seen by my husband, so there isn't much more to say about them, except they were...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 08:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Gretchen
SE China drongos

Hi all,

I've just started to notice drongos in our area (Nanchang, Jiangxi), and am trying to figure out what they are. Yesterday, I'm fairly sure I saw (but have no picture of) a grey morph Ashy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th June 2016, 07:16
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Gretchen
Hi, Thanks both! We were in a huge heronry...

Hi,

Thanks both! We were in a huge heronry yesterday and saw so many different birds. I had initially assumed all the ones with stripes were immature night herons, but we took more pictures in...
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