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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th May 2016, 20:24
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rich Bonser
I genuinely apologise for being blunt here, but...

I genuinely apologise for being blunt here, but there appear to be no solid pro-American Herring Gull features on this bird in my opinion. Bar slightly coarser than usual barring on the rump and...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 13th December 2015, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rich Bonser
BTO are the second worst culprits for timely...

BTO are the second worst culprits for timely responses :)

Thanks for the replies so far and a shame to hear that we may not be able to get any timely data for the histories of these Sussex ringed...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 12th December 2015, 23:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rich Bonser
Sussex white ringed gulls - any response?

I read gull rings wherever I go, submit them to the respective schemes religiously. However, there is one scheme that I've recently not bothered with due to lack of response for so long... and that's...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 23:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,849
Posted By Rich Bonser
I think it could be a local bird - probably...

I think it could be a local bird - probably ringed near Newport. Try contacting Elaine Rice at erice73737"at"aol.com. I've had a couple of these birds in Essex over the years (and they have similar...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 12th January 2014, 10:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,794
Posted By Rich Bonser
I'd go for Oukaïmeden every time. There is...

I'd go for Oukaïmeden every time. There is nothing you can see at Imlil that you can't see at Oukaïmeden, and because of the coverage (and easy vehicular access to higher altitude) species such as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2014, 17:46
Replies: 24
Views: 6,563
Posted By Rich Bonser
Er, nearly two decades on the birding scene as a...

Er, nearly two decades on the birding scene as a 'new gun'. Ryan Giggs would take that as a compliment I guess? Not quite sure how to read that! Given the other guys all are a decade younger than me...
Forum: California Monday 6th January 2014, 16:09
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
I've just returned from a fantastic trip - I'll...

I've just returned from a fantastic trip - I'll chip into the above first off. I'm not too sure whether January is the best time for Mountain Quail, a notoriously tricky species at the best of times....
Forum: California Saturday 4th January 2014, 01:50
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Thanks! Those trips out of Monterey are...

Thanks! Those trips out of Monterey are excellent; I was fortunate to do a whale watching trip out from there this February (where I saw Ancient Murrelet) while a couple of years back went out with...
Forum: California Thursday 2nd January 2014, 06:10
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Just a quick update from a busy few days since my...

Just a quick update from a busy few days since my last post; currently in Palm Springs after having had three nights in San Diego where I managed the following: -
- California Gnatcatcher at Crystal...
Forum: California Sunday 29th December 2013, 15:58
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Just a quick update as having now got the...

Just a quick update as having now got the non-birding bit of the holiday out of the way, I headed to Wilson Canyon Park (just north of LA at Sylmar) this morning. Being aware that Lewis' Woodpeckers...
Forum: California Thursday 26th December 2013, 22:41
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Thanks Mike - your info here is much appreciated....

Thanks Mike - your info here is much appreciated. I'd found that Dana Point Headlands Preserve looked good for California Gnatcatcher on Ebird too (with several recent sightings of multiple...
Forum: California Sunday 22nd December 2013, 21:15
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Better late than never with my reply - apologies....

Better late than never with my reply - apologies. It's likely that I'll be going out to Santa Cruz Island the day after you, on 4th January. I'm still doing a fair bit of research and hopeful that...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 10th December 2013, 23:21
Replies: 247
Views: 89,944
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi All A timely update from Essex tip watching -...

Hi All
A timely update from Essex tip watching - been reading between a dozen and twenty rings each session; mainly local birds but rings in the last fortnight have come from Belgium, northeast...
Forum: California Sunday 1st December 2013, 21:54
Replies: 39
Views: 10,852
Posted By Rich Bonser
Sorry to Ulfg for hijacking his thread - really...

Sorry to Ulfg for hijacking his thread - really useful information here for me too. I'll be visiting the area from 27th December to 5th January too - a couple of days in Los Angeles, then down to San...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th July 2013, 18:55
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rich Bonser
Yes, had a couple of helpings with Heath Frits...

Yes, had a couple of helpings with Heath Frits and Red-veined Darters in between (in Kent).

I reckon the bird is a 2nd-summer (seems to have a slight dark marking in the outer primary-coverts for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th July 2013, 17:31
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Steve Easy enough. All you do is park at the...

Hi Steve
Easy enough. All you do is park at the end of Lytham Close or in the car park at Thamesview Golf Centre and walk east along the Thames path for about 1/2 mile to the outfall. Low tide is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th July 2013, 16:14
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rich Bonser
Mike, A fantastic find and thanks for posting...

Mike,
A fantastic find and thanks for posting your comment on my blog. I guess this is a returning bird from one of the two last year. An absolute stunner and the third ever London record. I thought...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th June 2013, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,985
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Jim Fantastic record and thank you for...

Hi Jim
Fantastic record and thank you for sharing. You already have one acceptance here for when you submit your sighting to the EORC (Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee). Please look at...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 31st May 2013, 18:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,976
Posted By Rich Bonser
Corvo late on this autumn (26 October - 2 November)

Hi all
I'll be on Corvo for the last week of October, and looking for some company if anyone's interested. Unlike earlier in the autumn, accommodation isn't at a premium and the chance of finding...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 31st May 2013, 18:20
Replies: 247
Views: 89,944
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Steve and Mark I've just returned from one of...

Hi Steve and Mark
I've just returned from one of these colonies in south-central Poland where I was kindly invited by one of the ringers. As Mark's reply above suggests, the strategy of ringing...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Wednesday 22nd May 2013, 21:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rich Bonser
I don't think you'll get far unfortunately with...

I don't think you'll get far unfortunately with this record because, as you say, the ring code cannot be read. However, if you do get more ringed gulls on your trips to Frankfurt with codes read then...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 21st May 2013, 22:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Per This will be a local bird from Frankfurt,...

Hi Per
This will be a local bird from Frankfurt, and part of the Helgoland ringing scheme. They seem to do a fair bit of ringing in Frankfurt itself so guess your bird was one of last season's...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 7th April 2013, 13:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,355
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi there - Steve's correct in saying that a red...

Hi there - Steve's correct in saying that a red ringed large gull (Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed and Herring) with black writing ---T will be from the North Thames Gull Group (ringed either...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 7th April 2013, 12:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rich Bonser
As Steve says there's not a lot you can do with...

As Steve says there's not a lot you can do with rings unless you have all the numbers/letters read. However, I'd bet that the red ringed bird is from the North Thames Gull Group ...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 19th March 2013, 22:12
Replies: 247
Views: 89,944
Posted By Rich Bonser
I haven't contributed for a while here, so...

I haven't contributed for a while here, so thought I'd update on the weekend's ring reading. I managed to read 10 birds on the local tip, including a Yellow-legged Gull that rather mundanely had been...
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