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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th March 2018, 19:13
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I saw a group of barred buttonquail in the grass...

I saw a group of barred buttonquail in the grass behind Morjim Beach a couple of years ago. Maybe one of those?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Barred Wobbler
No. We had one of those calling from a bush top...

No. We had one of those calling from a bush top just outside our hotel terrace on several evenings. The sound and rythm were like a Scops, but couldn't really have been.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Neither of those Andy. I know hoopoe well and...

Neither of those Andy.

I know hoopoe well and I've heard scimitar babbler. It was nothing like the soft sound of a hoopoe. It was a loud, clear single note whistle, repeated. As I said if I'd heard...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 15:37
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Bird Call, Goa

A long shot, I know, but this has been puzzling me for several weeks now.

At the end of January, 9am on a sunny morning I was photographing a rufous treepie in open woodland just behind the market...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th March 2018, 23:33
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Barred Wobbler
When I first glanced at the tern photos my...

When I first glanced at the tern photos my immediate impression was Sandwich and so far I've not seen anything to change my mind.

Roseate terns, when I've seen them have a fairly clearly defined...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 12th March 2018, 15:33
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks Dan. I must say that was the first one I...

Thanks Dan. I must say that was the first one I looked at, then I noticed the other, so I thought I'd ask.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th March 2018, 15:36
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Gambia Field Guide.

Which one?

Birds of Senegal and The Gambia by Nick Borrow & Ron Demey (Helm)

or

A Field Guide to the Birds of the Gambia and Senegal by Clive Barlow, Tim Wacher and Tony Disley
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 4th March 2018, 10:34
Replies: 818
Views: 115,921
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I've just been on to Mastercard asking why I'd...

I've just been on to Mastercard asking why I'd heard no more. They said that the complaint had been raised incorrectly by them when I complained in November, he couldn't understand why I'd been paid...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 3rd March 2018, 11:53
Replies: 818
Views: 115,921
Posted By Barred Wobbler
We've just made arrangements for spring and...

We've just made arrangements for spring and autumn trips to the Strait. Flights and digs are booked and I'll be organising car hires soon.

I heard nothing more from Do You Spain since they promised...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 28th February 2018, 13:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By Barred Wobbler
It could be that it was just luck that your...

It could be that it was just luck that your camera and the 400 5.6 were working well together. Mine worked fine with my 400 5.6 out of the box without any adjustment.

When I bought a Sigma 150-600...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 27th February 2018, 21:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Have you done a micro-adjustment for focus on...

Have you done a micro-adjustment for focus on that particular lens combo?

EDIT. I notice it's got IS. Have you turned the IS off when on the tripod? My apologies if this is a daft question. Unless...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 20th February 2018, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks Andy

Thanks Andy
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 20th February 2018, 09:49
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Spider ID Inland Goa

Anybody help me out with an ID for this? Species preferably, but family would help.

It was guarding its substantial roadside web in forest in the foothills of the Ghats at the beginning of February....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th February 2018, 08:33
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I sent the photo to India and just had it...

I sent the photo to India and just had it confirmed a few minutes ago as a female black-headed cuckooshrike. The warm cast to the photo was a result of early morning light from a low sun (08.40am)...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 17th February 2018, 08:29
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Just had an ID from India on the other butterfly....

Just had an ID from India on the other butterfly. It's a Grey Pansy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th February 2018, 07:33
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I think at least some of the dark patches are...

I think at least some of the dark patches are shadows of leaves. Here is another shot to compare the pattern.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th February 2018, 12:04
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Cuckoo? Cuckooshrike? Goa, January

When I saw this bird briefly in a treetop in open woodland in Goa a couple of weeks ago I thought it was a juv. grey-bellied cuckoo. Now that I'm home and on my computer I realise it's not (no...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 14th February 2018, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks Andy. One down.

Thanks Andy. One down.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 13th February 2018, 13:13
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Indian (Goa) Butterflies ID

Two seen at Batim Lake in Goa a fortnight ago. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th February 2018, 07:39
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I've looked at another shot and there is a blue...

I've looked at another shot and there is a blue moustache. Looks as if it's golden-fronted. Thanks folks.
Forum: India Monday 12th February 2018, 13:01
Replies: 68
Views: 3,986
Posted By Barred Wobbler
When I was at Baga fields on 30th January I took...

When I was at Baga fields on 30th January I took the opportunity to get some shots on my phone of the new housing that's going up. These are what I got, along with latitude and longitude of each shot...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th February 2018, 18:17
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Leafbird, Goa

These were taken a fortnight ago in North Goa, 28th January. There were at least two adult golden-fronted leafbirds in the same tree, along with several chestnut-tailed starlings, so it was rather...
Forum: India Sunday 4th February 2018, 15:55
Replies: 68
Views: 3,986
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Disappointed today to find that progress is...

Disappointed today to find that progress is encroaching further onto the Verna Plateau.

When I was last there two years ago, it was pretty much as it had been. A quiet single carriageway tarmac...
Forum: India Thursday 1st February 2018, 16:24
Replies: 68
Views: 3,986
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Id normally give it a couple of visits on a...

Id normally give it a couple of visits on a trip, but after the other day Im just not motivated to take the taxi ride. Fort Aguada is much closer for me and it is bursting with birds, although they...
Forum: India Wednesday 31st January 2018, 16:47
Replies: 68
Views: 3,986
Posted By Barred Wobbler
We spent the morning at Fort Aguada. It was...

We spent the morning at Fort Aguada. It was excellent after the crowds and mayhem of last Fridays public holiday.

Juvenile grey-bellied cuckoo, three brown capped pygmy woodpeckers, a female...
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