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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th September 2019, 17:39
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Steve Heath
You've got a good point Andy. I couldn't see any...

You've got a good point Andy. I couldn't see any other features typical of mustelid scat, such as bones or hair or black sticky matter, but if the animal ate a glut of berries the Scat would reflect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th September 2019, 08:06
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Steve Heath
As kids we used to dry out rose hips and use them...

As kids we used to dry out rose hips and use them as itching powder. Misspent youth. :-C

Any thoughts what bird this may be? I was using the hand in the photo for scale, hence corvid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th September 2019, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Steve Heath
I think this might be a pellet from an omnivorous...

I think this might be a pellet from an omnivorous bird, possibly a corvid - carrion crow or magpie. Pretty sure its not faecal. I'm really interested to hear what others think.

All the best with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th September 2019, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Steve Heath
Many thanks for your help with the i.d. guys....

Many thanks for your help with the i.d. guys.
Steve - great photo showing the male in breeding plumage and the pink rump.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Steve Heath
Askam in Furness and N. Lincolnshire England

Grateful for help with two birds, taken on opposite sides of the country.
Photo 1. Askam in Furness. Small flock in coastal hills. Wasn't sure if juvenile linnet or twite. Pointers would be...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 14th September 2019, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Steve Heath
Many thanks for the kind words Tom

Many thanks for the kind words Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Steve Heath
Thanks Simon. I'm going with phylloscopus as you...

Thanks Simon. I'm going with phylloscopus as you suggest. Was thinking of doing a painting of this cuckoo being fed and wanted to keep things as true to life as possible. I have some photos of adult...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Steve Heath
Thanks all. The notched tail threw me, but I...

Thanks all. The notched tail threw me, but I wondered if this may just be a split in the tail feathers combined with odd the camera angle. The warm buff on the sides suggested reed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st August 2019, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Steve Heath
What is feeding this cuckoo.

Can someone help identify what is feeding this cuckoo please? I would guess reed warbler, but wondered if anyone could glean enough from this very poor picture to pin down the foster parent? I tried...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 31st August 2019, 14:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Steve Heath
Juvenile kingfisher

Slow day in a hide on my local patch, scratching mozzie bites and watching squabbling coots. Suddenly this little fella zipped in and landed on a pole at the edge of the lake. Managed to get a few...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 30th August 2019, 14:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Thanks Steve and Mike - help much appreciated....

Thanks Steve and Mike - help much appreciated. The tips on spouse diplomacy very insightful, thanks Mike.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 29th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Thanks for that Laurie. Really helpful to hear...

Thanks for that Laurie. Really helpful to hear the experiences of people who have made these trips. We hadn’t considered Turkey. Wonder how Brexit will impact European birding trips. Apologies for...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 29th August 2019, 09:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Many thanks Jo. Your photography is very good...

Many thanks Jo. Your photography is very good indeed, the rhinos are wonderful. We've been really inspired by the posts here and this section of BF overall. There really is something for every taste....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2019, 16:41
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Steve Heath
Many thanks for the quick response.:t:

Many thanks for the quick response.:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2019, 13:30
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Steve Heath
Help with a duck North Lincolnshire

Grateful for thoughts on this duck, photographed at Alkborough Flats a few days ago . Leaning to juvenile tufted but wondered if it might be a ferruginous. Thanks, Steve.

PS The dots are not dust on...
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:30
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By Steve Heath
Siskins

Siskins in watercolour, seen in and around the Kielder Forest.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Great! I knew you guys would have some insight....

Great! I knew you guys would have some insight. Feeling fired up for our first foray beyond the UK. Many thanks again. Have posted a recent picture of birds on the art forum.

Best wishes

Steve
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th August 2019, 21:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Many thanks for the helpful replies, which have...

Many thanks for the helpful replies, which have gone a long way to signposting our options. I will let you know our final decision and how we got on. Hopefully I'll post some paintings too.

Best...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th August 2019, 17:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Heath
Unhappy New to birding abroad

Grateful for the thoughts of experienced oversea birders.

My main interest is photographing birds in order to paint them in watercolour. I have travelled around the UK and now, newly retired, hope...
Forum: Panasonic Friday 13th July 2012, 15:48
Replies: 81
Views: 43,858
Posted By Steve Heath
What a great thread. Lots of sensible advice and...

What a great thread. Lots of sensible advice and beautiful images. I had not considered a bridge camera in my love hate relationship with DSLRs and zoom lenses. A review in this month's Bird Watching...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 25th March 2012, 09:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Steve Heath
This is very sad news indeed. Lona was an...

This is very sad news indeed. Lona was an inspiration to wildlife carvers and will be greatly missed.
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 17th February 2012, 18:02
Replies: 25
Views: 4,353
Posted By Steve Heath
Couple of field sketches.

A couple more field sketches - common gulls in watercolour.
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 7th February 2012, 22:28
Replies: 25
Views: 4,353
Posted By Steve Heath
Some initial attempts at field sketching

A few initial field sketches. I have come to two conclusions - birds are great to watch and draw and, most astute of all, they never, ever keep still (or so it seems);). Started drawing with bic...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 29th January 2012, 17:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By Steve Heath
Excellent Mark - love these. Great composition....

Excellent Mark - love these. Great composition. Not far off netsuke size. What timber did you use?
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 27th January 2012, 19:36
Replies: 88
Views: 24,348
Posted By Steve Heath
Wow this guy is great. Owen - does he know the...

Wow this guy is great. Owen - does he know the interest he's creating on BF. Did I read he was still at college!
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