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Forum: Merseyside Sunday 15th March 2020, 09:57
Replies: 1,587
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Posted By Jane Turner
Up to 61 species now this year with the surprise...

Up to 61 species now this year with the surprise capture of a Tree Sparrow Yesterday. Never common on North Wirral, these species is declining markedly, so I was less that 50:50 about recording...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 12th February 2020, 22:02
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
After days of gales and lashing rain, it was a...

After days of gales and lashing rain, it was a little calmer and brighter today.

2 adult Little Gulls, around 150 Kittiwakes and a Razorbill was new for the year [53 species]

There was a Great...
Forum: Merseyside Friday 24th January 2020, 17:59
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Up to 10 warblers now ringed this year, with...

Up to 10 warblers now ringed this year, with another Chiffchaff. A surprise Redwing, trapped coming into roost was a 1st for the year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th January 2020, 08:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jane Turner
I too am struggling to make it an obvious Dunlin...

I too am struggling to make it an obvious Dunlin [but there isn't a viable alternative] - its the fine, straight bill. It also looks very leggy, for a Dunlin, let alone a Knot. Do you have a less...
Forum: Merseyside Thursday 2nd January 2020, 22:32
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Jan 2nd The weather deteriorated at lunchtime,...

Jan 2nd

The weather deteriorated at lunchtime, but by then I had color-ringed two more Blackcaps 31st species for 2020
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 1st January 2020, 18:56
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Jan 1st 2020. 30 species recorded today,...

Jan 1st 2020.
30 species recorded today, unsurprisingly 30 for the year. 42 birds caught, 15 of which were retraps.

The biggest surprise was a nominate race Chiffchaff which was caught in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 09:43
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Jane Turner
There is of course a lot of variation in...

There is of course a lot of variation in GGS

This is a typical bird - shorter 2nd outermost primary, white into the secondaries
www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/RealData/gallery_show.asp?galleryid=45726
as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 09:06
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Jane Turner
Interesting Great Grey Shrike - Kent UK

A couple of days ago, this photo of a Great Grey Shrike came through my twitter feed.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIuFMCJW4AAGlg0?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

It looked pale and the primary patch...
Forum: Merseyside Sunday 20th October 2019, 08:49
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Any Omni-directional mic will work in the...

Any Omni-directional mic will work in the parabolic - but the mic is where to spend your money. I usually open my office/seawatch hide window and point the parabolic upwards and out a bit over the...
Forum: Merseyside Thursday 17th October 2019, 08:08
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
The place to spend your money on is the...

The place to spend your money on is the microphone - the expensive recorders come with much better microphones than the cheapo [12] generic Chinese voice recorders, but a good external microphone is...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 16th October 2019, 21:41
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
I use different setups depending on the...

I use different setups depending on the circumstances.

That recording came from a second hand Roland R-07

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=roland%20r%2005

a Sennheiser Lavelier microphone...
Forum: Merseyside Tuesday 15th October 2019, 18:15
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
A great day for the garden today. Best was a...

A great day for the garden today. Best was a flyover Richard's Pipit - the second for the house https://youtu.be/Yf3DYaccUu4

On the overnight NocMig recordings there were 65 Redwing 6 Blackbird...
Forum: Merseyside Sunday 13th October 2019, 20:29
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Feeling slightly cheated since we trapped a...

Feeling slightly cheated since we trapped a Willow Warbler in the garden on Saturday.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th October 2019, 09:37
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Jane Turner
and me

and me
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 8th October 2019, 10:17
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Views: 1,837
Posted By Jane Turner
Looks like there is another one too..... just...

Looks like there is another one too..... just exploring if there is anything useful in calls to separate them
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Jane Turner
It's not safe to identify from that angle - need...

It's not safe to identify from that angle - need to see detail of the wing structure. It looks like a Marsh Warbler though and since it was singing, assuming the guy who pointed it out to you was...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 22:03
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Sound only record of Yellow-browed Warbler this...

Sound only record of Yellow-browed Warbler this morning and 10+ Chiffchaffs. It rained just before dawn. I must have been so close to hearing the YBW myself, since it called 10 seconds before I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th September 2019, 16:45
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Jane Turner
It does look short for WW - but you also can't...

It does look short for WW - but you also can't see a 6th PP emargination
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th September 2019, 07:54
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Jane Turner
It would seem that the people who encounter this...

It would seem that the people who encounter this ID problem on a regular basis are pretty much certain
Forum: Merseyside Friday 20th September 2019, 19:06
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Added #11 Goldcrest to the trailcam seen...

Added #11 Goldcrest to the trailcam seen list

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EE6efqnXYAAOib5?format=png&name=900x900


and the 10th extra sound only record [Pink-footed Goose]

A small arrival of...
Forum: Merseyside Monday 16th September 2019, 07:25
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Trail cam list On camera Blackbird, Robin,...

Trail cam list

On camera
Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Blue tit, Wren, Starling, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch House Sparrow and now #10...
Forum: Merseyside Friday 13th September 2019, 13:15
Replies: 1,587
Views: 501,012
Posted By Jane Turner
Merlin and Peregrine yesterday, but only 5...

Merlin and Peregrine yesterday, but only 5 Dunlin, which took the fun out of looking for a peep.

The drinking pond in the front garden is pulling a lot of birds
https://youtu.be/WrJSziLxmTQ
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 08:58
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By Jane Turner
More accurately I can see a moult contrast so it...

More accurately I can see a moult contrast so it has to be 1st year bird - then thinking out loud about whether its possible that this is an unusual male where the disctinctive male plumage is more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 15:34
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By Jane Turner
Sorry old greater [unmoulted and hence still...

Sorry old greater [unmoulted and hence still juvenile-type] greater coverts



I've been looking at online photos of female Redstarts and it really is eye of faith stuff to pick it up on photos - and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th September 2019, 21:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By Jane Turner
I can still see quite a distinct moult boundary...

I can still see quite a distinct moult boundary in the greater coverts [looks like 6 ogc's on both wings] - in both the length and the edges/tips. Its a long time since I handled a Redstart, but it...
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