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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th July 2019, 07:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,655
Posted By David Ferguson
Buckinghamshire has two: Lesser Whitethroat...

Buckinghamshire has two: Lesser Whitethroat (1787) and Reed Warbler (1785). Philip Palmer's account of the latter contains an error. Essex should be Middlesex.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 17th September 2018, 09:51
Replies: 46
Views: 2,023
Posted By David Ferguson
The dark form is quite colourful in certain...

The dark form is quite colourful in certain lights.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 22nd July 2018, 08:44
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By David Ferguson
In the last week, while looking for dragonflies,...

In the last week, while looking for dragonflies, I have found Purple Hairstreaks sitting on New Zealand Pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) which borders many of the ponds round here. They appear to be...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 18th July 2018, 07:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By David Ferguson
There are 2 ponds

I suspect 'the usual pond' is the artificial pond on the right at the start of the path. There are only Common Emeralds there. The actual pond is close to the M40 on the left of the path and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th July 2018, 07:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By David Ferguson
A blue plastic bag?

Sometimes the plastic bag problem can work the other way. Many years ago, on a bird race, a colleague thought he saw a blue plastic bag blowing along the ground. It turned out to be a fast running...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th May 2017, 10:12
Replies: 28
Views: 8,763
Posted By David Ferguson
This bird, photographed in Buckinghamshire on...

This bird, photographed in Buckinghamshire on 21/9/10, was submitted to the BBRC as a Lesser Kestrel but was rejected even though they accepted that the bird had pale claws.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th April 2017, 10:58
Replies: 18
Views: 3,675
Posted By David Ferguson
The impact of HS2 on Buckinghamshire wildlife

The Buckinghamshire Bird Club has just published in its monthly bulletin the report of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) on the impact of HS2 on Bucks wildlife....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th June 2016, 11:14
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By David Ferguson
Many years ago, in a derelict field there were...

Many years ago, in a derelict field there were about a dozen vertical square-section brick-lined shafts. They were about 1m square and went down about 5m. In order to climb down them either bricks...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th February 2016, 11:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By David Ferguson
Some years ago, when they were slightly easier to...

Some years ago, when they were slightly easier to find, every time I typed 'Lady Amhersts's Pheasant' into my field notes using Wordperfect I got the message 'The use of the word "lady" in this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st February 2016, 10:37
Replies: 33
Views: 2,612
Posted By David Ferguson
Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata) - last...

Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata) - last seen in 1996.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd January 2016, 11:38
Replies: 55
Views: 7,389
Posted By David Ferguson
Many years ago, when I was a student, I spent the...

Many years ago, when I was a student, I spent the summer vacation hitch-hiking around America in search of birds. I was in Nebraska, on my way back to New York, when I was given a lift by a driver...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th September 2015, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By David Ferguson
I designed and created 'The Birds of...

I designed and created 'The Birds of Buckinghamshire' which is a 400 page hardback. It is a mixture of text, photos, graphs and maps. The final printer ready file was a pdf which had been created...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd May 2015, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 3,269
Posted By David Ferguson
Two Corncrakes wandering along the side of a back...

Two Corncrakes wandering along the side of a back road in Bulgaria who strolled into the undergrowth before I could grab my camera and 3 Verreaux's Eagles at a roadkill in Zimbabwe.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2015, 12:45
Replies: 42
Views: 4,935
Posted By David Ferguson
I once called a flushed Wheatear in the dim light...

I once called a flushed Wheatear in the dim light of dawn which turned out to be the rear end of a rabbit!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st January 2015, 13:05
Replies: 88
Views: 15,463
Posted By David Ferguson
I once tried to sleep under a tree which held a...

I once tried to sleep under a tree which held a calling Scops Owl. It never stopped all night - hence my disenchantment.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th January 2015, 16:11
Replies: 88
Views: 15,463
Posted By David Ferguson
Scops Owl has the most boring call. They are nice...

Scops Owl has the most boring call. They are nice to look at, though.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th April 2014, 10:33
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By David Ferguson
There was a report in last week's local paper of...

There was a report in last week's local paper of a Red Kite snatching a grey squirrel out of a tree. There was even a photo.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 4th March 2014, 11:55
Replies: 119
Views: 12,759
Posted By David Ferguson
The least interesting South American country is...

The least interesting South American country is probably Paraguay as most of the forests have been turned into soya plantations.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2014, 11:56
Replies: 32
Views: 3,898
Posted By David Ferguson
A 4X4 in these parts has the registration KIW1 1...

A 4X4 in these parts has the registration KIW1 1 but I suspect it's more to do with nationality than birds.

What price S15KIN?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th February 2014, 08:48
Replies: 32
Views: 3,898
Posted By David Ferguson
The Hyundai i10 I bought new came with the...

The Hyundai i10 I bought new came with the registration RO10 LBJ. Unfortunately the car is red.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 30th January 2014, 12:15
Replies: 85
Views: 10,324
Posted By David Ferguson
1. Blue-winged Warbler 2. Tennessee Warbler 3....

1. Blue-winged Warbler
2. Tennessee Warbler
3. Orange-crowned Warbler
4. Nashville Warbler
5. Virginia's Warbler
6. Lucy's Warbler
7. Northern Parula
8. Tropical Parula
9. Chestnut-sided Warbler
10....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd January 2014, 15:41
Replies: 76
Views: 15,035
Posted By David Ferguson
I would go along with Auchinbowie with 2 of his...

I would go along with Auchinbowie with 2 of his top ten:

1. Hato El Cedral in Venezuela. As well as thousands of jacanas, ducks and ibises we had a Sunbittern giving its threat display to a caiman...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd January 2014, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By David Ferguson
Park in a small forest car park in Langkawi I,...

Park in a small forest car park in Langkawi I, Malaysia. It is drizzling so your wife does not want to come on the walk you have proposed. Walk up the track, see nothing, walk back, get in the car....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th December 2013, 11:25
Replies: 234
Views: 44,217
Posted By David Ferguson
Yes, basil sauce was the other ingredient. At...

Yes, basil sauce was the other ingredient.

At the Royal Mulu Resort in Borneo a Barred Eagle Owl was said to appear on a branch overhanging the river by the bar/restaurant of an evening. Tom, who...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th December 2013, 12:45
Replies: 234
Views: 44,217
Posted By David Ferguson
We were having lunch at Guango Lodge, Ecuador and...

We were having lunch at Guango Lodge, Ecuador and just tucking into an amazing black pepper ice-cream when one our group said 'what are those birds with the white caps?'. Our guide went ballistic as...
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