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Forum: Migration Today, 09:36
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Nutcracker
No Peregrine Falcons waiting in the middle of the...

No Peregrine Falcons waiting in the middle of the ocean. There are at each and every coastal stopover, though. :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 09:20
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Nutcracker
It's here, but behind a...

It's here, but behind a paywall:
https://britishbirds.co.uk/content/influx-cranes-october-1963


Odd, as I thought they'd made all the older issues (up to about 5 years ago?) open access. I can't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 09:09
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Nutcracker
I wonder if this is the first time this...

I wonder if this is the first time this expression has been used in this manner since the expansion of Geothlypis to include most of Oporornis a few years ago?

Agree it's not a Coyote :-O, but...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 20:40
Replies: 52
Views: 12,244
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! I guess what it does show is that...

Thanks!
I guess what it does show is that Cormorants would have been at least reasonably familiar to people in Sweden in the early 1700s?
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Nutcracker
Used to be more than that in the shipyards in...

Used to be more than that in the shipyards in Wallsend 3:-)


BWP also cites 500 migrating over SE England in October 1963 (citing Brit. Birds 57: 502-608, 1964) :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 00:59
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Nutcracker
That long ago? I'd understand 'a few decades' to...

That long ago? I'd understand 'a few decades' to mean 30-40 years at a minimum.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st October 2020, 17:56
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Nutcracker
And what about within-ABA region introductions,...

And what about within-ABA region introductions, like House Finch in the eastern USA?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st October 2020, 17:44
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Nutcracker
No European Goldfinch or Great Tit - presumably...

No European Goldfinch or Great Tit - presumably not meeting the 15 year rule yet?


Also very surprised only one Anatidae species - no Mute Swan or Mandarin Duck?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 16:38
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Nutcracker
This one also has black claws, so Common (Lesser...

This one also has black claws, so Common (Lesser has whitish claws) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 16:29
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree not Orange-crowned; not sure what to make...

Agree not Orange-crowned; not sure what to make of it though - doesn't look quite right for Mourning despite the strong legs and large bill, nor Yellow either.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 21st October 2020, 14:06
Replies: 52
Views: 12,244
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd think in that case, it is safe to assume it...

I'd think in that case, it is safe to assume it was still relict populations of nominate carbo, as eradication technology was not perfected until after Linnaeus's time. Then later, recolonisation of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 21st October 2020, 13:47
Replies: 52
Views: 12,244
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, just joining the joke! (hence the ":king:")...

Yep, just joining the joke! (hence the ":king:") ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 09:40
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Nutcracker
Tip of the wing is hidden above the tail :t:

Tip of the wing is hidden above the tail :t:
Forum: Migration Tuesday 20th October 2020, 22:28
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Nutcracker
They are often resident in southern Portugal (and...

They are often resident in southern Portugal (and southern Spain). With global warming, this is likely to be happening more and more, and the habit spreading further north. Staying put in winter is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Nutcracker
Three Shags, and (top right) one Cormorant :t:

Three Shags, and (top right) one Cormorant :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 22:21
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd agree with Western Gull, a subadult probably...

I'd agree with Western Gull, a subadult probably 2-3 years old.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th October 2020, 22:17
Replies: 52
Views: 12,244
Posted By Nutcracker
Does this fit the requirements?...

Does this fit the requirements? :king:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phalacrocorax_carbo_5744_(4734980597).jpg
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 20th October 2020, 21:46
Replies: 52
Views: 12,244
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks all! Obviously, yes - but if...

Thanks all!



Obviously, yes - but if Linnaeus's specimens were the same as what we now call sinensis, then sinensis becomes a junior synonym of the nominate, and the rocky island, non-tree...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like a Bonxie to me :t:

Looks like a Bonxie to me :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:30
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
Dark-eyed Junco, of the 'Slate-colored' edition...

Dark-eyed Junco, of the 'Slate-colored' edition :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Nutcracker
IOC don't generally give wintering ranges of...

IOC don't generally give wintering ranges of taxa, only breeding distributions - can be very annoying at times!

Example:
No mention of Africa!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, spot on :t:

Yes, spot on :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Nutcracker
Rather different results to the Sound Approach...

Rather different results to the Sound Approach group who want to split Little Owl into several species!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Nutcracker
Try Tinbergen and imprinting 3:-)

Try Tinbergen and imprinting 3:-)
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 20th October 2020, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Nutcracker
A racing pigeon ring - not a wild bird, someone's...

A racing pigeon ring - not a wild bird, someone's pet :t:
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