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Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 8th September 2020, 11:42
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Posted By Gleb Berloff
A few days around Costa Blanca

The last week for me in Spain was extraordinary. It is so satisfying when you yourself don't go to see birds, and instead they come to you!
I was sitting in Santa Pola and to be honest I have never...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 25th August 2020, 13:31
Replies: 525
Views: 177,835
Posted By Gleb Berloff
El Clot is monstrous now. there is a permanent...

El Clot is monstrous now. there is a permanent whirlwind of little egrets in the skies and a glossy ibis on the big lagoon. Also on the big lagoon are black-winged stilts and night heron juveniles....
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 17th August 2020, 11:17
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Birdwatching at El Clot de Galvany, Spain

I am an idiot. I am an enormous, insane idiot. When packing for Spain, I intentionally left my camera behind! And I paid a massive price today for that.
I have been preparing for this visit for an...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th August 2020, 09:22
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
You know I can't believe people take their anger...

You know I can't believe people take their anger out on hen harriers. You know I would understand eagles- but not harriers.
And I can't believe the government is sitting around doing nothing. Catch...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th August 2020, 09:19
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I know hen harriers are beautiful, but that does...

I know hen harriers are beautiful, but that does not mean what eats them should be destroyed.
These species coexist in the mainland, in Scotland hen harriers live alongside golden eagles which are...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th August 2020, 09:13
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Watching birds on Kefalonia?

I am going to go to Kefalonia soon, and was wondering what kinds of birds and other animals I could encounter there. I am particularly interested in birds of prey, but the only things I know about...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 12th August 2020, 21:01
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I meant white storks in Sussex! Obviously...

I meant white storks in Sussex! Obviously introducing them into the Brecks will be a problem, but fox are just a problem to them as any storks will be. Or anything else which predates on...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 12th August 2020, 16:35
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I agree with jurek and disagree with everyone...

I agree with jurek and disagree with everyone else here.
Deb, it has been demonstrated exactly where your reasoning falls apart. Yet you continue with your moaning about 'landscape changing' and do...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th August 2020, 18:35
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Wait, were we talking about different things?...

Wait, were we talking about different things?
The Knepp estate is in Sussex, isn't it?
These species have been evaluated and deemed suitable for reintroduction. White stork wouldn't have been...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th August 2020, 18:33
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
It will be self-sustaining, with 250 storks...

It will be self-sustaining, with 250 storks scheduled for release. You think you know everything- the ecologists involved there know better.
You could not have been more wrong about lynx:
From...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th August 2020, 14:00
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Thank you! Yeah I was thinking Tobermory in the...

Thank you!
Yeah I was thinking Tobermory in the summer too- and if a day trip departs from there golden eagle shouldn't be a problem, wherever it may be.
That's great about the puffins, I would love...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th August 2020, 13:57
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Reintroducing the white stork has its own...

Reintroducing the white stork has its own ecological benefits. White stork was hunted to extinction. Allegedly because of Christian stuff, and to be honest I have seen INSANELY stupid Christian...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th August 2020, 13:47
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Here. I might have jumped to an early conclusion,...

Here. I might have jumped to an early conclusion, but badgers are decimating them pretty fast, and I haven't seen them for a long time:
http://www.nathistcam.org.uk/july-sightings-2020/
And I won't...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 19:30
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
No, I mean this kind of procedure should be...

No, I mean this kind of procedure should be carried out, and when birds are found to be clearly native they should be introduced even if farmers start moaning in...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 19:05
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Ok what do some conservation elites who call the...

Ok what do some conservation elites who call the idea idiotic have against white storks? They bred here 400 years ago. The beaver was returned- why can't the stork be returned?
And I am sure the...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 14:05
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
The huge reserve will ensure native species...

The huge reserve will ensure native species brought back without the threat of them being killed by grossly incompetent and prejudiced farmers
A lot of conservationists think reintroductions will...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 14:02
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I have to agree with jurek here, these birds...

I have to agree with jurek here, these birds coexist with thousands of raptors. Reintroduction should be undertaken, but not in places where there is an endangered specie, but I also wouldn't touch...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th August 2020, 00:41
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Thanks for the insight. I know it is easy by...

Thanks for the insight. I know it is easy by train, but then there is the problem of getting to it from Oakham. There may be a bus or something-at any rate, this is interesting.
I wouldn't of course...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 20:44
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Someone aims to create a reserve with an electric...

Someone aims to create a reserve with an electric fence. Wolf can be kept in there. It is either introduce these animals like bears and eagle-owls or see the Caledonian forests decimated by deer and...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 20:42
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Eagle owls were a UK species, which were seen...

Eagle owls were a UK species, which were seen last less than 200 years ago and there is a documented instance of breeding not that long ago, about 2,000 years- read it in the document I attached...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:43
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I believe this explains it perfectly, as well as...

I believe this explains it perfectly, as well as dashing all claims it is non-native as well
https://www.owls.org/images/easyblog_articles/14/Eagle_Owls_In_Britain_Dossier_Revised.pdf
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:35
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
I agree, it would be difficult Maybe this can be...

I agree, it would be difficult
Maybe this can be avoided by starting in the Highlands, away from most civilisation? Or in that fenced-off 50,000 acre reserve being thought about
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 14:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Like I said, extermination of deer and rabbits....

Like I said, extermination of deer and rabbits.
It has been determined by the fossil records that eagle-owls were present 7000-2000 years ago. Interestingly the last number is not so far from the...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th August 2020, 13:47
Replies: 49
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gleb Berloff
Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

It came as a huge shock that the RSPB wants the eagle-owls culled. And the reasons they provide are quite stupid in my view. so the eagle-owl dines on hen harriers. These species coexist outside the...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 7th August 2020, 17:47
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Gleb Berloff
All true. There seem to be a lot of eagles around...

All true. There seem to be a lot of eagles around in some places in Scotland. Do you think someday it will surpass the golden eagle population?
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