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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:38
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Many thanks. I think so. This also seems quite...

Many thanks. I think so.

This also seems quite interesting:-

https://www.birdid.no/bird/training.php

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:56
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Dan The eBird quiz can be quite addictive when...

Dan

The eBird quiz can be quite addictive when you set it to more challenging locations and produces a byproduct of rating photos, inputting information that assists on their database and correcting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:37
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Who said Cream-coloured Courser and to which...

Who said Cream-coloured Courser and to which image?!?!

A friend studied anthropology in the 80's at university. He spent a year with an African tribe earnestly studying them. Virtually all of his...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:24
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Opisska I think that if anything, you are too...

Opisska

I think that if anything, you are too bright and are overthinking this. It really is as simple as looking at the title of the quiz:-

"Common British Birds Identification Quiz"

House...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th January 2020, 23:13
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
Dan Goosander is expected and regular. They are...

Dan

Goosander is expected and regular. They are on the river intermittently which most of the time I can't quite see from the house within 50 yards or so.

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th January 2020, 19:29
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
Home in daylight - one addition:- 26 - Goosander...

Home in daylight - one addition:-

26 - Goosander - 27th January

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th January 2020, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Paul Chapman
In case of interest tweets regarding Les Baux and...

In case of interest tweets regarding Les Baux and Dinan:-

https://twitter.com/GriffinWildlife/status/1221743601098674177?s=19

https://twitter.com/birdingplaces/status/1221455734459727878?s=19

All...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th January 2020, 23:38
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Natreb Many thanks. All noted but it is entitled...

Natreb

Many thanks. All noted but it is entitled - "Common British Birds Identification Quiz". I suppose that it is possible but my views remain unaltered. (I have seen Brown-headed Cowbird in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th January 2020, 05:56
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Jan Don't overthink them. The drawings are quite...

Jan

Don't overthink them. The drawings are quite 'strong' but maybe I am used to Mike Langman's illustrations. I enjoyed a mural of his at a local nature reserve (Ham Wall) on Sunday.

I believe...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 20:11
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
Indeed. Though in reality very few call...

Indeed. Though in reality very few call themselves entomologists because it is too broad and will call themselves dipterists, coleopterists, micro-lepidopterists, hymenopterists, etc....

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 09:11
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
This type of debate occasionally occurs within...

This type of debate occasionally occurs within entemology as birders get interested. As far as I am aware, most serious entemologists do not worry themselves of lists of things that they have seen...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 09:00
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
The survey is nonsense. The over elaborate...

The survey is nonsense. The over elaborate interpretation of the results is laughable.

No one thought that the Starlings were Brown-headed Cowbirds or the European Robins were Red-flanked Bluetails....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 08:47
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
Have the other people that have commented looked...

Have the other people that have commented looked at the test? I remain firmly of the view that the misidentifications were deliberate and people having a laugh! I doubt the Yellow Bunting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 21:26
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
One addition this morning:- 25 - Long-tailed Tit...

One addition this morning:-

25 - Long-tailed Tit - 22nd January

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 18:47
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By Paul Chapman
It seems pretty obvious having looked at the...

It seems pretty obvious having looked at the paper and the test - some people were having a laugh......

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th January 2020, 00:12
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Paul Chapman
Which of course isn't the case here and as a...

Which of course isn't the case here and as a statement is more erroneous than the checklist.......

Of course, if it causes an issue then the checklist can be excluded and the observer will receive a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 15:04
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Paul Chapman
Specifically on Western Grebe in New Jersey,...

Specifically on Western Grebe in New Jersey, illustrated checklist for New Jersey here:-

https://ebird.org/region/US-NJ/media?yr=all&m=

Photos of Western Grebes in New Jersey...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 14:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Paul Chapman
John There are a wealth of ways to interrogate...

John

There are a wealth of ways to interrogate and understand the data which makes it a very useful resource for me. I have no knowledge or familiarity with Australian birds and clearly the database...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 20:00
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By Paul Chapman
I seem to recall the Essex Steppe Grey Shrike was...

I seem to recall the Essex Steppe Grey Shrike was very late autumn and the split was published within weeks afterwards? But out with the Tippex now!

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 00:36
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Paul Chapman
Nutcracker A bouncing White's Thrush in a...

Nutcracker

A bouncing White's Thrush in a Scottish valley was one of my top rarities of the 90's but the 90's were a very tough decade for a White's Thrush to break into a top ten. That decade would...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 00:32
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Paul Chapman
That said, it is rarely the firsts that give most...

That said, it is rarely the firsts that give most pleasure as there is something even more special about birds where you have either dipped previous records or reports or dwelt over accounts of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 23:47
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
One addition this morning:- 24 - Canada Goose -...

One addition this morning:-

24 - Canada Goose - 9th January

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 23:33
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Paul Chapman
Reflecting on the decade (and my main list which...

Reflecting on the decade (and my main list which is a combined British & Irish list), ten accepted firsts seen for that area:-

16.02.11 - Slaty-backed Gull - Rainham Marshes, Greater London
12.03.11...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th January 2020, 22:17
Replies: 149
Views: 3,686
Posted By Paul Chapman
Two additions this morning:- 22 - Lesser...

Two additions this morning:-

22 - Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7th January
23 - Grey Wagtail - 7th January

All the best
Forum: UK Rarity Gallery Tuesday 7th January 2020, 21:08
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Paul Chapman
Many thanks both

Many thanks both
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