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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 14:18
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
You might be right Richard. The proportions did...

You might be right Richard.

The proportions did not look right to me but the wing-shape probably veers that way. A lot of juv Honeys were dark and there was a lot of variation in the Steppes.

This...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 12:54
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Steppe Buzzard - juv i think. Peak Steppe should...

Steppe Buzzard - juv i think.

Peak Steppe should be this week with large numbers arriving from further East so days of 50k might be just around the corner particularly following what will be nearly...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 12:45
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Adult Lesser Spotted Eagle - one of several dozen...

Adult Lesser Spotted Eagle - one of several dozen I saw yesterday. A lot of birds passed within positive ID range but still about 75 individuals were classed as 'large Eagles'...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Today, 07:31
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By rollingthunder
There might be one from Algeciras. We went from...

There might be one from Algeciras.

We went from Algeciras to Tangier-Med. Thatís the slow one iirc.
The ones direct to Tangier are SeaCat types and are expensive imo.
You can get a coach that is...
Forum: West Midlands Today, 05:37
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterdays Black-winged Kite - the dark...

Yesterdays Black-winged Kite - the dark secondaries are clearly visible...

They are frm BRCís FaeceBook page and not mine - i have some and will post accordingly:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 05:34
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterdays Black-winged Kite - the dark...

Yesterdays Black-winged Kite - the dark secondaries are clearly visible.

These are from BRC’s FaeceBook page and not mine - i do have some and will post accordingly:t:

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Today, 05:25
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Double screenshots today from yesterdays superb...

Double screenshots today from yesterdays superb 1st visit this trip to Station #1 Sakhalvasho:eek!:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 05:19
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
An excellent first day yesterday (Friday) up at...

An excellent first day yesterday (Friday) up at Station #1 Sakhalvasho.

Weather was good with batches of low cloud and hot conditions for most of the day. Contrast that with the previous day which...
Forum: West Midlands Yesterday, 18:27
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Sceenshot of yesterdays details which were mainly...

Sceenshot of yesterdays details which were mainly travelling is attached...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 18:23
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Yesterday was a day of travel comprised...

Yesterday was a day of travel comprised of.....

Stirring at 5:30.
Minibus from Signagi at 0700.
Train from Tblisi at 10:30.
Arrival at Batumi digs at 4pm.

En-route were...

Wheatear - fem type.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th September 2019, 14:54
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
That’s a bar room not a bedroom mate. A...

That’s a bar room not a bedroom mate.

A stonkingly beautiful day here with the last Bee Eaters going over at 18:30 local. Batumi stations picked up to 5 and 4k respectively today with nearly double...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 18th September 2019, 13:19
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Screenshot from today plus the view.

Screenshot from today plus the view.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th September 2019, 13:09
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
The view currently from the bar at Signagi. The...

The view currently from the bar at Signagi.
The plain below, with numerous wet bits, is tantalisingly close but realistically too far. The river meanders its way into an Azerbaijany lake.
The distant...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th September 2019, 12:58
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Just a couple of hours aound Signagi gardens this...

Just a couple of hours aound Signagi gardens this morning. In addition to local stuff including Green Woodpecker and Raven i had a handful of active Phylloscopus which looked Chiffchaff types. The...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th September 2019, 06:08
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Not over-familiar with BCBE call although...

Not over-familiar with BCBE call although ironically the first bird i saw was in Ouzarzate, Morocco, which i picked up on flight call as i thought it sounded BE but Ďnot quite rightí. It perched and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 17th September 2019, 04:51
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
I am now at Signagi ostensbly for a wine tour...

I am now at Signagi ostensbly for a wine tour today and a change of scenery in a much smaller place. I am not a fan of stopping in big cities and although we stopped in the Old Quarter of Tblisi i...
Forum: West Midlands Monday 16th September 2019, 03:56
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Screenshot from yesterday - very quiet really but...

Screenshot from yesterday - very quiet really but moving on today:t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 16th September 2019, 03:52
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Another quiet day with 2 hours spent up at the...

Another quiet day with 2 hours spent up at the adjacent Tabori Monastery...

Plenty of Bee eaters but virtually no Hirundines although parties appeared in the afternoon. The highlight was a superb...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th September 2019, 03:42
Replies: 790
Views: 120,683
Posted By rollingthunder
The Hind D is the most widley used type and...

The Hind D is the most widley used type and Uganda is listed as an operater of it:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th September 2019, 17:20
Replies: 790
Views: 120,683
Posted By rollingthunder
Being that part of the World it has to be a...

Being that part of the World it has to be a Soviet chopper surely?
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 15th September 2019, 07:31
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Screenshot of yesterday - hardly anything in the...

Screenshot of yesterday - hardly anything in the hillside bushes iím guessing peak movement was probably mid-August in this region.

Good birding:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 15th September 2019, 04:56
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
Forgot to add yesterday re: the shooting at...

Forgot to add yesterday re: the shooting at Chorokhi Delta - there was none i heard last year because it has been banned (altho it was illegal anyway) and Soldiers have been on show to remind anybody...
Forum: West Midlands Saturday 14th September 2019, 03:08
Replies: 1,364
Views: 405,113
Posted By rollingthunder
Screenshot of Fridays notes from...

Screenshot of Fridays notes from Tblisi:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 14th September 2019, 03:04
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By rollingthunder
We shall overlap at Batumi.....by a day! I am...

We shall overlap at Batumi.....by a day!

I am looking forward to both Sak and Argo but at Argo you are on your own (or i have been. David Lindo who i think attended the early Sep Festival will have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 06:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By rollingthunder
Thank you John - all very interesting stuff...

Thank you John - all very interesting stuff mate:t:

Laurie -
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