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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 23rd September 2019, 20:13
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By david kelly
There is a minimal tide in the Mediterranean, so...

There is a minimal tide in the Mediterranean, so tide state shouldn’t be an issue.

David
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th September 2019, 11:18
Replies: 5
Views: 5,470
Posted By david kelly
But there is a height barrier at the entrance...

But there is a height barrier at the entrance from Ravensheugh Road and the enquiry is about getting there in a van. The mouth of the Esk is a good place to start a walk. There’s a moulting flock of...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 14th September 2019, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 5,470
Posted By david kelly
Park at Goosegreen at the Rivermouth and follow...

Park at Goosegreen at the Rivermouth and follow the sea wall.

David
Forum: Cyprus Thursday 22nd August 2019, 20:16
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By david kelly
For 4 euros (in 2017) you can get into the...

For 4 euros (in 2017) you can get into the Archaeology Park which is a lot less disturbed than the adjacent headland. It’s also quite interesting in itself, a World Heritage Site, for its Roman ruins...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 19th August 2019, 21:43
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By david kelly
According to e Bird it was seen last Thursday...

According to e Bird it was seen last Thursday (15th).

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th August 2019, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By david kelly
Wink No, we stuck to Malaga. I knew about the booby...

No, we stuck to Malaga. I knew about the booby but wasn’t sure if Velez Caleta and Velez Malaga were the same place.

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 16th August 2019, 20:59
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By david kelly
And some more Flamingoes in flight Black-winged...

And some more

Flamingoes in flight
Black-winged Stilt
Little Stint
Pochard
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 16th August 2019, 20:49
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By david kelly
Okay, here are some. Little Tern, Kentish...

Okay, here are some.

Little Tern, Kentish Plover, White-headed Duck and Audouin's Gull
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 12th August 2019, 21:10
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By david kelly
Malaga 5-12 August 2019

I have just returned from a week in Malaga, staying at the Barcelo Malaga. From outside the hotel the bus EMT Linea 5 took us to Guadalmar and the Paraje Natural de Descomburas de Guadalhorce. This...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 8th July 2019, 21:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By david kelly
If you are staying in Corralejo the nearest site...

If you are staying in Corralejo the nearest site is the Hotel Canina (kennels) at La Oliva.

Courser and Bustard are supposed to be around El Cotillo, I only saw Courser and found the bustard easier...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 17th June 2019, 21:18
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By david kelly
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has published...

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has published an app called Where to Watch Birds In Scotland, it’s free.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By david kelly
Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th June 2019, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By david kelly
Alpine Swift

Alpine Swift
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th June 2019, 20:21
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By david kelly
Hi Joern I think Velvet, the crescent under the...

Hi Joern

I think Velvet, the crescent under the eye is not extensive enough. The bill isn’t right for either fusca or deglandei, possibly a photographic artefact. However, it looks mote like a...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 15th June 2019, 20:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By david kelly
You could also download the free app from the...

You could also download the free app from the SOC, Where to Watch Birds in Scotland. This is a work in progress and I recommend that you use it in conjunction with Gordon’s book.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th May 2019, 20:21
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By david kelly
Black-bellied Whistling Duck, an escape I...

Black-bellied Whistling Duck, an escape I think.

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
15 May Our last day. We spent this in Lassi...

15 May

Our last day. We spent this in Lassi exploring this more wooded area. This added Zitting Cisticola and Mistle Thrush to the trip list. Here I noticed more butterflies than elsewhere on the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 11:46
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
14 May Another trip this time as well as taking...

14 May

Another trip this time as well as taking in the caves we were going to see the north of the island including Fiskardo, with lunch at the very picturesque village of Assos looking across the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 23rd May 2019, 20:57
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
13 May The weather today was rainy so we decided...

13 May

The weather today was rainy so we decided to revisit Argostoli and explore the woods surrounding the lagoon. These woods are a mixture of eucalyptus, which were planted by the British to...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
12 May We booked a trip through Jet2 to...

12 May

We booked a trip through Jet2 to experience some of the sights of the island. The first stop was the convent of Agios Gerasimos where there were plenty of birds, mostly species such as...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
It is a pity but Mrs K. was dead set against...

It is a pity but Mrs K. was dead set against hiring a car, especially after seeing a couple of cars go the wrong way round the roundabout at the airport, presumably UK or Irish drivers.

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st May 2019, 20:42
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
11May Today we caught the bus to the island’s...

11May

Today we caught the bus to the island’s capital, Argostoli. We walked across the De Bosset bridge. This bridge separates the Koutavos Lagoon from the Bay of Argostoli. The logo on is a feeding...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 19th May 2019, 20:27
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
10 May Another day in Svorotana, many of the...

10 May

Another day in Svorotana, many of the same species seen but with the addition of Bee-eater, a Peregrine Falcon and a Red-rumped Swallow.

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 18th May 2019, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
9 May We had arrived at dusk so birding had to...

9 May
We had arrived at dusk so birding had to wait until the next day. In the morning I walked towards the beach and did a circuit coming back via the southern entrance to the hotel. On this walk I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 17th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By david kelly
Hoachin’ wi Woodchat Shrikes - Kefalonia May 2019

I thought I would post a report of a week’s holiday we had in Kefalonia from 8 May to 15 May 2019. We flew Jet2 from Edinburgh to Kefalonia, staying at the very welcoming Sotiris Studios in...
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