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Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 1st June 2020, 09:24
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks to me like it is sunbathing - birds have a...

Looks to me like it is sunbathing - birds have a very recognisable posture for that, and yours is showing it :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st June 2020, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Nutcracker
Option (b) is the right one - this bird is an...

Option (b) is the right one - this bird is an immature (1 year old); they don't breed until they are 2-3 years old. Immature gulls frequently stay in the wintering area, that way they don't compete...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 30th May 2020, 22:42
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Nutcracker
None at all! Just a vertical wall straight down...

None at all! Just a vertical wall straight down into the water; tidal at this point too (so height of the wall varies from about 2 m at high tide, to 6-7 m at low tide). Google street view shows the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 29th May 2020, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, a hybrid between the native H. non-scripta...

Yes, a hybrid between the native H. non-scripta and Iberian H. hispanica :t:
Forum: Mammals Friday 29th May 2020, 22:32
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Nutcracker
Nice, but not too surprising! I saw an Otter...

Nice, but not too surprising! I saw an Otter swimming in the Tyne between the Metro Bridge and the High Level Bridge (basically, right in the centre of the city) in February - others have seen them...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 29th May 2020, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Nutcracker
One of the thousands of garden Rhododendron...

One of the thousands of garden Rhododendron cultivars. Not R. arboreum, that has red not purple flowers; nor R. ponticum (not in flower yet, and has smaller clusters of more blue-purple...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 29th May 2020, 22:14
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Nutcracker
White variant of the hybrid H. x massartiana - a...

White variant of the hybrid H. x massartiana - a popular garden cultivar. The flower shape is wrong for the native species.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:54
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Nutcracker
Coots and Moorhens are forever fighting - so...

Coots and Moorhens are forever fighting - so while I've not seen this happen myself, it doesn't surprise me at all. The Coot presumably saw what looked like a nice ready-made nest in a good position,...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:51
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with a bit of mouldy wood - maybe to make...

Agree with a bit of mouldy wood - maybe to make the nest cavity larger so the chicks aren't so cramped?
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Nutcracker
Gulls are quick to learn feeding times. Once...

Gulls are quick to learn feeding times.

Once read about someone who wanted to prank a college footy match - over several days before the match he dressed up as a referee, ran around the pitch...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Nutcracker
10/10 :t: Interesting the degree of...

10/10 :t:


Interesting the degree of international knowledge needed! And (unusually for this type of quiz) I couldn't fault any of the questions. It's actually written by someone who knows their...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th May 2020, 17:23
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Finally got a working computer again, so I should...

Finally got a working computer again, so I should be able to update as soon as I've got a bit of time!
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 26th May 2020, 17:11
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Nutcracker
They don't breed until they are 4-5 years old; a...

They don't breed until they are 4-5 years old; a young bird won't be in any hurry to move north, and might well stay in the wintering range for the whole summer to avoid competing with breeding...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 26th May 2020, 16:37
Replies: 94
Views: 29,624
Posted By Nutcracker
Twitter summary by Ottenburghs on this...

Twitter summary by Ottenburghs on this paper:
https://twitter.com/Jente_O/status/1265241035241918465
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th April 2020, 17:20
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Nice American Wigeon addition - I'll not number...

Nice American Wigeon addition - I'll not number it now as I need to go through the last page-and-a-half to check through what I've missed! The gull I'd say is an immature (2nd or 3rd year?) 'Olympic'...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th April 2020, 12:32
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Nice find; I'd say Ringed, not Amazon - broad...

Nice find; I'd say Ringed, not Amazon - broad white collar, dark reddish underparts. Also, think (not sure!) Amazon is more a forest bird, not open country?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th April 2020, 12:19
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Street view, but by Christian Braut, not google ....

Street view, but by Christian Braut, not google . . . disqualified, sorry!


Yet again, flushed by the google car!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th April 2020, 20:51
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks @ Stonehaven for updating the list! I'm...

Thanks @ Stonehaven for updating the list! I'm still on very limited computer access and likely to remain so for a while (repair shops all shut due to that virus :C).

If you can, best to slot the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 21:38
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Is that Antarctic Petrel or Cape Petrel?...

Is that Antarctic Petrel or Cape Petrel? Whichever, #262 :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 21:35
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Nicely discovered! #257 #258 #259 #260 #261

Nicely discovered!
#257
#258
#259
#260
#261
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 21:31
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
#255, #256 :t:

#255, #256 :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th April 2020, 21:23
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
#253 :t: Good one!! 3:-) #254 :t:

#253 :t:
Good one!! 3:-)

#254 :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th April 2020, 14:14
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
Notes in bold:

Notes in bold:
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th April 2020, 13:45
Replies: 632
Views: 20,073
Posted By Nutcracker
OK thanks! Both Boat-tailed :t:

OK thanks!

Both Boat-tailed :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th April 2020, 14:48
Replies: 319
Views: 12,987
Posted By Nutcracker
IOC has European and American Herring Gulls as...

IOC has European and American Herring Gulls as separate species; ditto Eurasian and Hudsonian Whimbrels :t:
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