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Forum: Leica Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:42
Replies: 45
Views: 1,687
Posted By John Cantelo
Embracing my inner Luddite, I seriously wonder if...

Embracing my inner Luddite, I seriously wonder if this is a direction in which many birders will want to go. A large part of the fun in birding is learning how to identify what you're looking at and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 30th October 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By John Cantelo
Well said, Phil. Those behaving in such a...

Well said, Phil. Those behaving in such a high-handed and doubtfully ethical manner need to be called out for their actions. It's hard to see how collecting such a rare bird can be defended. They...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By John Cantelo
I've a copy of Lommar and can confirm that it's...

I've a copy of Lommar and can confirm that it's on ID and that the plates are superb. Apologies for the poor photos attached but my scanner's playing up so I took photos with my mobile. It's a slim...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th October 2019, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By John Cantelo
That's not so much Cyphil as AwPhil!

That's not so much Cyphil as AwPhil!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th October 2019, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By John Cantelo
It has the 'feel' of a Common Kestrel to me. I...

It has the 'feel' of a Common Kestrel to me. I wouldn't put too much weight on the apparently longer central tail feathers as, in my experience, Common Kestrel can show this feature at times (and,...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 17th October 2019, 15:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By John Cantelo
I believe that research has shown that human +...

I believe that research has shown that human + dog-on-lead causes more disturbance to birds than a human alone and that human + dog-not-on-lead causes significantly more disturbance than either (and...
Forum: Conservation Monday 14th October 2019, 14:34
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By John Cantelo
Not only that but signs banning dogs/asking...

Not only that but signs banning dogs/asking owners to keep them on a lead regularly 'go missing' on some reserves I know ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 18:05
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By John Cantelo
I too would go for LK on the basis of wing...

I too would go for LK on the basis of wing formulae .....
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 3rd October 2019, 12:53
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By John Cantelo
Amen to that.

Amen to that.
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 30th August 2019, 15:30
Replies: 42
Views: 11,802
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm less interested in where the blame lies than...

I'm less interested in where the blame lies than doing something about those issues, such as free-ranging cats, where we both know what the problems are and how they can be relatively simply...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th August 2019, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By John Cantelo
My experience of the group is limited to...

My experience of the group is limited to Fan-tailed Warbler but my understanding is that even with good photos you really need to note vocalisations to be 100% certain of some IDs. I'm sure someone...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 27th August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By John Cantelo
No, I mean 2017 as I'm writing the BoPs section...

No, I mean 2017 as I'm writing the BoPs section of the Kent bird report & want to know if the large movement of kites in the county was reflected by figures in Sussex.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 13:39
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm referring to the first shot. However, I...

I'm referring to the first shot. However, I admit I'm not too hot on primary spacing and emarginations so those that are may well be able to rule out Iberian Chiffchaff.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 08:59
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By John Cantelo
On leg colour, overall colouration and its...

On leg colour, overall colouration and its supercilium (very yellowish in front of the eye but whiter behind), this looks good for Iberian Chiffchaff. However, I have to agree that the primary...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 24th August 2019, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By John Cantelo
Movement of Red Kites in Sussex May 2017

Has anyone access to reports of Red Kites from Sussex in late May? Exceptional numbers were reported from Kent on 25th and I assume they came along the chalk ridge into Kent via Sussex but numbers...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 23rd August 2019, 15:54
Replies: 312
Views: 72,509
Posted By John Cantelo
It'll be good to see Faansie Peacock's consummate...

It'll be good to see Faansie Peacock's consummate artwork reaching a wider audience. It makes me hope that he might just be persuaded to revisit his superbly illustrated, uniquely well-designed and...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 23rd August 2019, 12:33
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By John Cantelo
Spot on.

Spot on.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 21st August 2019, 13:14
Replies: 55
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Cantelo
Thank you for managing to post the photos as my...

Thank you for managing to post the photos as my last post requested. I'm happy to agree that they show Honey Buzzards.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 20th August 2019, 13:03
Replies: 55
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Cantelo
It's a sad state of affairs when the debate over...

It's a sad state of affairs when the debate over the identification of a bird reaches such a low ebb that people are threatened. Sadder still when the whole matter could (& should) be resolved by...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 19th August 2019, 17:15
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm in the area next month - is it still around?

I'm in the area next month - is it still around?
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 16th August 2019, 07:03
Replies: 42
Views: 11,802
Posted By John Cantelo
I've never been able to understand the mentality...

I've never been able to understand the mentality of people who think it's OK to release cats to wander into their neighbours' gardens whether or not they may like it. To me, it seems inconsiderate...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th August 2019, 14:25
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By John Cantelo
Identifying Thekla's/Crested is never easy and...

Identifying Thekla's/Crested is never easy and some birds can be better left unidentified. To my eye, the bill, which I always find the most reliable feature, looks better for Thekla particularly in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th August 2019, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By John Cantelo
A Hobby - I've lightened the image so you can see...

A Hobby - I've lightened the image so you can see its plumage (esp. moustache) more clearly.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 6th August 2019, 12:27
Replies: 55
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Cantelo
Whilst I can readily understand your annoyance...

Whilst I can readily understand your annoyance that others are doubting your report, given the history of misidentifications of HB (even by those representing themselves as experts) and the species'...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2019, 19:19
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By John Cantelo
This begs the question why, unlike almost all...

This begs the question why, unlike almost all sparrows, male and female Tree Sparrow aren't distinctly different ....
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