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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 11:53
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
You're doing well there Mark, I'm not expecting...

You're doing well there Mark, I'm not expecting any of those three anytime soon ;)
A rainy morning the other day saw both flycatcher sp and a Common Redstart just outside the window during our...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th August 2018, 12:18
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
Continuing the Flycatcher theme, our expected...

Continuing the Flycatcher theme, our expected second of the family turned up this morning (three weeks later than last year's first autumn bird):

79 Spotted Flycatcher

So I've stopped taking bets...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 18:11
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Richard Prior
Well well, I am living proof that you're never...

Well well, I am living proof that you're never too old to learn!
I didn't realise mixed Grey (sorry, Red) and Red-necked occurred in mixed flocks like this, I hadn't heard of such instances on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 13:06
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Richard Prior
Hi Andy, It is in fact a Nutcracker doing one of...

Hi Andy,
It is in fact a Nutcracker doing one of its less frequently-heard calls, I've had the same experience as you in our local forests but eventually got to see the culprit making this call.
( A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 15:11
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Richard Prior
Ooh, Yellow Warbler MarnixR, that would be a good...

Ooh, Yellow Warbler MarnixR, that would be a good one.;)
(Good old predictive text, I just sent a message to someone about two birds being probable adults and not immigrants , instead of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th August 2018, 13:02
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
It’s that changing of the seasons feel now,...

It’s that changing of the seasons feel now, bird-wise at least ( the weather still very much in hot summer mode), the Black Kites and Swifts have all but gone and the Nutcrackers have begun their...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 11:27
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Richard Prior
(Eurasian) Black Vulture , Aegypius monachus...

(Eurasian) Black Vulture , Aegypius monachus indeed!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th August 2018, 18:56
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Richard Prior
It's a Greenfinch Z.

It's a Greenfinch Z.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th August 2018, 16:39
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Richard Prior
One thing to remember marnixR is that Grey...

One thing to remember marnixR is that Grey Wagtail always shows a grey back, even the young ones.
Cheers
Richard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th July 2018, 14:35
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Richard Prior
A dark bar, reminds me of a few unsavoury...

A dark bar, reminds me of a few unsavoury drinking dens I frequented in my mid-spent youth...........
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th July 2018, 10:21
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Richard Prior
Nice photo, but looks a bit underexposed Ken 8-P

Nice photo, but looks a bit underexposed Ken 8-P
Forum: Conservation Saturday 28th July 2018, 20:22
Replies: 1,101
Views: 63,875
Posted By Richard Prior
Latest on the fires near Athens :...

Latest on the fires near Athens : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44971351
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th July 2018, 18:43
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Richard Prior
Meadow Pipît it is George, lovely pic!

Meadow Pipît it is George, lovely pic!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th July 2018, 13:51
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Richard Prior
Ah of course, I wondered about that, thought it...

Ah of course, I wondered about that, thought it was just Bulgaria where the hybridising occurs. So, in a few thousand years we could have a new species, 'Black Sea Wheatear', à la Italian Sparrow!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th July 2018, 12:24
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Richard Prior
No, those two species' youngsters have to be...

No, those two species' youngsters have to be among the trickiest to tell apart,I guess we have to say EBW is more likely as there were some in that location;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th July 2018, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Richard Prior
You're quite right Peter, I was peering with my...

You're quite right Peter, I was peering with my old eyes at my mobile phone's little screen (if that's any excuse!) and thought I saw downy feathers.
First winter Eastern Black-eared...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th July 2018, 09:29
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
Swifts and hirundines flying nice and low this...

Swifts and hirundines flying nice and low this morning thanks to the arrival of some clouds(!) and rain(!!). Amongst the House Martins and Barn Swallows were two

77 Crag Martin

long overdue, as a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th July 2018, 07:15
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Richard Prior
Welcome to Birdforum A, they look very young...

Welcome to Birdforum A, they look very young birds so surely there were adults in attendance, which species did you see there?
Trying to see if I can make out that ‘scaly’ look on the back that Pied...
Forum: Sea Watch Thursday 26th July 2018, 17:36
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Richard Prior
Hi Peter, The Sussex Ornithological trust have a...

Hi Peter,
The Sussex Ornithological trust have a good website that lists sightings and they also organise outings, see www.sos.org.uk
I think Seaford has nesting Kittiwakes and Fulmars on the Head...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th July 2018, 17:32
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Richard Prior
Hi José, Dunnock, Linnet, Dunnock and Water Pipit...

Hi José, Dunnock, Linnet, Dunnock and Water Pipit I believe.

Cheers,

Richard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Richard Prior
So there you are Sergio, it's either Eurasian or...

So there you are Sergio, it's either Eurasian or African Reed Warbler, first week of July would most likely relate to a breeding bird I would imagine, which on reading the above contributions favours...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th July 2018, 14:38
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Richard Prior
All three feature Reed Warbler IMO.

All three feature Reed Warbler IMO.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th July 2018, 18:09
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
Dans les doldrums here too but in a couple of...

Dans les doldrums here too but in a couple of weeks I hopefully will add the first autumn passage species, Willow Warblers and the two common Flycatcher species the most likely.
Till then I’ll just...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 4th July 2018, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Richard Prior
So that's where Paul Simon got the idea for this...

So that's where Paul Simon got the idea for this little gem:t:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th July 2018, 11:21
Replies: 517
Views: 31,985
Posted By Richard Prior
Oh I don't know H, having failed to hear nearby...

Oh I don't know H, having failed to hear nearby spring passage singing males (due to the roaring of the river!) I still need Willow Warbler for the 2018 Garden list!
11 August last year was the first...
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