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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 8th July 2019, 07:48
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Dave Boyle
Hi Graham - I'm sure you know this but where I...

Hi Graham - I'm sure you know this but where I used to see them regularly late afternoon/evening was the best time to see them down on brambles - during the day you had to scan the tops of elms with...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Saturday 22nd June 2019, 11:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By Dave Boyle
I recently got a Helion XQF38 thermal imaging...

I recently got a Helion XQF38 thermal imaging scope, which is quite a bit cheaper than the XP38 but doesn't have interchangeable lenses, has a slightly lower resolution image & doesn't magnify below...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 08:19
Replies: 523
Views: 133,611
Posted By Dave Boyle
At the time people weren't too sure - the timing...

At the time people weren't too sure - the timing apparently didn't really fit the arrival of the ants but nobody had a better theory. The bats were still common until mid-80's then just vanished....
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 21st May 2019, 00:23
Replies: 523
Views: 133,611
Posted By Dave Boyle
I was lucky enough to see the last five Christmas...

I was lucky enough to see the last five Christmas Island Pipistrelles in January 2009 - just happened to be staying in the same place as a couple of bat workers who were investigating bringing them...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 20th December 2018, 07:40
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
Not too sure to be honest with you Andy - there's...

Not too sure to be honest with you Andy - there's plenty of records in ebird, some with photos but you're right, Blue Whistling Thrushes have been seen on the top of the hill as well but given a...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 19th December 2018, 16:24
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here...

I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here - Malaysian Whistling Thrush is still seen regularly at Frasers Hill, the gatehouse stake-out is well known, they were being seen regularly on the...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 29th June 2018, 13:27
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
Hi Paul, just back Malaysia, I saw 3...

Hi Paul, just back Malaysia,

I saw 3 Rail-Babblers in 2 weeks and heard another 2 -
Jenut Muda Trail - one around the big gully and presumably another one about 300m further on
Riverside Trail -...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 21st June 2018, 12:28
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
Sorry rubbish internet where i am now but saw...

Sorry rubbish internet where i am now but saw another Rail-Babbler yesterday - they're easy! I'll be in touch with details for whoever wants them
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 18th June 2018, 11:57
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
Hi Paul - saw Rail-Babbler today! What a bird -...

Hi Paul - saw Rail-Babbler today! What a bird - don't settle for rubbish views, they're like a mini pheasant! I'll message you when I get to the UK in about 10 days.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 16th June 2018, 22:28
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
Thanks a lot for Graham - yep, probably creeping...

Thanks a lot for Graham - yep, probably creeping around too much I'll try mixing up a bit more! I live in a forest these days, its only got about 5 species of bird in it but I see them all everyday,...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 16th June 2018, 22:25
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
I'm staying at the Greenland Guesthouse, the...

I'm staying at the Greenland Guesthouse, the owner says he gets them in the garden here sometimes (plus there's a Buffy Fish Owl comes to his pond every night) and a friend of mine saw one from the...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 16th June 2018, 16:13
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
I'd love to Graham but I'm a bit busy just now!...

I'd love to Graham but I'm a bit busy just now! Hope its not getting at your Quality Streets! Great news about the Manxies & Stormies!

Not too sure yet about the hides, I might just plug away on the...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 16th June 2018, 13:10
Replies: 90
Views: 6,882
Posted By Dave Boyle
I'm at Taman Negara at the moment - I haven't...

I'm at Taman Negara at the moment - I haven't seen any of the birds on your list yet!

Yep its busy near the resort but it doesn't take much to get away from the crowds - I walked up the river to the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th May 2018, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Dave Boyle
If you google image search Brewster's Brown Booby...

If you google image search Brewster's Brown Booby it looks like a dark bill isn't unusual
Forum: New Zealand Monday 30th January 2017, 07:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By Dave Boyle
Hi Ivan. They're Brown Teals on Tiritiri Matangi...

Hi Ivan. They're Brown Teals on Tiritiri Matangi - like you say, Auckland Island Teal lives on the Auckland Islands which are nowhere near Auckland, they're a subantartcic island south of South Island
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 9th December 2016, 05:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By Dave Boyle
Hi Rich I spent about 10 days in New Caledonia...

Hi Rich

I spent about 10 days in New Caledonia about 5 years ago - its easy to do by yourself, car hire is simple, getting around is simple, you only really need to go to 2 sites for all the endemic...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 28th June 2016, 08:12
Replies: 19
Views: 4,368
Posted By Dave Boyle
I find the one real benefit of RAW is being able...

I find the one real benefit of RAW is being able to change the white balance. Especially in wildlife photography where your subject can quickly move between different lighting conditions or you...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 17th May 2015, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dave Boyle
If it helps I worked with Manx Shearwaters on...

If it helps I worked with Manx Shearwaters on Skomer for about 10 years - I've never heard or seen anything like this, & like Allen says, it doesn't really sound right for Manx Shearwaters as the...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 18:21
Replies: 367
Views: 47,768
Posted By Dave Boyle
Here on Skomer we currently have about 400 pairs...

Here on Skomer we currently have about 400 pairs of Herring Gulls, down from a peak of nearly 3000 in the late 70s.

In 9 years working on the island I have never seen a Herring Gull kill an adult...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 27th August 2012, 13:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dave Boyle
A Dispersive Migration in the Atlantic Puffin and...

A Dispersive Migration in the Atlantic Puffin and Its Implications for Migratory Navigation
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0021336

Yep, birds do go back to the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 19th April 2012, 20:45
Replies: 27
Views: 5,523
Posted By Dave Boyle
What I've never been able to understand is God...

What I've never been able to understand is God created the earth before birds & stuff but nobody denies that islands occasionally still pop up
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 6th October 2011, 15:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,819
Posted By Dave Boyle
I haven't really got a view on whether NZ & South...

I haven't really got a view on whether NZ & South American Fur Seals should be lumped but I really don't understand the arguements for proposing it - but then I'm not a geneticist or a morphologist,...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th October 2010, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dave Boyle
Thanks for that Daniel - that does confirm North...

Thanks for that Daniel - that does confirm North Island Snipe as a seperate species
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 16th October 2010, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dave Boyle
Not sure if I'm misunderstanding something here...

Not sure if I'm misunderstanding something here (I can't see the second paper) but I don't think snipes from North Island are being discussed here.

The recent split is between populations of snipes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th August 2010, 13:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dave Boyle
I too can't see this ever being a Grey-backed...

I too can't see this ever being a Grey-backed Stormie, apart from anything else its got pretty thick legs.
Bit hard to turn it into a skua either - what about a juvenile Pacific Gull?
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