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Forum: Nova Scotia Thursday 14th March 2019, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By RecoveringScot
Here are some photos that make geese rather...

Here are some photos that make geese rather unsubstantial as far as the eagles are concerned:

https://www.axel-horn.de/seeadlerjagd/index.html
Forum: Nova Scotia Wednesday 13th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By RecoveringScot
[QUOTE=Hauksen;3826798] It's my impression that...

[QUOTE=Hauksen;3826798]
It's my impression that eagles are perfectly capable of catching fit and healthy geese in flight when they manage to achieve surprise.

/QUOTE]


They can also chase them down...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th February 2019, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By RecoveringScot
The tail white looks translucent. It isn't on...

The tail white looks translucent. It isn't on Golden Eagle (it is on immature White-tailed Eagle too).

Cheers
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Friday 15th February 2019, 15:42
Replies: 32
Views: 16,282
Posted By RecoveringScot
Currently getting up close and personal:

Currently getting up close and personal:
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Sunday 3rd February 2019, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 10,652
Posted By RecoveringScot
Crestie playing hide and seek just now. Good...

Crestie playing hide and seek just now. Good views.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Monday 21st January 2019, 16:08
Replies: 32
Views: 16,282
Posted By RecoveringScot
Super. What impressive birds they are. Last year...

Super. What impressive birds they are. Last year was the first no show year in my home town since I moved here. I get passovers most years. Here's hoping for spring this year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th January 2019, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By RecoveringScot
Rough-legged is ruled out by the barring on the...

Rough-legged is ruled out by the barring on the uppertail, which does not occur at any age with RLB.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 21st December 2018, 14:38
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By RecoveringScot
Peregrines would have no trouble breaking a...

Peregrines would have no trouble breaking a Goose's neck in a stoop, and diving to ground to eat the prey on the ground. They tend to carry prey when feeding young.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st December 2018, 14:32
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By RecoveringScot
I have too, though not very often. The note is...

I have too, though not very often. The note is reminsiscent of, but different to the pronounced bell sound that Ravens make. I got very used to hearing that in Wales.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Saturday 15th December 2018, 14:53
Replies: 18
Views: 10,652
Posted By RecoveringScot
Crestie showing well just at the moment.

Crestie showing well just at the moment.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th November 2018, 13:32
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By RecoveringScot
Fake snow

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46109469
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Sunday 29th July 2018, 14:24
Replies: 32
Views: 16,282
Posted By RecoveringScot
Still allowing vastly improved views:

Still allowing vastly improved views:
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Sunday 8th July 2018, 13:13
Replies: 32
Views: 16,282
Posted By RecoveringScot
As predicted, if this camera can be retained in...

As predicted, if this camera can be retained in its current position, the possibility of close views of waders, and the chance of oddities, has vastly increased nover the older more distant cam:
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 7th July 2018, 22:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,176
Posted By RecoveringScot
Great stuff. Good things always turn up at the...

Great stuff. Good things always turn up at the end.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Saturday 30th June 2018, 12:49
Replies: 32
Views: 16,282
Posted By RecoveringScot
The location of the camera has now changed in...

The location of the camera has now changed in this reserve. It is both lower, and from the opposite direction to its former outlook. If it stays that way until autumn migration gets going it will be...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 29th June 2018, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By RecoveringScot
I knew it couldn't be the website(s) as a site...

I knew it couldn't be the website(s) as a site with an 'invalid cert' at one point suddenly acquired a OK one seconds later (opening a new tab would solve it). Haven't had the problem today.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 20:00
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By RecoveringScot
Looks more like a Golden Eagle to me. The...

Looks more like a Golden Eagle to me. The distribution of the whitish on the wings and the head pattern is typical. Check google for images and you will see a few just like this bird. I think the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th May 2018, 22:03
Replies: 30
Views: 2,294
Posted By RecoveringScot
Yes, I've done that. The main reason I favour...

Yes, I've done that. The main reason I favour Osprey over HB is that I have never seen any Honey Buzzard, either in real life or on film, showing such pointed wing ends. The reason they are so is, I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th May 2018, 17:58
Replies: 30
Views: 2,294
Posted By RecoveringScot
The wings are broader, shorter and less pointed....

The wings are broader, shorter and less pointed. Apart from that quite similar.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th May 2018, 22:06
Replies: 30
Views: 2,294
Posted By RecoveringScot
Compare the Osprey in this thread from 2016. In...

Compare the Osprey in this thread from 2016. In my view this is quite clearly an Osprey. I've never seen any Harrier showing that mid-wing kink:

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=331700
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th May 2018, 19:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,294
Posted By RecoveringScot
I think it's an Osprey. They frequently look...

I think it's an Osprey. They frequently look long- and thin-tailed in regular flight. The length of the wings is quite normal too (with the characteristic 'kink' halfway).
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 8th April 2018, 20:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,362
Posted By RecoveringScot
The Short-eared Owl (1956)

A 15-min film by the late James Fisher, is showing on TalkingPicturesTV, which is Channel 81 on Freeview, tomorrow 9th April at 9.35 a.m. if you've nothing better to do.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th March 2018, 09:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By RecoveringScot
Middle Spotted Woodpecker showing very well this...

Middle Spotted Woodpecker showing very well this a.m.:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th March 2018, 07:43
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By RecoveringScot
Hawfinch (and Nuthatch) so far this a.m.

Hawfinch (and Nuthatch) so far this a.m.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Sunday 11th March 2018, 10:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By RecoveringScot
The address of the Live Feed has...

The address of the Live Feed has changed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLUfqKC15NY
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