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Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Today, 12:16
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
5th October: Tavira, Portugal Spent much of the...

5th October: Tavira, Portugal

Spent much of the day in and around Tavira. Not much birding getting done, but we did take a drive down to both sides of the rivermouth past the saltpans to connect...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Today, 12:08
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
4th October: Faro, Portugal My partner had...

4th October: Faro, Portugal

My partner had arranged a boat tour from Faro port with Ocean Vibes, a relatively new company run by a couple of young marine biologists. There was just the 3 of us...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Yesterday, 13:06
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
3rd October: Santa Luzia, Portugal A combined...

3rd October: Santa Luzia, Portugal

A combined birding and beach holiday back at our usual haunts in the eastern Algarve. My partner had visited earlier in the year (adding species like bee-eater to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th September 2019, 12:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By kb57
'Lol'! - I'd say it was inversely proportional to...

'Lol'! - I'd say it was inversely proportional to my sexuality - started birding at 12 and lost interest at 16 when I started chasing women!

...now I'm getting a bit 'past it', I've got back into...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 27th September 2019, 11:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,093
Posted By kb57
I can understand why an Android (or for me, iOS)...

I can understand why an Android (or for me, iOS) list on your phone is helpful or recording birds in the field, but you need to think about where you want to store your data too - offline or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th September 2019, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By kb57
I'd say #3 looks good for large-billed (Japanese)...

I'd say #3 looks good for large-billed (Japanese) crow, the steeply angled forehead is very distinctive IMHO.

Agree a big difference in bill size with #2, but think this is also the same species
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th September 2019, 11:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By kb57
Despite the shortcomings we've discussed, I...

Despite the shortcomings we've discussed, I should use eBird a lot more too...it still doesn't have the reach in UK it has in other parts of the world (and I don't mean just USA), although I guess...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Wednesday 25th September 2019, 12:02
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
21st September: Lindisfarne More of a walk than...

21st September: Lindisfarne

More of a walk than a dedicated birdwatch today, reflecting the fact I'm on a bit of a weight loss mission at the moment. The island was full of people, although...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 11th September 2019, 12:11
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By kb57
Quick answer - yes, as its also DX format, any...

Quick answer - yes, as its also DX format, any DX-specific lenses will also be compatible
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th September 2019, 12:38
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By kb57
Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 12:58
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By kb57
I was in Jardin earlier this year, and visited...

I was in Jardin earlier this year, and visited the Pro Aves reserve up at Ventanas. As far as I'm aware, although in theory you can stay there, it isn't normally open to casual visitors, and doesn't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 12:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By kb57
I agree about the hotspots issue, and would go on...

I agree about the hotspots issue, and would go on to say that it goes against Cornell Lab's own instructions on how to use eBird, in relation to the Global Big Day - namely, to start a different list...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Monday 2nd September 2019, 11:50
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
31st August: Warkworth A walk along the River...

31st August: Warkworth

A walk along the River Coquet produced a great flight view of a species I normally catch up with a little earlier in the year than this..

301. Common Kingfisher
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By kb57
Isn't Kyrgyzstan outside the range of carrion...

Isn't Kyrgyzstan outside the range of carrion crow, which is basically western Europe?

Agree #2 is a black kite!
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 29th August 2019, 13:07
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By kb57
Hey guys, I wasn't trying to start another Brexit...

Hey guys, I wasn't trying to start another Brexit debate, the thread was about peregrine populations, and quite logically led from talk about pesticide residues to effects of Diclofenac on...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 28th August 2019, 13:43
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By kb57
Agree this needs to be addressed urgently on an...

Agree this needs to be addressed urgently on an EU-wide level - the problem as I understand it is there is no current EU-wide ban (and never has been), so it is currently down to individual member...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By kb57
Can't remember if it was on Bird Forum or...

Can't remember if it was on Bird Forum or Twitter, so apologies for not posting a link, but I read recently about a colour ringed knot seen in the Azores, originally ringed in Wales I think, which...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 28th August 2019, 12:09
Replies: 57
Views: 2,880
Posted By kb57
If your app is accurate in converting steps to km...

If your app is accurate in converting steps to km that's quite impressive for Frampton - I only logged 8km the day I went there, and that included parking in the car park, walking to the sea wall to...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 27th August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By kb57
Although my artistic abilities are somewhat below...

Although my artistic abilities are somewhat below those of your average 5 year old, I can appreciate that what you need is unlikely to be catered for by any sort of organised tour. While you clearly...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 22nd August 2019, 12:25
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By kb57
I too remember when the chances of seeing a...

I too remember when the chances of seeing a peregrine were almost vanishingly small. Its worth remembering though that a UK population of ca. 2k pairs is still relatively small, compared to minimum...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 20th August 2019, 13:01
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By kb57
Washington Post won't let me read it without...

Washington Post won't let me read it without harvesting information...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:56
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By kb57
A bit later in the year (end Sep - Oct) the area...

A bit later in the year (end Sep - Oct) the area off Cape St. Vincent is great for Wilson's as well as European storm petrels, plus Balearic, great and sooty shearwaters - the rafts of Cory's you...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:36
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By kb57
I started a similar thread earlier this...

I started a similar thread earlier this year:

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=372572

- ended up going to Jardin, Colombia (which was great btw) but you might find some of the responses...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:23
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
19th August, RSPB Frampton Marsh After a morning...

19th August, RSPB Frampton Marsh

After a morning coffee and wander round the mediaeval centre of Lincoln, our first ever visit to this reserve. Wondered why the car park was so full on a Monday...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 20th August 2019, 12:07
Replies: 54
Views: 2,328
Posted By kb57
18th August: RSPB Blacktoft Sands After not...

18th August: RSPB Blacktoft Sands

After not getting out birding for a while, we decided to book a Sunday night overnight stay in Lincoln, and combine a visit to this historic city with a couple of...
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