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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Xenospiza
White and very dirty. Maybe it visited a garbage...

White and very dirty. Maybe it visited a garbage dump?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th August 2019, 18:09
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Xenospiza
If you upload any picture into...

If you upload any picture into https://waarneming.nl/ or https://waarnemingen.be, it will give you an ID of birds, butterflies, plants, flies, etc, but of course only local species. It is often...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 12th August 2019, 21:44
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Xenospiza
Well that might just be because it's in...

Well that might just be because it's in Germany.

Vivek - Dortmund is quite an OK place for local birding. There's even a "Dortmundbirder" on the forum.

A must-visit website will be...
Forum: Germany Monday 12th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Xenospiza
September is not a good month for Bluethroat at...

September is not a good month for Bluethroat at all... and may be a tad early for Brambling. Remind me to look up sites for the other two if I don't come back soon!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 11th August 2019, 19:21
Replies: 119
Views: 32,414
Posted By Xenospiza
Here's a study looking at barcodes (COI) of canus...

Here's a study looking at barcodes (COI) of canus (s.str.) and brachyrhynchus. Surprising! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-009-0490-3
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th August 2019, 20:10
Replies: 37
Views: 1,391
Posted By Xenospiza
Dipped both two years back (one too early in the...

Dipped both two years back (one too early in the year, the other heard only).
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th August 2019, 18:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xenospiza
Found it, thanks. And I agree wholeheartedly......

Found it, thanks. And I agree wholeheartedly... Still, it's better than nothing!

My last local Swift was on Thursday 1/8 (was away on Friday/Saturday).
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st August 2019, 17:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xenospiza
Hadn't noticed that (of course). My immediate...

Hadn't noticed that (of course).
My immediate next question is "How did you do that?" but don't burden this thread with that information!
While you're at it, if you'd plot the maximum group sizes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 19:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xenospiza
If the other contributors are anything like me,...

If the other contributors are anything like me, they are much more likely to report a Swift in August than in June/July.

Hamburg/Ruhr Area is not Nottingham/St Peterburg, but it fits to the pattern!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 18:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xenospiza
Most birds cleared off this weekend in the Ruhr...

Most birds cleared off this weekend in the Ruhr Area, Germany. Just a few individuals left where there used to be flocks.
The start of the breeding season sounds like a good explanation to me.
For...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 18:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xenospiza
Would seem so, hourly averages are highest in...

Would seem so, hourly averages are highest in early July: https://trektellen.nl/species/graph/5/285/249/0?language=english&g=&l=&k=&jaar2=&jaar3=
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th July 2019, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Xenospiza
Bill too thin for Croaking — how about Ethiopian?

Bill too thin for Croaking — how about Ethiopian?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 20th July 2019, 14:27
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By Xenospiza
15 years ago I went to Sax-Zim (Connecticut...

15 years ago I went to Sax-Zim (Connecticut Warbler) and the Gunflint Trail (many boreal species) + Oberg Mountain (Black-thr Blue Warbler) the next two days. Southern MN can also be interesting...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 18th July 2019, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Xenospiza
1. is a Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) species;...

1. is a Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) species; only C. integrifolia is listed for Volcn de Acatenango here: http://glifos.concyt.gob.gt/digital/fodecyt/fodecyt%201999.35.pdf

Based on the same...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 18th July 2019, 21:25
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Xenospiza
Indeed, you must be right.

Indeed, you must be right.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 12th July 2019, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Xenospiza
3. could well be Antennaria alpina, its...

3. could well be Antennaria alpina, its flowerheads look quite small.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 8th July 2019, 17:11
Replies: 37
Views: 1,346
Posted By Xenospiza
Pay, pay and pay again if you want to save some...

Pay, pay and pay again if you want to save some accessible forest.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 30th June 2019, 19:54
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Xenospiza
Could be a map turtle (Graptemys) based on the...

Could be a map turtle (Graptemys) based on the "sawtooth" back.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:07
Replies: 30
Views: 4,724
Posted By Xenospiza
Sorry Lieven, but I think not giving out details...

Sorry Lieven, but I think not giving out details on locations of birds in Vietnam is a very wise decision indeed.
I think you should only share them with people you know.
Forum: Mammals Sunday 23rd June 2019, 10:56
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Xenospiza
Of course many people are not. But I think people...

Of course many people are not. But I think people can live with wolves being in that part of the country, which is "remote" by Dutch standards and has little agriculture.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th June 2019, 21:25
Replies: 60
Views: 2,616
Posted By Xenospiza
Dutch list: Egyptian Vulture, Yellow-breasted...

Dutch list: Egyptian Vulture, Yellow-breasted Bunting.
World list: Slender-billed Curlew.
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 19th June 2019, 18:13
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Xenospiza
Dutch and Belgian Wolf cubs

Both in the Netherlands (somewhere north of Apeldoorn) and in Belgium (somewhere in the northeast), wolf cubs have been sighted. The first ones since they returned probably even earlier than...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 15th June 2019, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Xenospiza
Look like Common to me as well.

Look like Common to me as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Xenospiza
1: yes. 2: Western Marsh Harrier.

1: yes.
2: Western Marsh Harrier.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:46
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Xenospiza
Try to make a recording... even your phone or...

Try to make a recording... even your phone or camera should catch something recognisable.

The typical night singers in towns are Common Blackbird and European Robin, which both have beautiful songs.
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