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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 21:04
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By DMW
;)

;)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 19:36
Replies: 245
Views: 17,035
Posted By DMW
:t:

:t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 18:44
Replies: 245
Views: 17,035
Posted By DMW
What makes "Gray" incorrect? It is the correct...

What makes "Gray" incorrect? It is the correct spelling in American English, just as the correct spelling in British English is "Grey". We don't own the language, even if it originated here, and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 18:18
Replies: 245
Views: 17,035
Posted By DMW
We've been here before. I'm not logged into my...

We've been here before. I'm not logged into my eBird account and it defaults to UK English spellings. It is your browser / browser settings that are the issue - that and your obnoxious...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 18:07
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By DMW
Sounds like a plan! ;)

Sounds like a plan! ;)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 17:41
Replies: 245
Views: 17,035
Posted By DMW
When I open the link, Grey Heron is recorded...

When I open the link, Grey Heron is recorded directly above "Purple Heron", with the English spelling.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 17:29
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By DMW
I think I can discern a pale eye, which suggests...

I think I can discern a pale eye, which suggests your bird is a White-eyed River Martin.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By DMW
I don't do gulls, but I would have this down as...

I don't do gulls, but I would have this down as Yellow-legged.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 14th February 2020, 18:51
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By DMW
Some fascinating comments here. To what extent...

Some fascinating comments here. To what extent (if any) could a novel variation in song be compared with a genetic mutation? Let's suppose females select males on the basis of song, would you expect...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th February 2020, 18:34
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By DMW
I would say the obvious plan for your last 2 days...

I would say the obvious plan for your last 2 days (assuming you have a car) is to head up the Santa Eulalia Valley. There's decent birding all the way up the valley, including some localised endemics...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th February 2020, 14:27
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By DMW
This is a good trip report for the Cavtat area...

This is a good trip report for the Cavtat area near Dubrovnik:
https://www.cloudbirders.com/be/download?filename=MERRILL_Croatia_05_2013.pdf
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 13th February 2020, 11:52
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By DMW
I wonder to what extent the last sentence in #1...

I wonder to what extent the last sentence in #1 is correct? I can think of several examples where the existence of cryptic oscine species has been revealed purely on the basis of different...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 12th February 2020, 22:08
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By DMW
Are you talking about western birds, or eastern...

Are you talking about western birds, or eastern (Oriental) birds, which have a distinct song, suggesting they probably ought to be treated as different species? ;)
Forum: Hungary Wednesday 12th February 2020, 21:35
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By DMW
Probably not your thing, Larry, but I've read...

Probably not your thing, Larry, but I've read several trip reports where people have hired a guide from Saker Tours for a day. I believe they monitor several Saker nests in the Hortobagy area every...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th February 2020, 11:27
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By DMW
Well, hardly. It's two dimensions. It's like...

Well, hardly. It's two dimensions. It's like saying the Sydney Opera House is a building that is 150m x 125m. So is an Amazon warehouse.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 21:55
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By DMW
I can only speak to my own experience really, but...

I can only speak to my own experience really, but we spent several days at Cavtat and saw Rock Partridges every time we looked for them, without any difficulty. That was in late May or early June...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 12:49
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By DMW
I agree that a degree of caution is best when the...

I agree that a degree of caution is best when the photos as are poor as these, but I can't see this being anything other than Parrot. It's got a beak like a macaw!
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 12:41
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By DMW
Not going to claim it's the closest site, but...

Not going to claim it's the closest site, but Rock Partridge is pretty much nailed-on in the hills just above Dubrovnik airport in Croatia. Took all of 5 minutes scanning from the road.

I still need...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 7th February 2020, 20:16
Replies: 54
Views: 2,697
Posted By DMW
Fully agree. It seems the burden of proof...

Fully agree. It seems the burden of proof required to secure convictions for raptor persecution in the UK is set at an almost impossibly high level. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 7th February 2020, 18:20
Replies: 67
Views: 1,445
Posted By DMW
Oof! May well be the best lark of all.

Oof! May well be the best lark of all.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 7th February 2020, 12:58
Replies: 67
Views: 1,445
Posted By DMW
Probably best to raise your arms and surrender ;)

Probably best to raise your arms and surrender ;)
Forum: South Africa Friday 7th February 2020, 12:05
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By DMW
It also occurs in Lesotho, same with Drakensburg...

It also occurs in Lesotho, same with Drakensburg Rockjumper and Siskin.

I see you included Elgin Buzzard in your IOC list, but I wasn't aware this was recognised as taxonomically distinct, and can't...
Forum: South Africa Friday 7th February 2020, 09:46
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By DMW
You will need to decide which taxonomic authority...

You will need to decide which taxonomic authority you are going to follow (e.g. IOC, HBW, Clements), and decide whether you include Lesotho as "South Africa" (it's a separate nation but wholly...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 6th February 2020, 21:26
Replies: 54
Views: 2,697
Posted By DMW
Oh, I'm not so sure... I think Mr Hewitt has...

Oh, I'm not so sure... I think Mr Hewitt has recently somewhat urinated in his French fries.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 6th February 2020, 10:35
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By DMW
It's a difficult one. Do you have travel...

It's a difficult one. Do you have travel insurance? The FCO has a travel advisory for the whole of China, which may mean that you can cancel your flights and claim on your policy.
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