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Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 18th January 2020, 17:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By MSA
Ah yes John, that was a Brill bird ;)

Ah yes John, that was a Brill bird ;)
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 11th February 2019, 19:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By MSA
Surely the reason for bird deaths is poor hygiene...

Surely the reason for bird deaths is poor hygiene - it's not the feeding/water that's being provided that causes the problem.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 15th January 2019, 19:55
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By MSA
Went to Poland for a short break - 11 years ago,...

Went to Poland for a short break - 11 years ago, how time flies! - and it was indeed pretty awesome! Saw a few White-backed Woodpeckers (eg at Zebra Zubra) and the Great Snipe near Narew Bridge were...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st December 2018, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By MSA
Pic 2 is surely an Atlantic Petrel.

Pic 2 is surely an Atlantic Petrel.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 11th November 2018, 20:43
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By MSA
It's quite an interesting problem - I imagine you...

It's quite an interesting problem - I imagine you can't just swing up somewhere in a target moth's range, pop out the trap and bingo - you'd need to be quite specific in locating the trap (as a few...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 20:34
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By MSA
Sounds more like House Sparrow to me, certainly...

Sounds more like House Sparrow to me, certainly no "stand out" Tree Sparrow noises in the mix imho.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 22:30
Replies: 234
Views: 17,036
Posted By MSA
A Feb trip sounds very appealing, and I'd...

A Feb trip sounds very appealing, and I'd certainly be interested....
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 21st October 2018, 17:22
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By MSA
I had no idea Josh - guess that explains why I...

I had no idea Josh - guess that explains why I only saw one or two, thought I just wasn't looking hard enough! The cruise left in the early evening, so I assumed the birds roosted out on the...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 17th October 2018, 19:01
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By MSA
Don't know if this will be of use, but on a...

Don't know if this will be of use, but on a cruise in Feb 2014 there were a few Olrog's Gulls on the breakwater at Buenos Aires main harbour, seen from the ship as it sailed off in the early evening.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th October 2018, 21:48
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By MSA
Why isn't the first pic Steppe Eagle, Tom? I'm...

Why isn't the first pic Steppe Eagle, Tom? I'm pretty rusty on these eagles, so I'm just asking not contradicting your ID.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 29th July 2018, 14:10
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By MSA
I believe Smooth are around Parting Carn, near...

I believe Smooth are around Parting Carn, near the post box in the wall.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 10th July 2018, 22:26
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By MSA
1 looks like Eudonia mercurella.

1 looks like Eudonia mercurella.
Forum: Dorset Saturday 30th December 2017, 11:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By MSA
It would also be handy to know whereabouts you...

It would also be handy to know whereabouts you will be based, as you're looking at perhaps 2 hours driving between the furthest-flung sites. Also, does your itinerary have to be fixed, or will it be...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 18th December 2017, 22:39
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By MSA
Just be nice to people all year round, and if you...

Just be nice to people all year round, and if you can't be R'sed to keep in touch at any other time, don't fake it for the sake of a few cards! Bah humbug indeed...
Forum: Mammals Monday 18th December 2017, 22:35
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By MSA
Thanks for the ID Mike et al - I just had it down...

Thanks for the ID Mike et al - I just had it down as Ground Squirrel - and the Fat Sand Rat clears up another ID question I had!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th December 2017, 16:23
Replies: 113
Views: 24,125
Posted By MSA
129 days is 5 x 5 weekdays holiday, plus 104...

129 days is 5 x 5 weekdays holiday, plus 104 weekend days.
Forum: Mammals Sunday 17th December 2017, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By MSA
Is this one, or are there other species? It was...

Is this one, or are there other species? It was at Oued Massa in Feb 2011.
Forum: Dorset Saturday 2nd December 2017, 21:38
Replies: 3,607
Views: 638,008
Posted By MSA
A Peregrine being shoo-ed off its pylon perch by...

A Peregrine being shoo-ed off its pylon perch by a Raven was the best on patch this morning. No Crossbill today, Parrot or otherwise, but keeping 'em peeled....

Really must post here more often -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th March 2017, 10:51
Replies: 26
Views: 6,675
Posted By MSA
I've been on a few organised tours, and have...

I've been on a few organised tours, and have never had a problem with a leader. In my experience it's more likely that another participant will be a problem, but even this hasn't proven to be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th January 2017, 22:41
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By MSA
Could I throw Blue-winged Teal in as a...

Could I throw Blue-winged Teal in as a possibility?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 13th January 2017, 21:42
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By MSA
It's a Large Ranunculus -...

It's a Large Ranunculus - http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk/species/2252.php

Useful to post where and when, which can help with ID, as well as being interesting!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th November 2016, 22:13
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By MSA
I didn't want to mention the "h" word, but I too...

I didn't want to mention the "h" word, but I too had my suspicions; an interesting bird (to my eyes) anyway.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th November 2016, 22:00
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By MSA
Green-winged Teal?

I tweeted this but got no response, so maybe I'm as stupid as many think, but the pic below was from a post on the Blashford Lakes blog about a trip to Keyhaven https://blashfordlakes.wordpress.com/...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st November 2016, 21:03
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By MSA
African Cuckoo-hawk looks best fit for the raptor...

African Cuckoo-hawk looks best fit for the raptor I believe.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 14th November 2016, 20:39
Replies: 27
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSA
From memory, pound coins were popular as tips,...

From memory, pound coins were popular as tips, and the exchange rate (should you wish to change currency) was better there than in UK by a large margin, about 20% I think!
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