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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th July 2019, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Paul Chapman
Yes

Yes
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th July 2019, 21:29
Replies: 67
Views: 10,741
Posted By Paul Chapman
Fine margins between those Cory's & Scopoli's...

Fine margins between those Cory's & Scopoli's bills!



The comments about edwardsii surprise me as that didn't seem too much of a problem in the field. Edwardsii alongside borealis in the attached...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th July 2019, 07:22
Replies: 67
Views: 10,741
Posted By Paul Chapman
Brian Serves me right for looking at pictures on...

Brian

Serves me right for looking at pictures on a phone! Having looked on a computer, you are clearly right on the underwing. On bill size, I find that so variable.

An interesting set of photos of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 18:38
Replies: 67
Views: 10,741
Posted By Paul Chapman
Laura Noted. Many thanks

Laura

Noted.

Many thanks
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 06:54
Replies: 67
Views: 10,741
Posted By Paul Chapman
I've taken enough Cory's Shearwater photos to...

I've taken enough Cory's Shearwater photos to know that the underwing & in particular P10 can be very tricky and it is not a good angle but the Cory's Shearwater photo appears to show a bird that is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 27th June 2019, 23:01
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Paul Chapman
I popped into Sutton Scotney services on the A34...

I popped into Sutton Scotney services on the A34 a couple of weeks ago at about 10pm on a Sunday night and a chap was feeding a fox in the car park chicken nuggets that it was sitting and begging for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th June 2019, 17:20
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By Paul Chapman
Excellent stuff! :-C And on a day when like a...

Excellent stuff!

:-C

And on a day when like a suicidal moth to a flame, I have been staring at Needletail...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd June 2019, 11:12
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By Paul Chapman
You don't want to start that thread Nick. All...

You don't want to start that thread Nick.

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 21:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By Paul Chapman
Louis You've added some stuff. My points really...

Louis

You've added some stuff. My points really weren't about egg collectors per se but your primary objection that the Farne Islands access makes egg collecting easy. I doubt camouflage gear would...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 21:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By Paul Chapman
I think there may be a few..... I thoroughly...

I think there may be a few..... I thoroughly recommend a Shetland trip. Plenty of remote places to see those species.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 21:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By Paul Chapman
Louis It appears you are describing a reluctant...

Louis

It appears you are describing a reluctant grandad on a family holiday rather than an egg collector. I suspect you find people committing criminal offences most often in solitary places rather...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 18:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By Paul Chapman
Not just Inner Farne but also Staple Island. It...

Not just Inner Farne but also Staple Island. It is fantastic. Go. Visitors are on paths and access is controlled.

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 18:16
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By Paul Chapman
John Could you have got there that night? I have...

John

Could you have got there that night? I have it in my memory as breaking after 8pm?

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 18:03
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By Paul Chapman
Regrets I have a few......... My first rarity...

Regrets I have a few.........

My first rarity twitch was in summer 1987. My list could definitely be two higher maybe more.

Needle-tailed Swift - I did not go for the Hoy bird in 1988 but if I had...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st June 2019, 17:20
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By Paul Chapman
RBA ran it as 'an unconfirmed report of a...

RBA ran it as 'an unconfirmed report of a possible Chestnut-sided Warbler' so I didn't give it a crack from Bristol. I rang a friend in Taunton though who connected. It was called into the Flint...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Paul Chapman
BH I believe Muscovies and Monk Parakeets were...

BH

I believe Muscovies and Monk Parakeets were both culled.

I suspect I'll go for the Peacocks in a few days as it looks like that will be my only tick of the spring..... 😀

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd June 2019, 23:18
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Paul Chapman
Harcourt Arboretum and neighbouring Nuneham...

Harcourt Arboretum and neighbouring Nuneham Courtenay:-

https://www.obga.ox.ac.uk/visit-arboretum#collapse432561

The article seems a bit unconvincing but having done the Borehamwood Monk Parakeets...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 2nd June 2019, 13:03
Replies: 542
Views: 20,098
Posted By Paul Chapman
No Little Crakes or Lammergeiers for me in or...

No Little Crakes or Lammergeiers for me in or from the garden........ Not even a Red-backed Shrike (one patch record gratefully received - 29.05.08) but one addition:-

43 - Common Swift...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Paul Chapman
If this one, it doesn't look like a Pacific Loon...

If this one, it doesn't look like a Pacific Loon site any more:-

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L593040

All the best
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 21st May 2019, 13:12
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Paul Chapman
Burnet Companion -...

Burnet Companion - https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/euclidia-glyphica

All the best
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th May 2019, 12:00
Replies: 169
Views: 45,627
Posted By Paul Chapman
I think car hire companies should be warned about...

I think car hire companies should be warned about birders. The words - 'you've had an upgrade' - are invariably followed by a conversation about the unsuitability of the luxury upgrade they have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th May 2019, 21:46
Replies: 542
Views: 20,098
Posted By Paul Chapman
Three additions this month being:- 40 - Shelduck...

Three additions this month being:-

40 - Shelduck (9th May) - two of the locals flying around presumably a pair followed by two pairs a couple of days later

41 - Sedge Warbler (14th May) - singing...
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th April 2019, 21:15
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Paul Chapman
Improved Patch Otter Sighting

I was very lucky on Sunday to connect again with the local mother & her two cubs.

I've stopped at that bridge over 100 times this year so still a less than 2 per cent success rate. But nevertheless...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 28th April 2019, 20:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By Paul Chapman
I think that most would identify the first image...

I think that most would identify the first image as Zino's and the second and third images as Desertas. (You could have more of a debate whether it is possible to exclude Cape Verde from the second...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th April 2019, 19:33
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Paul Chapman
It is interesting to contrast current and...

It is interesting to contrast current and historic attitudes to risk in light of media coverage.

My only visit to Sri Lanka was on a school cricket tour for 3 weeks over the Christmas and New Year...
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