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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 07:28
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Posted By rosbifs
Thekla? Spain

So from my road trip I spent a morning with the Larks.

This one I have as Thekla. The bill looks short, convex lower mandible, the crest rises from the middle and not the front, white eyering... At...
Forum: Your Birding Day Yesterday, 09:27
Replies: 102
Views: 5,447
Posted By rosbifs
Trip done to Lisbon. It was ok just s little more...

Trip done to Lisbon. It was ok just s little more uncomfortable in the car than I expected - the seat belt fastener was sticking into my back! 38 hours!

Looks like the wind up on Tuesday so sea...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 17th October 2020, 08:47
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
And finally lots of Vultures - oh and a...

And finally lots of Vultures - oh and a Greenshank (found a nice small lake with a nice flock of Spoonbill, a couple of Sandpipers etc.

I found lots of the bigger birds as I crisscrossed from...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 17th October 2020, 08:35
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
A griffon in the fading light at Monfrague. I was...

A griffon in the fading light at Monfrague. I was surprised by the sheer number of Iberian Magpies that I saw. There were flocks of them everywhere - looking back why didn't I get any pictures of...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 17th October 2020, 08:27
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
I did put a couple of Bustards up but was...

I did put a couple of Bustards up but was scripting around really. Rightly a lot of the roads here are gated or limited to farm vehicles. I do enjoy this type of birding though...

Iberian Shrike,...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 17th October 2020, 08:22
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
Some 'snaps' The first Bustards - little did I...

Some 'snaps'

The first Bustards - little did I know that I would only get this close once during the day! I didn't want to chase them down too much...

The Sparrowhawk sidetracked me a little I...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Friday 16th October 2020, 05:50
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Views: 587,609
Posted By rosbifs
That looks a pretty good call...

That looks a pretty good call...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
No Eagle!!! Why did I think this game was...

No Eagle!!! Why did I think this game was easy...
Anyway lots of Vultures and some great places but no Eagle. I spent about 4 hours zigzagging between Caceres and the Portugese birder but to no...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 15th October 2020, 01:06
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
So brief update from day 1 Rain! It rained from...

So brief update from day 1

Rain! It rained from Luz to nearly Burgos. Left a 04h00 so that wasn’t easy nor pleasant. Thereafter cold and sunny then too warm!

First great bustards seen in the same...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th October 2020, 07:41
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
I must admit I'm pretty worried about travelling...

I must admit I'm pretty worried about travelling across Spain but I have to make the road trip to 'repatriate' the car to Portugal. Because of visa implications my girlfriend can't fetch it and the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 20:07
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rosbifs
Black Eared is not a bird I see too often but I...

Black Eared is not a bird I see too often but I think you have one of each here.

Taken with the usual caveats - not an expert, rubbish at looking at photos etc etc the first bird looks like a male...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 12th October 2020, 14:22
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By rosbifs
Road trip Zamora-Salamanca-Monfrague-Caceres

Route now finalised (changed due to weather)

So I'm heading for Bugros and on the Great Bustard hunt - mainly zigzagging from Burgos to Villamandos, Zotes del Paramo (last 2 added because might be a...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 11th October 2020, 16:04
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By rosbifs
Ok thank you Its been a brilliant source of...

Ok thank you

Its been a brilliant source of information for us over the years.... My father even did a trip with him and said he was brilliant....
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 11th October 2020, 09:58
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By rosbifs
Rare Birds Spain Website

Seems to have stalled - anyone any news as to why?
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 11th October 2020, 09:49
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By rosbifs
Salamanca, Spain AZUD DE RIOLOBOS

Got a bit of a road trip this week...

The route is changing daily as weather reports worsen but the basic plan is arrive Monegros Wednesday morning for maybe some Sandgrouse, Larks then onto...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 10th October 2020, 14:48
Replies: 102
Views: 5,447
Posted By rosbifs
And there he was calling 13h30 until at least...

And there he was calling 13h30 until at least 15h45

Enough time for a friend to arrive from Lourdes. We proceeded to scramble up through the bushes to get an uninterrupted view but it was tricky and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th October 2020, 12:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By rosbifs
Probably not even looked at in their...

Probably not even looked at in their territory....

So
1. Overlooked to me is something that is missed because it blends in with the crowd or through lack of knowledge...
A strange Pipit race or juv...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th October 2020, 08:41
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By rosbifs
My other was whilst looking for some rare...

My other was whilst looking for some rare Wheatear north of Long Nab - which we didn't see but I saw was I thought was a Fuscus gull. I pointed it out to a more experienced who said don't really...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th October 2020, 08:28
Replies: 39
Views: 1,227
Posted By rosbifs
I remember about 40 years ago going to...

I remember about 40 years ago going to Flamborough to see some rarity and got back to the car park when someone said there's a Siberian race Stonechat yonder...

Didn't even bother going for a...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 10th October 2020, 07:45
Replies: 102
Views: 5,447
Posted By rosbifs
I started another post about my Hobby experience...

I started another post about my Hobby experience the other day. With a golf game lined up I thought some practice was prudent and went to hit a few balls at the range.

I was hitting 100m gap wedges...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 8th October 2020, 15:58
Replies: 102
Views: 5,447
Posted By rosbifs
Refound the Woodchat Shrike today... In the...

Refound the Woodchat Shrike today...

In the background a Black SHouldered Kite started mobbing a Buzzard. Another female Hen Harrier albeit a little distant and through the airport fence.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 7th October 2020, 05:36
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By rosbifs
Hobby behavoir

WoW

Was at the driving range yesterday, hitting a wedge, when a Hobby came flashing over and swooped down after my ball, practice balls are yellow here.

It disappeared behind some trees then had...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th October 2020, 05:26
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By rosbifs
I will although will only be my travel...

I will although will only be my travel scope...

I have been down by the lighthouse before. It has been a long time since I properly seawatched though so that’s the bit that’s going to be tough!...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By rosbifs
in theory coming to Sintra next week, for three...

in theory coming to Sintra next week, for three weeks, at which point there will be tons of photos of 'seabirds' to identify... I'm guessing I'm going to have read up (a lot)....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 10:54
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By rosbifs
Looks to be more than just the light to me....

Looks to be more than just the light to me....
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