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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 11:15
Replies: 117
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Posted By dandsblair
Stunning

I didn't even know they were a possibility here.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By dandsblair
WWT reserves re-opening

WWT reserves are opening next week.
Marton Mere from 9th June, (we booked for 10th) you have to book in advance, but you can access for the day, unlike National Trust places where slots are time...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By dandsblair
I feared this would happen

I feared this would happen but went we went walking from Dunsop Bridge on Friday I saw one Hen Harrier (ring-tail) not yet nesting I think but more positively was told by a volunteer I bumped into...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Nice illustration.
I do have a few Flicker shots best I have is this one from near San Diego
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 11:47
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Yes for the time being I will be spending spare time when not I'm doing education or volunteering out and about in the countryside.

Best I can manage is Black-browed Reed Warbler to finish...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Correction

Sarah just reminded me we saw Dwarf Cassowary on Fly River PNG, so Southern Cassowary wasn't really unique for us.

So have included Bornean (Black-breasted) Fruithunter, which I still consider...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:49
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Unique birds

Well with relaxation on our lockdown now underway: (we can now get out and about in England, unlimited exercise and leisure activity), I expect to be out birding most days.
Today it was lovely to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:11
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
All Flycatchers

I know that this is not a single family but Sarah just loves Silky Flycatcher and Warbling Flycatchers

Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher - Savegre, Costa Rica
Palawan Blue Flycatcher - Palawan,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Warblers

Old world warbler - again loads to choose from.

WE have gone for

Tristram's Warbler - Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Spectacled Warbler - Boavista, Cape Verde
Radde's Warbler - Beidahe, China
Pallas's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 14:31
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
New World Warblers

So many to choose from

We have gone for

America Redstart - pretty common but a lovely little bird with nice song, this one was seen in Houston area, US
Black-throated Blue Warbler, seen Ocho Rios,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 11:29
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Sorry

It didn't load due to size and when I tried to convert/resize it I didn't rename or save original so it is IMGnnnn.jpg and I can't find it in usual directories and I have thousands of IMGn files. Duh!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Other name is Heinrich's

Other name is Heinrich's Nightjar, but birds of Indonesian Archipelago has it as Satanic. However as latin name is Eurostopodus Diabolicus - I will probably always refer to it as Diabolical
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:39
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Nightjars

I would have loved to use flight shots of these largely nocturnal birds but they are all pretty rubbish so we have chosen

Diobolical (Satanic) Nightjar - Lore Lindu, Sulawesi
Moluccan Owlet Nightjar...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:19
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Lapwings and Plovers

Lapwings, Dotterel and Plovers are amongst our favourite waders.

Spot-breasted Lapwing - Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
Eurasian Dotterel - Pendel Hil, England
Three-banded Plover - Meru,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:05
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Puffbirds

Puffbirds and Nunbirds often remain perched for long periods so pretty easy to see but the angle for a photo is often difficult.

Our favourites hear are

Black Nunbird - Iwokrama,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 10:41
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Manakins

This is Central and South American family and not Mannikins related to finches.

My two favourites were Lance-tailed and Aripe but I only have one OK photos of the first.

Red-headed Manakin -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 10:01
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

I do remember reading about this a while back. I'll need to keep an eye on it as it evolves.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th May 2020, 11:43
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Shrikes

Shrikes and Bush shrikes today.

Our favourite is

Rosy Patch Shrike - Awash, Ethiopia
White-crested Helmet Shrike - QE NP, Uganda
Grey-headed Bush Shrike - Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Southern Grey Shrike -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 7th May 2020, 13:30
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Bustards

Not the most colourful of bird families but I'm always happy to see one

First up is two for the price of one - an Arabian Bustard with a carmine Bee-eater on board - Awash, Ethiopia
Houbara Bustard...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 11:09
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Starlings

Bali Starling (aka Myna) - Bali Barat, Indonesia
Golden-breasted Starling - Negele, Ethiopia
Spotless Starling - Agadir, Morocco
Superb Starling - Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Black-coloured Starling -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 10:55
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks

I have started to put trip reports and bird photos on a website but I'm not making it searchable yet until it is a bit better.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 10:53
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Yes, I had that right on bird list but not in my notes
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 15:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Parrot family

Macaws, Parrots, Parakeets etc included.


First up is Hyacinth Macaw - seen in Pantanal, Brazil
Australian King Parrot, Lamington NP, Australia
Fischer's Lovebirds - Serengetti, Tanzania
Kea -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 11:38
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Broadbills

Sarah asked for Broadbill but African Green Broadbill from Bwindi, Uganda I only got a very poor record shot which I can't locate and Rufous-sided from Kakum, Ghana I also can't find. Didn't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 11:29
Replies: 81
Views: 3,107
Posted By dandsblair
Toucans

Toucans, Toucanets and Aracari are usually bright colourful and noisy but getting close to photograph them isn't always easy.

Not necessarily the most beautiful but our current favourites...
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