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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:36
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Posted By dantheman
Even if they're not Surebirds.

Even if they're not Surebirds.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 09:43
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Posted By dantheman
Agree with Richard. I've also got dozens of bird...

Agree with Richard. I've also got dozens of bird sps on my list the last month alone.

But always worth posting interesting bird sightings or 'ones that got away'. Generates discussion. Like this....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th November 2019, 22:22
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Posted By dantheman
Great (not Greater ;) ) Also in this pic the...

Great (not Greater ;) )

Also in this pic the darker black wings, broader wings, more brutish head (small eye) and bulk.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th November 2019, 20:58
Replies: 706
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Posted By dantheman
Before I forget, added 41) Black-headed Gull...

Before I forget, added

41) Black-headed Gull flyover

on the 8th. Firecrest and Chiffchaff past the garden today. A Pygmy Owl would be nice of course ... ;)


Will tot up my 'expected' additions...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th November 2019, 20:32
Replies: 706
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Posted By dantheman
Nice! Pipits seem to be all the rage at the...

Nice! Pipits seem to be all the rage at the moment ... ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
Two more this morning (Hi Rchard ;) ) 39. Song...

Two more this morning (Hi Rchard ;) )

39. Song Thrush
40. Great Black-backed Gull over

Both just after 8am. There was also a pulse of movement overhead, with 2 flocks of Fieldfare (140 total), 60...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 4th November 2019, 22:35
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
3rd Nov - 2 more first thing in the morning from...

3rd Nov - 2 more first thing in the morning from the bedroom window before going out to lead a bird walk

36. Fieldfare - bit unexpcted, 2 feeding in the hollytree out back
37. Bulfinch f

4th...
Forum: UK Rarity Gallery Sunday 3rd November 2019, 22:51
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By dantheman
Some of them really are nice pics ;-) It...

Some of them really are nice pics ;-)

It certainly is/has been going through something.
Forum: UK Rarity Gallery Sunday 3rd November 2019, 22:04
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By dantheman
Nice pics (of a cracking bird ;) ). You didn't...

Nice pics (of a cracking bird ;) ).

You didn't happen to take them between around 3:00 - 3:30 this afternoon by any chance? (The two guys next to me were trying to confirm hind claw length at that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd November 2019, 21:06
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By dantheman
It's not a lark. ;) Pipits and wagtails are...

It's not a lark. ;) Pipits and wagtails are closely related of course.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st November 2019, 22:20
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
And two more mid-morning. 34. Goldcrest 35....

And two more mid-morning.

34. Goldcrest
35. Blackcap (f)

Garden looked to be heaving with birds (maybe the neighbours cats were all inside due to the weather); Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, 41 Starling on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st November 2019, 07:59
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
;) Three more this morning in 5 minutes. Just...

;)

Three more this morning in 5 minutes.

Just got back from dropping OH off at the railway station, heard and then saw Firecrest in neighbours front garden. Sprinted to mine and inside gate and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st November 2019, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By dantheman
Have a feeling the colour balance is a little off...

Have a feeling the colour balance is a little off in this image ... too much yellow in the blue sky down below for instance ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st October 2019, 18:39
Replies: 48
Views: 1,346
Posted By dantheman
Would still like to know where the video was...

Would still like to know where the video was taken - could there be any Eastern Palearctic species possible that we're missing?

Think the video stills have to be taken with a little bit of pinch of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st October 2019, 17:19
Replies: 48
Views: 1,346
Posted By dantheman
Anyone tried it with the Merlin bird id app?...

Anyone tried it with the Merlin bird id app? ...



;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 48
Views: 1,346
Posted By dantheman
Looking at the landscape and field sizes - it...

Looking at the landscape and field sizes - it probaby is at lower altitude (wide angle lens probably too as Rafael mentioned). Hence speed must be quite low (not more than 150 -200mph??? - at a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 21:49
Replies: 48
Views: 1,346
Posted By dantheman
I was wondering where too - somewhere in Russia?...

I was wondering where too - somewhere in Russia? (Asian Russia or beyond even ... )?? And other bustard species ... (or even bird species ... )

;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 18:07
Replies: 48
Views: 1,346
Posted By dantheman
My first thought was Great Bustard ...

My first thought was Great Bustard ...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 29th October 2019, 12:26
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By dantheman
A lot of passerines have similar 'predator alert'...

A lot of passerines have similar 'predator alert' calls and strength in numbers cuts across the species barriers - a sole bird of one species can latch onto a group of another.

In the UK Little...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 09:21
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By dantheman
I think this is an 'official' long term ringing...

I think this is an 'official' long term ringing station using playback to lure birds in - presume there is a national body governing its use in the Netherlands? (Understand ringing is fairly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th October 2019, 08:38
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
Two more yesterday - 29. Redwing flocks of 60...

Two more yesterday -

29. Redwing flocks of 60 and 40 over as I was leaving am
30. Jay 2 in the back hedge
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th October 2019, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By dantheman
If you put the video online it may well be...

If you put the video online it may well be possible (or not) ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th October 2019, 20:36
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
Ha. No time like the present I guess, so here...

Ha. No time like the present I guess, so here goes, in no particular order ...

Mabe Burnthouse (nr Falmouth) Garden List 2019 -

Flyover -
Cormorant
Peregrine
Buzzard
Rook
Jackdaw
Forum: Conservation Sunday 27th October 2019, 19:37
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By dantheman
Think I got you both there ... ;) Not funny...

Think I got you both there ... ;)


Not funny really though I have to admit, quite depressing really.

I suppose another wacky alternative would be robots - the technology and techniques for mass...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th October 2019, 16:48
Replies: 706
Views: 34,407
Posted By dantheman
My partner moved to a new place just north of...

My partner moved to a new place just north of Falmouth at the end of the summer, and whilst I'm kinda there full time, haven't been keeping a proper list yet (was going to in the new year) - noted a...
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