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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th May 2019, 11:33
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By kb57
My rudimentary knowledge of Colombian birds isn't...

My rudimentary knowledge of Colombian birds isn't going to help you much either, but I think you are right not to be sure...my picture of what I thought was a crimson-backed tanager (from El Paujil)...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 16th May 2019, 12:39
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
16th May: somewhere in Co. Durham If I hadn't...

16th May: somewhere in Co. Durham

If I hadn't seen one in Lithuania last year, this would be a cause of even greater celebration - my first wood warblers in Britain for decades, plus I watched one...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 15th May 2019, 12:02
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By kb57
Enjoyed your report, brings back some very...

Enjoyed your report, brings back some very distant memories of a birding holiday here in my youth. It remains the only place I've ever seen a Savi's warbler. Good to know that great bustards are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th May 2019, 18:14
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By kb57
Yes, all yellowhammers, #2 a female

Yes, all yellowhammers, #2 a female
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 14th May 2019, 12:12
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
12th May, Low Newton, Northumberland First time...

12th May, Low Newton, Northumberland

First time we've made it up to Low Newton by the Sea this year, so a few species to catch up on. Blissfully unaware of local twitching news, so putting the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th May 2019, 14:48
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By kb57
Agree most shots don't show the pale crescent...

Agree most shots don't show the pale crescent behind the eye, but this could be due to distance and the amount of detail the pictures can show - in post #3, picture #2 there looks like there may...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th May 2019, 13:42
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By kb57
Strictly speaking this will be a 'restored'...

Strictly speaking this will be a 'restored' rather than 'created' bog, as raised bogs can't be created on any meaningful human timescale (as it is dependent on the growth and partial decomposition of...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Monday 6th May 2019, 19:29
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
4th May: Bois de Vincennes Although we were on a...

4th May: Bois de Vincennes

Although we were on a city break, I was determined to contribute to the eBird Global Big Day. Weather wasn't great in the morning, so our 2.5 hour visit to Lac Daumesnil...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Monday 6th May 2019, 19:23
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
Few days off on the Eurostar with my partner, on...

Few days off on the Eurostar with my partner, on a (mostly) non-birding trip to Paris...

2nd May, Ile Saint-Louis

255. Grey Wagtail

3rd May, Bassin de la Villette

256. Common Tern
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 29th April 2019, 12:33
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By kb57
Would second Nutcracker's comments about...

Would second Nutcracker's comments about desirability of doing the boat trip from Amble - check out sailing times on Puffin Cruises FB and book for both days in case of adverse sea state. AFAIK...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By kb57
Not sure if Roseate Terns are back quite yet, but...

Not sure if Roseate Terns are back quite yet, but from next couple of weeks through June should be fine for timing. These are eminently do-able by public transport too - train to Alnmouth station,...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 11:51
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
22nd April: Holywell Pond,...

22nd April: Holywell Pond, Northumberland

Finding myself with a couple of hours to spare in North Tyneside / Newcastle area, I decided to revisit a site I last went birding at around 45 years...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 11:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
21st April: near Holystone,...

21st April: near Holystone, Northumberland

Trying to avoid the Easter crowds, my partner and I headed for a favourite woodland walk in the Cheviot foothills. Usually see redstart here, but none...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 11:32
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
20th April, Co. Durham A rare Easter break with...

20th April, Co. Durham

A rare Easter break with no urgent work to do, but some equally necessary gardening to catch up with at home.
Distracted by some warblers singing in nearby woodland...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 16th April 2019, 13:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By kb57
Others may know better than me, but I think the...

Others may know better than me, but I think the males will lek more or less all the year round, as it is a means of establishing and maintaining a hierarchy or 'pecking order' for when females are...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 16th April 2019, 12:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,623
Posted By kb57
Trip species list

Bird list exported from Scythebill with extra notes and species identified to genus or family only added.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 16th April 2019, 12:53
Replies: 33
Views: 1,623
Posted By kb57
Thanks Andrea, really appreciate your...

Thanks Andrea, really appreciate your comments.



Really appreciate your comments, especially as you are Colombians! I wouldn't describe myself as having 'pro-birder' skills though, in fact I felt...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Monday 15th April 2019, 12:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
14th April: Northumberland coast Alnmouth A...

14th April: Northumberland coast

Alnmouth
A fairly short walk along the beach in a brisk onshore wind produced the first terns of the year.

249. Sandwich Tern

Cresswell Pond
Called in for one...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 12th April 2019, 10:42
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By kb57
Steering this thread back away from politics (to,...

Steering this thread back away from politics (to, er...environmental politics!) I received the following email this morning from CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 12th April 2019, 09:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,623
Posted By kb57
Thanks...my first trip report, so appreciate the...

Thanks...my first trip report, so appreciate the comments!



It still is a dirt road - public transport is a Mazda 4x4 pickup; although mostly it would be fine to drive, some short sections are...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019, 13:46
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
6th April, Wallington Hall Two quality additions...

6th April, Wallington Hall

Two quality additions from the woodland hide...I didn't see a treecreeper at all last year!

247. Eurasian Treecreeper
248. Brambling
Marsh Tit (heard-only)

My partner...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019, 13:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
1st April, Newcastle / Northumberland near...

1st April, Newcastle / Northumberland

near Newcastle
Heard a mistle thrush singing, then saw it flying over, still giving little bursts of song.

242. Mistle Thrush

Warkworth
Mistle Thrush #2 of...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019, 13:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
28th March, Co. Durham Lunchtime walks near my...

28th March, Co. Durham

Lunchtime walks near my office, wondering how I managed at all in dense rainforest when a chiffchaff managed to elude me for three days in a bare birchwood.

241. Common...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019, 13:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
24th March, River Coquet, Warkworth I've seen...

24th March, River Coquet, Warkworth

I've seen quite a few red-breasted mergansers this year, and a quick visit to Druridge Pools yielded a few more. Balance on the merganser front was partially...
Forum: Member's Lists 2019 Thursday 11th April 2019, 13:21
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By kb57
19th March: Bogota Some urban birding before...

19th March: Bogota
Some urban birding before leaving Colombia.

Monserrate
230. Glossy Flowerpiercer
231. Shining Sunbeam
232. Brown-bellied Swallow
233. Andean Siskin

Botanical gardens
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