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Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 28th October 2020, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By King Edward
This is definitely true. There has been research...

This is definitely true. There has been research conducted on hilltop islands created by flooding during the building of the Panama Canal. The habitat started as intact forest, but many species...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 13th September 2020, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By King Edward
The wide-leaved grass in the lower centre of the...

The wide-leaved grass in the lower centre of the photo is Phalaris arundinacea.
Forum: Mammals Friday 11th September 2020, 18:01
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By King Edward
While beavers are doing well on the continent,...

While beavers are doing well on the continent, that is no use at all to our British aquatic & wetland wildlife which would absolutely benefit from the widespread restoration of beavers here.
Forum: Mammals Friday 11th September 2020, 17:57
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By King Edward
This is not a reintroduction. It's just yet...

This is not a reintroduction. It's just yet another fenced enclosure project, with large sums of money wasted on expensive fencing. It's long past the point where beavers simply need to be released...
Forum: Bats Wednesday 26th August 2020, 09:06
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By King Edward
Rabies is definitely present in UK bats. Almost...

Rabies is definitely present in UK bats. Almost all positive tests have been from Daubenton's Bats and Serotines. A few years ago there was a fatal case of rabies in a bat worker who had caught it...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 19th August 2020, 13:39
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By King Edward
Second is an Oedemera, I think a female O....

Second is an Oedemera, I think a female O. nobilis.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th August 2020, 14:03
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By King Edward
My understanding is that there are a very small...

My understanding is that there are a very small number of records (maybe only 1?) from the early Holocene at a time when the climate was broadly similar to today, but that it's unclear when & why the...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th August 2020, 13:58
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By King Edward
Cross-posted earlier and didn't see your reply....

Cross-posted earlier and didn't see your reply. I'm sure I've looked at that page before although possibly it's been updated since then - there's a lot of good information on there with references to...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th August 2020, 11:48
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By King Edward
Back on the original topic, what actually is the...

Back on the original topic, what actually is the situation with Eagle Owls and the RSPB's position?
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th August 2020, 11:40
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By King Edward
Hedgehogs will actively avoid areas with high...

Hedgehogs will actively avoid areas with high badger numbers. This can have knock on effects by reducing their ability to forage and to travel between safer areas.

This paper is worth looking at:...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th August 2020, 09:46
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By King Edward
I don't think many people would claim that...

I don't think many people would claim that badgers are the only cause of hedgehog decline, but there's no doubt that high badger numbers will severely suppress the hedgehog population. This is...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 1st August 2020, 16:10
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By King Edward
Some kind of planthopper nymph.

Some kind of planthopper nymph.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 10:03
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By King Edward
They aggregate over their breeding colonies as...

They aggregate over their breeding colonies as well, especially in the evening.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 14th June 2020, 10:21
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By King Edward
Swifts are attracted to look for nest sites by...

Swifts are attracted to look for nest sites by Swift calls, including the calls they make from inside the nest. If you put up nest boxes, the most reliable way to attract Swifts is by playing their...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 11th June 2020, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By King Edward
Interesting observations. It would seem logical...

Interesting observations. It would seem logical that the parents switch behaviour as soon as the young are no longer dependent on being fed.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 11th June 2020, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By King Edward
As a follow-up question, do the parents maintain...

As a follow-up question, do the parents maintain their territory after the young fledge, or do they join up with flocks as well?
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 12:24
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By King Edward
'Better than coal' is a pretty low bar to clear,...

'Better than coal' is a pretty low bar to clear, and in the short-term burning wood actually produces more CO2 than burning coal, not less.

There's a distinct lack of transparency about the source...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By King Edward
I've no idea about this. Probably not much direct...

I've no idea about this. Probably not much direct interaction as our native Hornet is bigger and nests in tree holes, while I think these build aerial nests in trees. Maybe competition for food...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 11:34
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By King Edward
Not true. The Asian Hornet was introduced to...

Not true. The Asian Hornet was introduced to Europe - it's not a natural range expansion like the other species you mention.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 28th May 2020, 17:48
Replies: 56
Views: 4,886
Posted By King Edward
Completely agree. It would have been well worth...

Completely agree. It would have been well worth looking at the habitat effects of the free-living ones on the River Otter. Even better they could have highlighted the Scottish government's decision...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 12:09
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By King Edward
Yes, I think that was probably it. Couldn't...

Yes, I think that was probably it. Couldn't remember the details.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd May 2020, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By King Edward
Very interesting behaviour you've observed there....

Very interesting behaviour you've observed there. I think I've seen a nature documentary (probably an Attenborough one) with similar 'crying wolf' behaviour. Can't remember the exact species but it...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 17th May 2020, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By King Edward
I'm thinking this is some kind of leafhopper,...

I'm thinking this is some kind of leafhopper, perhaps family Cicadellidae.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 5th May 2020, 20:57
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By King Edward
No, I don't know. I brought some in once (not...

No, I don't know. I brought some in once (not knowing what they were) but most of them hatched into tiny wasps.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 5th May 2020, 19:02
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By King Edward
They didn't take long to emerge.

They didn't take long to emerge.
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