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Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 25th May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Hotspur
Female RFF

Female RFF
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 09:56
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Hotspur
That's pretty convincing, I cant see it as Sooty...

That's pretty convincing, I cant see it as Sooty Gull, I haven't seen that species make these sort of shapes although my experience has been from a flattish Red Sea. I think its a small stercorarius...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st May 2020, 17:21
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Hotspur
Arctic Skua is my gut feeling. Deepest part is in...

Arctic Skua is my gut feeling. Deepest part is in the chest and looks like two white primaries rather than one for LTS. Difficult to be sure.
Forum: Other Wildlife Monday 6th April 2020, 16:54
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Hotspur
Thats River I think, muddy looking and fat and it...

Thats River I think, muddy looking and fat and it doesnt have the bug eyed look of brook. First brooks may be about but better timing for River who spawn March-April. Brook requires a water temp of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 15:43
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Hotspur
Agree, Sparrowhawk. Short, rounded hand,...

Agree, Sparrowhawk. Short, rounded hand, short-necked. It is displaying with its UTCs flared so looks thicker in the hips than reality.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd April 2020, 23:15
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
None of my mates listening up there afaik. 9...

None of my mates listening up there afaik. 9 flocks here in East Yorks but seemingly much higher up. Id certainly have missed some without headphones.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd April 2020, 19:23
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
Im surprised - 3 flocks 10-10:30 over Heaton inc...

Im surprised - 3 flocks 10-10:30 over Heaton inc one lasting several minutes last night.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 22:27
Replies: 319
Views: 12,623
Posted By Hotspur
Common Scoter! Had 6 flocks over the garden...

Common Scoter! Had 6 flocks over the garden yesterday evening and another 6 tonight. Also Wigeon, Teal, Oyc and Curlew if any of those are still needed. Listening only - not recorded.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 22:25
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
Same for me both nights.

Same for me both nights.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 22:24
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
Had another 6 flocks tonight. Seems to be a...

Had another 6 flocks tonight. Seems to be a broader front with birds in the south, whereas last night it was just the north. Interesting the timings - I seem to be 30 mins after York and 10 mins...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 22:33
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
Finished with 6 flocks of Common Scoter, 2 flocks...

Finished with 6 flocks of Common Scoter, 2 flocks of wigeon and 1 flock of Teal plus Curlew and Oystercatcher
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 21:15
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Hotspur
Big Scoter Movement

Apparently there is a big Scoter movement across the North of England at the moment. Friends have had them in Blackburn, Newcastle, York and Morpeth whilst big numbers of Teal and Wigeon have been...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
Episode 8 and I forgot to do the counting thing....

Episode 8 and I forgot to do the counting thing. Some early March Seawatching plus Common Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank from the South West and Marsh Tit from Millington Pastures....
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 6th March 2020, 14:02
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Hotspur
Keep an eye on Sal in that case as it has the...

Keep an eye on Sal in that case as it has the most in common with BV. Pretty much everything is a good record due to the low number of birders. Tonnes has been added to the Sal and CV list through...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 5th March 2020, 12:33
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Hotspur
Hi Steve, I stayed there in 2011. Bar tailed...

Hi Steve,

I stayed there in 2011. Bar tailed Lark, BC Sparrow-lark and Hoopoe Lark were present in the grounds along with Iago Sparrow, BN Raven and Alexander's Kestrel. I had Spectacled Warbler in...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 15th February 2020, 12:32
Replies: 523
Views: 174,748
Posted By Hotspur
They breed on cliffs behind Alcoy but are visible...

They breed on cliffs behind Alcoy but are visible all over (saw c100 from McDonald's car park a few years ago) . I enjoyed watching them cross over to Font Roja which is a great place to explore.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th February 2020, 22:29
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
I forgot to add Episode 6 so here are 6 &...

I forgot to add Episode 6 so here are 6 & 7!

Episode 6 has some extended video of the Thornwick Grey Phalarope

https://youtu.be/8ADMVRojyLk

Episode 7 has an epic Starling roost at Shapwick Heath...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 30
Views: 2,292
Posted By Hotspur
Common Buzzard for me.

Common Buzzard for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th February 2020, 09:40
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Hotspur
Nope, bog standard common Buzzard.

Nope, bog standard common Buzzard.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 28th January 2020, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
Episode 5 - Not a rough-leg in sight although I...

Episode 5 - Not a rough-leg in sight although I did manage a nice flock of winter thrushes, a few fuzzy kingfishers and some flying little egrets.

https://youtu.be/1pOLrZSPR4c
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th January 2020, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
The fourth video in the series with a gloomy...

The fourth video in the series with a gloomy morning on my patch, a brief catch up with local Whoopers and Red Kites before heading to Somerset where I found a Great White Egret on Pawlett Hams plus...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th January 2020, 06:07
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Hotspur
House Sparrow

House Sparrow
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 23:07
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
The third video featuring some tits, me yammering...

The third video featuring some tits, me yammering on and a green Sandpiper in the village. https://youtu.be/MbmD-TmElwY
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd January 2020, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Hotspur
Yearlist Vlog

I have been messing about with a couple of new toys I got at Christmas - a GoPro Hero 7 White and a Nikon P900. From watching tonnes of herping videos prior to going to the States last summer I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th December 2019, 23:18
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Hotspur
How are you guys ruling out Forbes-Watson?

How are you guys ruling out Forbes-Watson?
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