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Forum: Conservation Today, 13:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By John Cantelo
Certainly very interesting. I would hope that...

Certainly very interesting. I would hope that those with bachelor's and master's degrees and doctorates, at least in relevant subjects, would be well aware of the genocidal history of Australia's...
Forum: France Today, 13:21
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By John Cantelo
That's the curse of printed books and why I keep...

That's the curse of printed books and why I keep my guide to Cadiz online. That way I can easily correct & update it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th June 2019, 19:04
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By John Cantelo
jogresh is correct - the subspecies libanotica...

jogresh is correct - the subspecies libanotica is paler and that's what this bird seems to be.
Forum: Turkey Sunday 16th June 2019, 08:28
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By John Cantelo
Assuming a melanistic bird of some sort can be...

Assuming a melanistic bird of some sort can be ruled out then whatever the bird was it would be a vagrant to the area. The 'Birds of Greece' (1997) says that there is a record on a pair of Black...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th June 2019, 13:26
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By John Cantelo
As it happens the version of my guide to...

As it happens the version of my guide to Crested/Thekla Lark ID posted here is a fairly early attempt of something I've revised & redrafted several times since. I think the version I'm posting below...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th June 2019, 13:14
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By John Cantelo
I've just finished my latest revision - PM me...

I've just finished my latest revision - PM me with your email address & I bounce them over to you (although by the time you go I'll probably have revised them again at least once).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 16:04
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By John Cantelo
No, it's mine & it's a good thing I'm not...

No, it's mine & it's a good thing I'm not precious about it being posted without acknowledgment! Personally, and others differ on this, I find bill shape the best and most reliable characteristic.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 15:59
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By John Cantelo
I've found Western Olivaceous Warbler rather more...

I've found Western Olivaceous Warbler rather more widespread than some sources suggest in SW Spain and fairly easy to find if not always easy to see in their preferred habitat. The key thing is to...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 12th June 2019, 18:08
Replies: 842
Views: 144,145
Posted By John Cantelo
I had a tweet from Eddy today and, although still...

I had a tweet from Eddy today and, although still unwell, he's hoping to go home from hospital in the near future. I know all his friends here will wish him all the very best and hope to see him out...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 8th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By John Cantelo
Much as I value the life of animals, I also value...

Much as I value the life of animals, I also value to life of a human (child or adult). Those on the ground, rather than we armchair critics, are better to judge the degree of threat posed by this...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th June 2019, 14:35
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By John Cantelo
I was there last month and buses definitely run...

I was there last month and buses definitely run past Albufera reserve but I'm not sure where they run to and from. The map of bus routes at https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/mapa-simbolic should tell...
Forum: France Friday 31st May 2019, 18:39
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By John Cantelo
Just had a look at sample pages and it looks very...

Just had a look at sample pages and it looks very well thought out and detailed. I'm not sure if I'll be getting to France his year but for those that do so, it looks like a very good primer.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 28th May 2019, 12:50
Replies: 231
Views: 57,163
Posted By John Cantelo
I had a look at sample pages of The Complete...

I had a look at sample pages of The Complete Guide to Australian Birds by George Adams online via Google books
http://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=014378708X - and wasn't impressed. Monochrome...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 28th May 2019, 08:58
Replies: 44
Views: 1,232
Posted By John Cantelo
Interesting replies, thank you. I suspect that...

Interesting replies, thank you. I suspect that it's pointless to have walks much over a couple of miles (c5 km) in a realistic, practical birding site guide particularly ones that require any...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th May 2019, 14:23
Replies: 44
Views: 1,232
Posted By John Cantelo
How far do birders walk?

I recently got a copy of the excellent "Birding Tourist's Guide Mallorca" and browsing through it I found several longish walking itineraries (up to 20 km/12.5 miles). I rather doubt, however, that...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 26th May 2019, 14:09
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By John Cantelo
I find it interesting that the word 'stealing' is...

I find it interesting that the word 'stealing' is being used in this article. It seems to be implying that the eagles are somehow morally guilty when they're just doing what eagles do. An example of...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 7th May 2019, 22:08
Replies: 842
Views: 144,145
Posted By John Cantelo
Thanks for the update. Things are clearly very...

Thanks for the update. Things are clearly very serious but I hope he manages a speedy recovery. Please keep me updated either here or via a PM.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 6th May 2019, 22:42
Replies: 842
Views: 144,145
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm shocked and very saddened to hear this news....

I'm shocked and very saddened to hear this news. Although I corresponded with Eddy a good few times, I met him all too infrequently and was disappointed not to bump into him on my recent trip to...
Forum: Nikon Friday 29th March 2019, 21:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By John Cantelo
I got a P900 recently and also purchased a spare...

I got a P900 recently and also purchased a spare Duracell battery and a charger. Although rare, I've heard a few horror stories about third party batteries overheating so it seemed sensible to risk...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th March 2019, 12:33
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By John Cantelo
Good to hear from you Grahame - it's a long time...

Good to hear from you Grahame - it's a long time since we last met and longer still since we first met (frighteningly, it must be nigh on 50 years). I'm grateful to you and Skbirder for the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th March 2019, 11:17
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By John Cantelo
Lark ID Morocco

When I first saw this lark in late March just north of Agadir (Morocco) I assumed on colouration and markings that it was going to be a Crested. However, when approaching it to obtain closer views I...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 26th March 2019, 17:26
Replies: 28
Views: 3,063
Posted By John Cantelo
I got a pair of 8x30 Monarch 7 binoculars a few...

I got a pair of 8x30 Monarch 7 binoculars a few years ago for my wife (since passed on to our daughter) and liked the format so much that I went out to get a pair for myself. However, after a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 6th March 2019, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By John Cantelo
Having now looked at 'the Handbook of Western...

Having now looked at 'the Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds' then, if pushed, I'd have gone for a 2nd-year female too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 6th March 2019, 20:10
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By John Cantelo
As has already been noted the left-hand bird is,...

As has already been noted the left-hand bird is, without question, a Spotless Starling. I see no reason why the right-hand bird isn't one too (albeit in a different plumage). The "long slender...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd March 2019, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By John Cantelo
Redshank. A Spotted Redshank would have a longer,...

Redshank. A Spotted Redshank would have a longer, finer bill delicately drooping at the tip.
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