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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th October 2020, 03:40
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By andreadawn
Having had a quick read, it looks as though the...

Having had a quick read, it looks as though the bird on the right in your first photo is the aggressor, attempting to take over the territory. The resident bird sings in response to the threat. The...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th October 2020, 03:28
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By andreadawn
Some dippers remain paired over the winter and...

Some dippers remain paired over the winter and occupy the same territory together. Other individuals may challenge resident birds to try and take over the territory so maybe your three birds were a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:41
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By andreadawn
Having enlarged them all to the point where they...

Having enlarged them all to the point where they are just a blurry mass of pixels, I'd say they are all Razorbills.These are all from the second pic in the original...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:23
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By andreadawn
First two are definitely Razorbills for me based...

First two are definitely Razorbills for me based on bull necked appearance, heavy bill, colour, and central wing position relative to body.

The third bird looks to have a noticeably thinner neck,...
Forum: Migration Wednesday 14th October 2020, 05:06
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By andreadawn
Bar-tailed Godwits massively increase their fat...

Bar-tailed Godwits massively increase their fat reserves prior to departure on migration, to the extent that in some individuals fat comprises more than half their total body mass. Their heart and...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th October 2020, 17:26
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By andreadawn
I've been using the 300mm f4 PF with the 1.4 TCii...

I've been using the 300mm f4 PF with the 1.4 TCii for some time, initially with the D7200 then the D500.

It's a really good lightweight combination and my 300mm is razor sharp even with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 15:58
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By andreadawn
^ It's interesting what you can learn from this...

^ It's interesting what you can learn from this part of the forum about birds you thought you knew quite well; in this case one of my top ten favourite birds. Thanks for the links.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 15:20
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By andreadawn
Looking at the pic in the first post, are those...

Looking at the pic in the first post, are those apparently long white feathers between the wing and body the tertials? If so it would also point to adult male. Adult female has all dark tertials...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By andreadawn
I'd be inclined to agree with Rafael. The bill...

I'd be inclined to agree with Rafael. The bill looks a bit too bulbous for a juvenile.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 4th October 2020, 21:05
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By andreadawn
I used to see Grey Wagtails all the time when...

I used to see Grey Wagtails all the time when driving trains through Bolton. There was one particular spot with poor drainage where there was always water running along the cess (the area immediately...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 4th October 2020, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By andreadawn
I cheat a bit when it comes to birds seen at work...

I cheat a bit when it comes to birds seen at work as I have a mobile office, a train driving cab, and every day my office passes a couple of large river estuaries, a lot of saltmarsh, a flagship RSPB...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th September 2020, 09:05
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By andreadawn
Yes, large numbers of Pink-foots passing over the...

Yes, large numbers of Pink-foots passing over the south west corner of Cumbria in the past couple of weeks and a few small flocks now appearing in the fields locally. One of my favourite sights at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 19:38
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By andreadawn
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 03:22
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By andreadawn
Lovely. Thank you Ian.

Lovely. Thank you Ian.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 15th September 2020, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By andreadawn
Agree with John. Judging by the muzzle profile it...

Agree with John. Judging by the muzzle profile it looks like a female Grey to me. Common (Harbour) Seal muzzle profile tends to be much more concave. It helps a lot when you can see the profile side...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 16th August 2020, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks for that Ian. Very interesting.

Thanks for that Ian. Very interesting.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 15th August 2020, 06:12
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By andreadawn
It's certainly a lovely bit of coast. It's well...

It's certainly a lovely bit of coast. It's well worth visiting earlier in the season when there are also lots of Guillemots.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 21:39
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
The apology was for Andy. I called him an...

The apology was for Andy. I called him an offensive name in public and I think it appropriate to apologise in public. Whether he wants to accept my apology or not is up to him. Either way, I have...
Forum: Lists Thursday 13th August 2020, 19:25
Replies: 42
Views: 3,537
Posted By andreadawn
Nothing new to add but nice views today of a...

Nothing new to add but nice views today of a Great White Egret on the saltmarsh pools at Leighton Moss. Unfortunately, access to the saltmarsh pools is still closed so only passing train drivers and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 17:20
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
Andy, I would like to apologise for calling you...

Andy, I would like to apologise for calling you an "arse". I disagree with you on lots of things but calling you an "arse" was inappropriate and I apologise for doing so.

I am sorry.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th August 2020, 06:49
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By andreadawn
Take a boat trip out to the Treshnish Isles, one...

Take a boat trip out to the Treshnish Isles, one which gives time ashore on Lunga, and you will see plenty of Puffins in the breeding season (outside the breeding season they will have gone back out...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th August 2020, 08:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
No, not my intention at all. Whilst I try to do...

No, not my intention at all. Whilst I try to do as much as I can I suspect many members here do much more than I can manage.

I'm also pleased that a member posted it here as I was previously unaware...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th August 2020, 07:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
This was my first reply. If you think that makes...

This was my first reply. If you think that makes me an arse you really do need to get a grip.

Some of us are proactive about challenging this sort of stuff all the time and the fact we don't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th August 2020, 21:03
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
In this case "some of us" and "we" very obviously...

In this case "some of us" and "we" very obviously applies to myself and like minded individuals.

So, "done". Happy now? Why do you have to be such an arse all the time?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th August 2020, 20:16
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By andreadawn
Just because some of us don't respond on the...

Just because some of us don't respond on the thread, it doesn't mean we aren't doing anything.
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