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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 08:34
Replies: 613
Views: 26,590
Posted By Steve Lister
September 15th. 70. Chiffchaff - 2 a few minutes...

September 15th.

70. Chiffchaff - 2 a few minutes apart, with tit flocks

Must admit I didn't realise this was new for the year until eBird told me.

Steve
Forum: Cape Verde Wednesday 28th August 2019, 21:31
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Steve Lister
Rabil Lagoon must be good for migrants as it is...

Rabil Lagoon must be good for migrants as it is such rich habitat compared to much of the island. It will be a magnet for wildfowl and waders, and passerines etc will find good feeding and cover in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th August 2019, 13:45
Replies: 613
Views: 26,590
Posted By Steve Lister
August 25th. 69 Teal - flock of 7 flew...

August 25th.

69 Teal - flock of 7 flew north

Generally very, very quiet of late with just the odd Yellow Wagtail seeping over to show that it is autumn.

Steve
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 21st August 2019, 11:46
Replies: 81
Views: 7,471
Posted By Steve Lister
Spotted a strange inconsistency in new English...

Spotted a strange inconsistency in new English names for what used to be Petronias: there is now a Yellow-throated Bush Sparrow as well as a Yellow-throated Sparrow next species along. Surely this...
Forum: Cornwall Monday 19th August 2019, 12:54
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Steve Lister
If there is any south in the wind head for PG or...

If there is any south in the wind head for PG or The Lizard. At the latter you just park in the big carpark and walk south to watch from the end.
If the wind is west or north of that go to Pendeen....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 14th August 2019, 16:47
Replies: 81
Views: 7,471
Posted By Steve Lister
Must say how impressed I am with how eBird has...

Must say how impressed I am with how eBird has updated my lists based on the geography of the checklists I have entered over the years, all free of course. I was racking my brain trying to work out...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 14th August 2019, 09:40
Replies: 81
Views: 7,471
Posted By Steve Lister
I would worry if there was a bird called Gossamer...

I would worry if there was a bird called Gossamer !
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th August 2019, 18:43
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Steve Lister
I think that is a Black Kite too, just a very...

I think that is a Black Kite too, just a very tatty one.

Steve
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 8th August 2019, 17:11
Replies: 81
Views: 7,471
Posted By Steve Lister
Just entered a checklist and discovered that...

Just entered a checklist and discovered that hirundines now come in the middle of warblers !!! Acrocephalus, Locustella, then hirundines, then back to warblers. Weird or what ?

Steve
Forum: Cornwall Monday 5th August 2019, 16:58
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Steve Lister
You can always look for Dartford Warblers in...

You can always look for Dartford Warblers in Devon on your way home - places like Aylesbeare Common RSPB and Woodbury Common are only about 20 minutes off the M5 from Exeter.

Both well known - and...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 3rd August 2019, 14:07
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Steve Lister
Another excellent piece of work Lee.

Another excellent piece of work Lee.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 16:23
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Steve Lister
I see no reason not to be happy with it as a...

I see no reason not to be happy with it as a Yellow-legged.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 29th July 2019, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Lister
Lee Evans on Twitter says 350+ for Sunday, and...

Lee Evans on Twitter says 350+ for Sunday, and that does not include 110 at Cley, just 40 I think.

Just one in Leics/Rutland.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 16:02
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Steve Lister
I don't think it is a raptor at all. My first...

I don't think it is a raptor at all. My first thought based on the two photos was that it might be a Little Bustard, but the video makes me doubt that as the wing action looks to be too slow.

So...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 15:59
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steve Lister
If the urban gull expert was the person mentioned...

If the urban gull expert was the person mentioned in another discussion of this event then yes, he certainly is an urban gull expert. But I am very surprised he would agree that this was possible -...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 15:53
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 15:52
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Steve Lister
That split depends upon which listing authority...

That split depends upon which listing authority you follow - IOC have split it but as far as I know Clements/Cornell/eBird have not.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 22nd July 2019, 17:20
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes to the shearwater but the genei, and also...

Yes to the shearwater but the genei, and also your other gull post, the photos are not good enough to be certain.

Steve
Forum: Kenya Monday 22nd July 2019, 11:23
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Steve Lister
I would also recommend the Rondo Retreat. It is...

I would also recommend the Rondo Retreat. It is right next to the main track through the forest and quality birding literally starts on your doorstep.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 21st July 2019, 11:54
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes. That's what I would call it anyway. Steve

Yes. That's what I would call it anyway.

Steve
Forum: Gulls Thursday 18th July 2019, 11:02
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Steve Lister
Mantle colour and legs look OK for...

Mantle colour and legs look OK for michahellis.

Steve
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 16th July 2019, 16:41
Replies: 81
Views: 7,471
Posted By Steve Lister
The simple answer is that eBird is run by Cornell...

The simple answer is that eBird is run by Cornell University who also happen to be responsible for the 'Clements' world list.

And being a little conservative in taxonomy is no bad thing.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th July 2019, 16:19
Replies: 613
Views: 26,590
Posted By Steve Lister
July 12th 68. Whimbrel - just heard flying over,...

July 12th

68. Whimbrel - just heard flying over, but wonderful as always.

Steve
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 5th July 2019, 15:30
Replies: 250
Views: 101,405
Posted By Steve Lister
One of the wintering Black-headed Gulls at...

One of the wintering Black-headed Gulls at Rutland Water the last two years has a Polish colour-ring. It was back, presumably after breeding, yesterday. Surprising how quickly they can raise young...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 11:47
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Steve Lister
Sedge it is.

Sedge it is.
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