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Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 12:47
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Posted By Richard Prior
Looks like one of my Spotted Nutcrackers that...

Looks like one of my Spotted Nutcrackers that have stolen all our hazelnuts -again!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 12:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Ha ha, well, to continue the Eagles theme we...

Ha ha, well, to continue the Eagles theme we wanted 'A Peaceful Easy Feeling' so we were 'Already Gone' before the guards, err, reception had arrived for the morning:t:
To wrap up:
21 and 22...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Today, 10:28
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
20 September Leaving the ‘Hotel California’ with...

20 September

Leaving the ‘Hotel California’ with its foam fountain (!) early in the morning we nipped back down the motorway a few kms to do the last birding of the holiday around Khor Virap. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:24
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Richard Prior
The first two are Red Kite Brenda. The third...

The first two are Red Kite Brenda. The third probably is too, and the fourth probably Common Buzzard though as you suggest, the image quality is not super!
Cheers
Richard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th October 2019, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Richard Prior
Serin it is!

Serin it is!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 17:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Yes indeed, and the roads were much improved...

Yes indeed, and the roads were much improved since last year!

19 September

Today was to be our longest drive, from Meghri by the Iranian border all the way to near Khor Virap just 45 minutes from...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 16:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
A few photos: winding down to the southernmost...

A few photos: winding down to the southernmost part of Armenia; looking into Iran across the Arax; Iranian lorry
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th October 2019, 13:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Mike and Chris, In fact Armenia is...

Thanks Mike and Chris,

In fact Armenia is further east than several countries where the Black Francolin is found, eg Syria, Jordan, Israel, Turkey and Cyprus. Apparently Yerevan is on the same...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th October 2019, 16:31
Replies: 659
Views: 30,278
Posted By Richard Prior
Not to be discouraged I did another hour sky...

Not to be discouraged I did another hour sky watching once the Ireland Rugby match had finished B (: I was just begiining to consider counting Red Admirals as they seemed to be the only migration...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 12th October 2019, 16:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
17 and 18 September (As I suspected, the...

17 and 18 September

(As I suspected, the Stonechats we saw were normal European ones, expanding their range further east it seems.)

Best laid plans and all that, my ideas of an early morning...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th October 2019, 08:35
Replies: 659
Views: 30,278
Posted By Richard Prior
Snap Wari! Just had my first Brambling of the -...

Snap Wari! Just had my first Brambling of the - let's stay with Autumn for now shall we?;).
I decided to do an hour or so's vis-migging early this morning, encouraged by a couple of recent visits to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 18:16
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Grahame.

Thanks Grahame.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks Ads, see you on Tuesday I expect.

Thanks Ads, see you on Tuesday I expect.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 15:29
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Richard Prior
Stonechat, South-east Armenia Sept 2019

Photographed near Goris. According to Shirihai and Svensson Eastern/Siberian Stonechat variegata breeds in this part of Armenia, Common Stonechat rubicola being found in the north of the country. I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 4th October 2019, 14:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
16 September The only rain of this year’s trip...

16 September

The only rain of this year’s trip had fallen during the night, early morning entertainment looking out of our bedroom window was therefore provided by White Wagtails sliding down a wet...
Forum: Conservation Friday 4th October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Richard Prior
Agree, someone should get a rocket for suggesting...

Agree, someone should get a rocket for suggesting such a location.;) It seems that there are plans for others in Sutherland and on Unst:...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd October 2019, 09:30
Replies: 659
Views: 30,278
Posted By Richard Prior
My ex colleague from Lebanon has done something...

My ex colleague from Lebanon has done something similar where he now lives in a built up environment in Middlesbrough, with a pleasing result like yours Jos!
See...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 13:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Biking around Eilat should be OK Laurie (apart...

Biking around Eilat should be OK Laurie (apart from up to the raptor watchpoint in the Eilat Mountains of course:eek!:), look forward to hearing how that goes next year.

15 September

Today was...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Richard Prior
Looking forward to a good read as always - and...

Looking forward to a good read as always - and congratulations on the family ‘increase in size’ :t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 1st October 2019, 18:18
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Can’t confirm that Laurie, all I do know is that...

Can’t confirm that Laurie, all I do know is that we found it wise to stay well behind it after it broke a few branches off trees just missing the Niva’s bonnet!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 1st October 2019, 15:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Richard Prior
Thanks folks, I was fearing total mockery if I...

Thanks folks, I was fearing total mockery if I failed again to find that Radde's to be sure!
A few landscape shots from the second day.
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 13:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Richard Prior
If my experience with our little nieces out here...

If my experience with our little nieces out here is anything to go by, they learn to pay no attention to ´calmez- vous’ at a very young âge;)
Anyway, enough of this thread hijacking, I don’t approve!
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 11:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Richard Prior
Quite right too :t:

Quite right too :t:
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 09:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By Richard Prior
Hmm, granted the official didn’t sound like a...

Hmm, granted the official didn’t sound like a particularly nice person, but would for example, an Italian person be spoken to in Italian by such an official in a UK airport in a similar situation...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st October 2019, 06:04
Replies: 659
Views: 30,278
Posted By Richard Prior
Agree 100%, good work Jos:t:

Agree 100%, good work Jos:t:
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