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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th December 2014, 07:05
Replies: 316
Views: 32,582
Posted By martin kitching
Plagiarising pseudoscience 3:-)

Plagiarising pseudoscience 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th December 2014, 06:24
Replies: 18
Views: 2,980
Posted By martin kitching
When did that happen? I don't believe that even...

When did that happen? I don't believe that even the author(s) of recently published ID criteria would try to argue that it's the only reliable ID feature. Cheek pattern is also pretty reliable. ...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 6,632
Posted By martin kitching
Amble is a tidal harbour, with a big sandbar just...

Amble is a tidal harbour, with a big sandbar just inside the harbour mouth, so there are limits to when the boat can sail :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 30th November 2014, 15:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By martin kitching
Another vote for The Handbook of Bird Photography...

Another vote for The Handbook of Bird Photography - inspirational and filled with mouthwatering images :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 30th November 2014, 15:47
Replies: 8
Views: 6,632
Posted By martin kitching
No public landing on the island, but you have a...

No public landing on the island, but you have a fair chance of doing better than just record shots if you're on one of Dave Gray's boat trips :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th November 2014, 06:49
Replies: 19
Views: 3,203
Posted By martin kitching
Nice to see a very obvious Willow Tit...

Nice to see a very obvious Willow Tit :-)

Bi-coloured cheeks not a problem, particularly if the rear of the cheek has a golden-buff wash to it - the darker rear cheek of Marsh Tit is 'blended' from...
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 30th October 2014, 06:23
Replies: 9,982
Views: 2,187,007
Posted By martin kitching
There's an accepted record from April 1999, seen...

There's an accepted record from April 1999, seen while I was birding on the roof of the Bedson Building at Newcastle Uni :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Durham Monday 27th October 2014, 06:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,099
Posted By martin kitching
OK, if you insist ;) Common Buzzard regularly...

OK, if you insist ;)

Common Buzzard regularly hover with almost motionless wings. In my limited experience of RLB, they are much more flappy (for want of a better word).

cheers
martin
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd October 2014, 10:33
Replies: 35
Views: 7,494
Posted By martin kitching
I'm not surprised...with an exit pupil of 4.2mm...

I'm not surprised...with an exit pupil of 4.2mm anything smaller would be really, really poor ;)

cheers
martin
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 07:46
Replies: 35
Views: 7,494
Posted By martin kitching
or dedicated to seabirds at sea ;) I leave my...

or dedicated to seabirds at sea ;)



I leave my IF binoculars set at a focus point of ~60m, anything closer than that can be ID'd by eye, anything more distant falls within the acceptable depth of...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 20th October 2014, 06:54
Replies: 35
Views: 7,494
Posted By martin kitching
So, as my marine binoculars are Opticron Pro...

So, as my marine binoculars are Opticron Pro Series 2 7x50, and individual focus, does that make me not a 'serious birder'? Just curious...

martin
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 29th August 2014, 07:10
Replies: 29
Views: 14,638
Posted By martin kitching
Agree entirely with this martin

Agree entirely with this

martin
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th August 2014, 09:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By martin kitching
Farne Islands 2013 report mentions Puffin chicks...

Farne Islands 2013 report mentions Puffin chicks still being fed on 28th August.

cheers
martin
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th August 2014, 06:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By martin kitching
Incredibly, there were at least five Puffins on...

Incredibly, there were at least five Puffins on Friday (22nd), still carrying food back to the islands.

cheers
martin
Forum: Northumberland Monday 11th August 2014, 12:59
Replies: 9,982
Views: 2,187,007
Posted By martin kitching
No reason there shouldn't be White Wagtail...

No reason there shouldn't be White Wagtail amongst them, although Pied is much more likely. I found White Wag on the beach in the summer/autumn when I lived in Tynemouth in the late 1990's, and I'm...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 7th August 2014, 06:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,766
Posted By martin kitching
Northumberland pelagics 2014

Morning all

We've got a few spaces on our remaining pelagics this year, including two 10hr trips out to key areas, discovered by NEWT/MARINElife, for White-beaked Dolphin and other cetaceans. ...
Forum: Durham Thursday 7th August 2014, 06:00
Replies: 17,308
Views: 4,330,003
Posted By martin kitching
Morning all A few of our Northumberland pelagic...

Morning all

A few of our Northumberland pelagic trips this year have spaces remaining.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3045669#post3045669

For anyone south of the Tyne, we pick-up from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th August 2014, 05:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By martin kitching
Limited amount of black in the primaries, and the...

Limited amount of black in the primaries, and the bird has pink underparts :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 6th August 2014, 16:01
Replies: 9,982
Views: 2,187,007
Posted By martin kitching
Northumberland Pelagics

2014 Northumberland Pelagics (in association with the Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club)

We're nearing the end of our 4hr evening trips for 2014, but we've got a couple of 10hr pelagics out to the...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 30th July 2014, 06:42
Replies: 10
Views: 3,821
Posted By martin kitching
Is that supposed to be funny? The only way is...

Is that supposed to be funny?

The only way is Essex...so make sure you point your car in the right direction when you do us all a favour and leave.

martin
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 06:23
Replies: 144
Views: 11,994
Posted By martin kitching
Eloquently put Jane :-) cheers martin

Eloquently put Jane :-)

cheers
martin
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 06:23
Replies: 144
Views: 11,994
Posted By martin kitching
Hard to know where to start with this complete...

Hard to know where to start with this complete and utter nonsense...however, if you could provide evidence to support the part of your comment that I've emboldened that might help

martin
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 3rd July 2014, 11:16
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By martin kitching
How can you see that in this image? Common...

How can you see that in this image?

Common Buzzard btw :-)

cheers
martin
Forum: Binoculars Friday 20th June 2014, 06:19
Replies: 14
Views: 3,213
Posted By martin kitching
Maximum 8x magnification, minimum 40mm objective...

Maximum 8x magnification, minimum 40mm objective :t:

cheers
martin
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 20th June 2014, 05:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1,920
Posted By martin kitching
Pizza and Guinness on the menu...

North East Cetacean Project Press Release

The 2014 whale and dolphin watching season in the North Sea is off to a flying start, according to groundbreaking research undertaken by the charity...
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