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Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Yesterday, 10:44
Replies: 2
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Posted By rollingthunder
Stanstead to Ess for 54 quid:eek!: Is that...

Stanstead to Ess for 54 quid:eek!: Is that return? Who is it with btw?

It is a lot of driving and another pair of eyes and hands would split the work and the cost altho i think fuel is subsidised in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th November 2019, 05:55
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By rollingthunder
As stated, overlapping features, looks a bit...

As stated, overlapping features, looks a bit ‘delicate’ for Greater to me...

Laurie:t:
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 16th November 2019, 05:47
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By rollingthunder
Plantwise you need look no further than Salisbury...

Plantwise you need look no further than Salisbury Plain that is the UK’s largest ‘unimproved’ area of Chalk grassland. Large areas of which are accessible but not on ‘Red flag’ days:eek!:

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 12:04
Replies: 12
Views: 185
Posted By rollingthunder
With a tail that length what about Long-tailed...

With a tail that length what about Long-tailed Fiscal?

Laurie:t:
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 15th November 2019, 10:18
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By rollingthunder
All fair and welcome comment:t: I got the...

All fair and welcome comment:t:

I got the impression that Raptors were Laser designating.

Don’t forget another Avro Turkey.....the Arrow:eek!:

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 10:15
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By rollingthunder
Cheers Richard:t: cripes 4.9k Steppe Eagles -...

Cheers Richard:t: cripes 4.9k Steppe Eagles - that is some sighting😱 well worth a visit to ‘The Kingdom’ but no more than a week before B (: withdrawal symptoms set in:C Here’s hoping the importance...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 07:30
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By rollingthunder
Interesting and instructive set of images - post...

Interesting and instructive set of images - post more:t:

I would be interested in further thoughts on the Bluethroat?

As someone who is finally making a ‘bucket list’ trip to Eilat next year (only...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 07:19
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By rollingthunder
Technicalities and variation in gape and nostrils...

Technicalities and variation in gape and nostrils aside it looks like a nice sleek GSE in shape and colouration to my eyes whereas Steppe has a chunky ‘raggedy’ demeanour but i’m no expert and have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 07:09
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rollingthunder
Well - there you go:eek!: What about my record...

Well - there you go:eek!:

What about my record in Nairobi NP?

It was over 40 years ago so it’s probably best to draw a veil but as usual an informative and intersting thread plus it’s taken me on a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 07:04
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By rollingthunder
I don’t know but it doesn’t look anything like a...

I don’t know but it doesn’t look anything like a Tree Pipit to my eyes...

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 07:02
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By rollingthunder
Size aside this bird shows the distinct but...

Size aside this bird shows the distinct but subtle crest that is a feature of some species of this group:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 06:59
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed at Tarifa - never seen one land on the...

Agreed at Tarifa - never seen one land on the deck but they are coming over at height by that stage and will have needed to feed somewhere and roost en-route.

I will try and source the article. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 06:46
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By rollingthunder
I remember Swainson’s having a very distinct...

I remember Swainson’s having a very distinct complete eye-ring:t:

Laurie -
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 15th November 2019, 06:43
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By rollingthunder
Crapbirder: they are merely opinions subjective...

Crapbirder: they are merely opinions subjective or otherwise maybe you could enlighten us with your experience and inside knowledge and refute them by giving the benefit of yours?

Your comment is a...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 15th November 2019, 06:08
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By rollingthunder
Wow:eek!: yours sounds like a hidden level off of...

Wow:eek!: yours sounds like a hidden level off of Tombraider mine will be a short cycle ride to my local ‘lake’ aka The Golden Puddle, a couple down a local pub and a home made Curry washed down with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By rollingthunder
The tip info was anecdotal just gleaned fom a...

The tip info was anecdotal just gleaned fom a report i read about major increase in Wintering and reasons given. If tip closures mirror ours then there won’t be many left. The ones around where i...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By rollingthunder
ID’d by its distinct claw Ken;) Laurie:t:

ID’d by its distinct claw Ken;)

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 10:02
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rollingthunder
The Masai Mara is/was full of tourists and access...

The Masai Mara is/was full of tourists and access is only in a vehicle that’s why i never visited in nearly 4 months. The bulk of my birding was in rural and coastal areas apart from the Soda lakes....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 09:44
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By rollingthunder
I would have thought regular on passage? 30...

I would have thought regular on passage?

30 years ago there used to be only very small numbers of White Storks wintering in Iberia. The growth in open landfills with the associated junk food has...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 09:32
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rollingthunder
My point Tom:t: I have been to Maroc a dozen...

My point Tom:t:

I have been to Maroc a dozen times in 8 years. Despite travelling from Tangier to Dhakla and out to Tata and beyond i still haven’t ‘cleaned up’ as i bird on public transport and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 08:54
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rollingthunder
What has to be borne in mind that documented...

What has to be borne in mind that documented distribution of breeding birds and extra-limital records in parts of the World such as East Africa reflect nothing like the coverage that Western and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 07:03
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By rollingthunder
Looks like one - i saw parties coming to a...

Looks like one - i saw parties coming to a waterhole-salt lick in Tsavo early mornings:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 07:01
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rollingthunder
I recall several records at a couple of locations...

I recall several records at a couple of locations in Kenya but it was over 40 years ago i wasn’t aware of supposed status etc - sometimes it is good to be blissfully unaware. I remember bumping into...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 06:55
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed Martial - certainly not an adult. I spent...

Agreed Martial - certainly not an adult.

I spent a week or so in Tsavo West many many years stopping at Ngulia Safari Lodge. During the heat of the day i used to sit watching the water hole and salt...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 06:36
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By rollingthunder
That’s nailed it;) Laurie -

That’s nailed it;)

Laurie -
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