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Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 21:43
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By david kelly
Legend has it that the colour’s name comes from...

Legend has it that the colour’s name comes from the name Isabella, after a lady whose husband left her to go on Crusade and she swore that she would not change her clothes until he returned. When he...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 6th October 2018, 19:47
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By david kelly
For the new hides you would be best to park at...

For the new hides you would be best to park at the rivermouth, at Goosegreen. However, they won’t be ready until the second half of next year.

Superb views of a Jack Snipe at the existing Scrapes...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 6th October 2018, 11:46
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By david kelly
Developments at Musselburgh Lagoons

East Lothian Council have granted planning consent to Scottish Power to improve the Lagoons. The new plans include a new scrape with hides on the ash lagoon next to the Esk mouth and a flooded meadow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th October 2018, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By david kelly
When I twitched the tattler there was a group of...

When I twitched the tattler there was a group of Belgian birders there at the same time. I thought they were travelling in a Peugeot 406.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th October 2018, 22:13
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By david kelly
We’re you part of a group in a Peugeot? If so we...

We’re you part of a group in a Peugeot? If so we may have met.

David
Forum: Scotland Friday 5th October 2018, 22:07
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By david kelly
According to the latest Scottish Birds, Category...

According to the latest Scottish Birds, Category C, so yes.

David
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 22:20
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By david kelly
Just to confirm Pratincol’s description of the...

Just to confirm Pratincol’s description of the Barranco de la Torre, I saw a lot of Egyptian Vultures this September in two trips there, as well as buzzards and ravens. There were a few birds at the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 21:42
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By david kelly
For Blue Chaffinch get a bus from Los Christianos...

For Blue Chaffinch get a bus from Los Christianos to Arona, then get another bus to Vilaflor. From there get a taxi to Las Lajas and back. There are Blue Chaffinches closer to Vilaflor at the Casa...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 21:24
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By david kelly
The Airport Barranco south of Puerto del Rosario,...

The Airport Barranco south of Puerto del Rosario, aka Barranco los Cabreras, has Fuerteventura Chat. Trumpeter Finch is in the area too.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th September 2018, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By david kelly
Dunlin sandwich Tern Pied Flycatcher Pied...

Dunlin
sandwich Tern
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
Crested Lark?

David
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 25th September 2018, 21:29
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By david kelly
Stoat is Long-tailed weasel in America, what we...

Stoat is Long-tailed weasel in America, what we call weasel is called Least weasel o’er The Pond.

David
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 25th September 2018, 21:25
Replies: 176
Views: 10,218
Posted By david kelly
There is a medieval archaeological record...

There is a medieval archaeological record assigned to Pygmy Cormorant listed in Yalden and Albarella, although this is thought to most likely to derive from a bird imported from Europe.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By david kelly
Looks quite bulky to me, so Pomarine Skua on my...

Looks quite bulky to me, so Pomarine Skua on my part.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 21:19
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By david kelly
Yes. David

Yes.

David
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 15th September 2018, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By david kelly
Well it’s back and showing much better now than...

Well it’s back and showing much better now than in the Spring.

David
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 14th September 2018, 22:56
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By david kelly
- correct[/QUOTE] Just a beginner with these but...

- correct[/QUOTE]

Just a beginner with these but the Common Carders I see here are covered in a uniform ginger “pelage” on their dorsal surfaces. Is there geographical variation?

David
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 13th September 2018, 23:30
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By david kelly
Which one?

Which one?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 13th September 2018, 21:58
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By david kelly
2. Maybe Garden Bumblebee, 3 and 5 could be...

2. Maybe Garden Bumblebee, 3 and 5 could be White-tailed but that’s now a species complex, so possibly the helpfully named Cryptic Bumblebee. Tree bumblebee for 1.

David
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 10th September 2018, 10:11
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By david kelly
Went back to the headland yesterday, at least 16...

Went back to the headland yesterday, at least 16 Trumpeter Finches were around.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 9th September 2018, 15:25
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By david kelly
I heard them there, Barranco de la Torre, the...

I heard them there, Barranco de la Torre, the other day but the ones by the bench (max 5) allow relatively close approach, down to a few metres. Just follow the promenade from the Puerto past the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th September 2018, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By david kelly
The headland just north of Caleta de Fuste on...

The headland just north of Caleta de Fuste on Fuerteventura, look for sunflower seeds left by a bench for Barbary Ground Squirrels.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 6th September 2018, 19:16
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By david kelly
Mine was in Denmark, so why not Danish Plover?...

Mine was in Denmark, so why not Danish Plover?

First UK one was in East Lothian? so........ nope, can’t do that one!

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th August 2018, 22:36
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By david kelly
2 3 Lesser Scaup? The other wader is a Solitary...

2 3 Lesser Scaup?

The other wader is a Solitary Sandpiper. I think the two ducks in Pic 1 are Blue-winged Teals.also 2 Wilson’s Snipe and a Lesser Yellowlegs.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 8th August 2018, 21:33
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By david kelly
I am back from Prague and it’s a beautiful,...

I am back from Prague and it’s a beautiful, vibrant city. In August birding was not really worthwhile, the forest birds were quiet and that made birding tough. Hopefully I’ll be back at a better time...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 09:11
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By david kelly
Ruff also show a scalloped appearance on their...

Ruff also show a scalloped appearance on their backs caused by pale edges to the feathers and on an awake bird it has a shorter, finer bill, small head and they look a wee bit hunch backed. Ruff legs...
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