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Forum: Scotland Yesterday, 19:07
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By occasional
Thanks, Spoonbill. I was there today and could...

Thanks, Spoonbill. I was there today and could not find more than one possible eider. Anyone know if they go to Whiteness to moult ?
Forum: Scotland Sunday 18th August 2019, 12:56
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By occasional
Where is Elvis ?

Could someone tell me where Elvis (the king eider) is to be found currently.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 6th August 2019, 08:47
Replies: 55
Views: 2,928
Posted By occasional
There used to be an easy process for resizing...

There used to be an easy process for resizing photos in Windows but that disappeared with Windows 10.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 26th June 2019, 20:16
Replies: 101
Views: 10,683
Posted By occasional
Just come across this thread and thought I might...

Just come across this thread and thought I might point out to anyone who is travelling to the mid-west coast of Scotland and not passing through a major town like Oban or Fort William, that the place...
Forum: Migration Tuesday 25th June 2019, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By occasional
Wood Warblers

There seem to be an exceptionally large number of wood warblers about in my part of Argyll this year, which seems to follow a sudden increase in blackcaps a few years ago. Anyone else noticed a...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 1st June 2019, 08:32
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By occasional
I would suggest the opposite - don't be tempted...

I would suggest the opposite - don't be tempted to drive too far. You could spend months just in north-east SA (and Mozambique is right next door).
St. Lucia is enjoyable with a good campsite and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th April 2019, 12:03
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By occasional
On migration it is not unusual to see marsh...

On migration it is not unusual to see marsh harriers hunting over open low woodland.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 9th March 2019, 08:01
Replies: 842
Views: 151,029
Posted By occasional
There have already been days with substantial...

There have already been days with substantial numbers of black kites, short-toed eagles etc.. You can use previous years observations to get an idea of the timing.
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 29th January 2019, 10:19
Replies: 537
Views: 81,851
Posted By occasional
Just out of curiosity, are there insects on the...

Just out of curiosity, are there insects on the platform ?
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 28th January 2019, 11:10
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By occasional
There is a rather restricted plan on this page,...

There is a rather restricted plan on this page, and the photos may give you some idea of what to expect.
https://parajesxvisitar.com/tablas-de-daimiel-mapa-rutas-itinerario-isla-del-pan

The centre...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 19th January 2019, 20:49
Replies: 842
Views: 151,029
Posted By occasional
The first northbound raptors of 2019 (black...

The first northbound raptors of 2019 (black kites) apparently crossed the Strait of Gibraltar yesterday.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 5th January 2019, 08:29
Replies: 842
Views: 151,029
Posted By occasional
The sociable plover(s) wintering on La Janda...

The sociable plover(s) wintering on La Janda surely deserve a mention from somebody, and a yellow-browed warbler that appears to be spending its third winter in Pelayo is also presumably notable.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 11th December 2018, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By occasional
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 4th December 2018, 11:54
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By occasional
Many thanks for the clear and comprehensive...

Many thanks for the clear and comprehensive reply.

Next question. What is the basic difference between P mode and AUTO mode ?
Forum: Olympus Friday 30th November 2018, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By occasional
Thanks, Iveljay. Unfortunately those...

Thanks, Iveljay.

Unfortunately those instructions are meaningless to a novice like myself.

When I use the camera the focusing square appears to move around 9 different positions at random....
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 28th November 2018, 19:49
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By occasional
Apologies. It is an Olympus SP100. SX50 is...

Apologies. It is an Olympus SP100. SX50 is presumably the Canon equivalent.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 27th November 2018, 14:40
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By occasional
olympus sx-50 autofocus

I have an Olympus SX-50 but have never been able to work out how to control the position of the focusing square. Is anyone able to point me in the right direction ?
Forum: Migration Saturday 13th October 2018, 16:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Posted By occasional
Thrushes on the west coast of Scotland.

Anyone prepared to suggest where the thrushes which arrive on the west coast of Scotland near Mallaig, have come from. It would appear to be Iceland, but my old book says Norway.
Forum: Latest news from the BTO Sunday 17th June 2018, 13:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By occasional
Any thoughts as to which caterpillars these birds...

Any thoughts as to which caterpillars these birds eat on migration ?
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 10th May 2018, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By occasional
Years ago in August Telegraph cove appeared to...

Years ago in August Telegraph cove appeared to produce far more birds than Tofino. However whale watching did not appear to be a particularly good way to see birds - I would be inclined to try a...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 10th May 2018, 14:31
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By occasional
Northern Norway in August

I was wondering about a trip to northern Norway in August. Can anyone tell me how much problem there is likely to be with mosquitoes ?
Forum: Tips For New Birders Sunday 29th April 2018, 09:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,520
Posted By occasional
A guy I was ringing with reckoned that a kestrel...

A guy I was ringing with reckoned that a kestrel could see a wriggling mealworm from about a kilometre away. Promptly demonstrated by catching the kestrel.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 4th March 2018, 18:07
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By occasional
This seems to be the best recording that I can...

This seems to be the best recording that I can find.

https://www.xeno-canto.org/288429
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 28th February 2018, 10:51
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By occasional
Blackcap squealing

What does a blackcap"s squealing signify ?

Is it alarm or some interaction with other birds ?
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 26th February 2018, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,852
Posted By occasional
The Gambia was very enjoyable many years ago;...

The Gambia was very enjoyable many years ago; some people enjoy southern Morocco which is not difficult in a hire car.

North coast of Morocco might also be interesting. This place is apparently...
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