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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th April 2019, 14:20
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By DMW
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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th April 2019, 13:14
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By DMW
I did pretty much what you describe - made a very...

I did pretty much what you describe - made a very small hide from old palette boards. just enough room for 1 person sitting, with a simple wooden bench. This was in a reedbed overlooking a small open...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 25th April 2019, 13:18
Replies: 80
Views: 21,101
Posted By DMW
Putting aside the question of desirability, isn't...

Putting aside the question of desirability, isn't it correct to say that there should already be sufficient specimen material to validly describe Wangi Wangi White-eye in accordance with ICZN rules?
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 25th April 2019, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By DMW
Hi Alex, Welcome to Birdforum! I'm sure many of...

Hi Alex,
Welcome to Birdforum! I'm sure many of us will be very interested in your travels around the Caucasus region.
Duncan
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 24th April 2019, 14:43
Replies: 80
Views: 21,101
Posted By DMW
I presume the sp nov referred to in the abstract...

I presume the sp nov referred to in the abstract is Wangi Wangi White-eye.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th April 2019, 18:46
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By DMW
It's a Dunnock.

It's a Dunnock.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 18th April 2019, 16:40
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By DMW
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th April 2019, 10:53
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
I meant birds that would be considered Iranian...

I meant birds that would be considered Iranian specialities that are difficult even in Iran.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th April 2019, 09:53
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
I mentioned Arabia in the first post in this...

I mentioned Arabia in the first post in this thread. All of the "Yemen" specials, apart from the accentor, appear to be readily available in Saudi Arabia, as is Asir Magpie. The Saudi government has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:54
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By DMW
The easiest method to be certain would be to hang...

The easiest method to be certain would be to hang around a Spanish reedbed until you see one taking a dump. Collect a sample and buy a DNA testing kit from Ancestry.co.uk (79+shipping)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 8th April 2019, 08:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
There is a recent (Dec 2018) record of 4 birds...

There is a recent (Dec 2018) record of 4 birds seen in a part of Mauritania (near Atar) that seems to be relatively secure. I'm seriously thinking of going there early next year.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th April 2019, 12:03
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
Interesting, Steve. Of that top 5, two should be...

Interesting, Steve. Of that top 5, two should be gimmes if you make the effort - Bermuda Petrel (in Bermuda) and Arabian Golden Sparrow.

Very envious of your Striped Crake - Zimbabwe?
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th April 2019, 18:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
Yes, the not-so-secret Lake H...! Trindade...

Yes, the not-so-secret Lake H...!

Trindade Petrel seems a good call. I guess Atlantic Petrel too - perhaps the most expensive to see?!
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 6th April 2019, 18:16
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By DMW
You most definitely don't want to go to Oshkosh!...

You most definitely don't want to go to Oshkosh! ;)... Okhotsk

Wildwings is probably a good starting point. Something to bear in mind is that most of these expedition cruises are operated by a small...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th April 2019, 18:06
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
I am referring to birds that have been recorded...

I am referring to birds that have been recorded in the WP and are hard to see anywhere in the world, not just in the WP. So - for example - Striped Crake has been seen a handful of times in the WP,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th April 2019, 17:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
Good point. By difficult I mean birds that you...

Good point. By difficult I mean birds that you have to make a proper effort to see, and aren't guaranteed even if you put in the effort. This would rule out Algerian Nuthatch, which now seems very...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 6th April 2019, 10:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
I mean anywhere in the world. For example, Common...

I mean anywhere in the world. For example, Common Buttonquail is quite common and frequently encountered in e.g.. India or sub-Saharan Africa.

Nubian Bustard must be another candidate.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th April 2019, 17:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By DMW
Most difficult W Pal species to see anywhere?

What are the most difficult species that have been recorded in the WP to see anywhere in the world? Ignoring awkward curlews and auks, obviously...

Off the top of my head, Striped Crake and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 15:18
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By DMW
There's a dirty great big airfield at Praia. Of...

There's a dirty great big airfield at Praia. Of course, I'm sure it's probable that Dotterel and Caspian Plover would ignore this and stumble around on the rocky shoreline next to it! :t:
Forum: Australia Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 08:28
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By DMW
Check the Wildsounds website, probably your best...

Check the Wildsounds website, probably your best bet for CDs. However, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you might consider buying the Morecombe digital field guide, which has vocalisations.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 18:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By DMW
In addition to the actual appearance of the...

In addition to the actual appearance of the plover in question, wouldn't the habitat alone pretty much rule out Dotterel and Caspian Plover? I know birds can appear put of habitat on migration, but...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 1st April 2019, 18:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By DMW
Walk away views of a singing Tengmalm's near...

Walk away views of a singing Tengmalm's near Kuusamo last week - no nest-boxes, mirrors, or Finnature guides required B (: Owls are vocalising at this time of year, and easier to locate DIY than late...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 1st April 2019, 12:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By DMW
Look at the Norwegian Air website for late March...

Look at the Norwegian Air website for late March 2020: you can fly to Rovaniemi from Gatwick for about 70 return. Drive up to Varanger, quick stop off at Neljan Tuulen Tupa en route to bag the tit,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 1st April 2019, 12:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By DMW
I don't think the tit and jay are reliable at...

I don't think the tit and jay are reliable at Neljan Tuulen Tupa in late Spring or Summer.

Brunnich's breeds, and is readily seen, on Hornoya Island just off Vardo. Hourly boat service from the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th March 2019, 17:06
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By DMW
Almost crossed paths! We flew back on the 25th...

Almost crossed paths! We flew back on the 25th after a run up to Varanger and then down to Kuusamo.

It's surprising Rovaniemi isn't a more popular entrepot for birders - direct return flight from...
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