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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 15:07
Replies: 150
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Posted By andreadawn
Not sure if Common Gull is on the UK list. I...

Not sure if Common Gull is on the UK list. I thought they'd all left weeks ago but there was one on the estuary this morning with a raft of Black-headed Gulls.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:51
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
Having checked my photos can add Whimbrel as well.

Having checked my photos can add Whimbrel as well.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:03
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
Sandwich Tern this morning. There were several...

Sandwich Tern this morning. There were several terns plunge diving on the far side of the estuary but only a couple ventured close enough to my side to positively identify them.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th April 2020, 04:48
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By andreadawn
A lot of birds that dive from the surface,...

A lot of birds that dive from the surface, including many species of ducks, grebes, loons and auks, will often duck their head below the surface whilst swimming along. There seems to be some debate...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th April 2020, 06:20
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
Northern Wheatear duly turned up just before...

Northern Wheatear duly turned up just before sunrise this morning.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 4th April 2020, 15:50
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
Nobody seen Northern Wheatear yet in the UK? I've...

Nobody seen Northern Wheatear yet in the UK? I've usually seen one or two on my local patch before the end of March but not seen any yet this year.
Forum: Lists Saturday 4th April 2020, 15:37
Replies: 29
Views: 2,240
Posted By andreadawn
Nothing new to add but this week has been quite...

Nothing new to add but this week has been quite good for birds of prey with Merlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier and Common Buzzard.

It's nice to see what's on the saltmarsh pools at RSPB...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 10:24
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
Dunlin and Rock Pipit added this morning.

Dunlin and Rock Pipit added this morning.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 04:52
Replies: 150
Views: 3,401
Posted By andreadawn
From my essential exercise yesterday, along the...

From my essential exercise yesterday, along the beach to the low tide line and back through the dunes. The twelve Whooper Swans on the beach at first light were unexpected. A dog walker disturbed...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 31st March 2020, 13:22
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By andreadawn
My local Great Spotted Woodpeckers don't seem to...

My local Great Spotted Woodpeckers don't seem to like drumming when I am in sight. They usually stop for a while once they've spotted me although they may remain in the same area rather than flying...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:55
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By andreadawn
First House Martin of the year for me this...

First House Martin of the year for me this morning; Hodbarrow, Cumbria.
Forum: Lists Tuesday 10th March 2020, 15:40
Replies: 29
Views: 2,240
Posted By andreadawn
A dead Northern Gannet in the middle of the track...

A dead Northern Gannet in the middle of the track near Kendal on the Windermere line was a bit of an oddity this morning being a fair distance from the open sea. A casualty of the recent stormy...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 28th February 2020, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By andreadawn
Thank you for your replies.

Thank you for your replies.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th February 2020, 13:51
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By andreadawn
What's wrong with the neck of this Common Scoter?

This bird turned up on the lagoons at one of my local reserves in the south west corner of Cumbria recently. Common Scoters are very common locally on the sea at this time of year but are rarely seen...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd February 2020, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By andreadawn
I'm not personally familiar with this particular...

I'm not personally familiar with this particular species but the auks volume in the OUP Bird Families of the World series says Feb to April for definitive pre-alternate moult. It also says moulting...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By andreadawn
^ Very interesting links. In "Great Auk...

^ Very interesting links.

In "Great Auk Islands" Tim Birkhead mentions a bird seen during his studies in Labrador which he is certain was a hybrid.

I've seen the stripey feet thing on a few Common...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 23rd January 2020, 09:06
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By andreadawn
If I wanted a wild walk with a bit of...

If I wanted a wild walk with a bit of birdwatching I would do Clo Mor. If I wanted a leisurely walk with plenty of time available to sit and watch birds for an extended period I would go to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 21st January 2020, 08:57
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By andreadawn
"The World of Birds" by Jonathan Elphick...

"The World of Birds" by Jonathan Elphick (published by The Natural History Museum) is a good introduction to the biology and behaviour of birds and has a good overview of all the bird families of the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 15th January 2020, 15:33
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By andreadawn
Well, after four weeks of watching Goldeneyes...

Well, after four weeks of watching Goldeneyes closely I can say without absolute certainty that..............I don't know why they spread their tails. Often they do. Sometimes they don't.

It's...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 11th January 2020, 21:27
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By andreadawn
Assuming that you are walking up the tourist path...

Assuming that you are walking up the tourist path you probably won't see much in the way of birds at all. As simmojunior says, maybe Snow Bunting on top, probably Raven too, and Meadow Pipit on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 08:58
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By andreadawn
The River Kent in the middle of Kendal is great...

The River Kent in the middle of Kendal is great isn't it? I love being able to stand on one of the bridges and look straight down on the goosanders hunting underwater.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th January 2020, 08:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By andreadawn
The bird appears to have something wrapped around...

The bird appears to have something wrapped around part of its bill, perhaps a bit of papery seaweed, a food item or just mud, which given the habitat and feeding behaviour of waders is not at all...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 8th January 2020, 07:59
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By andreadawn
The tripod head is a Benro BWH4. It came as part...

The tripod head is a Benro BWH4. It came as part of the Benro Wild 2 tripod kit. Whilst I do like the head, the four section tripod legs aren't quite so good so I'm on the lookout for something to...
Forum: Sea Watch Wednesday 1st January 2020, 01:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By andreadawn
Some waders do indeed feed at night at times,...

Some waders do indeed feed at night at times, presumably partly due to tidal cycles and partly due to variations in the availability of prey which may be more active at night.

It seems to be...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 18th December 2019, 15:24
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By andreadawn
Here's another of the Mergini ducks, a...

Here's another of the Mergini ducks, a Red-breasted Merganser, disappearing beneath the water also with its tail feathers spread as it does so.

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Looks like I'm going to have to spend even...
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