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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 25th September 2020, 17:16
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Arbu
Sarek, Sweden

I went for a hike from Suorva down the Rapadalen Valley to Aktse and then along the Kungsleden to Kvikkjokk from 6-20 September. I expected most birds to have gone south for winter by now, but in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Arbu
Yes, I can see the Tufted Duck ID. Here's a crop...

Yes, I can see the Tufted Duck ID. Here's a crop of the righthand bird from the main picture. It looks rather brown.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 13:35
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Arbu
Thanks. The lake was 800m up so I think we can...

Thanks. The lake was 800m up so I think we can discount Eider. Attached are some more crops. The duck on the right in 5 seems to show the white wing bar as well. Not sure which one you think might be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 11:29
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Arbu
Lapland Ducks

Any thoughts on the ID of these ducks seen in Lapland just outside the Sarek National Park on 7th September at about 800m asl?

Duck 1 is 2/3 the way along the wide picture at the top. It shows a...
Forum: Sweden Saturday 5th September 2020, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Arbu
About ten of them there today. I spent an...

About ten of them there today. I spent an agreeable afternoon on the bird tower today and also saw peregrine, hobby, hen and Marsh harrier, little stint, bean and barnacle geese.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st September 2020, 20:07
Replies: 94
Views: 3,415
Posted By Arbu
I'm going to Sweden on Friday. Keeping my fingers...

I'm going to Sweden on Friday. Keeping my fingers firmly crossed that nothing goes wrong. I know I will have to quarantine on return to the UK.
Forum: April 5th - Self Isolating Bird Sightings Tuesday 1st September 2020, 19:58
Replies: 71
Views: 4,500
Posted By Arbu
Nobody has commented on how impressive it is that...

Nobody has commented on how impressive it is that you saw a kookaburra in Buckinghamshire?
Forum: Sweden Sunday 30th August 2020, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Arbu
I'm going to try Hjälstaviken on Saturday. I see...

I'm going to try Hjälstaviken on Saturday. I see there are LWFG there currently.
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 23rd August 2020, 15:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Dunlin today, Brent Reservoir.

Dunlin today, Brent Reservoir.
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 11th August 2020, 16:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Black-tailed Godwit, Brent Reservoir today....

Black-tailed Godwit, Brent Reservoir today. Surprised how new birds keep coming
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 10th August 2020, 09:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Pied Flycatcher today in Regent's Park. Also I...

Pied Flycatcher today in Regent's Park.

Also I heard something with quite an unfamiliar call, loud and soft. Maybe a Crossbill, I don't know.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 8th August 2020, 18:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
It was in a field about a quarter of a mile east...

It was in a field about a quarter of a mile east of Gutteridge Wood. Good luck!
Forum: Costa Rica Thursday 6th August 2020, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Arbu
Doesn't it occur to these countries that the...

Doesn't it occur to these countries that the prospect of having to have a six inch swab stuck up your nose, and the possibility of testing positive so having to cancel all your plans and probably...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 29th July 2020, 14:51
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Little Owl in Richmond Park today and Meadow...

Little Owl in Richmond Park today and Meadow Pipit in Bushy Park. Couldn't find the Whinchats that have been there though.
Forum: Sweden Sunday 26th July 2020, 16:59
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Arbu
How to see Lesser White-fronted Goose

I'm considering a trip to go hiking in Sarek National Park in September and would quite like to add on an excursion to see Lesser White-fronted Goose. Maybe they will have migrated from their...
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Sunday 28th June 2020, 13:07
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Arbu
Yes, song thrush I think. Maybe a blackbird in...

Yes, song thrush I think. Maybe a blackbird in there too.

I went for a swim at the West Reservoir near you last week and saw a sparrowhawk, little egret and a fox, and heard a reed warbler. You...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 26th June 2020, 07:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Arbu
Sorry, can't help smiling at that. It may indeed...

Sorry, can't help smiling at that. It may indeed be what we have to do.
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 18th June 2020, 08:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Hampstead Heath is better but if I'm looking for...

Hampstead Heath is better but if I'm looking for something new then really I have to be quite specific about where I look.

My London lockdown list is now up to 81 species with Black Redstart and...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 7th June 2020, 15:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Arbu
Goldeneye at Brent Reservoir today.

Goldeneye at Brent Reservoir today.
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
Yes, it was big and heavy! But I'll count it as a...

Yes, it was big and heavy! But I'll count it as a Bushbuck until such time as someone discovers Bongos on Mount Cameroon. Clearly from the photo on your first link the Bushbuck of Mt. Cameroon are a...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 09:45
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
Indeed. Not much more to add, except that it was...

Indeed. Not much more to add, except that it was first thing in the morning and the animal climbed up out of the lake as we arrived without making a sound before disappearing into the bush. Here's a...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 06:37
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
Thanks, looks like they forgot it in the 2003...

Thanks, looks like they forgot it in the 2003 reprint.
Forum: Mammals Monday 1st June 2020, 10:12
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
Possibly. I recall stripes much more like those...

Possibly. I recall stripes much more like those of a Bongo, but maybe I'm wrong.

I had the Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals with me which doesn't have a map for Bongo, but just says that it...
Forum: Mammals Monday 1st June 2020, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
I don't think so. Only the female siatunga has...

I don't think so. Only the female siatunga has the stripes and rufous colour, and what I saw was too big for that and had horns. I think it was a bongo.
Forum: Mammals Sunday 31st May 2020, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Arbu
What antelopes live in Mt. Cameroon?

On 12th March 2014 I saw a beautiful antelope on Mt. Cameroon, it was climbing up out of a crater lake in the forest at about 1650m. Gone too quickly for a photo unfortunately. Big and a rich...
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