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Forum: Migration Saturday 19th May 2018, 21:55
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By rosbifs
I had some on migration in the Pyrenees this week...

I had some on migration in the Pyrenees this week so don't lose heart...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 17th May 2018, 06:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
The sun has come out! Despite this the 'barrage'...

The sun has come out! Despite this the 'barrage' was very quiet! I scanned and scanned and scanned the cliffs but couldn't find anything of interest. Finally a Golldie flew over and was met by a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 08:20
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rosbifs
Black rump for one - or what I can make of it....

Black rump for one - or what I can make of it....
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 14th May 2018, 17:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Raider in the mist.... Very difficult day - cold...

Raider in the mist....

Very difficult day - cold -2 and snowing, not great visibility. Failed with many birds but were treated to this fellow and also the chick in the nest...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By rosbifs
Records in France mirror those of Spain - big...

Records in France mirror those of Spain - big increase. I heard figures of 20 per spring passing migration watchpoints in the south but typically can't find raw data. That said Corsica had 5 in one...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 13th May 2018, 14:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Great little walk to today didn't produce many...

Great little walk to today didn't produce many birds but 4 adult Lammergeiers together! Never seen four adults together before so excited!

Other birds pale into insignificance but did see three...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th May 2018, 12:24
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By rosbifs
Lot of white around eye would point to Monties....

Lot of white around eye would point to Monties. Time to retreat to my books...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 12th May 2018, 13:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
I'm useless I forgot the Alpine Swifts! 5 of them...

I'm useless I forgot the Alpine Swifts! 5 of them high above Gavarnie. They look like they will breed again - I think 10 was my high count last spring so maybe 5 pairs with 5 sitting now and 5 flying...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 11th May 2018, 14:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Speaking of Wallcreeper made a couple of half...

Speaking of Wallcreeper made a couple of half xxxx attempts of tracking the beast down. Snow levels are such that skis are required for some places so being lazy I left the skis at home at took the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 5th May 2018, 21:01
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Should be not far from breeding grounds if not...

Should be not far from breeding grounds if not nesting already...

Few red footed falcons in country so you might get lucky there!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th May 2018, 20:59
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By rosbifs
Black kite

Black kite
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 4th May 2018, 09:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Nice little walk this morning with Bo. Started,...

Nice little walk this morning with Bo.

Started, immediately, with a male Cirl Bunting and further down the road 3 Rock Buntings. Always great to see and very attractive!

I could hear a Short toed...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 3rd May 2018, 13:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Still not a lot of birding! Back from holidays...

Still not a lot of birding! Back from holidays and busy cleaning restaurant to open tomorrow (apart from writing this obviously). Quick trip round airport produced nothing today. No Eagle Owl and no...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 25th April 2018, 08:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By rosbifs
Interesting comments indeed. I knew some...

Interesting comments indeed. I knew some companies were franchises but hadn't realised that Hertz were. That said there staff should all adhere to Hertz standards - maybe this is a way to hurt the...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 24th April 2018, 20:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By rosbifs
In the modern day of computers I would be...

In the modern day of computers I would be surprised if this info isn't available. The second someone is charged for something there will be a record. Sadly, you are probably right in that there are...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 24th April 2018, 08:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By rosbifs
Interestingly, there is a disclaimer on most hire...

Interestingly, there is a disclaimer on most hire car firms for collection at night and in wet weather. In English law you could argue that you were not in a position to properly inspect the vehicle...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 23rd April 2018, 18:46
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By rosbifs
Sadly, it comes down to a lack of understanding...

Sadly, it comes down to a lack of understanding of the industry and the contracts offered. I worked with some smaller hire car companies years ago and some were less scrupulous than others - that...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 21st April 2018, 07:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Looks like they have stayed although not on the...

Looks like they have stayed although not on the church as the Kestrels saw them off. I think they are somewhere round the mayors garden...

Currently in Spain although birdwatching limited. Have...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 21st April 2018, 07:41
Replies: 461
Views: 104,394
Posted By rosbifs
Sadly, time has not been on my side but I did...

Sadly, time has not been on my side but I did manage a Purple Heron at Calpe - on the Salinas - middle of town.

Usual suspects - Sardinian Warbler, Serin everywhere and a smart male Redstart.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th April 2018, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By rosbifs
Looks very similar to the Scottish island bird...

Looks very similar to the Scottish island bird which was Lesser...
Forum: Canon Sunday 15th April 2018, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By rosbifs
I have the 750d which is great but I prefer the...

I have the 750d which is great but I prefer the 60d that I had previously (lost it in the woods)...
The 750d doesn't have custom settings for one.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 14th April 2018, 15:37
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
lovely couple of hours in the mountains today....

lovely couple of hours in the mountains today.

A pass over Sparrowhawk looked to be the highlight of the walk up but then a fly past Lammergeier - I was lining up the camera when Bo started barking...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 14th April 2018, 09:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
Merde One Lammy couple given up! The ones I...

Merde

One Lammy couple given up! The ones I posted the picture of the adults. Did so well to get this far...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 13th April 2018, 09:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
One of the reasons for their expansion here is...

One of the reasons for their expansion here is their breeding - up to three broods per year. Can be on the nest as early as March and as late as November. Initially, I was told that they like the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 12th April 2018, 14:50
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosbifs
There are no definite figures but an estimation...

There are no definite figures but an estimation for 64 + 65 regions of France (Tarbes Lourdes Pau Biarritz corridor) is 150-200 pairs - add regions 32 + 40 then we should be easily into the 200 pairs...
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