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Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Yesterday, 10:31
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By jurek
Are you sure it is the same walrus? That one...

Are you sure it is the same walrus?

That one seems to have slightly longer tusks and a small circular scar on the upper right flank.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnW-HqfLBc4

The one on Paul's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 16:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,327
Posted By jurek
When I looked at hundreds of Dutch birders...

When I looked at hundreds of Dutch birders standing orderly in line watching a rarity, I sometimes wondered: what if somebody just ignored the unspoken agreement and came close?

I came to two...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 16:39
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By jurek
The matter is not about lack of laws but about...

The matter is not about lack of laws but about enforcement of laws. Changing nature protection laws into right-based laws does not improve enforcement. Actually it may weaken the enforcement, because...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 19th May 2018, 22:39
Replies: 40
Views: 1,391
Posted By jurek
Thanks Paul! It brings warm memories of our trip...

Thanks Paul!

It brings warm memories of our trip last year. We took a 4WD and booked a flat in Stephansminda via Airbnb. We had snowcocks, black grouse, ibex and wallcreeper. I filmed great...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 13:25
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jurek
It is a normal blue tit which fluffed its...

It is a normal blue tit which fluffed its feathers. White bases of yellow belly feathers are exposed. The bird looks to the right of the photo, and shadow makes the cap look dark. Left of the photo...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 14th May 2018, 13:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,327
Posted By jurek
I think reserves should be contacted and give...

I think reserves should be contacted and give some regulations to photographers. Especially no blocking the view for others, no lingering for long period (when the hide fills up, establish one-minute...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th May 2018, 21:53
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By jurek
Sounds of European birds - not well described and little known ones

I recently realized that sounds of some European birds, even common ones, are not well or wrongly described in books.Just two examples:

Moorhen.
It gives lots of different calls. However, the...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 21:29
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jurek
For sounds themselves, I use Andreas Schulze,...

For sounds themselves, I use Andreas Schulze, Karl H Dingler: Die Vogelstimmen Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, 2 MP3-Discs: 819...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By jurek
I only remember that one should take a big...

I only remember that one should take a big vessel, since small inflatable boats are so shaky that following birds is almost impossible.
Forum: Conservation Saturday 12th May 2018, 00:26
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By jurek
I only hope that restrictions will not make it...

I only hope that restrictions will not make it (even) more difficult and expensive to visit South Georgia.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 00:24
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By jurek
There is a sort of common belief they are local...

There is a sort of common belief they are local birds with hormone abnormalities, since modesta is smaller than alba. But I don't know how certain it is. I met such birds myself several times.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 00:18
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jurek
Like most people who started birding before the...

Like most people who started birding before the time of portable sound players and when any bird recordings were hard to get, I learned local bird sounds this way. However, as Hauksen pointed, it is...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 10th May 2018, 20:49
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By jurek
Hi, I am a bit confused what you mean by 'song'...

Hi,
I am a bit confused what you mean by 'song' of Bee-eater, since they don't sing much - they just call.

I once played with writing a bird guide. This is the section about bird sounds, which you...
Forum: Ukraine Sunday 6th May 2018, 23:59
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By jurek
All the same animals in similar or better numbers...

All the same animals in similar or better numbers can be seen in other areas of Ukraine and Belarus, without the hassle of permits and radiation. Please remember that species like lynx and wolf are...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 3rd May 2018, 23:53
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By jurek
Solving the world’s great bird mysteries (known only from the type)

A popular article from BirdLife:

http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/solving-world%E2%80%99s-great-bird-mysteries

I frankly hoped for an organized effort to (in)validate all birds known only...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 26th April 2018, 19:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By jurek
Generally - move slowly and calmly. When I was...

Generally - move slowly and calmly. When I was young, I was suprised that elderly people often could get to the birds closer than I did.
At best, stay immobile and BELOW the bird.
Avoid any...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 25th April 2018, 11:43
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By jurek
Memo - never use Europcar in Britain. Good to...

Memo - never use Europcar in Britain. Good to know as I am going to Scotland for a holiday.

I normally take care to photograph the car from all angles on pick-up, usually when the clerk is present....
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 16th April 2018, 15:34
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By jurek
I do it too. However, Dollar says it includes...

I do it too. However, Dollar says it includes insurance, however at the rental window they show you a long list of things not included in the insurance. I recommend avoiding Dollar altogether, unless...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th April 2018, 22:04
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By jurek
See...

See...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th April 2018, 18:14
Replies: 69
Views: 5,335
Posted By jurek
Ask Jos or Rgallardy what is hardcore...

Ask Jos or Rgallardy what is hardcore...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 6th April 2018, 10:10
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By jurek
Try to rent a car, because very few birding spots...

Try to rent a car, because very few birding spots in the USA are accessible without it. Avoid Dollar company, because it has big hidden fees on insurance sub-clauses etc. Last time Dollar charged me...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 14th March 2018, 05:19
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By jurek
Hi, I think the best strategy would be to contact...

Hi,
I think the best strategy would be to contact knowledgeable guide. I had one from the Greenleaf ??? Guesthouse and he showed me a Binturong and Pileated gibbons. Unfortunately I can no longer...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Sunday 11th March 2018, 17:10
Replies: 31
Views: 31,875
Posted By jurek
It would be interesting to extract ancient DNA...

It would be interesting to extract ancient DNA from those bones of Bald Ibis from European Middle Ages settlements and see their relations. Anyway, it seems that Moroccan and Middle Eastern...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th March 2018, 18:28
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By jurek
It is a corvid, American Crow. Raven is more...

It is a corvid, American Crow. Raven is more symmetrical, Blue Jay is smaller judging from the key chain on the photo. I however cannot give you 100% certainty.
Forum: Bird Paleontology Friday 9th March 2018, 11:14
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By jurek
Weren't moas too heavy to sit on eggs the normal...

Weren't moas too heavy to sit on eggs the normal way, too?
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