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Forum: Nestboxes Thursday 20th September 2018, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By lazza
I have had two House Martin nest boxes (well clay...

I have had two House Martin nest boxes (well clay cups) on my house for 4 summers now, and nothing has nested in them. They have been visited once or twice but they are obviously not to the...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 20th September 2018, 16:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Out to the coast on Saturday, although conditions...

Out to the coast on Saturday, although conditions were wrong for anything too dramatic. Was there quite early though, so finally managed to pick up the Druridge Pools

133. Little Owl

- one adult...
Forum: United Arab Emirates Tuesday 11th September 2018, 15:22
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By lazza
So, it turns out my Great Egret was in fact a...

So, it turns out my Great Egret was in fact a Western Reef Heron! Which is another nice lifer for the trip!
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 10th September 2018, 17:24
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Then, in Abu Dhabi, I managed to add a few more...

Then, in Abu Dhabi, I managed to add a few more species to my UAE list, including some spectacular - and unexpected - lifers, six in all. All other species were, of course, new for my UAE life list...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 10th September 2018, 17:12
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Had a work trip to Abu Dhabi last week, with a...

Had a work trip to Abu Dhabi last week, with a long stopover at Heathrow Airport on Sunday, so spent an hour at Osterley Park, where I added:

131. Tawny Owl
132. Mandarin Duck
Forum: United Arab Emirates Thursday 6th September 2018, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By lazza
Abu Dhabi work trip

For anyone interested, I just got back from 3 days in Abu Dhabi with work, and thought I would post a little about my experiences.

I had very little time for birding for a few reasons:
- I was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th September 2018, 15:19
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By lazza
Perfect! Eclipse male photos on-line look exactly...

Perfect! Eclipse male photos on-line look exactly right. Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd September 2018, 21:20
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By lazza
Thanks. Looks a possibility. Maybe the “bib” was...

Thanks. Looks a possibility. Maybe the “bib” was my imagination!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd September 2018, 20:27
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By lazza
Small yellow bird, Abu Dhabi

I’m afraid that I don’t have any photos, but hope someone might be able to point me in the right direction!

I’m in Abu Dhabi right now, and this morning I had a short walk around my hotel’s garden....
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 31st August 2018, 10:52
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
After several years of talking about it, I...

After several years of talking about it, I finally took on the challenge of a cycle back from Benidorm to our villa in La Marina. So after a nice day out with the family, I got on my bike and...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 31st August 2018, 10:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Another weekend, another cycle ride. I headed...

Another weekend, another cycle ride. I headed down to Torrevieja looking for the usual Iberian Magpies at La Mata, but they were not there. Instead, there was a large and loud group of Monk Parakeet,...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 31st August 2018, 10:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
August spent in Spain, except for a short trip to...

August spent in Spain, except for a short trip to Switzerland with work. Working for 2 weeks and on holiday for the last 2 weeks, so managed a few birding trips. Missed out on some of the usual...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Out to Druridge bay last weekend, Friday evening,...

Out to Druridge bay last weekend, Friday evening, for a walk along the dunes, and a short stop at Druridge Pools. A lovely peaceful evening, with the birdlife showing a distinctly Autumnal feel (such...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:09
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
A few trips out to the coast in June were not...

A few trips out to the coast in June were not very productive, but I did add:

127. Gannet - from North Blyth

128. Sandwich Tern - at Amble Braid, while kayaking!
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Back in Switzerland in late June, with a couple...

Back in Switzerland in late June, with a couple of stop-offs at mountain passes during travel, which resulted in me adding a lifer :) and two new species to mySwiss list

Versenaz, GE
47. Common...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 12th July 2018, 12:02
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
So... a new country list was started in June. Not...

So... a new country list was started in June. Not quite sure how to list this, as I actually visited quite briefly two countries on a work trip. For now, I think I will list as Former Yugoslavia...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Wednesday 30th May 2018, 12:00
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Had a nice walk from Craster to Low Newton along...

Had a nice walk from Craster to Low Newton along the coast over the Bank Holiday weekend, managing to add a lifer along the way!

At Dunstanburgh, on the cliffs:
119. Razorbill
- quite a high...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 20:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
A trip to Castle Island last night was quite...

A trip to Castle Island last night was quite interesting, with very low water levels giving a wide expanse of mud to the south of the islands. It was great to hear my first Grasshopped warbler in...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 20:08
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Next, an early May visit to the Netherlands with...

Next, an early May visit to the Netherlands with work. One of my customers cancelled a meeting last minute, so I had an hour spare to stroll around Noordhollands dunes, also picking up several...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 19:58
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Straight back from Dubai, I stopped off at...

Straight back from Dubai, I stopped off at Prestwick Carr travelling back from the airport, adding a few Spring warblers:

111. Common whitethroat
112. Grasshopper warbler
113. Lesser...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 19:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
So, in early May, I visited a new country, so the...

So, in early May, I visited a new country, so the start of a new list - for United Arab Emirates! I was there for work, and only in the country for 30 hours (and 12 hours of daylight!) with no chance...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 19:52
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
One addition to the Netherlands list as I passed...

One addition to the Netherlands list as I passed through Schiphol:

9. Common buzzard
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 19:49
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Meanwhile, a couple of trips to Switzerland added...

Meanwhile, a couple of trips to Switzerland added few more to the year list, and a couple of species to my lifetime Swiss list:

In Zofingen:
21. Alpine swift*

And near Zofingen, in a small village...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 14th May 2018, 19:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Some more updates from the last 2...

Some more updates from the last 2 months.

Firstly, the UK list ticked along rather slowly through April, with most Spring arrivals seeming quite late. Nevertheless, progress to 110 species by the...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 19th April 2018, 11:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By lazza
Most of the rest of the list comes from two rides...

Most of the rest of the list comes from two rides out to El Hondo.

The first was a ride along Vistabella road, calling in at all four hides, then a loop around the full reserve (but not enough time...
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