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Forum: Norfolk Yesterday, 15:46
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Posted By MJB
On my daily Coronavirus-restrictions walk of 5km,...

On my daily Coronavirus-restrictions walk of 5km, a nice 18-strong flock of Whimbrel on a very recently ploughed, seeded and rolled large field. They had great sightlines for predators. They flew...
Forum: Norfolk Yesterday, 15:41
Replies: 2,126
Views: 397,249
Posted By MJB
Get him to adopt you...;) MJB

Get him to adopt you...;)
MJB
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Yesterday, 08:45
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By MJB
BBWF 2020 is cancelled

I've just seen the round-robin from the BBWF Team announcing the cancellation of this year's Bird Fair. Inevitable, really.
MJB:-C:-C:-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 08:26
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Lou. The photographer and all his fellow...

Thanks, Lou. The photographer and all his fellow birders hadn't actually seen a wagtail quite like this one in Kuwait and so perhaps it's a vagrant of a distant subspecies. Have you any idea which...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 08:18
Replies: 134
Views: 2,704
Posted By MJB
These splits are tentative. The notes to each...

These splits are tentative. The notes to each entry emphasise that, especially the statement 'Redpoll taxonomy is unsettled'...

An equally persuasive case can be made for lumping, given that Mason...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th April 2020, 10:03
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By MJB
Strange wagtail in Kuwait

This image was taken by Abdullah Al Kaabi recently in Kuwait, who can't work out which species it is and who is amazed at what it's eating. At first glance, it could be a Grey Wagtail.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th April 2020, 10:31
Replies: 491
Views: 7,466
Posted By MJB
Pity there isn't a columns facility on Bird...

Pity there isn't a columns facility on Bird Forum...!
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th April 2020, 10:26
Replies: 491
Views: 7,466
Posted By MJB
It does breed north of the Danube, by about...

It does breed north of the Danube, by about 150km, in Hungary in the area Debrecen-Hortobagy-Solnok and points south towards the Romanian border. Below that, it is recorded on passage in Romania...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 5th April 2020, 10:04
Replies: 91
Views: 7,103
Posted By MJB
IOC10.1 states for cirtensis: Mauritania to Egypt...

IOC10.1 states for cirtensis: Mauritania to Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula.

Jowers et al 2019 focused on the taxa within the Buzzard superspecies via a battery of DNA techniques. Amongst their...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 4th April 2020, 09:54
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By MJB
Just to prolong this discussion a little, here's...

Just to prolong this discussion a little, here's the latest BTO Annual Report on Waterbirds in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 13:51
Replies: 134
Views: 2,704
Posted By MJB
That would be Eastern Barn Owl Tyto javanica ssp...

That would be Eastern Barn Owl Tyto javanica ssp stertens...(IOC10.1)...
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:33
Replies: 491
Views: 7,466
Posted By MJB
The Fork-tailed Drongo complex is proposed worthy...

The Fork-tailed Drongo complex is proposed worthy of splitting... Best 'get in there fustest with the mostest' to check the likely taxon....

Fuchs et al 2018. Habitat-driven diversification,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:25
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By MJB
Even that touchy-feely publication, the...

Even that touchy-feely publication, the International Business Times published in 2015 a short paean on celebrating the vernal season in poetry:

"First Day Of Spring Poems: Celebrate The March 20...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:11
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By MJB
AEWA (see my post above) is quite specific about...

AEWA (see my post above) is quite specific about their long-established term 'waterbird(s)' means:

"AEWA covers 255 species of birds ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:05
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By MJB
Both scientists have published a fair bit of...

Both scientists have published a fair bit of work. Does anybody have the title of the paper or the doi...? I'd like to read their rationale in full before commenting on the findings.

By the way,...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 1st April 2020, 12:35
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By MJB
The link on the BBC article leads to a dead...

The link on the BBC article leads to a dead page... I wonder if it being the first of April has anything to do with it...?:eek!:MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 31st March 2020, 12:17
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By MJB
AEWA species list is at...

AEWA species list is at https://www.unep-aewa.org/en/species
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th March 2020, 18:40
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By MJB
...and 'waterbird' is in the acroynym 'AEWA'......

...and 'waterbird' is in the acroynym 'AEWA'... (The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement) and has been since the early 1990s at least.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2020, 18:14
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By MJB
She stated that easing of some restrictions may...

She stated that easing of some restrictions may be possible in some regions, but lifting them is probably not practical until September, and then only if people comply with the...
Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Sunday 29th March 2020, 10:10
Replies: 49
Views: 1,631
Posted By MJB
North Norfolk, edge of town garden, several short...

North Norfolk, edge of town garden, several short walks of 5 km or less, farmland & woodland.
MJB + better half
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 14:50
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By MJB
Another point that me affect any decision is the...

Another point that me affect any decision is the current closure of hotels and other accommodation. Much will depend on when any re-opening is contemplated. From my various cancelled trips, the most...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:08
Replies: 804
Views: 33,687
Posted By MJB
Thanks! MJB

Thanks!
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:03
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By MJB
That assumes that a considerable reduction in...

That assumes that a considerable reduction in restrictions will allow it. According to the graph data illustrating if self-isolation is maintained (The 'flattening graph' indicating that nationwide,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:44
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By MJB
Or, Tom, Lanius lahtora pallidirostris pro tem......

Or, Tom, Lanius lahtora pallidirostris pro tem... L.m. pallidirostris isn't a valid approach given that the nearest related large grey shrike to L. meridionalis (confined to Iberia and part of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:24
Replies: 804
Views: 33,687
Posted By MJB
Nice White-tailed Eagle! Were the pitches Dens &...

Nice White-tailed Eagle!

Were the pitches Dens & Tannadice or those beside Dundee International Sports Centre?

My football-watching in Dundee was in the days of Doug Cowie, Ian Ure, Alan Gilzean,...
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