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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th February 2019, 17:14
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By cheshirebirder
Yes, should have seen the whydah for number 3....

Yes, should have seen the whydah for number 3. First thought on the tern was gull-billed but the bill just didnt look right?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th February 2019, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By cheshirebirder
For me , Weaver sp probably village weaver, tern...

For me ,
Weaver sp probably village weaver, tern sp maybe whiskered, red billed quelea and sanderlings with turnstones behind?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 24th January 2019, 19:36
Replies: 118
Views: 8,519
Posted By cheshirebirder
Yes, American oystercatcher is quite distinctive....

Yes, American oystercatcher is quite distinctive. Funny though how many birds you see on your travels abroad , where you wonder what the difference is between the local species and the one you see...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 21:54
Replies: 118
Views: 8,519
Posted By cheshirebirder
Common gallinule and black-billed magpie would...

Common gallinule and black-billed magpie would surely be overlooked here. Who gives moorhens and magpies more than a glance ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th January 2019, 15:17
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By cheshirebirder
I'd say Marsh. Where was it ?

I'd say Marsh. Where was it ?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 19th December 2018, 18:19
Replies: 74
Views: 7,612
Posted By cheshirebirder
Circumstances are different for each bird,...

Circumstances are different for each bird, really. In the old days we'd travel overnight but nowadays ,if it's a long way ,we tend to set off early but so we will get news enroute. ( Preferably with...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 14th December 2018, 17:59
Replies: 74
Views: 7,612
Posted By cheshirebirder
Not counting trips for birds that turned out to...

Not counting trips for birds that turned out to be duff,
Barrow's GoldenEye
Great bustard
Lesser crested tern
Slaty backed gull
Crested lark
Needle-tailed swift
Siberian blue robin
Black-eared...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 14th December 2018, 16:45
Replies: 76
Views: 8,868
Posted By cheshirebirder
We tried round Moelfre but on Tuesday it seems...

We tried round Moelfre but on Tuesday it seems like the bird was moving around a lot ,so we didn't want to move far from Lligwy in case it turned up there . Thought of looking at Cemlyn but that...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 10th December 2018, 19:26
Replies: 76
Views: 8,868
Posted By cheshirebirder
Wasnt the Abersoch/Llandudno bird thought to be...

Wasnt the Abersoch/Llandudno bird thought to be of the African race ?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 10th December 2018, 15:14
Replies: 76
Views: 8,868
Posted By cheshirebirder
So, are the two races an accepted split now ?

So, are the two races an accepted split now ?
Forum: Canada Thursday 6th December 2018, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By cheshirebirder
Thanks, Neil. We're in Nanaimo for 3 days so may...

Thanks, Neil. We're in Nanaimo for 3 days so may well get in touch or nip into the store.
Regards, Bill
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Tuesday 4th December 2018, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By cheshirebirder
It's just too easy to buy air rifles and...

It's just too easy to buy air rifles and high-powered crossbows. Think it's beginning to dawn on our authorities so, hopefully , action may be around the corner.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 3rd December 2018, 15:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By cheshirebirder
Ha ha , reminds me of our day out with him a few...

Ha ha , reminds me of our day out with him a few years ago ! Could go on about a number of incidents during the day but one in particular , when we stopped for lunch and he had 2 beers ( as the...
Forum: Canada Monday 26th November 2018, 18:37
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By cheshirebirder
Thanks for your report, Neil. We are visiting...

Thanks for your report, Neil. We are visiting Nanaimo next June so it's interesting to see what's about , although some of the birds are seasonal, obviously.
Regards, Bill.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 19th November 2018, 21:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,366
Posted By cheshirebirder
Agree the place is a nightmare to find your way...

Agree the place is a nightmare to find your way around as its like a maze with no reserve map or markers. We found gate 10 and the boardwalk eventually ( the sign saying said gate was number 10 was...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 8th November 2018, 19:55
Replies: 78
Views: 5,912
Posted By cheshirebirder
I was there yesterday and the bird was very...

I was there yesterday and the bird was very active and unafraid of the watching birders and frequently landed with 6 feet someone just stood along the wall. Indeed it flew virtually at our feet at...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 8th November 2018, 18:57
Replies: 89
Views: 8,022
Posted By cheshirebirder
Hitchhiking could be worth a thread of it's own. ...

Hitchhiking could be worth a thread of it's own. Once got a lift in a delivery van down the M1 when it was snowing quite heavily. It had only one, centrally mounted windscreen wiper which was...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 1st November 2018, 09:31
Replies: 61
Views: 6,330
Posted By cheshirebirder
Back in the 1970s , birding one autumn at...

Back in the 1970s , birding one autumn at Sandbach , walking along the lane I passed a green sandpiper. Walked a few yards further and it flew past me never to be seen again . No white rump !
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 19th October 2018, 15:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By cheshirebirder
While I can't commit to joining your trip, I'm...

While I can't commit to joining your trip, I'm really interested in how you get on. I usually travel with 2or 3 birding mates from home and have mostly done trips where we independently book a local...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 18:20
Replies: 61
Views: 6,330
Posted By cheshirebirder
Ditto on the Top Hill Amur. The business of...

Ditto on the Top Hill Amur. The business of walking/ running to the site of a bird and passing happy birders on their way back from it, only to dip it yourself,is something that's probably happened...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 11th October 2018, 21:01
Replies: 55
Views: 2,606
Posted By cheshirebirder
Only about 15 miles away, but the 1976 little...

Only about 15 miles away, but the 1976 little bunting at Sandbach was my first actual twitch . Remember my 300th being the upland sandpiper at the same place.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 11th October 2018, 20:48
Replies: 127
Views: 3,944
Posted By cheshirebirder
Got to be a duck. I'll go for lesser scaup at ...

Got to be a duck. I'll go for lesser scaup at Chasewater . Wore off before I left the place
Forum: Clywd Thursday 4th October 2018, 18:33
Replies: 405
Views: 41,452
Posted By cheshirebirder
[QUOTE=Peugeot;3771685]You're looking in exactly...

[QUOTE=Peugeot;3771685]You're looking in exactly the right places.......

I've been watching from first light, ( approx 07.00am onwards )......I've found that the bird at the castle can be very...
Forum: Clywd Thursday 4th October 2018, 14:31
Replies: 405
Views: 41,452
Posted By cheshirebirder
Hi Peugeot. Two of us had a good look for your...

Hi Peugeot. Two of us had a good look for your black redstart(s) yesterday with no joy. Spent over an hour around and in the castle (including checking inside the towers) and also along the path out...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 26th September 2018, 17:11
Replies: 176
Views: 10,285
Posted By cheshirebirder
Overdue; wallcreeper Never again; rock sparrow

Overdue; wallcreeper
Never again; rock sparrow
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