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Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 4th November 2017, 19:28
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Steve Me, harsh? Fully respect that this bird...

Hi Steve
Me, harsh? Fully respect that this bird may have a fair bit of ambiguity around where it precisely is, but if you look at Birdbox's posts over the years there is little contribution to the...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 4th November 2017, 18:57
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Rich Bonser
When are you going to spend a few quid on a basic...

When are you going to spend a few quid on a basic bird news service? I happily donate food to food banks which genuinely helps people and society, but don't like scroungers. Your scrounging on here...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 4th February 2017, 23:27
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By Rich Bonser
I haven't actually seen the article myself, but...

I haven't actually seen the article myself, but there seems to have been a lot of sense said on this thread so far. What constitutes a hybrid or pure individual seems arbitrary, and this seems to...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 3rd June 2016, 14:47
Replies: 50
Views: 6,589
Posted By Rich Bonser
Realised Western Pal twitching, British/Irish...

Realised Western Pal twitching, British/Irish twitching, foreign trips and an all too consuming job are a bit too much to juggle sometimes. Plus the odd social commitment like a wedding today....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th May 2016, 21:24
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Rich Bonser
I genuinely apologise for being blunt here, but...

I genuinely apologise for being blunt here, but there appear to be no solid pro-American Herring Gull features on this bird in my opinion. Bar slightly coarser than usual barring on the rump and...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 15th April 2016, 19:54
Replies: 5,519
Views: 759,815
Posted By Rich Bonser
A near adult Cape Gannet was photographed...

A near adult Cape Gannet was photographed yesterday between Corvo and Flores (Azores); photos at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207295869809734&set=p.10207295869809734&type=3&theater...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 12th February 2016, 00:05
Replies: 1,074
Views: 137,572
Posted By Rich Bonser
I've managed to piece together a decent selection...

I've managed to piece together a decent selection of photos of adult Slaty-backed Gulls from Japan here (http://rothandb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/slaty-backed-gulls-adults.html). Photos taken in late...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 4th February 2016, 23:23
Replies: 1,074
Views: 137,572
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Alan We're working on the above! 1000s of...

Hi Alan
We're working on the above! 1000s of photos still to get through. Done the 1st-winter Slaty-backed range here (http://rothandb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/1st-winter-slaty-backed-gulls.html) and...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 24th January 2016, 20:48
Replies: 5,519
Views: 759,815
Posted By Rich Bonser
As an aside re: the Finnish Azure Tit. This bird...

As an aside re: the Finnish Azure Tit. This bird is deemed to be a hybrid (presumably 2nd generation+) by some. Too little white in the outertail feathers and a yellowish hue to the breast (seen in...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 13th December 2015, 11:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rich Bonser
BTO are the second worst culprits for timely...

BTO are the second worst culprits for timely responses :)

Thanks for the replies so far and a shame to hear that we may not be able to get any timely data for the histories of these Sussex ringed...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 13th December 2015, 00:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By Rich Bonser
Sussex white ringed gulls - any response?

I read gull rings wherever I go, submit them to the respective schemes religiously. However, there is one scheme that I've recently not bothered with due to lack of response for so long... and that's...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 8th November 2015, 18:06
Replies: 69
Views: 4,617
Posted By Rich Bonser
Think this rather dubious title [of an autistic,...

Think this rather dubious title [of an autistic, OCD bound youth] is still currently mine - I was 26 and 9 months when I hit 500 if you're using current taxonomy BOU/IRBC.

However, like James...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 1st November 2015, 21:14
Replies: 61
Views: 5,444
Posted By Rich Bonser
2009 - ECW. Bird broke Thurs night, I left Corvo...

2009 - ECW. Bird broke Thurs night, I left Corvo Friday (meant to leave on the Monday) getting back to London Saturday a'noon; was at South Shields on Sunday dipping.

2014 - ECW. Bird broke on...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 1st November 2015, 16:38
Replies: 61
Views: 5,444
Posted By Rich Bonser
Yep, they did - Chris Batty and Kieran Foster...

Yep, they did - Chris Batty and Kieran Foster back in 1998. And they saw it. More than can be said for my three 'twitches' back from Corvo that have all ended in failure (2x Eastern Crowned Warbler...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 24th October 2015, 20:16
Replies: 344
Views: 25,885
Posted By Rich Bonser
This bird is evidently decent so you'd expect the...

This bird is evidently decent so you'd expect the BOURC to upgrade it on this one at some stage in the future. If I was in Britain currently I'd be giving this a shot. However, I'm not - so what's...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 5th September 2015, 17:08
Replies: 34
Views: 4,752
Posted By Rich Bonser
http://birdguides.com/iris/pictures.asp?t=1114739....

http://birdguides.com/iris/pictures.asp?t=1114739. Josh seems to have a point from what I can see, though almost as difficult to reconcile they're the same...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 29th August 2015, 01:31
Replies: 5,519
Views: 759,815
Posted By Rich Bonser
We had another Swinhoe's Storm-petrel at the Bank...

We had another Swinhoe's Storm-petrel at the Bank of Fortune, east of Graciosa, Azores on Thurs 28th August - the 4th year in a row (and 5th successive trip). Due to weather, the Azores Pelagics were...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 20th August 2015, 20:42
Replies: 5,519
Views: 759,815
Posted By Rich Bonser
Unfortunately, this bird has been re-identified...

Unfortunately, this bird has been re-identified as a Red-footed Falcon this evening.

Cheers
Rich
http://rothandb.blogspot.co.uk/
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Wednesday 24th June 2015, 00:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rich Bonser
I think it could be a local bird - probably...

I think it could be a local bird - probably ringed near Newport. Try contacting Elaine Rice at erice73737"at"aol.com. I've had a couple of these birds in Essex over the years (and they have similar...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 8th June 2015, 23:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi James It'll have been before '96 as that was...

Hi James
It'll have been before '96 as that was the first year the albatross wasn't about. Think it may actually have been '95 as there was an adult male (as per your photo) near Pwllheli if my...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 8th June 2015, 18:48
Replies: 5,519
Views: 759,815
Posted By Rich Bonser
The Pacific Swift was yesterday and no sign today...

The Pacific Swift was yesterday and no sign today from what I understand.

Elsewhere, the Black-browed Albatross was seen circling Helgoland again this morning (seems great at avoiding weekends!)...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 20:25
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Rich Bonser
Yeah, there was - found that one on a relatively...

Yeah, there was - found that one on a relatively balmy July evening back in the days (2002) when I was in God's own county. Was more mottled than red though. Here's a photo...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 27th April 2015, 12:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By Rich Bonser
Come on Paul, I've been with you before on...

Come on Paul, I've been with you before on something very similar to this. A description of a small, all black heron in County Cork. I remember pulling in to that field near Union Hall and seeing a...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 16th April 2015, 13:46
Replies: 232
Views: 24,419
Posted By Rich Bonser
The Fanal Bay bird on Terceira, Azores was last...

The Fanal Bay bird on Terceira, Azores was last seen on March 18th (having arrived as a juvenile on 24th September) per Azores Bird Sightings (http://azoresbirdsightings.blogspot.co.uk/) - doesn't...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th January 2015, 00:35
Replies: 100
Views: 9,811
Posted By Rich Bonser
Hi Martin Totally agree - photographs don't...

Hi Martin
Totally agree - photographs don't always tell the full story and, yes, I was probably being a bit naughty with the image I selected. I didn't see this particular Thayer's Gull, although at...
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