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Forum: Your Birding Day Yesterday, 20:18
Replies: 188
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Posted By Jos Stratford
With May abnormally cold, even snow not so long...

With May abnormally cold, even snow not so long ago, it's been a poor month for butterflies pretty much throughout. Even so, a pretty good day yesterday - in rare sunshine and temperatures hitting 19...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 19:47
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Jos Stratford
Or expand interest into butterflies ... Italian...

Or expand interest into butterflies ... Italian mountains are at their best in July
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 19:41
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Jos Stratford
Not really

Not really
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Jos Stratford
There is a nice place half way between Italy and...

There is a nice place half way between Italy and Varanger that you could stop en route :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 21st May 2020, 14:02
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
Probably due to the mild winter, an exceptionally...

Probably due to the mild winter, an exceptionally good year for these little fellows however. On the peak day, managed a rather impressive 48 crawling up the legs of me and Little One, but there are...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 21st May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
After those exceptional days with Nightjars and...

After those exceptional days with Nightjars and Barred Warbler, all relatively quiet now on the Eastern Front - Nightjars it seems were indeed migrants, two days they stayed, and the Barred Warbler a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Jos Stratford
Did have hopes for Texas, but long ago gave up on...

Did have hopes for Texas, but long ago gave up on ideas beyond Europe for this summer. So I now have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D and Plan E :)

A is stay at Labanoras forever :) B is a very long...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 13:34
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Jos Stratford
An issue likely to be bigger than if borders are...

An issue likely to be bigger than if borders are open (as the EU is pushing to the removal of internal borders as summer progresses, and many EU nations are announcing borders will reopen, eg...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 21st May 2020, 10:44
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
A couple of photos - they are simple structures,...

A couple of photos - they are simple structures, but effective in appealing to birds (and other wildlife).

Photo one - when I made them in autumn 2018, replacing older ones which had slowly broken...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 20th May 2020, 04:26
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
Could potentially breed, I have some very nice...

Could potentially breed, I have some very nice habitat for Barred Warbler, but it is generally a scarce breeder in Lithuania and I see them very rarely ...I don't rate the chances of a breeding pair...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:35
Replies: 69
Views: 2,363
Posted By Jos Stratford
It's easy - one is a Citril Finch, the others are...

It's easy - one is a Citril Finch, the others are cliffs :)

I presume there is a red blob on one cliff.
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 230
Views: 9,227
Posted By Jos Stratford
Keep it going :t: And quit the tennis and do more...

Keep it going :t: And quit the tennis and do more birding :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:23
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
19 May. New Species Again! Labanoras does it...

19 May. New Species Again!

Labanoras does it stuff again! Barely two days since the last new species, found another early morning today - a singing male Barred Warbler! All the sweeter that it was...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:14
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
Cheers, I genuinely feel honoured to have such a...

Cheers, I genuinely feel honoured to have such a place - with Bitterns and Marsh Harriers, Red-backed Shrikes and Wrynecks, et al, it is full of all those birds that were pretty much mystical things...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:11
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
White-capped Albatrosses

White-capped Albatrosses
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:09
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
30 December. Stewart Island & Ulva Island. With...

30 December. Stewart Island & Ulva Island.

With my pelagic cancelled and having scored my Southern Brown Kiwi the previous evening, I nipped down to the ferry port first thing and changed my ticket,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:05
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
The legs are just amazing - I think primarily for...

The legs are just amazing - I think primarily for running and fighting, rather than digging. It is the ear in picture two - strange to see in a bird, but then just about everthing in a kiwi is...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:05
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
At 2.45 am, after umpteen hours, it was indeed...

At 2.45 am, after umpteen hours, it was indeed awesome and a fantastic beast :t:
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 18th May 2020, 20:52
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Jos Stratford
Not exactly the same as your example, but had a...

Not exactly the same as your example, but had a pretty brutal attack by one White Stork on another nest some years ago - on my website HERE...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th May 2020, 20:19
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
2.45 am bird!

2.45 am bird!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th May 2020, 20:17
Replies: 81
Views: 3,662
Posted By Jos Stratford
29 December. Stewart Island. Mist and gloom for...

29 December. Stewart Island.

Mist and gloom for much of the morning, clearing only in the afternoon. No big deal however, today was really planned as a day of relative leisure before heading out...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 18th May 2020, 20:09
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
Against all my expectations, refound the male...

Against all my expectations, refound the male Nightjar again this morning, roosting alongside the path in exactly the same place as the day before. Upon hearing, Little One was not impresssed - she...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 18th May 2020, 13:22
Replies: 69
Views: 2,363
Posted By Jos Stratford
I seem to remember something else about vultures...

I seem to remember something else about vultures and Wallcreepers ....the Wallcreeper wasn't suspiciously close to the Lammergeier's head was it? :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 18th May 2020, 08:37
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
I shall wander over there now :)

I shall wander over there now :)
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 17th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 188
Views: 7,035
Posted By Jos Stratford
Almost forgot, also one Sand Martin with Swallows...

Almost forgot, also one Sand Martin with Swallows this morning, second of the year, but only third record for my land.

Just returned from a dusk/night jaunt to see if the Nightjars might be active...
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