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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 21st March 2020, 11:35
Replies: 645
Views: 18,188
Posted By LowellMills
Just precautionary generic...

Just precautionary generic barrier-nursing/isolation/biosecurity whatever you want to call it. Because knowledge of how long and how far the virus can be carried on footwear is limited, and we live...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 19th March 2020, 08:01
Replies: 645
Views: 18,188
Posted By LowellMills
I think the UK Gov is starting to take the social...

I think the UK Gov is starting to take the social distancing seriously but it is doing so too late and without a proper Test>Contact Trace>Isolate policy in place it will be very inefficient and met...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th March 2020, 21:32
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks all. I think in the OP I meant to say '2nd...

Thanks all. I think in the OP I meant to say '2nd cal year' not '2nd winter'.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th March 2020, 21:28
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By LowellMills
Apart from apparent size (deceptive in many such...

Apart from apparent size (deceptive in many such photos) it nicely matches the common gull elsewhere in the pic which is useful for judging the shade of grey in (the photo's capture of) the light...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th March 2020, 08:15
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By LowellMills
NE England. Leucistic herring gull c.f. Iceland?

Having second thoughts about IDing this as 2nd winter herring gull (leucistic). Anyone?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 06:38
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks all and sorry for poor record shots. It...

Thanks all and sorry for poor record shots. It was a fair distance away in working docks and, worse, it still knew it was being watched.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 21:08
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By LowellMills
Sinensis ssp. cormorant? Co. Durham UK 2/3/20

Hoping this is my first P. carbo sinensis in Britain.

I've not seen one so white-headed but I'm not familiar with gular angle to look for. Cheers!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 14th February 2020, 11:12
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks both. No don't hold me to Noctuidae, I'm...

Thanks both. No don't hold me to Noctuidae, I'm super new to moths. Afraid these are the only pics.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 12:06
Replies: 30
Views: 2,284
Posted By LowellMills
I don't agree as it seems the bottom right...

I don't agree as it seems the bottom right picture is showing the upper side of the bird as it climbs away from camera, with some strong sunlight on it, as opposed to underparts. I only noticed on...
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 13th February 2020, 09:33
Replies: 9,977
Views: 2,172,921
Posted By LowellMills
Derek, I have had messages of 100+ yellowhammer...

Derek, I have had messages of 100+ yellowhammer in the Holystone (Tyne & Wear) area. Approx grid ref for the farmland north of the village is NZ299705.

Not to be confused with Holystone...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 13th February 2020, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By LowellMills
Noctuid(?), July, Devon

Moth guide hasn't been successfully used to ID this one, suppose it might be a variable species or just overlooked it. Anyone?

Moth is on my gf's Smiley Face tshirt if you're wondering what the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:20
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks for the comments. I posted out of shock...

Thanks for the comments. I posted out of shock that a) I'd never looked into it before, b) people are still posting faked photographs of the behaviour and c) some people are daft enough to think the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By LowellMills
With very few exceptions, birds move somewhere...

With very few exceptions, birds move somewhere else to do something. The smallest scale movements would probably be foraging, escaping predators and disturbance, or visiting roost sites. Then there's...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By LowellMills
I thought they preferred blue objects to shiny...

I thought they preferred blue objects to shiny ones?
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 15:06
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By LowellMills
The 'crocodile dentist' bird myth

Today I have gone from misreading the plant species Egyptian clover to googling Egyptian plovers for fun to finding out it is this bird that is mythologised to this day as the 'crocodile bird' that...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 24th January 2020, 19:48
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By LowellMills
Finnish-ringed Osprey in Kenya

Taken into care having become entangled in fishing nets. Looks like it will be ok! 7000 km from ringing site. Great to see ringing finds in international...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 18:39
Replies: 9,977
Views: 2,172,921
Posted By LowellMills
Still checking back here from time to time. I'm...

Still checking back here from time to time. I'm not sure of a surefire site for yellowhammer but I can ask around. A few pics from suburban patch lately.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd November 2019, 18:18
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By LowellMills
Another vote for GND.

Another vote for GND.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th November 2019, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By LowellMills
Yes, redpoll.

Yes, redpoll.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th November 2019, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By LowellMills
Think the first is herring gull and birds 2 and 3...

Think the first is herring gull and birds 2 and 3 do give the feel of YLG for me. Dark around eyes, heavy bill. Third bird is better candidate YLG and think one shot indicates large feet as another...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 15:31
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By LowellMills
Duck, Orkney Isles UK, September

This duck was on the sea at the cruise ship berth near Kirkwall associating with common eiders. I had wondered if it was tufted duck but now I'm thinking mallard? Either way it stood out as a bit...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 08:40
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By LowellMills
In that habitat in the UK (and partly from the...

In that habitat in the UK (and partly from the photo too) it will almost certainly be reed warbler.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 30th August 2019, 12:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By LowellMills
Apologies for fluffing the date in the thead...

Apologies for fluffing the date in the thead title. It's not in 10 years' time.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 30th August 2019, 12:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By LowellMills
The Brown Booby and twitchers on Jeremy Vine, Radio 2 30/08/29

Temporary at this link, feature starts at 12:38 (i.e. time of day):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_two

This link to the episode should be functional for a few...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd August 2019, 18:56
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By LowellMills
Sylvia communis I think.

Sylvia communis I think.
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