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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 18:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Biancone
In my limited experience with Goshawks I have...

In my limited experience with Goshawks I have only once seen an adult Gos in close proximity to soaring Common Buzzards, and that was on one of those rare hot blue summer days (after a cloudy week)...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Friday 13th April 2018, 15:20
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Biancone
Yes, beautiful images; many thanks for sharing...

Yes, beautiful images; many thanks for sharing this link!
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st March 2018, 16:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By Biancone
Interesting observation! FWIW this feature seems...

Interesting observation! FWIW this feature seems to hold up in a very small sample of Sparrowhawks in north Italy (I have not got many adequate images!). In four birds that I'm sure are juveniles...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th March 2018, 13:54
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By Biancone
Hi Ken, I'm guessing you suggest this image shows...

Hi Ken, I'm guessing you suggest this image shows an analogous lighting effect to the Sparrowhawk of the OP? On the contrary I think it tends to confirm that the Sparrowhawk's apparent colouration...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 18:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By Biancone
I wondered about that too, but, trying to...

I wondered about that too, but, trying to visualise it in 3-D I couldn't think of any way in a nice blue sky to generate such a dark head with such a neat and clear-cut curved shadow edge around the...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Thursday 29th March 2018, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 4,886
Posted By Biancone
2018: several hawks showing but no breeding yet

Some will recall the fascinating images available for the past couple of years from the webcam at a Goshawk nest in Riga, Latvia. Last year the breeding pair could be seen visiting the nest from...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 28th March 2018, 08:16
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Biancone
Great images, really evocative and brightened my...

Great images, really evocative and brightened my morning considerably! Thanks for posting.
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd March 2018, 11:27
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Biancone
Lots of views and no response so I'll jump in...

Lots of views and no response so I'll jump in (where wise men fear to tread)! The narrow hand and clearly protruding secondaries, and the rounded tail end are certainly promising for Gos; apparent...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th December 2017, 20:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Biancone
Agree with Peter. If the supercilium looks...

Agree with Peter. If the supercilium looks unusually prominent I think that's mainly because the image is too contrasty and a bit over-exposed.
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th December 2017, 14:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Biancone
That's fascinating: great to see another example...

That's fascinating: great to see another example documented! Thanks for posting, especially that very instructive first image.
Brian
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th December 2017, 11:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Biancone
Excuse me jumping in! I believe Rafael is...

Excuse me jumping in! I believe Rafael is referring to the way the flight feathers are depicted in the flying birds. The appear as if the outer margin 'underlaps' the adjacent outer feather but in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th October 2017, 19:07
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Biancone
Agreed. (Re Gos/Spar there's an old post (March...

Agreed. (Re Gos/Spar there's an old post (March 2016) on my Goshawk blog that might be of some use).
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th October 2017, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Biancone
Agree an accipiter and not Goshawk but not sure...

Agree an accipiter and not Goshawk but not sure myself how to exclude Levant brevipes or Shikra badius, which I think occur in parts of northern Iran. Not personally familiar with either! Also not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd September 2017, 18:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Biancone
Sorry, bit late seeing this thread. Yes, what...

Sorry, bit late seeing this thread.

Yes, what Tom said.

Guess it's the time of year, but about 30 'Kestrels' turned up in the hills here (lower Apennines, Prov. Piacenza, Italy) over the past...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 20th August 2017, 16:49
Replies: 21
Views: 6,926
Posted By Biancone
Chris, There's at least three interested! But...

Chris, There's at least three interested! But I'm like everyone (?) else: I'm waiting for someone else to do the legwork and tell us the answer. I was tempted to make a start but then I thought...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th August 2017, 17:11
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Biancone
My feeling also. Not often you see almost no tail...

My feeling also. Not often you see almost no tail on a Marsh Harrier. Overall it doesn't look right for Marsh Harrier to me.
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th August 2017, 19:22
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Biancone
Thanks for your comments Nutcracker and Tom. OK,...

Thanks for your comments Nutcracker and Tom. OK, so I'm going with 'probable' Eagle Owl! The pellet was enormous and on size alone Eagle Owl seems to be the only candidate in the region. Never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th August 2017, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Biancone
Owl pellet (August 2017, N Apennines, Italy)

The attached image shows what I think is an owl pellet. After a bit of Googling I've a suspicion which species was responsible but I'd be grateful if anyone could give an opinion based on personal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th August 2017, 16:35
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Biancone
Hi Kinthissa, Glad you're still enjoying the...

Hi Kinthissa,
Glad you're still enjoying the Honeys! You're very lucky to have a pair and a favourite foraging site so close to you. I'm envious (do you know if there is a single wasp nest or a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th June 2017, 18:50
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Biancone
Also agree on species and sex. Brian

Also agree on species and sex.
Brian
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 27th June 2017, 13:52
Replies: 121
Views: 27,441
Posted By Biancone
I forgot to say how much I enjoy your thread!...

I forgot to say how much I enjoy your thread! Great shots & great times.
Brian
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 27th June 2017, 08:35
Replies: 121
Views: 27,441
Posted By Biancone
Reminds me of one time a few years back (oh, yes,...

Reminds me of one time a few years back (oh, yes, 'old git reminisces' warning). I was coming down the track leading off of the south side of Ordesa canyon, hot and tired and happy. In places the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 27th June 2017, 07:53
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By Biancone
Guia de rapinyaires de Catalunya

Just wondering if anyone has got or seen a copy of this book? Publisher's page HERE (http://www.cossetania.com/guia-de-rapinyaires-de-catalunya-2013). The cover photo looks pretty stunning, but I'm...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 24th June 2017, 14:56
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Biancone
That's very helpful, as always. Many thanks! Brian

That's very helpful, as always. Many thanks!
Brian
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 24th June 2017, 13:44
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Biancone
Hi Peter, I was hoping you might see my question!...

Hi Peter,
I was hoping you might see my question! Many thanks for replying. So, I can exclude the idea that breeding failed because she might have been a young inexperienced bird. The nest is more...
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