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Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 12:38
Replies: 5,318
Views: 734,923
Posted By Jos Stratford
Accordingly, this Tengmalm's should have overshot...

Accordingly, this Tengmalm's should have overshot the Orkneys and be currently slumming itself in some toilet upon the Bahamas 🙂
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 06:56
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Jos Stratford
I think you mean vice versa 🙂

I think you mean vice versa 🙂
Forum: Mammals Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Jos Stratford
The Finnish sites are very reliable ways to see...

The Finnish sites are very reliable ways to see the bears, and the sheer number visiting over the course of a (light) night can be impressive. No guide needed, just book a night in the hide.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:34
Replies: 11
Views: 41,129
Posted By Jos Stratford
No problem, but it goes to show, just about...

No problem, but it goes to show, just about anywhere you can get birds at feeders - god luck with yours B :t:
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 10th November 2018, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 41,129
Posted By Jos Stratford
That post was ten years ago and even then I wrote...

That post was ten years ago and even then I wrote 'used to live’ 🙂

I have long since ceased to live there, but the three most abundant species were Great Tit, Blue Tit and Tree Sparrow, with...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 10th November 2018, 08:20
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Jos Stratford
I assume because north Queensland is very much a...

I assume because north Queensland is very much a biogeograpic unit with many species confined to this region, unlike south-east Queensland that has a lot of species from the typical arid belts.

For...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jos Stratford
Can be hit or miss to see, but generally a fairly...

Can be hit or miss to see, but generally a fairly common species in both Lithuania and Estonia.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jos Stratford
I would not call them very common in Lithuania...

I would not call them very common in Lithuania either, though 'relatively' easier in early spring when calling ...if you know localities. You would need a massive dose of good luck to just stumble...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 18:49
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yep, meant west - the small bay immediately west...

Yep, meant west - the small bay immediately west of Undva point (ie between Undva and Vilsandi). In my experience, the tip of Undva tends to be most reliable, but if in this small bay, they are often...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 12:08
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yes :) The best location for Steller's Eider is...

Yes :)

The best location for Steller's Eider is very simple to find, a guide is not needed - put Undva into google maps and you will see it is a peninsula. The best spot is the very northern tip or...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 7th November 2018, 11:31
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
For general interest among many? Besides, there...

For general interest among many?


Besides, there have been (apparently) an unusually high number occurring in coastal districts of Norway where they do not usually occur, suggesting more potential...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By Jos Stratford
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/engli...

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/color-phase

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/colour_phase

And any number of other dictionaries, online or otherwise.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Jos Stratford
Picture would help answer the 5% doubt :)

Picture would help answer the 5% doubt :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 18:33
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By Jos Stratford
Nobody is reinventing the word, phase is...

Nobody is reinventing the word, phase is correctly applied - in zoological terms, it can refer to a 'genetic variety of an animal's coloration'

Even says so in the Oxford Dictionary :)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 07:50
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
A weak response to call persons trolls for simply...

A weak response to call persons trolls for simply viewing issues differently to you, thought you would be above that.



Very kind of you to provide interpretation/intention of another person's...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 06:13
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
It could also ultimately backfire on everyday...

It could also ultimately backfire on everyday birders - one example of the above could, I imagine, lead to many more landowners simply blocking access to birders permanently.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 4th November 2018, 20:43
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
No criticism if it only applies to you, and that...

No criticism if it only applies to you, and that it doesn't mean others with lesser means than you are deprived from the opportunity to see the bird should access be arranged.

Mental note to myself,...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 4th November 2018, 20:39
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
I think you understood that my point didn't...

I think you understood that my point didn't revolve (or raise) the issue of philanthropy - quite probably most fundraising does really revolve around philanthropic ideals, nothing wrong with that.

I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 4th November 2018, 20:07
Replies: 640
Views: 43,333
Posted By Jos Stratford
Snap! Rather regular for me in November, but...

Snap!

Rather regular for me in November, but always nice, one circling around for a while today...

115. Rough-legged Buzzard
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 4th November 2018, 19:38
Replies: 172
Views: 20,188
Posted By Jos Stratford
Nothing wrong with exploring the possibility of...

Nothing wrong with exploring the possibility of opening access and the possibility of this being done to also raise money for charity, but it depends how it is approached - if done with the...
Forum: Israel Sunday 4th November 2018, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Not on that trip :) Did get exceptionally lucky...

Not on that trip :)

Did get exceptionally lucky with a nighttime Caracal at the same site though.


Edit: I did get detained by Jordanian security at the pools north of Aqaba for a while for not...
Forum: Israel Sunday 4th November 2018, 18:30
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Telescopes are not let in, binoculars...

Telescopes are not let in, binoculars are.

Algeria is not letting binoculars in.
Forum: Israel Sunday 4th November 2018, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Agree with both first paragraph and second...

Agree with both first paragraph and second paragraph, and especially the very final sentence.
Forum: Israel Sunday 4th November 2018, 16:50
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yep, that's a good enough reason :)

Yep, that's a good enough reason :)
Forum: Israel Sunday 4th November 2018, 16:35
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Wouldn't consider Jordan? Cheap flights from...

Wouldn't consider Jordan? Cheap flights from Warsaw possible (eg from under 100 zł return trip in December, 250 zł in January/February - and these prices will drop) and the owl is certainly possible...
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