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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 24th March 2018, 08:27
Replies: 969
Sticky: Shieldbugs.
Views: 137,079
Posted By Swindon Addick
Breaking news from the world of shieldbugs - a...

Breaking news from the world of shieldbugs - a provisional atlas of records up to 2014 has been published at www.britishbugs.org.uk (http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/).
As announced on Twitter...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 18th March 2018, 07:28
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By Swindon Addick
I've never had an escapee in the garden, but we...

I've never had an escapee in the garden, but we had a harris hawk at work once. It terrorised us for a couple of days, attacking several people, before being captured by a falconer.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd March 2018, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Swindon Addick
There was a lapwing in my local park today. The...

There was a lapwing in my local park today. The first one I've seen there in some 6 years of watching the birds. I guess the snow drove it into an urban area it wouldn't normally go.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:41
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
Make that 197. Was just flicking through last...

Make that 197. Was just flicking through last year's thread & saw the post where I mentioned having both Great Egret & Great White Egret, and I got a sudden sinking feeling...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 20:30
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
Well spotted, thanks. 198 and counting...

Well spotted, thanks. 198 and counting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th January 2018, 07:09
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
These two bring the UK list to 163. Meanwhile the...

These two bring the UK list to 163. Meanwhile the overall Europe list, including the UK, is 197 if my count is right. Plenty of room for error in this one, with lots of species being X in the UK but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th January 2018, 08:21
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
The UK list is at 161. I'm more confident of this...

The UK list is at 161. I'm more confident of this total as Jonny731's helpful sorting into taxonomic order makes it easier to spot duplicates. I don't have the software to do this myself.

Brent...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 4th January 2018, 08:18
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
The various additions to the non-UK Europe list...

The various additions to the non-UK Europe list since my last summary bring it to 115, unless I've included any duplicates:

african blue tit
african collared dove
Alpine Accentor
Alpine...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 18:34
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
The population only survives because young...

The population only survives because young individuals are deliberately fed by people. So definitely not self-sustaining.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 05:45
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
And here are 76 species from Europe excluding the...

And here are 76 species from Europe excluding the UK. I'll have a go at a combined Europe list later - this is it for now.

african blue tit
african collared dove
Alpine Accentor
Alpine Chough
Arctic...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 05:32
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
Here's Team USA so far, which I think is 120....

Here's Team USA so far, which I think is 120. Team North America is the same figure as all the Canadian species reported so far have also been reported from the USA.

American Black Duck
American...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 05:25
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
For anyone who's only just seeing this thread,...

For anyone who's only just seeing this thread, there's still time to add species to the lists - as long as you saw or heard the bird on 1 Jan not 2 Jan, it's fine to do the forum posting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 20:22
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
I saw a grey seal, so if we were doing a UK...

I saw a grey seal, so if we were doing a UK mammal list, including those that Farnboro John reported, it would read:

common seal
grey seal
fallow deer
roe deer
grey squirrel
brown rat
bottlenose...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 18:45
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
Just about warmed up after slogging round south...

Just about warmed up after slogging round south Devon in heavy rain (morning) and gales (afternoon). Fortunately not both at the same time...

Anyway, Broadsands was pretty quiet but there were some...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 22:30
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By Swindon Addick
Most of our UK members will be getting a lifer or...

Most of our UK members will be getting a lifer or two immediately after midnight when the BOU official taxonomy changes. So arguably mine will be Tundra bean goose. But other than that I guess it's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 22:24
Replies: 78
Views: 6,835
Posted By Swindon Addick
The parakeets should be easy enough. One option...

The parakeets should be easy enough. One option would be to make a tip to the London Wetland Centre, which is one of many places around London they're pretty much guaranteed plus there's other good...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 22:14
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Swindon Addick
Black-headed gulls, sheltering in the marina at...

Black-headed gulls, sheltering in the marina at Torquay. Turned out the reason they were sheltering was that the rain was about to return, and that was that for the afternoon.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 22:06
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Swindon Addick
189 UK species of which 8 were lifers. Not bad...

189 UK species of which 8 were lifers. Not bad for a year in which I didn't really prioritise the year list. The main highlights of the year were both non-birds - Lesser Emperor Dragonfly was both a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th December 2017, 07:24
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
I've always ducked trying to do a global total...

I've always ducked trying to do a global total because I don't have the expertise to match up the different taxonomies used in the different regions and work out if species with different names count...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th December 2017, 20:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By Swindon Addick
I'm with family in south-east London, but got...

I'm with family in south-east London, but got half an hour round a local park because granny fancied a walk before lunch. Just the 8 species, including ring-necked parakeet, but that's probably my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th December 2017, 22:27
Replies: 107
Views: 4,482
Posted By Swindon Addick
January 1st joint Birdforum list (2018 edition)

You are invited to join in the fifth annual Birdforum joint lists for 1st January. The idea is that those who want to take part provide a list of what they've seen or heard on 1 January and we...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th December 2017, 15:27
Replies: 3,867
Views: 653,819
Posted By Swindon Addick
A couple of weeks ago I continued the slow...

A couple of weeks ago I continued the slow ticking-off of the UK birds I really should have seen by now, when I flushed a Jack Snipe while walking round the reserve at Hickling Broad, Norfolk.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 08:19
Replies: 3,867
Views: 653,819
Posted By Swindon Addick
American Golden Plover at Dale, Pembrokeshire a...

American Golden Plover at Dale, Pembrokeshire a week ago.
Annoyingly, Birdtrack is now insisting the presumed-escaped Red-breasted Goose at Slimbridge last weekend is a lifer, so I now either have to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th October 2017, 20:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,178
Posted By Swindon Addick
Three swallows feeding near the harbour at...

Three swallows feeding near the harbour at Goodwick (i.e. Fishguard) today while I was on my way to Strumble Head. My latest ever (not that I've been birding long enough for that to be remarkable).
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th September 2017, 07:29
Replies: 3,867
Views: 653,819
Posted By Swindon Addick
Another one for Red-necked Phalarope here - one...

Another one for Red-necked Phalarope here - one spent the weekend at Farmoor Reservoir with an admiring crowd of birders from the Oxfordshire area. I saw it on Sunday morning when it was very close...
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