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Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 16th May 2018, 22:18
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Stonefaction
I find that if I see the bird calling/singing...

I find that if I see the bird calling/singing that the call/song 'sticks' better in my mind, and the more often I see/hear the bird the better. However, that isn't helpful when trying to identify...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 5th May 2018, 20:12
Replies: 1,786
Views: 369,770
Posted By Stonefaction
Thanks, Andrew.

Thanks, Andrew.
Forum: Scotland Saturday 5th May 2018, 18:31
Replies: 1,786
Views: 369,770
Posted By Stonefaction
Any tips on where is best around...

Any tips on where is best around Portsoy-Fraserburgh area for Black Guillemot? Also if Findlater Castle is the likeliest spot in the Portsoy area for White Billed Diver. Anything else around in the...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 5th May 2018, 16:11
Replies: 530
Views: 119,999
Posted By Stonefaction
Well, was leading a guided walk at the park this...

Well, was leading a guided walk at the park this morning but was going to be a bit too early so routed in via the western gate to check the tide state and on the way to the car park I found yet...
Forum: Scotland Monday 30th April 2018, 20:47
Replies: 530
Views: 119,999
Posted By Stonefaction
There's been a bit of range expansion for Coot in...

There's been a bit of range expansion for Coot in Dundee, with them now (more or less) firmly resident at Swannie Ponds - possibly Clatto-born birds initially? Possibly the RNP one is either a...
Forum: Scotland Sunday 29th April 2018, 16:54
Replies: 530
Views: 119,999
Posted By Stonefaction
Popped in for a wander round after a trip to the...

Popped in for a wander round after a trip to the Tay reedbeds and got a bit of a surprise at the Lochan. A new park tick. Number 141 - a Coot. There was also a Moorhen in the trees to the north of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th April 2018, 22:52
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Stonefaction
I think it is a Scops Owl.

I think it is a Scops Owl.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th April 2018, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Stonefaction
Yes, all Linnets.

Yes, all Linnets.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 21:18
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Stonefaction
Redpoll, Fife, Scotland 8/3/18

Photographed this Redpoll in flight today at Tentsmuir Forest, north of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Any opinions on whether you'd call it a Lesser or a Mealy?
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 27th February 2018, 22:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,531
Posted By Stonefaction
Killiecrankie and the walk along the river from...

Killiecrankie and the walk along the river from Pitlochry to there is good for Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher - and it's just off the A9 if you're driving up from Edinburgh. Good chance of Dipper...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 27th February 2018, 19:17
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Stonefaction
Not exactly what you've asked for but 2 books...

Not exactly what you've asked for but 2 books that can at least give clues as to what birds are likely to be doing particular things -

Collins Identifying Birds By Behaviour by Dominic...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 13th February 2018, 18:21
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Stonefaction
I think it's in his "signature". Highland...

I think it's in his "signature". Highland Nature.
Forum: Scotland Saturday 10th February 2018, 19:54
Replies: 1,977
Views: 346,001
Posted By Stonefaction
Having been unfortunate to miss out on the Great...

Having been unfortunate to miss out on the Great White Egret at Rossie Bog on Wednesday with Paul (Gander), I decided to try again today. Bussed it to Ladybank then walked out to the appropriate area...
Forum: Scotland Friday 9th February 2018, 20:05
Replies: 1,977
Views: 346,001
Posted By Stonefaction
I made it to 80 species, Paul. Velvet Scoter &...

I made it to 80 species, Paul. Velvet Scoter & Red Throated Diver confirmed from photos. Here's the blog post to go with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 18:25
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Stonefaction
Steve, the line that appears to be the bill in...

Steve, the line that appears to be the bill in the photo in the second pic in post 2, is I think part of the wave, rather than the bill of the bird, (which I think would be at too steep an angle for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 18:18
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Stonefaction
Andrew, that was the conclusion I'd come to with...

Andrew, that was the conclusion I'd come to with the birds in the 1st post, though the bill being held horizontally was making them seem a bit odd - though size-wise if the bird in photo 3 is the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Stonefaction
Unfortunately, the birds were very distant, and...

Unfortunately, the birds were very distant, and the photos are cropped to get already to get the detail that is there in the photos. That's the main reason that I'm struggling to decide on IDs for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:02
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Stonefaction
birds #2

birds #2
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Stonefaction
Divers, East Scotland, February 2018

A couple of recent sightings of Divers off the east coast of Scotland that I'm undecided as to what I'm looking at. First 2 photos are of a bird (#1a) off Carnoustie, Angus on Sunday past, in the...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 1st February 2018, 21:36
Replies: 1,977
Views: 346,001
Posted By Stonefaction
http://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.co.uk/2018...

http://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/the-angus-triangle-31118.html

My blog-post of Wednesday's highly successful day out around Angus with Paul (Gander). Plenty of photos of some of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th January 2018, 21:11
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Stonefaction
Was aware of them but don't think I'd seen one...

Was aware of them but don't think I'd seen one 'in the flesh' before, or at least not that I remember. Apart from the orange legs there was nothing that pointed towards anything other than Pink Foot...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th January 2018, 20:23
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Stonefaction
Pinkfoot with orange legs was my thought at the...

Pinkfoot with orange legs was my thought at the time, and having had a look at a couple of books at home and a few photos online, I haven't changed my mind, but as always have posted these pics just...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th January 2018, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Stonefaction
Goose, Carnoustie, Scotland 24/1/18

Chanced upon this (orange legged) goose with a small flock of Pink Footed Geese earlier today. Unfortunately we couldn't stop for long on the stretch of road they were close to, and as they looked...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 6th January 2018, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,906
Posted By Stonefaction
Well done, John. In all my visits down there -...

Well done, John. In all my visits down there - usually 1 or 2 a year, I've never had a view like that of Beardies, and definitely not at that spot - haven't even heard them there. There is a grit...
Forum: Scotland Friday 5th January 2018, 22:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Stonefaction
Given your location, John, another option with a...

Given your location, John, another option with a bit more travelling time might be Loch of Strathbeg, where they do tend to sometimes get sightings in winter from at least one of the 'airfield'...
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