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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st August 2013, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Steve G
The punk hairstyle is always a good guide to RbM...

The punk hairstyle is always a good guide to RbM Jim and is usually obvious at a distance.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st August 2013, 08:12
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Steve G
Only a few weeks back we watched a mixed pair of...

Only a few weeks back we watched a mixed pair of pale phase and dark phase Augurs on the track below Lake Nakuru Lodge. The dark phase bird was collecting nesting material.

Apart from their bulky...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 10th August 2013, 20:05
Replies: 46
Views: 48,791
Posted By Steve G
Though not technically the best of images (light...

Though not technically the best of images (light levels were low and my hands were shaking with excitement -or perhaps it was fear!) this is not a sight I am ever likely to see again!

These eagles...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 11th April 2013, 01:06
Replies: 1,382
Views: 206,818
Posted By Steve G
On Tuesday 9th the male Marsh Harrier was...

On Tuesday 9th the male Marsh Harrier was carrying in some nesting material opposite the gullery hide (no sign of a female). He dropped out of view and later re-appeared -or so we thought at first...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 10th April 2013, 13:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Steve G
We've gone to different places in Kenya each of...

We've gone to different places in Kenya each of the last three school summer holidays and are going back again in July of this year. I have a friend who is a driver/guide who has his own 4x4 pop-up...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 10th April 2013, 11:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Steve G
Whoops! How did I get that wrong? If you ever...

Whoops!
How did I get that wrong?

If you ever fancy Kenya let me know as the photo-opportunities are...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 10th April 2013, 10:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Steve G
You need to draw up your own itinerary and...

You need to draw up your own itinerary and arrange your own vehicle and guide.
My trip report from a few days ago is here: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=149276&highlight=Serendip
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 22:35
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Steve G
Superb news!!! Is it one large colony?

Superb news!!!
Is it one large colony?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 23rd March 2013, 08:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,726
Posted By Steve G
Offal in sheep's stomach -sounds more like Haggis...

Offal in sheep's stomach -sounds more like Haggis than Belgian chocolates but given the recent debacle that is European meat licensing who is to say there isn't a wee touch of mutton DNA in those...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 22nd March 2013, 23:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,726
Posted By Steve G
I think that's the bird's crop. Vulture crops...

I think that's the bird's crop.
Vulture crops bulge when full ->stretching the overlying skin and giving the appearance of a bare patch. Interesting that the skin here is also yellow; I had always...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 28th February 2013, 22:12
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Steve G
I heard they were all getting eaten by Ovambo...

I heard they were all getting eaten by Ovambo Sparrowhawks!
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 27th February 2013, 22:49
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Steve G
It's not that difficult to see leopards in...

It's not that difficult to see leopards in certain parts of Africa. We were in Tsavo West (Kenya) in July 2012 for three days and saw seven different leopards. We got very close views of a playful...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2013, 00:01
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Steve G
It looks like a Silverbird.

It looks like a Silverbird.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 23rd February 2013, 19:47
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Steve G
I'm totally with Mark on this! Remember, herd...

I'm totally with Mark on this!

Remember, herd immunity provided by an immunised Gambian population is no protection here.

The main reservoir for YF virus is the local monkey population -and to the...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 23rd February 2013, 17:31
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Steve G
Aye, Padraig let's take some health advice from a...

Aye, Padraig let's take some health advice from a Gambian waiter!
The chances are that your waiter has already been vaccinated!


Following the 1978-1979 yellow fever epidemic in the Gambia, a mass...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 21st February 2013, 18:50
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Steve G
The vast majority of tourists visiting The G...

The vast majority of tourists visiting The G return safe and sound. Many are repeat visitors -a significant number of whom have not had Yellow Fever vaccine (mainly because it is fairly expensive and...
Forum: Kenya Wednesday 20th February 2013, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 5,006
Posted By Steve G
Hi Gordon, I visited Kenya each year for the last...

Hi Gordon,
I visited Kenya each year for the last three Scottish school summer holidays (most expensive time to visit -but tied to this unfortunately). We plan to head back again this summer.

The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th February 2013, 07:07
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Steve G
Hi Sriram, To be honest I'm not sure. I think...

Hi Sriram,
To be honest I'm not sure.
I think the cere is usually bright yellow in young birds but I had always thought that young birds had a dark iris (yellow in adults). Your bird doesn't have a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2013, 18:49
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Steve G
Oriental Honey Buzzard.

Oriental Honey Buzzard.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th February 2013, 06:59
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Steve G
I don't find these birds easy but I think this is...

I don't find these birds easy but I think this is an immature Scaly-throated.
It's clearly not an adult male Greater and immature of that species has a pale yellowish orbital eye ring (dark in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 6th February 2013, 22:52
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Steve G
Looks small with a fine bill and no real malar...

Looks small with a fine bill and no real malar stripe. Spotted rather than streaked below.
A female Little Spotted (Green-backed) gets my vote.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 25th January 2013, 21:31
Replies: 21
Views: 4,589
Posted By Steve G
The one big advantage in taking the Hidden Gambia...

The one big advantage in taking the Hidden Gambia gig is the boat trip from Kuntaur to the camp. This is a short trip by road but a lot longer by boat as the river curves back on itself. The boat...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 06:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By Steve G
Hard to tell from the distance/angle but I get...

Hard to tell from the distance/angle but I get the impression the nostril looks round.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th January 2013, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Steve G
Given the altitude and habitat (plantation) could...

Given the altitude and habitat (plantation) could this not be a pair of Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus) rather than Steppe Buzzard?

However, I don't think this image has enough detail to...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 11th January 2013, 23:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,162
Posted By Steve G
I was out with David in July 2012. He still...

I was out with David in July 2012. He still guides but he is now the Conservation Officer for the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest: http://davidngala.wildlifedirect.org/
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