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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:41
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
Probably just a Black Kite tbh, although the...

Probably just a Black Kite tbh, although the flight was weird and laboured.

Noise issues here revolve around too many very noisy frogs, especially in the evening and at night. Did pop out just now...
Forum: France Yesterday, 21:34
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By dantheman
Nice. Expect the unexpected and the list to keep...

Nice. Expect the unexpected and the list to keep growing ... !

There's a couple of French garden lists on the annual BF garden bird section if you're interested ......
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:06
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
50) Yellow-legged Gull 1N Cloudy with sun...

50) Yellow-legged Gull 1N

Cloudy with sun breaking through today - muggy though. Had a tail-less raptor fly over which could have been interesting, but remained unid'ed
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:41
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
21st April, France - 48) Short-toed Eagle 1...

21st April, France -

48) Short-toed Eagle 1 distantly after a closer flyby
49) Mallard 2

Also c100 Swift overhead for a part of the day, and sight record of Green Woodpecker. Wryneck seems to have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:38
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
Seems hard work here too, but additions keep...

Seems hard work here too, but additions keep coming - partly because I'm new here this year, and partly because. (No raptor flocks and very few small flitty passerines last few days though).
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th April 2018, 20:51
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
19th April, France Garden list - 45) Golden...

19th April, France Garden list -

45) Golden Oriole - h

Also Common Swift entering nesting site in the bungalow roof.

20th April -

46) White Wagtail 1 over
47) Red Kite 2
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th April 2018, 20:12
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
Almost dawn to dusk blue skies the last few days...

Almost dawn to dusk blue skies the last few days - not good for vismig at all. Shouldn't complain otherwise though, as makes a nice change from rainy Cornwall.

Today, 18th April, France Garden list...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th April 2018, 19:00
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
Seemingly a quieter day today; rain and gloom...

Seemingly a quieter day today; rain and gloom overnight and this morning meant little migration made it over the Pyrenees 100 miles to the south to enliven our skies. However ...

34. Siskin - a...
Forum: Mammals Monday 16th April 2018, 14:26
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By dantheman
It is an ecological tool to release non-viable...

It is an ecological tool to release non-viable individuals back into an ecosystem - flooding with non-breeders means that the chance of any young being produced by any mating is low as one or both...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th April 2018, 12:14
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
France Garden List...

France Garden List 15/04/18

1. Blackbird
2. Collared Dove
3. Green Woodpecker (h)
4. Black Kite
5. Marsh Harrier 1N (garden rarity)
6. Kestrel
7. Buzzard
8. Sparrowhawk
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th April 2018, 12:03
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
Back in France for a couple of weeks -...

Back in France for a couple of weeks - interestingly second bird of the trip (from the train in Bordeaux) was a Common Swift - not expecting that before Swallow or any of the other hirundines to be...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 9th April 2018, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By dantheman
Is this totally new information? I have to admit...

Is this totally new information? I have to admit I thought I already knew this.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Saturday 24th March 2018, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By dantheman
Makes an excellent 'spot the difference'. With...

Makes an excellent 'spot the difference'. With both images open as separate tabs and toggling between them tho it's much easier ...
Forum: Lists Sunday 25th February 2018, 16:55
Replies: 78
Views: 4,391
Posted By dantheman
... the girlfriend has a flat in town. ;-)

... the girlfriend has a flat in town. ;-)
Forum: Lists Sunday 25th February 2018, 15:59
Replies: 78
Views: 4,391
Posted By dantheman
Not done much birding (or thus incidental...

Not done much birding (or thus incidental mammaling the past few weeks), but tree planting last week encountered plenty of healthy Field Voles and a Common Shrew which thought it would be fun to...
Forum: Cornwall Friday 16th February 2018, 12:09
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By dantheman
Check the county website out -...

Check the county website out -

http://www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/sightings/

Falmouth area a bit quieter in the summer - better chance of scarcities on the Lizard or further west; American...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th February 2018, 11:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By dantheman
McMadd is really trying ... ;)

McMadd is really trying ... ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 15:44
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By dantheman
No birds were deliberately fushed...

No birds were deliberately fushed presumably?


... ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th February 2018, 15:43
Replies: 2,876
Views: 448,545
Posted By dantheman
Russia, Cold War stuff?

Russia, Cold War stuff?
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th January 2018, 22:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By dantheman
That was kind of done to death in the nineteenth...

That was kind of done to death in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, yes ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th January 2018, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By dantheman
Be really, really nice to your family (eg do...

Be really, really nice to your family (eg do extra washing up, opening doors, smiling lots) and maybe they'll buy you a nice new camera...

;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th January 2018, 17:52
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By dantheman
It's either a Goshawk or a Blyth's Reed...

It's either a Goshawk or a Blyth's Reed Warbler.

;-)
Forum: Conservation Saturday 27th January 2018, 10:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By dantheman
What happened to video conferencing?

What happened to video conferencing?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th January 2018, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By dantheman
I expect a lot of this has been covered in the...

I expect a lot of this has been covered in the deep and meaningful philsophical theories above and answers above ... but some random answers ...

Why do people make mistakes?
Because we're human! But...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th January 2018, 16:58
Replies: 352
Views: 16,220
Posted By dantheman
You'd be wanting to check out it wasn't an...

You'd be wanting to check out it wasn't an Oriental Turtle Dove too ...
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