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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th October 2020, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Jos Stratford
Essentially correct, though large flocks of...

Essentially correct, though large flocks of cranes can soar and loose the V formation. For all intents and purposes though, a V is going to be cranes, a loose conglomeration is going to be storks.
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Monday 12th October 2020, 17:54
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By Jos Stratford
I think it is a Norwegian bird. Their rings have...

I think it is a Norwegian bird. Their rings have STAVANGER MUSEUM, NORWAY, or abbreviations of. Your ANGE would fit this. Are you sure the KORN is not NORW?
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Monday 12th October 2020, 16:15
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By Jos Stratford
I had a Croatian ringed bird on my feeder a...

I had a Croatian ringed bird on my feeder a couple of winters ago and have had Great Tits of mine recovered in Bavaria and the Czech Republic. In general adult males stay on my feeders in winter,...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Monday 12th October 2020, 16:09
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By Jos Stratford
Me :) Or actually, also all ringing stations in...

Me :)

Or actually, also all ringing stations in thia part of Europe at least ...it is a migrant species here. Lithuanian birds don't have these letters though.
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th October 2020, 06:13
Replies: 78
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jos Stratford
I don't have, nor have used, the Leica pockets,...

I don't have, nor have used, the Leica pockets, but I puchased the Zeiss Victory Pockets a month ago and, personally, I find them superb - very nice handling, brightness and clarity.
Forum: Leica Sunday 11th October 2020, 06:05
Replies: 78
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jos Stratford
Out of order F88, there seems to be a fashion to...

Out of order F88, there seems to be a fashion to attack this member of the forum, this has happened on quite a few occasions now ...his posts and opinions are every bit as valid as yours, and by the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 10th October 2020, 14:13
Replies: 66
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Big surprise today - one Brown Hairstreak. My...

Big surprise today - one Brown Hairstreak. My first of the year, the first ever on my land and my latest ever for this species. And potentially my last butterfly of the year ... rain forecast for the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 9th October 2020, 18:25
Replies: 66
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jos Stratford
Was 22C and sunny last weekend, unseasonably...

Was 22C and sunny last weekend, unseasonably warm. About 15 C today. Forecast for next days is mixed, not cold, but mostly cloudy ... doubts about butterflies lasting till November 🙂
Forum: Conservation Friday 9th October 2020, 17:05
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Jos Stratford
Signed, one of my local patch spots in years long...

Signed, one of my local patch spots in years long ago
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 9th October 2020, 16:36
Replies: 66
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jos Stratford
The butterfly season is almost over here,...

The butterfly season is almost over here, certainly we are in the final days (never seen a butterfly on the wing in November), but seven species in the last couple of days ...a bunch of Queen of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th October 2020, 18:58
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Jos Stratford
Not disagreeing with your comments, but worth...

Not disagreeing with your comments, but worth mentioning there is no default species of Stonechat in Lithuania. Any Stonechat is a rarity and this breeding record was exceptional.
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Tuesday 6th October 2020, 18:42
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Jos Stratford
This is not completely true - for Lyme disease,...

This is not completely true - for Lyme disease, it is generally thought the tick needs to be biting for a considerable period of time, though there are cases less than 12 hours. However, for other...
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Tuesday 6th October 2020, 12:21
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Jos Stratford
And four months on, still not fully...

And four months on, still not fully recovered!

And for ticks, it's been an excellent year - highest number I had crawling up my trousers, etc, was 48 in any one day. Fortunately only about five...
Forum: Lists Monday 5th October 2020, 11:44
Replies: 32
Views: 587
Posted By Jos Stratford
You get woodpecker (song) and bluebird (label) on...

You get woodpecker (song) and bluebird (label) on this one, and fox :

https://youtu.be/i6GA4leN60w
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th October 2020, 05:53
Replies: 1,002
Views: 80,319
Posted By Jos Stratford
There was only one Pine Siskin, we shall have to...

There was only one Pine Siskin, we shall have to accept that Birdmeister can be accurate with numbers that can be counted on the fingers on one hand 😂
The 118 number is the year list 👍
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th September 2020, 11:20
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Jos Stratford
Must be a bird you aren't seeing ...the bird we...

Must be a bird you aren't seeing ...the bird we are talking about is right of the Spotted Redshank 👍
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 26th September 2020, 20:13
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Jos Stratford
Willow Tits fairly common at my feeders in...

Willow Tits fairly common at my feeders in winter, though always outnumbered by Marsh Tits. They are happy with any of the feeders present - standard nut feeders, sunflower seeds, fat balls/suet,...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 26th September 2020, 17:18
Replies: 66
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jos Stratford
If not restricted to UK sightings, still 14...

If not restricted to UK sightings, still 14 species on the wing here in recent days, incl 40 or so Queen of Spain Fritillaries, a few Weaver's Fritillaries, a late Camberwell Beauty, a few Eastern...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 18th September 2020, 14:14
Replies: 514
Views: 81,820
Posted By Jos Stratford
Who cares about the box it is sold in? Having...

Who cares about the box it is sold in? Having ordered the Pockets and had them delivered by logistics, if anything the 'huge white box', which isn't really that huge, is a positive - added protection...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 17th September 2020, 08:27
Replies: 514
Views: 81,820
Posted By Jos Stratford
Have wanted a lightweight pair of binoculars for...

Have wanted a lightweight pair of binoculars for the last couple of years for my many trips that primarily focus on butterflies rather than strictly birds ...wanted optical quality, close focus and...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 14th September 2020, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Jos Stratford
Starling doing the cow bells :) Not sure about...

Starling doing the cow bells :) Not sure about the twittering little bird though.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th September 2020, 19:49
Replies: 94
Views: 3,541
Posted By Jos Stratford
Indeed, wasn't intending to single out the UK,...

Indeed, wasn't intending to single out the UK, just that the poster is resident in the UK. Many EU nations now require a negative test result before travel for residents from any country with over...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th September 2020, 15:47
Replies: 94
Views: 3,541
Posted By Jos Stratford
Unfortunately, with the UK rate now above...

Unfortunately, with the UK rate now above 26/100,000, that excludes you from an increasing number of European countries too, and very probably all EU countries in the very near future.
Forum: Mammals Friday 11th September 2020, 17:23
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Jos Stratford
Agreed, my reply was just in response to " it...

Agreed, my reply was just in response to " it would be a complete vanity project with as much effect on the worldwide population and British environment as the similar wastes of time including...
Forum: Mammals Friday 11th September 2020, 14:52
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Jos Stratford
Should the Great Bustard introduction prove...

Should the Great Bustard introduction prove successful and a viable population established, it will be of far more significance on a European and worldwide scale than Beavers. While Beavers are...
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