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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 21:57
Replies: 44
Views: 1,054
Posted By dantheman
;) Did you learn that in sedimentary school?...

;)

Did you learn that in sedimentary school? Been keeping out of this langwich debate so far, but that rocks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By dantheman
Nice Juncotwoposition!!!! Sorry can't help on...

Nice Juncotwoposition!!!!



Sorry can't help on the ids. ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By dantheman
They were used extensively in the Scillies in...

They were used extensively in the Scillies in migration time back in the day. Not sure if they are still hanging on in usage these days?
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By dantheman
See them far more frequently than Greenfinches...

See them far more frequently than Greenfinches down here in Cornwall.

Have seen them perched totally exposed on telephone wires on the odd occasion, and the female I saw earlier this year in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 15:26
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By dantheman
Yes it seems to have a white rump in pics 3 and...

Yes it seems to have a white rump in pics 3 and 4. It can be hard to see more in real life sometimes with lighting conditions, so not sure much more can be advanced with these pics.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By dantheman
Asian House Martin would be a (very rare) option...

Asian House Martin would be a (very rare) option to consider this late in the year - a main distinguishing feature from House Martin would be black underwing coverts. Not sure what I can see in these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By dantheman
Two shrikes and you're outed ... @Jefferson...

Two shrikes and you're outed ...

@Jefferson Shanks - It's considered pretty bad form to edit posts in the bird id section to fit in with what others are saying. There's nothing wrong with making...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th February 2020, 13:17
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By dantheman
Pre-roost gathering - they will be off and...

Pre-roost gathering - they will be off and roosting nearby somewhere, usually particular trees or even boats in a marina.

There are a couple threads on here - actual roosts can number the hundreds...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 14th February 2020, 00:10
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By dantheman
Not raptors, but watched Herring Gulls...

Not raptors, but watched Herring Gulls unsuccessfully trying to take Sand Martins on the wing above a local reservoir in spring migration.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th February 2020, 18:42
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By dantheman
Yes, it's not a big worry in some respects ......

Yes, it's not a big worry in some respects ... It's more the worry of lockdown, quarantine or other travel restrictions ruining the trip in what is a developing situation (seems likely that it going...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 9th February 2020, 14:19
Replies: 56
Views: 1,857
Posted By dantheman
I assume you would have realised the grumpy old...

I assume you would have realised the grumpy old man aspect to my post - of course I recognise all 100 for what they are meant to be, just that 43 of them are not in a form or specifically named form...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:46
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By dantheman
A photo (mobile phone even) from inside might be...

A photo (mobile phone even) from inside might be interesting.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:30
Replies: 56
Views: 1,857
Posted By dantheman
I don't recognise 43 out of the first 100 bird...

I don't recognise 43 out of the first 100 bird species in that ebird link.

Even taking out the various 'Eurasian', 'European' and 'Northern's still leaves a fair few.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By dantheman
Sorry, yes, probably worth the clarification - I...

Sorry, yes, probably worth the clarification - I wasn't referring to photographing eg a Bittern on a nest, but a bird in a breeding habitat, which was I think what Gleb was referring to.

(There is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 19:40
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By dantheman
Think there are two issues here - photographing...

Think there are two issues here - photographing birds at the nest, and photographing birds in the breeding season, and they are different, true.


I guess folk are worried as you seemed not too...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 19:20
Replies: 58
Views: 1,277
Posted By dantheman
Schedule 1...

Schedule 1 Birds:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/schedules/

Nature Photographers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th February 2020, 15:10
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By dantheman
They do vary in size - down to the size of a...

They do vary in size - down to the size of a Carrion Crow. But probably just misled by a perspective/distance combination.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 00:03
Replies: 56
Views: 1,857
Posted By dantheman
Pied Water Tyrant? Smart (but presumably not!)

Pied Water Tyrant? Smart (but presumably not!)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By dantheman
Nicely done. Separating the chaff from the...

Nicely done. Separating the chaff from the whaaat???
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 22:09
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By dantheman
See Delia's 'Anyone like stick birds' thread in...

See Delia's 'Anyone like stick birds' thread in Ruffled Feathers for more examples ... ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th February 2020, 09:28
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By dantheman
... longer wings (with longer hand and fingers),...

... longer wings (with longer hand and fingers), more contrasty wings (white panel) and you can see the more concave tail shape - all Red Kite indicators.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 6th February 2020, 20:58
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By dantheman
Thanks all for the advice and thoughts (and good...

Thanks all for the advice and thoughts (and good luck foresttwitcher!)

It turns out that today is the last day of our 14 day 'cooling off period' for travel insurance, but our actual flights with...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 6th February 2020, 14:28
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By dantheman
Yes, some individuals can be recognised...

Yes, some individuals can be recognised behaviourally (eg we have a particularly tame Robin).

The urge to mate is such that I'd be surprised if many species didn't find a new partner if they lose...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th February 2020, 11:28
Replies: 210
Views: 6,872
Posted By dantheman
Mabe Garden List 5th Feb 2020 31) Bullfinch. A...

Mabe Garden List

5th Feb 2020

31) Bullfinch. A nice female in the back hedge for a few minutes.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th February 2020, 11:27
Replies: 210
Views: 6,872
Posted By dantheman
Ha, that wasn't a slight on your personal birding...

Ha, that wasn't a slight on your personal birding credentials ... any report of a vagrant Nutcracker in the UK, garden or otherwise,usually turns out to be a nicely spotted Starling, so why not...
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