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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th April 2018, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Stonefaction
Yes, all Linnets.

Yes, all Linnets.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 21:18
Replies: 1
Views: 261
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: 20
Views: 1,272
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: 816
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: 646
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: 1,975
Views: 341,463
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: 1,975
Views: 341,463
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: 304
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: 304
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: 304
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: 304
Posted By Stonefaction
birds #2

birds #2
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 304
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: 1,975
Views: 341,463
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: 346
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: 346
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: 346
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: 1,736
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: 917
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'...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 17:54
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Stonefaction
I've had very little luck seeing the Beardies at...

I've had very little luck seeing the Beardies at the Tay reedbeds, but when I have they've tended to be by the eastern pool at Port Allen (just west of Errol). Only once have I had a relatively close...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2018, 16:49
Replies: 107
Views: 4,370
Posted By Stonefaction
For UK list, I think I can add Dipper, Meadow...

For UK list, I think I can add
Dipper,
Meadow Pipit
Moorhen
Pied Wagtail
Ringed Plover
Siskin
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Stonefaction
I've got some photos I could supply of a male...

I've got some photos I could supply of a male hovering very close by, but as suggested by Dave, a copy of the book (when published) would be a suitable form of compensation for their usage. My name...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Stonefaction
Had Stock Dove male displaying to a female on the...

Had Stock Dove male displaying to a female on the 20th December in Crail, Fife. She flew off however, so no idea if he was successful in the end or not.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 31st December 2017, 21:30
Replies: 49
Views: 1,492
Posted By Stonefaction
Usually a Herring Gull. Hopefully something else,...

Usually a Herring Gull. Hopefully something else, for a change (and if I get out before the sun comes up I might get a Robin or a Blackbird instead).
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th December 2017, 16:48
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Stonefaction
Well, the reasonable weather forecast disappeared...

Well, the reasonable weather forecast disappeared overnight and became persistent (heavy-ish) rain all day, so 3.6 miles to work in the rain produced a grand total of just 12 species, and as I came...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th December 2017, 21:34
Replies: 60
Views: 2,687
Posted By Stonefaction
Can't say I've ever seen Feral Pigeons in trees,...

Can't say I've ever seen Feral Pigeons in trees, though they must roost somewhere (and I don't generally look in trees at night). Woodpigeons would seem likeliest for roosting in urban trees. Feral...
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