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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 14th June 2020, 15:10
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By edenwatcher
I think probably Bombus hortorum as it has 2...

I think probably Bombus hortorum as it has 2 yellow bands on the thorax.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 20:25
Replies: 55
Views: 2,834
Posted By edenwatcher
Our own experience of Manu Expeditions and Barry...

Our own experience of Manu Expeditions and Barry is of a company that goes (now sadly went) above and beyond the call of duty. We had a superb private trip down the Manu road along with one of their...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 8th April 2020, 13:23
Replies: 115
Views: 7,321
Posted By edenwatcher
Not sure that (m)any get killed. They gradually...

Not sure that (m)any get killed. They gradually disperse to breeding areas in Senegal and most are gone by January.

Rob
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 21st March 2020, 11:51
Replies: 115
Views: 7,321
Posted By edenwatcher
A vicarious pleasure John. Particularly when in...

A vicarious pleasure John. Particularly when in quarantine.
I didn't really warm to The Gambia when we went 3 years ago - but the birds WERE fantastic.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th March 2020, 10:55
Replies: 804
Views: 40,342
Posted By edenwatcher
I appear to have a mild case (minimal cough) and...

I appear to have a mild case (minimal cough) and mostly only slightly raised temperature. Frustrating at the moment on the best day locally for goshawk surveys this year! Once I have fully recovered...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th March 2020, 11:06
Replies: 804
Views: 40,342
Posted By edenwatcher
As someone who may currently be infected but...

As someone who may currently be infected but without "classic" symptoms, and obviously not a priority for testing, it is easy to see why the UK stats look as they do...

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th March 2020, 12:39
Replies: 804
Views: 40,342
Posted By edenwatcher
A good summary Steve. We are due to go to Bhutan...

A good summary Steve.
We are due to go to Bhutan next month. Bhutan is currently closed for two weeks to tourists - a situation which I think is bound to be extended. Also we would enter via Nepal so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th March 2020, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By edenwatcher
Dollarbird Rob

Dollarbird

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th February 2020, 16:24
Replies: 39
Views: 2,249
Posted By edenwatcher
Agreed. I have no objection to them taking photos...

Agreed. I have no objection to them taking photos - provided it is not at the expense of clients seeing birds and thier overall experience.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th February 2020, 15:56
Replies: 39
Views: 2,249
Posted By edenwatcher
Also part of the guiding "package" can mean...

Also part of the guiding "package" can mean clients receiving a trip report at the end illustrated with lots of nice photos...

Rob
Forum: Conservation Monday 13th January 2020, 14:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By edenwatcher
Chosun, As you say high performance transport...

Chosun,
As you say high performance transport will need Li-ion (at least in the medium term). Various advances such as Li-air, Li-sulphur are touted to increase energy density but neither is likely...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 09:21
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By edenwatcher
Greylags indeed. Rob

Greylags indeed.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st January 2020, 16:22
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Nice one James. We had a last hurrah yesterday...

Nice one James. We had a last hurrah yesterday down to Northumberland, with Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Prestwick Carr the main target. It showed extremely well (though not as ridiculously close as...
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th December 2019, 21:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By edenwatcher
Safer in many ways. No sodium metal involved and...

Safer in many ways. No sodium metal involved and can transport cells at zero V unlike lithium.

Rob
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th December 2019, 15:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By edenwatcher
The snag with lithium-ion for solar (and wind) is...

The snag with lithium-ion for solar (and wind) is one of availability. Even with recycling, the demand for EV means not enough Li for renewables. Sodium-ion is probably a better solution here (no...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th November 2019, 09:39
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Can't say I'm envious of that one! Forgot to...

Can't say I'm envious of that one! Forgot to mention my find of the autumn - which I almost screwed up. On a lunchtime walk I found a confiding dipper so I went back the next day and took a few...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th November 2019, 11:04
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Oof. That's a bit rough. Just convince yourself...

Oof. That's a bit rough. Just convince yourself it can't be a real vagrant and you're all sorted!
Autumn has rather fizzled out here with only a few year list additions over the last month. Over half...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 17th October 2019, 12:04
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Good stuff. We were down visiting my mum for the...

Good stuff. We were down visiting my mum for the wrong few days... Our near annual visit to Spurn failed to net any year ticks at all. Rb fly, black redstart, Sibe chiffchaff (and a yellow-browed for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 772
Views: 45,744
Posted By edenwatcher
A long long overdue garden tick this morning - a...

A long long overdue garden tick this morning - a great black-back. Definitely overlooked previously!
More notable were the 1000 or so Barnacle geese that flew over yesterday evening.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th September 2019, 11:51
Replies: 772
Views: 45,744
Posted By edenwatcher
Lost track of where we are after a long period...

Lost track of where we are after a long period with no additions. However recent highlights include several jays, curlew and a nice flock of barnacle geese on Saturday as I fed the birds. These were...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
I believe they are increasing. Certainly I have...

I believe they are increasing. Certainly I have started seeing them in St Andrews in the past two or three years when previously I'd only seen greys.

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Daniel is now on 206. Forgot to mention our big...

Daniel is now on 206. Forgot to mention our big highlight of the day - our first ever garden red squirrel!

Rob
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Steady progress here through September. On the...

Steady progress here through September.
On the 14th I did my WeBS count without either boy as it was windy and I didn't expect anything good. However on the way I stopped at a seasonal flood and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 11th September 2019, 09:53
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Nice. Daniel is keen to add Lapland bunting to...

Nice. Daniel is keen to add Lapland bunting to his list.
We had a successful seawatch at Fife Ness on Saturday in rather balmy conditions. Not for tubenoses but skuas included 6 bonxies, at least 2...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 13:22
Replies: 169
Views: 17,835
Posted By edenwatcher
Oof. Far more excitement than we can muster. We...

Oof. Far more excitement than we can muster.
We had Andrew's (birding) godfather visiting over the weekend so plenty of excursions. On Saturday morning we went out to The Wilderness and added curlew...
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