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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th August 2018, 14:21
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Hotspur
Love the raptor call! Gets me scanning straight...

Love the raptor call! Gets me scanning straight away. Raptor watchers best friends.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th August 2018, 06:54
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Hotspur
#1 can’t be a Lesser Whitethroat with a pink...

#1 can’t be a Lesser Whitethroat with a pink eye-ring. I guess it’s a female Sard but tbh not fully sure on other eastern Sylvia’s such as Rüppells or Menetries.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2018, 12:09
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Hotspur
Marvellous, thanks

Marvellous, thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th July 2018, 12:14
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Hotspur
Hi Bob, Any chance you can let me know the...

Hi Bob,

Any chance you can let me know the location and date? Im the East Yorks recorder and getting proof of Water Rail breeding is scarce enough so it would be good to get it pinned...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 13:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Hotspur
Certainly more than that - 15 reports in 2017, 31...

Certainly more than that - 15 reports in 2017, 31 in 2016. I guess a good few don’t make the grade but certainly regular enough to consider with each Monty’s type. 2 held territory last year as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 05:24
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Hotspur
It breeds in Romania with 150,000 plus pairs.

It breeds in Romania with 150,000 plus pairs.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 10th May 2018, 19:59
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Hotspur
Yup, and get some sound recordings!

Yup, and get some sound recordings!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Hotspur
Pale morph Common Buzzard.

Pale morph Common Buzzard.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th March 2018, 21:19
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Hotspur
Looks good for Mealy to me - greyish ground...

Looks good for Mealy to me - greyish ground colour, heavily streaked, white wing bar and mantle braces.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st March 2018, 05:53
Replies: 3,905
Views: 669,568
Posted By Hotspur
Superb Lyrebird last week on the outskirts of...

Superb Lyrebird last week on the outskirts of Canberra at Tidbinbilla.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 23rd February 2018, 16:01
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Hotspur
Yes, that is a Starred Agama, Stellagama stellio....

Yes, that is a Starred Agama, Stellagama stellio. Missing a chunk of tail by the looks of things.
Forum: Somerset Tuesday 20th February 2018, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Hotspur
For Cranes try the bridge to the east of Stathe...

For Cranes try the bridge to the east of Stathe looking SE. Had 4 there yesterday. 30 odd Cattle Egrets roost on Ham Wall with Great White Egrets. The Starling roost is spectacular and there are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd December 2017, 18:39
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Hotspur
1) 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, Bufflehead and...

1) 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, Bufflehead and Pied-billed Grebe
2) Red-breasted Merganser
3) Great Black-backed Gull
4) Ring-billed Gull
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 12:13
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Hotspur
Its the juvenile thats on Goswick golf course in...

Its the juvenile thats on Goswick golf course in Northumberland at the moment.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th September 2017, 06:56
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Hotspur
You need the tail pattern to do them from photos....

You need the tail pattern to do them from photos. Blythi are now known to be pretty regular from mid-autumn onward with halimodendri a rare vagrant.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th August 2017, 21:15
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By Hotspur
Acro. No idea how folks are getting to reed...

Acro. No idea how folks are getting to reed though with the warm lighting and lack of wing we can see.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th August 2017, 06:37
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Hotspur
It's a young Black-legged Kittiwake

It's a young Black-legged Kittiwake
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th August 2017, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Hotspur
On what basis. I assume you are familiar with the...

On what basis. I assume you are familiar with the Himalayan ssp?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th August 2017, 19:30
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Hotspur
It's a Twite. Note the rump patch.

It's a Twite. Note the rump patch.
Forum: Egypt Saturday 5th August 2017, 18:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1,425
Posted By Hotspur
I went about 10 years ago and had Rock Martin,...

I went about 10 years ago and had Rock Martin, plenty of terns including White-cheeked, Lesser Crested and Caspian offshore. White-eyed and Sooty Gull, Hooded Crow, Osprey and Laughing Dove around...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 31st July 2017, 13:50
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Hotspur
Meadow

Meadow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th June 2017, 18:35
Replies: 29
Views: 3,226
Posted By Hotspur
This is mental. As Alino suggests it is a...

This is mental. As Alino suggests it is a Forster's tern on face mask and upper wing.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 11th June 2017, 07:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Hotspur
Try the Langholm estate for Hen Harriers in...

Try the Langholm estate for Hen Harriers in Dumfries and the Red Kite trail along Loch Ken.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st May 2017, 22:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By Hotspur
Sorry Andy, you didn't. I read it as inferred...

Sorry Andy, you didn't. I read it as inferred when you hadn't.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st May 2017, 22:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By Hotspur
You smug prat. I don't need to explain call-types...

You smug prat. I don't need to explain call-types to you. Belief in their relevance to speciation or lack thereof is fair enough but to deny an intermediate sized bird with a distinct call never...
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