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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 12:53
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By Jhanlon
I have a photo of a black kite from Spain which...

I have a photo of a black kite from Spain which is very worn and in heavy moult like this bird. It's in a right state and the shape of the tail is not just squared off but nicely rounded. Have seen...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 18th February 2019, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Jhanlon
I'm not sure of the extent of variation in female...

I'm not sure of the extent of variation in female great crested but I'm wondering if it could be Italian crested, which is sometimes kept in captivity. A close look at the flanks and underside would...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th February 2019, 12:51
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Jhanlon
AFAIK Deeping Lakes in S Lincs is OK to mention...

AFAIK Deeping Lakes in S Lincs is OK to mention simply because the owls roost on the island of a lake and are therefore far less prone to disturbance. There have been up to 6 there recently. It's...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 16th December 2018, 12:10
Replies: 55
Views: 2,335
Posted By Jhanlon
Itís not a refuge if youíre allowed to hunt there...

Itís not a refuge if youíre allowed to hunt there though is it? Iím fed up of hunters claiming theyíre conserving the natural world when theyíre doing no such thing. Here in Britain they claim the...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Thursday 1st November 2018, 12:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jhanlon
What a sad and cynical way to look at it. Horses...

What a sad and cynical way to look at it.

Horses for courses as far as Iím concerned. Such lists just add a bit of spice to birding exploits, thatís all. I donít publish my self-found one anywhere...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Tuesday 30th October 2018, 12:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jhanlon
And some guidelines here...

And some guidelines here http://www.surfbirds.com/uk250club.html

As Dan says there will never be full agreement on what counts and there are too many different scenarios that refuse to be accurately...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 21:10
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Jhanlon
Thanks for confirming my suspicions, Grahame....

Thanks for confirming my suspicions, Grahame. Yes, I noticed too the curved culmen which seemed closer in shape to Richard's. Seems odd that I noticed none of this at the time but then again these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Jhanlon
Paddyfield pipit? Sri Lanka (March)

Found these hiding inside my folder of Blyth's pipits. The dark lores & eye-ring (& suggestion of two-toned underparts) suggest a young Paddyfield to me but I don't have much experience of them. Any...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 23rd July 2018, 13:13
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Jhanlon
Bioluminescent plankton in Wales

Some may have seen this on the news but if you haven't this might be of interest. There seems to be an exceptional showing of this around the Welsh coast this year. If you look on Twitter/ Youtube/...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 29th April 2018, 19:16
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Jhanlon
Looks like a very young fox cub, Brett.

Looks like a very young fox cub, Brett.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 9th April 2018, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jhanlon
Thanks for responses. Yes, using > on the...

Thanks for responses. Yes, using > on the keyboard rather than screen seems to speed things up alright. I’m using a Tascam DR-05 and have just purchased the Eneloop 2500 batteries. Hopefully this...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 9th April 2018, 15:08
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Jhanlon
Thumbs up Thanks for that, will have a look on there.

Thanks for that, will have a look on there.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 6th April 2018, 16:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jhanlon
Nocturnal recording - couple of Q's

Does anyone have recommendations for rechargeable AA NiMH batteries (and good outlets) for a recorder? Mine seems to switch itself off when the battery gets low and despite buying a new set of...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 6th April 2018, 16:06
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Jhanlon
BUMP - nobody??

BUMP - nobody??
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 12:17
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Jhanlon
Photo agencies

I was wondering if anyone on here has experience of making their images available to agencies? Although I am very much an 'amateur snapper' with more than my fair share of 'record shots' my personal...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 2nd April 2018, 09:15
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Jhanlon
Itís a common problem related to battery life...

Itís a common problem related to battery life alright. I had same issue just yesterday when I recorded for less than an hour and so too has a friend of mine. Always use fully charged batteries seems...
Forum: France Tuesday 6th February 2018, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Jhanlon
Black-winged kite Lourdes Airport?

I thought I had one today at Lourdes-Tarbes Airport as the plane was taking off but obviously not seen too well from aboard the accelerating aircraft! Is anyone aware of previous sightings at this...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 13:24
Replies: 144
Views: 29,851
Posted By Jhanlon
The main concerns seem to be the frustration at...

The main concerns seem to be the frustration at not being able to count Fea's and for many, not being able to count Turkestan or Daurian shrike as the vast majority of Isabelline shrikes are 1st...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 13:13
Replies: 49
Views: 2,483
Posted By Jhanlon
I managed not to see any bird yesterday! Confined...

I managed not to see any bird yesterday! Confined to bed with illness for most of the day.

AFAIK it was a reed bunting which I noticed this morning flying over as I left the house for work. Only...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th December 2017, 12:31
Replies: 60
Views: 2,941
Posted By Jhanlon
I usually feel incensed by this sort of thing but...

I usually feel incensed by this sort of thing but this story less so - it pales into insignificance when you look at what is happening elsewhere in the current war on wildlife. A few spikes will move...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th December 2017, 12:17
Replies: 38
Views: 3,222
Posted By Jhanlon
With no decent self-finds in 2017 (at least...

With no decent self-finds in 2017 (at least nothing rarer than cattle egret) I'll go with my 5 British ticks:

Red-winged blackbird
Elegant tern (seen previously in Ireland)
Amur falcon
American...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 21st November 2017, 12:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jhanlon
That mic looks very similar to the ones I have...

That mic looks very similar to the ones I have and the cost is similar to what I paid for mine c15 years ago.
I think you may be right. If it's the simplest and easiest solution, the recorder it is....
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 20th November 2017, 13:13
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jhanlon
Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. (Glad...

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. (Glad you like the website, Iveljay).

To answer those questions: 1) I'm trying to record nocturnal migrants flying over the house. 2) I probably won't do...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 19th November 2017, 17:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jhanlon
Great, thanks for this. I suspected it would be...

Great, thanks for this. I suspected it would be something along those lines but I donít have your technical knowledge. In fact Iím a complete novice.

Can you (or anyone) recommend a good set up for...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 19th November 2017, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jhanlon
Nocmig rig not working!

I've just given this a go for the first time and it's not been a success. I am failing to get any bird vocalisations/ registrations at all. Even during daytime. Close range hand claps etc register...
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