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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 14th February 2020, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks both. No don't hold me to Noctuidae, I'm...

Thanks both. No don't hold me to Noctuidae, I'm super new to moths. Afraid these are the only pics.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 13:06
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By LowellMills
I don't agree as it seems the bottom right...

I don't agree as it seems the bottom right picture is showing the upper side of the bird as it climbs away from camera, with some strong sunlight on it, as opposed to underparts. I only noticed on...
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 13th February 2020, 10:33
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Views: 2,162,191
Posted By LowellMills
Derek, I have had messages of 100+ yellowhammer...

Derek, I have had messages of 100+ yellowhammer in the Holystone (Tyne & Wear) area. Approx grid ref for the farmland north of the village is NZ299705.

Not to be confused with Holystone...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 13th February 2020, 10:21
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By LowellMills
Noctuid(?), July, Devon

Moth guide hasn't been successfully used to ID this one, suppose it might be a variable species or just overlooked it. Anyone?

Moth is on my gf's Smiley Face tshirt if you're wondering what the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 11th February 2020, 11:20
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks for the comments. I posted out of shock...

Thanks for the comments. I posted out of shock that a) I'd never looked into it before, b) people are still posting faked photographs of the behaviour and c) some people are daft enough to think the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By LowellMills
With very few exceptions, birds move somewhere...

With very few exceptions, birds move somewhere else to do something. The smallest scale movements would probably be foraging, escaping predators and disturbance, or visiting roost sites. Then there's...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 16:16
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By LowellMills
I thought they preferred blue objects to shiny...

I thought they preferred blue objects to shiny ones?
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 3rd February 2020, 16:06
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By LowellMills
The 'crocodile dentist' bird myth

Today I have gone from misreading the plant species Egyptian clover to googling Egyptian plovers for fun to finding out it is this bird that is mythologised to this day as the 'crocodile bird' that...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 24th January 2020, 20:48
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By LowellMills
Finnish-ringed Osprey in Kenya

Taken into care having become entangled in fishing nets. Looks like it will be ok! 7000 km from ringing site. Great to see ringing finds in international...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:39
Replies: 9,976
Views: 2,162,191
Posted By LowellMills
Still checking back here from time to time. I'm...

Still checking back here from time to time. I'm not sure of a surefire site for yellowhammer but I can ask around. A few pics from suburban patch lately.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd November 2019, 19:18
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By LowellMills
Another vote for GND.

Another vote for GND.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By LowellMills
Yes, redpoll.

Yes, redpoll.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th November 2019, 20:25
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By LowellMills
Think the first is herring gull and birds 2 and 3...

Think the first is herring gull and birds 2 and 3 do give the feel of YLG for me. Dark around eyes, heavy bill. Third bird is better candidate YLG and think one shot indicates large feet as another...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 16:31
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By LowellMills
Duck, Orkney Isles UK, September

This duck was on the sea at the cruise ship berth near Kirkwall associating with common eiders. I had wondered if it was tufted duck but now I'm thinking mallard? Either way it stood out as a bit...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 09:40
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By LowellMills
In that habitat in the UK (and partly from the...

In that habitat in the UK (and partly from the photo too) it will almost certainly be reed warbler.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 30th August 2019, 13:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By LowellMills
Apologies for fluffing the date in the thead...

Apologies for fluffing the date in the thead title. It's not in 10 years' time.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 30th August 2019, 13:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By LowellMills
The Brown Booby and twitchers on Jeremy Vine, Radio 2 30/08/29

Temporary at this link, feature starts at 12:38 (i.e. time of day):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_two

This link to the episode should be functional for a few...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd August 2019, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By LowellMills
Sylvia communis I think.

Sylvia communis I think.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th August 2019, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By LowellMills
Always good to question the general murmur around...

Always good to question the general murmur around the hide. You often get groupthink and some of the loudest and surest are also the wrongest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th August 2019, 15:31
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By LowellMills
Reed bunting, and looking at the tertials and...

Reed bunting, and looking at the tertials and tail feathers this should be a juvenile (but not always easy to tell). It would then not be possible to identify the sex.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th August 2019, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By LowellMills
Yes. Note the green/yellowish legs, on a...

Yes. Note the green/yellowish legs, on a medium-sized wader with stocky appearance.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By LowellMills
Thanks for replies, I think the size relative to...

Thanks for replies, I think the size relative to herring gull, plus white rump, are diagnostic. I have found this individual while searching google images that is a close-ish match to the N Devon...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th August 2019, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By LowellMills
White rump indicates juv gannet but doesn't...

White rump indicates juv gannet but doesn't boundary between light underparts and dark neck/head look very sharp?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th August 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By LowellMills
North Devon blog post - isn't this a Brown Booby?!

https://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/devon_bird_sightings?blogEntry=21146

Bottom photo 'juvenile gannet' with gull mobbing it looks a heck of a lot like brown booby to me.

EDIT: sorry not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th August 2019, 16:19
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By LowellMills
Greater yellowlegs or solitary sand spring to...

Greater yellowlegs or solitary sand spring to mind.
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