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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:25
Replies: 29
Views: 386
Posted By Nutcracker
Aye, should clarify, birders who offer lifts to...

Aye, should clarify, birders who offer lifts to other carless birders may gain a reduction in the penalty (or even be exempted if the car is filled) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:50
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Not necessarily; adult terns often go on feeding...

Not necessarily; adult terns often go on feeding their chicks for some time after leaving the breeding colony. Could be anything up to 100 km from the breeding site, perhaps even more.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:39
Replies: 29
Views: 386
Posted By Nutcracker
I can hear shrews, Grasshopper Warblers,...

I can hear shrews, Grasshopper Warblers, Redwings, etc.

I can hear bats, very occasionally, but they're so rare these days with the collapse in insect numbers that it isn't often one can.

I can't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:24
Replies: 62
Views: 1,509
Posted By Nutcracker
You can't really talk when it doesn't seem to...

You can't really talk when it doesn't seem to have stopped you getting Desert Warbler though, against covid regulations. :C :storm:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:14
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Nutcracker
Meadow Pipit :t:

Meadow Pipit :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 11:13
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Common Pochard :t:

Ditto to Common Pochard :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Colour-ringed juvenile Black 40....; if you have...

Colour-ringed juvenile Black 40....; if you have other pics with more of the leg visible, should be able to find out where it's from :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 10:53
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Nutcracker
More birds reproducing by spores? Agree with...

More birds reproducing by spores? Agree with Little Tern.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 23:39
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Nutcracker
Cooper's for me

Cooper's for me
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th August 2020, 23:13
Replies: 62
Views: 1,509
Posted By Nutcracker
Just 2 this morning for me, but I wasn't...

Just 2 this morning for me, but I wasn't searching very hard.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 23:08
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Nutcracker
Me neither, but looking at pics, agree that's a...

Me neither, but looking at pics, agree that's a better fit than Kentish :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 12:28
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes :t:

Yes :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 12:27
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
Just looked at the pic again, it does have both...

Just looked at the pic again, it does have both wings, my error above!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Mandarin Duck, but it has a red bill, so is...

Agree Mandarin Duck, but it has a red bill, so is an eclipse plumage male, rather than a female.
Also only one wing, so it's a captive bird :-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 11:04
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Nutcracker
That's when they're a bit older. This one is only...

That's when they're a bit older. This one is only recently hatched :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 11:03
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Nutcracker
Carrion x Hooded Crow hybrid? Or just a normal...

Carrion x Hooded Crow hybrid? Or just a normal Carrion Crow catching the light in an odd way. Don't think it's a pure Hooded Crow.


PS welcome to Birdforum!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th August 2020, 10:59
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Nutcracker
Kentish Plover, with that white collar round the...

Kentish Plover, with that white collar round the back of the neck?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th August 2020, 19:37
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Nutcracker
Sure you're not thinking of Little & Least...

Sure you're not thinking of Little & Least Bitterns? Granted a lot of it is long neck and fluffy plumage, but Green Heron 40-47 cm; Moorhen 27-31 cm; Teal 34-38 cm :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th August 2020, 15:36
Replies: 62
Views: 1,509
Posted By Nutcracker
60+ over Burradon (southeast Northumbs) this...

60+ over Burradon (southeast Northumbs) this morning - my largest Swift flock of the year. So no, they've not gone, but are likely more mobile as no longer so tied to nest sites, and can congregate...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th August 2020, 15:32
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Water Pipit PS Welcome to Birdforum!

Ditto to Water Pipit


PS Welcome to Birdforum!
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 6th August 2020, 22:09
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Nutcracker
They're very mobile - they've probably just found...

They're very mobile - they've probably just found a field full of ripening thistle seedheads, and gone there for a bit to feast on that. When the natural food is exhausted, they'll come back to your...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 6th August 2020, 16:11
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Nutcracker
A fool indeed! Nothing creates better salmon &...

A fool indeed! Nothing creates better salmon & trout spawning pools than beavers, he ought to be delighted!
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 6th August 2020, 16:06
Replies: 28
Views: 8,894
Posted By Nutcracker
Dates are very good to eat, but if there's a huge...

Dates are very good to eat, but if there's a huge gap in them, you shouldn't eat them - probably means a rat has been at them :king:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th August 2020, 15:45
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree all Sanderling, but all adults in...

Agree all Sanderling, but all adults in post-breeding moult; it's still a bit too early for the juveniles to be arriving here yet. The more rufous birds are likely males, the greyer birds likely...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th August 2020, 15:35
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Nutcracker
Here's a real Little Stint for comparison :t:

Here's a real Little Stint for comparison :t:
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