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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By andreadawn
^ Very interesting links. In "Great Auk...

^ Very interesting links.

In "Great Auk Islands" Tim Birkhead mentions a bird seen during his studies in Labrador which he is certain was a hybrid.

I've seen the stripey feet thing on a few Common...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:06
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By andreadawn
If I wanted a wild walk with a bit of...

If I wanted a wild walk with a bit of birdwatching I would do Clo Mor. If I wanted a leisurely walk with plenty of time available to sit and watch birds for an extended period I would go to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 21st January 2020, 09:57
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By andreadawn
"The World of Birds" by Jonathan Elphick...

"The World of Birds" by Jonathan Elphick (published by The Natural History Museum) is a good introduction to the biology and behaviour of birds and has a good overview of all the bird families of the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 15th January 2020, 16:33
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By andreadawn
Well, after four weeks of watching Goldeneyes...

Well, after four weeks of watching Goldeneyes closely I can say without absolute certainty that..............I don't know why they spread their tails. Often they do. Sometimes they don't.

It's...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 11th January 2020, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By andreadawn
Assuming that you are walking up the tourist path...

Assuming that you are walking up the tourist path you probably won't see much in the way of birds at all. As simmojunior says, maybe Snow Bunting on top, probably Raven too, and Meadow Pipit on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 09:58
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By andreadawn
The River Kent in the middle of Kendal is great...

The River Kent in the middle of Kendal is great isn't it? I love being able to stand on one of the bridges and look straight down on the goosanders hunting underwater.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 10th January 2020, 09:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By andreadawn
The bird appears to have something wrapped around...

The bird appears to have something wrapped around part of its bill, perhaps a bit of papery seaweed, a food item or just mud, which given the habitat and feeding behaviour of waders is not at all...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 8th January 2020, 08:59
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By andreadawn
The tripod head is a Benro BWH4. It came as part...

The tripod head is a Benro BWH4. It came as part of the Benro Wild 2 tripod kit. Whilst I do like the head, the four section tripod legs aren't quite so good so I'm on the lookout for something to...
Forum: Sea Watch Wednesday 1st January 2020, 02:51
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By andreadawn
Some waders do indeed feed at night at times,...

Some waders do indeed feed at night at times, presumably partly due to tidal cycles and partly due to variations in the availability of prey which may be more active at night.

It seems to be...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 18th December 2019, 16:24
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By andreadawn
Here's another of the Mergini ducks, a...

Here's another of the Mergini ducks, a Red-breasted Merganser, disappearing beneath the water also with its tail feathers spread as it does so.

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Looks like I'm going to have to spend even...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 18th December 2019, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By andreadawn
As Nutcracker says it's fairly common behaviour....

As Nutcracker says it's fairly common behaviour. Unfortunately, none of the literature I have mentions it specifically.

I'm just guessing here but maybe it is related to diving and underwater...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 13th December 2019, 16:53
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By andreadawn
DIY car window mount for scope

There have been a few threads about car window mounts for scopes but having searched for a suitable mount for my car/scope combination I couldn't really find anything that looked like it would work...
Forum: Lists Thursday 12th December 2019, 14:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By andreadawn
Owls are still causing me a lot of stress at...

Owls are still causing me a lot of stress at work! On the last train back home at midnight last night a Tawny Owl flew across right in front of me, a wing tip almost brushing the windscreen. It just...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th December 2019, 13:47
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By andreadawn
I never had a "Spark Bird". As a child I spent...

I never had a "Spark Bird". As a child I spent most of my time in the woods or on the beach by myself. My interest in the natural world just developed from that, helped somewhat by my dad who was an...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 8th December 2019, 17:50
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By andreadawn
Great Skua drowning a Razorbill off the north...

Great Skua drowning a Razorbill off the north coast of Handa, Scotland, probably something that's not at all unusual. I was watching from my sea kayak. It took rather a long time as the Razorbill...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd December 2019, 08:15
Replies: 33
Views: 2,457
Posted By andreadawn
I'm so glad I'm not a "hardcore" birder. It...

I'm so glad I'm not a "hardcore" birder. It sounds way too competitive and more like professional sport than something done purely for pleasure. I don't consider myself to be a birder at all really....
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th November 2019, 17:18
Replies: 58
Views: 3,934
Posted By andreadawn
Mine has gone really well. I haven't seen a...

Mine has gone really well. I haven't seen a single new species or visited a single new location.

I have however visited a number of tried and tested locations around the British Isles that I have...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 7th November 2019, 14:23
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By andreadawn
I do like the look of that paperback version with...

I do like the look of that paperback version with the wrap around cover picture.
Forum: Lists Wednesday 30th October 2019, 09:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks. I usually have a look in there as I get a...

Thanks. I usually have a look in there as I get a good view of it but have never seen a Green Sandpiper there.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 29th October 2019, 07:11
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks Jim. Looking forward to those new titles...

Thanks Jim. Looking forward to those new titles in the series.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:50
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By andreadawn
What does a "relaunch" look like Jim? Is there...

What does a "relaunch" look like Jim? Is there lots of new stuff in the pipeline? I do like the Poysers. There's a whole shelf full of them a few feet away from where I am sitting.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:45
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks for the interesting replies. A divers...

Thanks for the interesting replies. A divers volume in the OUP "Bird Families of the World" series would have been great. Such a pity that series was abandoned.
Forum: Lists Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By andreadawn
Why do so many owls insist on perching on railway...

Why do so many owls insist on perching on railway lines? There are walls, fence posts and overhanging tree branches they could use, but no, they have to perch on the actual railhead.

This week it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 19th October 2019, 07:15
Replies: 46
Views: 2,986
Posted By andreadawn
Aren't they the same thing? :-O

Aren't they the same thing?






:-O
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 17th October 2019, 15:18
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By andreadawn
Good effort thank you but I may have to give that...

Good effort thank you but I may have to give that one a miss.
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