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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 18:32
Replies: 96
Views: 16,057
Posted By dantheman
Was that the one on social media or on here, with...

Was that the one on social media or on here, with various 'guesses' such as a thrush or Starling??
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 14:34
Replies: 60
Views: 1,249
Posted By dantheman
;) Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow didn't do the...

;)

Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow didn't do the scarcities indeed, do recall some more updated lists in eg Birdwatch magazine? - would Shell have the green credentials to get involved again?! There was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 14:30
Replies: 60
Views: 1,249
Posted By dantheman
Here's another slant on it...

Here's another slant on it -

https://www.birdguides.com/news/biking-birder-breaks-european-green-year-list-record/

Gary Prescott, aka Biking Birder, going for 300+ in the UK by bicycle in a year...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 14:23
Replies: 60
Views: 1,249
Posted By dantheman
This (the Brit scarcities concept) has come up...

This (the Brit scarcities concept) has come up before.

A starting point is the 250 or so regular UK species in eg the old Collins maps at back (a handful of which are hard), followed by the 70+...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 13:46
Replies: 228
Views: 7,901
Posted By dantheman
No man is an island. (Or are we saying that...

No man is an island.






(Or are we saying that John Donne (1624) got it wrong? ;) )
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 15:53
Replies: 60
Views: 1,249
Posted By dantheman
I've seen more of the regularly occurring birds...

I've seen more of the regularly occurring birds in Britain than those of Mexico this year. I've also seen fewer Mexican birds in Britain.
Forum: Migration Tuesday 18th February 2020, 19:23
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By dantheman
I'm going for a selection of orioles and parrots,...

I'm going for a selection of orioles and parrots, maybe some warblers too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By dantheman
Did not know that. Apparently a relatively recent...

Did not know that. Apparently a relatively recent phenomenon

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Locations-in-Greece-used-recently-for-wintering-by-black-kites-big-dots-dozens-of_fig2_318143721
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 21:57
Replies: 45
Views: 1,284
Posted By dantheman
;) Did you learn that in sedimentary school?...

;)

Did you learn that in sedimentary school? Been keeping out of this langwich debate so far, but that rocks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 21:53
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By dantheman
Nice Juncotwoposition!!!! Sorry can't help on...

Nice Juncotwoposition!!!!



Sorry can't help on the ids. ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th February 2020, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By dantheman
They were used extensively in the Scillies in...

They were used extensively in the Scillies in migration time back in the day. Not sure if they are still hanging on in usage these days?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th February 2020, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By dantheman
See them far more frequently than Greenfinches...

See them far more frequently than Greenfinches down here in Cornwall.

Have seen them perched totally exposed on telephone wires on the odd occasion, and the female I saw earlier this year in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 15:26
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By dantheman
Yes it seems to have a white rump in pics 3 and...

Yes it seems to have a white rump in pics 3 and 4. It can be hard to see more in real life sometimes with lighting conditions, so not sure much more can be advanced with these pics.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By dantheman
Asian House Martin would be a (very rare) option...

Asian House Martin would be a (very rare) option to consider this late in the year - a main distinguishing feature from House Martin would be black underwing coverts. Not sure what I can see in these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By dantheman
Two shrikes and you're outed ... @Jefferson...

Two shrikes and you're outed ...

@Jefferson Shanks - It's considered pretty bad form to edit posts in the bird id section to fit in with what others are saying. There's nothing wrong with making...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th February 2020, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By dantheman
Pre-roost gathering - they will be off and...

Pre-roost gathering - they will be off and roosting nearby somewhere, usually particular trees or even boats in a marina.

There are a couple threads on here - actual roosts can number the hundreds...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 14th February 2020, 00:10
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By dantheman
Not raptors, but watched Herring Gulls...

Not raptors, but watched Herring Gulls unsuccessfully trying to take Sand Martins on the wing above a local reservoir in spring migration.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th February 2020, 18:42
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By dantheman
Yes, it's not a big worry in some respects ......

Yes, it's not a big worry in some respects ... It's more the worry of lockdown, quarantine or other travel restrictions ruining the trip in what is a developing situation (seems likely that it going...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 9th February 2020, 14:19
Replies: 56
Views: 1,914
Posted By dantheman
I assume you would have realised the grumpy old...

I assume you would have realised the grumpy old man aspect to my post - of course I recognise all 100 for what they are meant to be, just that 43 of them are not in a form or specifically named form...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:46
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By dantheman
A photo (mobile phone even) from inside might be...

A photo (mobile phone even) from inside might be interesting.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:30
Replies: 56
Views: 1,914
Posted By dantheman
I don't recognise 43 out of the first 100 bird...

I don't recognise 43 out of the first 100 bird species in that ebird link.

Even taking out the various 'Eurasian', 'European' and 'Northern's still leaves a fair few.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 22:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,327
Posted By dantheman
Sorry, yes, probably worth the clarification - I...

Sorry, yes, probably worth the clarification - I wasn't referring to photographing eg a Bittern on a nest, but a bird in a breeding habitat, which was I think what Gleb was referring to.

(There is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 19:40
Replies: 58
Views: 1,327
Posted By dantheman
Think there are two issues here - photographing...

Think there are two issues here - photographing birds at the nest, and photographing birds in the breeding season, and they are different, true.


I guess folk are worried as you seemed not too...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 19:20
Replies: 58
Views: 1,327
Posted By dantheman
Schedule 1...

Schedule 1 Birds:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/schedules/

Nature Photographers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th February 2020, 15:10
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By dantheman
They do vary in size - down to the size of a...

They do vary in size - down to the size of a Carrion Crow. But probably just misled by a perspective/distance combination.
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