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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 31st July 2020, 15:41
Replies: 46
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jon Turner
A few (about 6) flew over at rooftop height in...

A few (about 6) flew over at rooftop height in Braunton this afternoon - and for the first time this year I actually heard them screaming - that's what attracted me to them. I was beginning to think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th July 2020, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Jon Turner
Indeed - it seems to have rings (bands in USA) on...

Indeed - it seems to have rings (bands in USA) on it's left leg....
Forum: Scillies Sunday 26th July 2020, 16:50
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Jon Turner
Perfect place to find previously mentioned Rum...

Perfect place to find previously mentioned Rum and Shrub.

Seriously, enjoy - it's lovely. Hoping to be there in October.
Forum: Scillies Sunday 26th July 2020, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Jon Turner
One of the things (in my opinion) that doesn't...

One of the things (in my opinion) that doesn't turn up much on the mainland is Rum and Shrub. Definitely worth looking out for.B (:
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 20th July 2020, 18:19
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Jon Turner
Never mind the young - female Sparrowhawks will...

Never mind the young - female Sparrowhawks will take their mate and feed him to the young if he doesn't come up with the goods!

Male Coots will predate (some of) their young.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Jon Turner
It's always a challenge without a picture... :)

It's always a challenge without a picture... :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Jon Turner
Yellowhammer indeed

Yellowhammer indeed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:46
Replies: 51
Views: 3,084
Posted By Jon Turner
I can't believe that these birds have been in...

I can't believe that these birds have been in your garden for 3 weeks (or more?) and you cannot present us with any photographic evidence!

Sorry - but there's nothing here to suggest Corncrake to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th June 2020, 19:46
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Jon Turner
Common around Malaga.

Common around Malaga.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Jon Turner
The SASOL guide is pretty good!

The SASOL guide is pretty good!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 13:35
Replies: 212
Views: 6,156
Posted By Jon Turner
Is this just people with nothing better to do in...

Is this just people with nothing better to do in Lock-down? Or as a result of the Black-lives-matter campaign - which I wholeheartedly support. But this is just change for changes sake. If it ain't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th June 2020, 16:13
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Jon Turner
I've been informed they are now 'Iberian Magpies'...

I've been informed they are now 'Iberian Magpies' split from the far-eastern Azure-winged. But I don't know the answer to your query. Sorry.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Jon Turner
is that possibly a migrant heading back to...

is that possibly a migrant heading back to Africa? I don't think they hang about in the southern part of Spain - no Magpies to parasitise.

John Cantelo?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:46
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Jon Turner
Didn't know you'd sneaked up to our part of the...

Didn't know you'd sneaked up to our part of the world Greg. Welcome to Europe! Apart from a couple of days in Spain in January, I've been stuck at home riding out this virus pandemic.

I still have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th June 2020, 20:01
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Jon Turner
They breed together on Hayling Island to give you...

They breed together on Hayling Island to give you a more helpful answer Dan. I have a feeling they fledge at a broadly similar time to BHG.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 17:07
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Jon Turner
I didn't see any of them - ah the advantage of...

I didn't see any of them - ah the advantage of not being a twitcher. ;)

Still waiting for a South West Ivory Gull. It may well be a long wait!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th June 2020, 17:36
Replies: 70
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jon Turner
Hmm a bit of a mix for me: I record all the birds...

Hmm a bit of a mix for me: I record all the birds I encounter in the Bird Reserve I look after including heard only - Cetti's Warbler is a good example of 'easy to hear, but NOT to see' Also at this...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 6th June 2020, 20:24
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Jon Turner
Excuse me asking, but are you trying (like Trump...

Excuse me asking, but are you trying (like Trump does) to put the blame for everything he does on someone else?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 15:43
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By Jon Turner
That's good news John, thanks for the update. Of...

That's good news John, thanks for the update. Of course other more insidious forms of persecution continue.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 12:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By Jon Turner
Tom Gullick told us about this problem when we...

Tom Gullick told us about this problem when we did his assault course in 1992. SIE were frying as they took off from the pylons and each wing touched a different cable. He had the wherewithal to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st June 2020, 15:17
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Jon Turner
The great Bryan Bland once showed his group (in...

The great Bryan Bland once showed his group (in Southern Spain somewhere I think) a Great Bustard displaying. It turned out to be a man on a bicycle...

Don't worry. We all do it!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st June 2020, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Jon Turner
These are Cormorants.

These are Cormorants.
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Saturday 23rd May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Jon Turner
Looking forward to Ham Wall opening....

Looking forward to Ham Wall opening....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 20:03
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Jon Turner
Droopy bill. Is it a Mediterranean Gull.

Droopy bill. Is it a Mediterranean Gull.
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 21st May 2020, 20:58
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By Jon Turner
Beautiful animals: The one I saw on the Coto...

Beautiful animals: The one I saw on the Coto didn't seem at all worried having three small bus-loads of us admiring him (or her).
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