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Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 14th June 2018, 12:11
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Paul Longland
In respect of the OP's point I totally agree that...

In respect of the OP's point I totally agree that when opining an ID in response to a request it is always helpful if reasons are given. Admittedly the occasional "I agree" or similar especially...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:45
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Paul Longland
Many birds are mimics and it is not just other...

Many birds are mimics and it is not just other birdsong. I remember well starlings in the seventies making "trim phone" noises from rooftops and there was (not substantiated by myself) reports of...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:41
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Paul Longland
Same goes for partridges (especially RL). As it...

Same goes for partridges (especially RL).

As it is almost impossible to know the origins of most game birds I think most people just tick them and carry on
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:24
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Paul Longland
I agree. Wing shape says Hen Harrier for me. ...

I agree. Wing shape says Hen Harrier for me. Monty would look more pointed and narrow.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:20
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Paul Longland
As you are planning a trip to Devon soon you...

As you are planning a trip to Devon soon you could try Berry head near Brixham or Portland Bill which is not too far away.

There is also a chance of Balearic shearwater there too but it is probably...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:16
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Paul Longland
Sorry meant RSPB Exminster. There is afeeding...

Sorry meant RSPB Exminster. There is afeeding station and viewpoint there. Seen them there in late may
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th June 2018, 08:17
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Paul Longland
Labrador bay for me also. Another good spot is...

Labrador bay for me also.

Another good spot is the RSPB reserve at Exmouth. They maintain a feeding station there but it is a bit of a trek. I have seen them from the car park at Labrador.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th June 2018, 11:53
Replies: 44
Views: 3,874
Posted By Paul Longland
As has rightly been pointed out, aside from the...

As has rightly been pointed out, aside from the initial construction works, these schemes rarely result in any significant amount of additional permanent jobs nor do they contribute greatly to the...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 6th June 2018, 08:07
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Paul Longland
Hopefully the landowner should identify to the...

Hopefully the landowner should identify to the police the contractor that they engaged to undertake the work and then they can be charged with the offence. I believe the law in Scotland allows for...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 5th June 2018, 12:27
Replies: 42
Views: 1,000
Posted By Paul Longland
fascinating read and some great pics. Really...

fascinating read and some great pics. Really need to up my game and get out there for a birding trip abroad. I have a friend (non birder) who goes on an annual golfing trip to Portugal and he is...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 4th June 2018, 18:55
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Must admit it was a bit special:t:

Must admit it was a bit special:t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 31st May 2018, 08:39
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Paul Longland
Sounds like a great experience. The terrain...

Sounds like a great experience. The terrain looks absolutely breathtaking and the roll call of birds impressive. Was particularly taken with the unusual silvering on the ring ouzel wings. Is this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th May 2018, 11:51
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Paul Longland
At last. Maybe a few more enlightened schemes...

At last. Maybe a few more enlightened schemes like this rather than taking the easy route of large conifer plantations and we might start to see some recovering amongst some of our struggling...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th May 2018, 11:47
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Paul Longland
Or Flypast over Maltese air space.:eek!:

Or Flypast over Maltese air space.:eek!:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 25th May 2018, 11:59
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Homeward bound A quick review of the news feeds...

Homeward bound

A quick review of the news feeds revealed an adult Rose Coloured Starling still near the college in Ashington. As this was practically on our way home we called in and got great...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 24th May 2018, 21:59
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Whoops getting late.8-P . For our foreign...

Whoops getting late.8-P . For our foreign readers that should obviously be Trossachs. an area of outstanding beauty and not what a Scotsman keeps under his Kilt3:-)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 24th May 2018, 21:50
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 6 5.30Am saw us setting of for Langdon Beck....

Day 6

5.30Am saw us setting of for Langdon Beck. The satnav resolutely refused to recognise any of the villages within about a ten mile radius of the palce so we set off for Barnard castle and used...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 24th May 2018, 19:55
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 5 Over breakfast it was decided to give the...

Day 5
Over breakfast it was decided to give the Pied Billed Grebe at Loch Feorlin a miss (known skulker with no recent conformed sightings involving a detopur and along walk) in favour of the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 21:38
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Really thought we were going to crack it this...

Really thought we were going to crack it this time but despite narrowing the location down to a very small patch it just stubbornly remained hidden. At least it gives us an excuse to go back next...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 21:07
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 4 Our final day on Mull started overcast as...

Day 4

Our final day on Mull started overcast as forecast. A uick breakfast and we were off to the ferry at Tobermory for a day on the mainland.

We arrived at the lighthouse viewpoint on the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 19:21
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 3 After a late night watching match of the...

Day 3
After a late night watching match of the day and probably one pop too many it was a relatively relaxed start to the day. having seen the weather forecast we decided to change the itinerary and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 23:13
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 2 We arose at 6AM and watched the comings...

Day 2

We arose at 6AM and watched the comings and goings at the feeder I had set up the previous evening whilst knocking a quick fry up together. Having been caught out before on previous trips...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 22:00
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Thanks Rich

Thanks Rich
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 22:00
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
The site owner was surprised too. She said that...

The site owner was surprised too. She said that they had not seen Goldies across that side before.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 20:55
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Paul Longland
Dipping in Scotland (again) 2018

Saturday 12 May 2018 and the morning of our latest trip to Scotland and Northumberland for a whole week of birding finally arrived. My gear was packed, birding mate Mark collected and after a bit of...
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