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Forum: Conservation Today, 10:42
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Sangahyando
Nobody is denying that, however it's not the...

Nobody is denying that, however it's not the topic of the thread. We have a full forum section dedicated to cats. Also, driven grouse shooting doesn't even exist outside the UK and maybe Ireland....
Forum: Conservation Monday 14th October 2019, 22:32
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Sangahyando
Because there are proven cases of dogs killing...

Because there are proven cases of dogs killing wildlife, and not just birds. Lots of wild mammals at risk, up to and including large deer. Also, they pose a potential threat to people. Any pet owner...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th October 2019, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Sangahyando
I've seen (for example) Red-backed Shrikes perch...

I've seen (for example) Red-backed Shrikes perch on fence posts, and Iberian Grey Shrike on a stone wall. But the posture tends to be different.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 11th October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Sangahyando
I've heard an anecdotal report by one birder of a...

I've heard an anecdotal report by one birder of a Hobby successfully catching a Noctule. It's worth noting that the latter species can sometimes be observed even before dusk, apparently during...
Forum: Germany Friday 11th October 2019, 13:01
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Sangahyando
If you're willing to drive to a site >150 km...

If you're willing to drive to a site >150 km away, the Burgwald north of Marburg in Hessen is locally famous for its population of Tengmalm's and Pygmy Owl. They offer guided tours too, though I'm...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 11:19
Replies: 67
Views: 2,074
Posted By Sangahyando
I agree. While birders are far from perfect and I...

I agree. While birders are far from perfect and I don't see much sense in excessive twitching, there are a lot of other forms of more or less (un-)necessary travel that should be reduced before we...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 7th October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By Sangahyando
I think the important point to remember is that...

I think the important point to remember is that humans might unwittingly shape habitats in ways that favour one species or another. So that's another variable to account for, in addition to naturally...
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th October 2019, 16:25
Replies: 49
Views: 1,920
Posted By Sangahyando
Depends on how narrowly you define...

Depends on how narrowly you define "peacefully"...
It might also be worth pointing out that a lot of historians focus on other things than just war and politics, it's just that those aspects of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 10:45
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Sangahyando
Do you remember if they called? They have a...

Do you remember if they called? They have a distinctive flight call, that's one of those things that can be useful when you're seeing them in poor light.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 30th September 2019, 22:57
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Sangahyando
Probably Tawny Owl, they can be found in some...

Probably Tawny Owl, they can be found in some city parks in Europe and are pretty common in general.

I think London would be pretty similar to Paris, but have more gulls (Herring, Black-headed,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th September 2019, 07:58
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Sangahyando
I'd say Common Eider for both ducks, third one...

I'd say Common Eider for both ducks, third one should be Slavonian (Horned) Grebe, the last one looks like a Black-throated Diver, IMO. In the last picture, there's also a Great Crested Grebe.

edit:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th September 2019, 07:55
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Sangahyando
Is this kind of banding usual or am I just seeing...

Is this kind of banding usual or am I just seeing things?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Sangahyando
That does seem a bit odd to me. I'm not saying...

That does seem a bit odd to me. I'm not saying it's a Peregrine (for the reasons listed above), but do you have any other shots that might show the tail markings more clearly?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th September 2019, 11:52
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Sangahyando
It's the same species, I think these are...

It's the same species, I think these are different regional names within the UK, or it's another case of diverging British and American names. Try Avibase for bird name translations, they always list...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 18th September 2019, 01:06
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Sangahyando
It might be important to point out that you're...

It might be important to point out that you're referring to the American Robin Turdus migratorius and the American Goldfinch Spinus tristis, not the European species of the same generic names, which...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 00:58
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Sangahyando
1 Red-footed Falcon 2 Common Kestrel...

1 Red-footed Falcon
2 Common Kestrel (probably)
3+4 Common Whitethroat (not completely certain about 4, because of the difficult lighting)
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 17th September 2019, 00:54
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Sangahyando
Excellent idea, I for one am tired of hearing the...

Excellent idea, I for one am tired of hearing the same old recordings of random, mostly American birds in the background of every movie, game, or TV show regardless of setting.
It would help though...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 12th September 2019, 13:37
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Sangahyando
Scythebill 14.7.1 German version feedback

Hello,

Apologies for starting yet another thread on Scythebill, but I've recently tried out the new German language version. There's some interesting new features; I like the idea of the world map...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 10th September 2019, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Sangahyando
Thank you both, seems like the quest for a safe...

Thank you both, seems like the quest for a safe Wood Mouse/YNM ID continues. Well, at least I now have some decent shots of a number of species, and not all of them are as tough to identify as the...
Forum: Mammals Monday 9th September 2019, 23:07
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Sangahyando
Mouse ID, Germany 2019

These pictures were taken earlier this month in the vicinity of Kiel in northern Germany.

The mouse in question was a runty little fellow (apparently its right front paw was crippled) exhibiting...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th September 2019, 18:59
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Sangahyando
+1 for STE; you can see the naked tarsi on the...

+1 for STE; you can see the naked tarsi on the picture.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th September 2019, 13:53
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Sangahyando
Thanks :t: Regarding the third, I was initially...

Thanks :t: Regarding the third, I was initially convinced - not having looked closely at the shot - that it was a Greater Short-toed Lark (there were several of those around, and we did manage to get...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th September 2019, 13:48
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Sangahyando
If it makes you feel better, Robins do belong to...

If it makes you feel better, Robins do belong to the Old World flycatcher family. So on some taxonomic level, the assessment of "flycatcher" is technically correct...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd September 2019, 16:50
Replies: 98
Views: 4,634
Posted By Sangahyando
A truly modest claim. I love how you just know...

A truly modest claim. I love how you just know that no-one here has the same amount of experience in statistics or related fields, because clearly you've conducted extensive background...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th August 2019, 07:48
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Sangahyando
Looks like a Grey Plover.

Looks like a Grey Plover.
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