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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th June 2012, 21:23
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By London Birder
Japan: late October to mid-November

Hi,

I'll be in the Toyota region of Japan (not a country I've visited before) for three weeks from late October and will have plenty of time for birding, but travelling great distances won't be an...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 30th June 2012, 11:49
Replies: 2
Views: 2,671
Posted By London Birder
Yes, Mountain Hares of the subspecies hibernicus,...

Yes, Mountain Hares of the subspecies hibernicus, I think.

They certainly help pass the time whilst waiting for a flight.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th June 2012, 11:31
Replies: 25
Views: 5,314
Posted By London Birder
The biggest 'twitch' I've ever attended wasn't...

The biggest 'twitch' I've ever attended wasn't for a bird but the Northern Bottle-nosed Whale that turned up in London in 2006. Literally thousands of people.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 29th June 2012, 20:31
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
... he may get a three minute slot on The One...

... he may get a three minute slot on The One Show.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th June 2012, 16:11
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By London Birder
New Zealand Falcon

Is anyone aware of any papers on this species and its relationship to other members of the Falconidae?

Many thanks.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 29th June 2012, 15:42
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
here, here.

here, here.
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Tuesday 12th April 2011, 15:53
Replies: 22
Views: 6,858
Posted By London Birder
one owlet was showing today in a tree adjacent to...

one owlet was showing today in a tree adjacent to an adult. Viewing becoming difficult due to leaf-growth.
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Friday 8th April 2011, 11:33
Replies: 22
Views: 6,858
Posted By London Birder
three owlets now ... http://hpkg.blogspot.com

three owlets now ...

http://hpkg.blogspot.com
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th March 2011, 12:00
Replies: 24
Views: 3,373
Posted By London Birder
I may be able to help with Tawny Owls on those...

I may be able to help with Tawny Owls on those dates. No promises though as leaf growth may inhibit a view.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 2nd March 2011, 00:39
Replies: 28
Views: 10,256
Posted By London Birder
some nice recent photos here >...

some nice recent photos here > http://www.birdingetc.com/2011/02/red-hot-plovers.html
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st March 2011, 10:26
Replies: 46
Views: 5,129
Posted By London Birder
I did wonder if there was a parental lock guard...

I did wonder if there was a parental lock guard facility.

Aged as a young bird on account of the brownish irides, underdeveloped cere, and a full set of toes.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st March 2011, 09:49
Replies: 46
Views: 5,129
Posted By London Birder
Avian eye-candy I always think ...

Avian eye-candy I always think ...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 24th February 2011, 13:37
Replies: 21
Views: 8,410
Posted By London Birder
Cut a bath sponge into the shape of a House...

Cut a bath sponge into the shape of a House Sparrow, soak it in water, stick it on the end of a long pointy stick, and wave it about.

It probably won't do the job but it'll make for a memorable day...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 24th February 2011, 12:58
Replies: 21
Views: 8,410
Posted By London Birder
Throw a few crumbs of bread outside the warehouse...

Throw a few crumbs of bread outside the warehouse entrance, hopefully this will attract House Sparrows. On seeing these the Sparrowhawk will immediately depart via said entrance (exit), decimate the...
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Thursday 24th February 2011, 12:23
Replies: 22
Views: 6,858
Posted By London Birder
I'll be posting details of this year's owlets...

I'll be posting details of this year's owlets when they branch, here >

http://hpkg.blogspot.com

This will also be an excellent opportunity to connect with the adults for those who haven't yet done...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 10:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By London Birder
It's a leucistic Coal Tit.

It's a leucistic Coal Tit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th February 2011, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By London Birder
male Gadwall

male Gadwall
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 2nd February 2011, 13:42
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
There appears to have been an upturn in sparrow...

There appears to have been an upturn in sparrow fortunes come 1996 when an estimated total of 60 pairs bred. In 1997 there were 25-27 territories in the CBC plots but only 11 in Hyde Park in 1998...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 2nd February 2011, 13:22
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
Spencer F, I can't really add much to what...

Spencer F,

I can't really add much to what Sanderson published in '95 regarding habitat loss, not much has changed since then to be honest. There certainly remain areas where sparrows could nest....
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 24th January 2011, 17:36
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
[QUOTE=CPBell;2041146]Credit where it’s due, Roy...

[QUOTE=CPBell;2041146]Credit where it’s due, Roy Sanderson was practically the first to hint at the idea that sparrowhawks might be contributing to sparrow decline, though I think he recanted when...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 24th January 2011, 17:17
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
In Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens (from...

In Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens (from Sanderson. 1995);

'The number of potential nest sites has certainly declined. Tree holes, also used extensively by other species, are far fewer following the...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 24th January 2011, 13:11
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
None that I'm aware of though I can say that I've...

None that I'm aware of though I can say that I've never seen a single one over the 625 acres in eight years birding the site (usually in excess of 100 site visits per year), though I dare say they...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 24th January 2011, 08:53
Replies: 1,553
Views: 328,594
Posted By London Birder
Some Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens House Sparrow...

Some Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens House Sparrow census figures;

Nov 1925: 2,603
Dec 1948: 885
Nov 1966: 642
Nov 1975: 544
Feb 1995: 46

'The reasons speculated for the national decline - changes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th November 2010, 09:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By London Birder
Kathy, Here's a photo of a Mediterranean Gull....

Kathy,

Here's a photo of a Mediterranean Gull. It's an adult in winter. A first-winter MG would also show dark markings on the wing coverts and tertials.

However they differ structurally to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th November 2010, 09:38
Replies: 81
Views: 7,840
Posted By London Birder
That's how I see it.

That's how I see it.
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