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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 18th September 2020, 06:12
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Xenospiza
In the Netherlands, various Gilia's are also...

In the Netherlands, various Gilia's are also showing up in "wild flower mixtures".
Moroccan toadflax is a standard.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 14th September 2020, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Xenospiza
I know Magpies can do this kind of stuff.

I know Magpies can do this kind of stuff.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 9th September 2020, 10:09
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Xenospiza
Nice, thanks!

Nice, thanks!
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th September 2020, 21:15
Replies: 135
Views: 5,069
Posted By Xenospiza
After two swiftless weeks, up to five today!

After two swiftless weeks, up to five today!
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 4th September 2020, 13:17
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Xenospiza
Fate in the BSBI maps restored: it is known from...

Fate in the BSBI maps restored: it is known from Brora!

It is spread by spores, not by seeds.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:26
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Xenospiza
I don't know which "Highlands" are meant here,...

I don't know which "Highlands" are meant here, but Great Horsetail is notably absent from the Scottish ones:
https://database.bsbi.org/maps/?taxonid=2cd4p9h.4k3
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 09:50
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Xenospiza
It's an Equisetum (Horsetail), but I cannot see...

It's an Equisetum (Horsetail), but I cannot see which species from this picture.
The size of the channel in the stem is an important feature.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 09:23
Replies: 94
Views: 3,382
Posted By Xenospiza
"Airport re-opening: Travellers to Ghana to pay...

"Airport re-opening: Travellers to Ghana to pay $150 as Covid-19 testing fee."

https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/airport-re-opening-travellers-to-ghana-to-pay-150-as-covid-19-testing-fee/
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 26th August 2020, 17:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By Xenospiza
It looks like the French bird has lost feathers...

It looks like the French bird has lost feathers from both its tibiae though (judging from the pale colour, which is similar to the bare patches on the neck).
I am afraid it is indeed not an extant...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 19th August 2020, 15:05
Replies: 136
Views: 45,039
Posted By Xenospiza
Also of interest:...

Also of interest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Arnaiz-Villena
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 18th August 2020, 09:58
Replies: 79
Views: 34,946
Posted By Xenospiza
Or resurrect the Metaves for the last group?

Or resurrect the Metaves for the last group?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Tuesday 18th August 2020, 09:04
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Xenospiza
Proof that there is a sense of humour in...

Proof that there is a sense of humour in Germany.

I had recognised that Turkey Vulture: I had those circling above me menacingly when cycling in Texas 25 years ago!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 14:09
Replies: 52
Views: 1,707
Posted By Xenospiza
Yes, my advice would be to turn 20 again...

Yes, my advice would be to turn 20 again...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 09:39
Replies: 135
Views: 5,069
Posted By Xenospiza
Still managing singles most days.

Still managing singles most days.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 13th August 2020, 08:56
Replies: 130
Views: 6,018
Posted By Xenospiza
Big fat 0 for me this year (just east of the...

Big fat 0 for me this year (just east of the Netherlands). Last year I had dozens.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 12th August 2020, 19:31
Replies: 79
Views: 34,946
Posted By Xenospiza
Or the threshold to claim a family in the...

Or the threshold to claim a family in the Passeriformes is just a lot lower...

Anyway, they should switch the tit and the pitta in the tree.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th August 2020, 19:17
Replies: 49
Views: 1,979
Posted By Xenospiza
There has been extensive research on what they...

There has been extensive research on what they eat in the Dutch/German border region where I live: an article in Dutch with a short summary in English can be found here:...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th August 2020, 09:35
Replies: 220
Views: 7,212
Posted By Xenospiza
Shortgrass Longspur, Dakota Longspur, Gray...

Shortgrass Longspur, Dakota Longspur, Gray Longspur would all have been better. Oh well...
Forum: Texas Wednesday 5th August 2020, 15:12
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Xenospiza
That was an interesting piece, thanks!

That was an interesting piece, thanks!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th August 2020, 15:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,243
Posted By Xenospiza
Now Rothschild's is a truly useless name... A...

Now Rothschild's is a truly useless name... A geographic description is the best you can do with most species of this overly uniform group, so American Frigatebird has my preference!
It does not...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th August 2020, 07:57
Replies: 66
Views: 3,297
Posted By Xenospiza
Black-bellied Plover is better, but not much. Why...

Black-bellied Plover is better, but not much. Why not annoy everyone and change it to "Silver Plover" (a literal translation of the Dutch name - it immediately reminds you that it looks like a Golden...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 3rd August 2020, 11:09
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Xenospiza
It's Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), but (to me)...

It's Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), but (to me) it's only identifiable because of the flowerhead on the right.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 2nd August 2020, 20:48
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Xenospiza
They are the seed of Alexanders (Smyrnium...

They are the seed of Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum), which is indeed in the carrot family.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 2nd August 2020, 20:45
Replies: 135
Views: 5,069
Posted By Xenospiza
Down to 0 this evening.

Down to 0 this evening.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 1st August 2020, 21:08
Replies: 135
Views: 5,069
Posted By Xenospiza
From my balcony: 15 on Wednesday, 4 on Friday, 2...

From my balcony: 15 on Wednesday, 4 on Friday, 2 today. Same weather as Jan's, less than an hour's drive to the southeast. (On Thursday I was away, so no count).
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