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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th July 2019, 15:11
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By pratincol
I've been on a few walks in South Cumbria where...

I've been on a few walks in South Cumbria where the Willow Warblers are so numerous they drown out most of the other birds when they're in full song.Sometimes makes it difficult to work out what...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 18th July 2019, 16:42
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By pratincol
That damn Wood Pigeon on our roof. It never...

That damn Wood Pigeon on our roof. It never stops, from morning till night. It goes on and on an and and on.............[ unless it comes down for a feed in the garden, when it temporarily shuts up].
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By pratincol
Well I try and look for some positives but I do...

Well I try and look for some positives but I do realise we've lost so much in recent years.
The 51 upland Willow Warbler I mentioned were actually in the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 15:21
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By pratincol
There's a few places around here where Willow...

There's a few places around here where Willow Warbler are prolific, as you found in Shropshire. I counted 51 on a walk this year in the South Lakes which was remarkable, as there were several...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 13:44
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By pratincol
We do alright for Spotted Flycatcher in the...

We do alright for Spotted Flycatcher in the Lakes.
They can sometimes be faithful to certain sites and there are five on separate territories nearby this year.
I cover a well used local passage area...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 10th July 2019, 14:34
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By pratincol
La Gomera is beautiful and ,for the Canaries,...

La Gomera is beautiful and ,for the Canaries, remarkably unspoilt. There's a good bus service so you don't need to hire a car.
La Palma doesn't have a wide range of birds but a lot more birds than...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 14th June 2019, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By pratincol
Thanks for that. Spent two wonderful holidays in...

Thanks for that. Spent two wonderful holidays in Cuba enjoying your wonderful countryside and birds.
Is there much local interest in birdwatching and what is being done to protect birds and their...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 14th June 2019, 18:09
Replies: 771
Views: 47,672
Posted By pratincol
Thanks- very helpful

Thanks- very helpful
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 11th June 2019, 13:01
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By pratincol
Good to hear about your House Sparrow. We're...

Good to hear about your House Sparrow.
We're inundated with House Sparrow in our garden and it's costing a fortune in bird feed. Suplemented by a pair of Tree Sparrow.
Greenfinch on the up around...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th June 2019, 15:23
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By pratincol
Good to hear it's the same down your way. Willow...

Good to hear it's the same down your way.
Willow Warbler are doing fine this year, up here, as far as I can tell. Did a 5.5 mile round walk in one area and counted 51.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th June 2019, 15:03
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By pratincol
Same here for Garden Warbler too[ and Common...

Same here for Garden Warbler too[ and Common Whitethroat].
The 34 Blackap I've found this year is unprecendented. I tend to cover the same areas most years and would generally expect to maybe half...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th June 2019, 12:34
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By pratincol
A lot of Blackcap this year

So far I've found 34 Blackcap on separate territories in the patches I've covered in South Cumbria this year- a lot more than normal. I'm not sure if this reflects the national trend.
All being well...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 9th June 2019, 04:46
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By pratincol
Thanks- I'll look into it.

Thanks- I'll look into it.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th June 2019, 18:39
Replies: 771
Views: 47,672
Posted By pratincol
Cheers Martin!

Cheers Martin!
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th June 2019, 18:37
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By pratincol
Thanks- sounds impractical for just one day in...

Thanks- sounds impractical for just one day in port. any ideas for somewhere more local to the capital.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th June 2019, 14:47
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By pratincol
Thanks- very helpful

Thanks- very helpful
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th June 2019, 13:47
Replies: 771
Views: 47,672
Posted By pratincol
Stopping off in Majorca[ capital city] on a...

Stopping off in Majorca[ capital city] on a cruise in August.
Any handy places on bus routes out of the capital to go for a walk for birdwatching or scenic areas.Don't mind long strenous walks
Is...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th June 2019, 13:45
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By pratincol
Thanks I was thinking of getting a bus out of the...

Thanks
I was thinking of getting a bus out of the capital to somewhere elson on the island. A bus goes to Albufeira and another to Pollenca and there's a reserve in between. Any idea where the main...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th June 2019, 11:13
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By pratincol
Majorca information

Stopping off in Majorca[ capital city] on a cruise in August.
Any handy places on bus routes to go for a walk for birdwatching or scenic areas.
Is the bird reserve near Pollensa on a bus route?
Thanks
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 8th June 2019, 11:12
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By pratincol
Majorca information

Stopping off in Majorca[ capital city] on a cruise in August.
Any handy places on bus routes to go for a walk for birdwatching or scenic areas.
Is the bird reserve near Pollensa on a bus route?
Thanks
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 4th June 2019, 09:30
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By pratincol
Not seen 5 together doing this, but I've seen 3...

Not seen 5 together doing this, but I've seen 3 behaving in similar manner.
I guess there was some sort of territorial argy-bargy going on.
Must have been nice to see 5 all at once!
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 2nd June 2019, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By pratincol
I've pasted a copy of a report of a recent visit...

I've pasted a copy of a report of a recent visit below.
You'll witness one of the biggest combined Little Egret/ Cattle Egret roosts you'll ever see next to Arrecife bus station.
You can access all...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 24th May 2019, 13:05
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By pratincol
We stayed on the wild rugged west coast of...

We stayed on the wild rugged west coast of neighboring Zante a couple of years ago and was well impressed by the number of birds around and about.
We stayed at Keri Village Hotel. No need to hire a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th May 2019, 14:17
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By pratincol
Griffon Vultures poisoned in Israel

Another depressing story doing the rounds in the press.

'Eight Griffon Vultures from the nearly extinct population of just 20 vultures on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights were discovered dead...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Wednesday 15th May 2019, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By pratincol
We stayed near Tavira and they were seen or heard...

We stayed near Tavira and they were seen or heard most days.
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