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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th February 2020, 17:40
Replies: 30
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dougie Preston
Mods; Any chance of moving this to the...

Mods; Any chance of moving this to the appropriate forum?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 07:55
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Dougie Preston
And, yes I'd second the idea of reporting the...

And, yes I'd second the idea of reporting the sighting to the local recorder, as it's def an interesting location and date for a Velvet!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th July 2019, 07:53
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Dougie Preston
No. the sleeping one is indeed a Male Velvet,...

No. the sleeping one is indeed a Male Velvet, and the other is a fem Common Scoter.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th January 2019, 01:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Dougie Preston
Both the geese in question are Tundra. They lack...

Both the geese in question are Tundra. They lack the Swan like neck proportions of Taiga, and the bill looks too delicate. Bill pattern also favours Tundra (mostly back with orange band near the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 14th June 2015, 15:08
Replies: 1,191
Views: 213,069
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cheers Martin. Still have Tuesday free, so may...

Cheers Martin. Still have Tuesday free, so may have another bash at Albufera then. Such amazing looking birds.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 14th June 2015, 14:45
Replies: 1,191
Views: 213,069
Posted By Dougie Preston
Just found this thread as I'm chilling in my...

Just found this thread as I'm chilling in my apartment at Club Pollentia Resort near Alcudia. The Honey Buzzards are still well and truly around, as I managed to photograph 8 near the tower above...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th June 2014, 02:46
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Dougie Preston
Both correct mate!

Both correct mate!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th May 2014, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dougie Preston
Many thanks for all the replys. I just didn't...

Many thanks for all the replys. I just didn't realise they could be this grey! The structure etc do look good, so a valuable lesson learned.

Cheers again, Dougie.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th May 2014, 20:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cheers for the help folks. As for Oriente...

Cheers for the help folks. As for Oriente Warbler, there were a couple about but nothing like as plain as this (they are quite stunning birds!)

There was a singing male Yellow Warbler nearby, but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th May 2014, 17:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cuban Warbler April 2014

Anyone any idea on this warbler, seen very briefly at Cayo Coco on Cuba last month. All I can add is that it's underparts were all a dirty grey, but it did have a vivid yellow vent/undertail...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 4th August 2013, 19:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dougie Preston
That's the adapter sorted thanks!....... Looking...

That's the adapter sorted thanks!....... Looking forward to experimenting. I'll let you know how it goes, as hopefully my favorite 'crossbills' will still be passing through Shetland! :-)
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 4th August 2013, 08:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dougie Preston
Thanks Pete. Any ideas how to 'adapt', as I'm a...

Thanks Pete. Any ideas how to 'adapt', as I'm a bit of a technophobe! :-/
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 4th August 2013, 04:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cheers for the reply Mono. I've given this a...

Cheers for the reply Mono. I've given this a try, but unfortunately it looks like it's my phone that's the problem! Don't think the HTC Desire accepts a plugin mic! Do any smart phones?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 3rd August 2013, 16:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dougie Preston
An Android APP that works with mic?

I'm looking for an android app that I can use with a shotgun mic, to record bird calls to my phone (HTC).

Sony decided to stop supporting the Sonic stage software for my MD recorder, and now I'm...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th November 2010, 04:33
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Dougie Preston
Yep, you got Fulmars...

Yep, you got Fulmars...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 16:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,088
Posted By Dougie Preston
Just in case your still looking! My setup is a...

Just in case your still looking!

My setup is a 'Sony Hi-MD MZ-NH 700', with a shotgun mic ie; 'ATR-55'. This can be bought for under a hundred quid (ebay), and be in a kept in a normal jacket...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th October 2010, 15:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By Dougie Preston
The lure you used is very potent! It's the one...

The lure you used is very potent! It's the one I've been using up here, and they really love it... Check out the pics and sound file of the Unst birds I've been studying recently on my blog. The...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 2nd August 2010, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By Dougie Preston
Many thanks for all the help. I've posted on my...

Many thanks for all the help. I've posted on my blog the results from a very busy few days down South. Which included Nightjar etc (though no sound recordings!), and lots of good birds inc 4...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 24th July 2010, 15:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cheers for that, at least I stand a chance then...

Cheers for that, at least I stand a chance then if they are still calling!

I could do with a few sites to check now... (Please feel free to PM me if you'd prefer!)
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 24th July 2010, 10:41
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By Dougie Preston
Nightjar churring?

Can any birders down South tell me if Nightjars are still calling at this time of year?

I'll be around Poole to Portland area in a few days time, and would love to record them churring. Any areas...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th May 2010, 16:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dougie Preston
Pheasant id, Potteric Carr, Yorkshire.

Any ideas on this weird looking Pheasant?

Shape and actions just like the 'normal' Pheasants, but the colour and feather details just don't look right.

Any ideas on what genes are mixed in?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th March 2010, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Dougie Preston
Am I right in saying it's the Marsh that has the...

Am I right in saying it's the Marsh that has the pale edge to the bill? (like this bird)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 15:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Dougie Preston
I bet it's been quite an expensive mistake to...

I bet it's been quite an expensive mistake to make, letting this one escape!
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 4,793
Posted By Dougie Preston
Cheers for that John. Going by the amount of...

Cheers for that John.

Going by the amount of people who have read this thread but stayed quiet (88 so far), I can't help but wonder how many folk are embarrassed by these birds. Not only are they a...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 22nd December 2009, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By Dougie Preston
Looking very professional, can I presume this...

Looking very professional, can I presume this isn't your first project of this kind?

As the others have said, keep experimenting with the narration, but first class none the less.
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