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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 14th October 2006, 18:08
Replies: 27
Views: 4,433
Posted By Jess2002
If your staying at puerto pollesa June, make sure...

If your staying at puerto pollesa June, make sure you make the trip to albufereta, just to the south of the main part, similar species to albufera, and a lot more scrub for passerines! Also all on...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 14th October 2006, 17:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By Jess2002
Go with your first thoughts, a lot of the time...

Go with your first thoughts, a lot of the time you see a bird and are convinced its one thing, then the more you think about it its too good to be true and you try to make the bird into a commoner...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 14th October 2006, 17:32
Replies: 27
Views: 4,433
Posted By Jess2002
Thanks for the info! I was under the impression...

Thanks for the info! I was under the impression from a few people that great whites were generally a winter visitor, but can be expected from late september, either way i didnt see one :( As for the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2006, 17:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Jess2002
Same here, I visited albufera on several...

Same here, I visited albufera on several occasions, only raptor there appeared to be marsh harrier, where ospreys are normally a usual site. Ah well always next year :)

PS. that was def the bird,...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 13th October 2006, 17:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,629
Posted By Jess2002
absolutly shocking, i thought this sort of...

absolutly shocking, i thought this sort of activity ended with the invention of binoculars. Surely it should be more rewarding to watch the birds in their natural enviroment than shooting them for...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 13th October 2006, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 4,433
Posted By Jess2002
I was to be honest, didnt even hear the great...

I was to be honest, didnt even hear the great reeds singing, as you normally do. Maybe I was just unlucky. I stayed at the hotel platja dor which was an easy walk away from the nature reserve, had...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 13th October 2006, 14:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By Jess2002
I've seen a couple of peregrines flying above the...

I've seen a couple of peregrines flying above the road just by south stack lighthouse, so anythings possible. However as above, prob more than likely a juv buzzard sitting on a lamp post especially...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 12th October 2006, 19:40
Replies: 27
Views: 4,433
Posted By Jess2002
Just returned from majorca myself (literally...

Just returned from majorca myself (literally today) a very slow time of year at the mo. Albufera proved quite dissapointing, purple heron appear to have departed, as have great reed and woodchat...
Forum: Your Rarities Thursday 12th October 2006, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,542
Posted By Jess2002
if you see a frigate bird in reality in general...

if you see a frigate bird in reality in general you know you've seen one due to the huge wingspan and unusual shape of the bird. As above look through the skuas etc, def possibility. However with...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 12th October 2006, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jess2002
good stuff, nice to see they're doing so well...

good stuff, nice to see they're doing so well would love to see them as often as we get buzzards around staffs! I've heard reports of them around the A500 of all places, and not so long ago i saw one...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2006, 19:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Jess2002
couldnt really get a pic as i was on a bus lol....

couldnt really get a pic as i was on a bus lol. def wasnt osprey, didnt have the right jizz about it, pretty certain it was a booted, just wanted to know if they were often seen away from the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2006, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Jess2002
Majorcan Raptor

Hi all,

Bird was seen flying over the farmland to the north of puerto pollencia, to the south of the traumantara mountain range. primaries were totally black, rest of the under belly was light. Top...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 7th September 2006, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jess2002
I'm going to alcudia the first week of october,...

I'm going to alcudia the first week of october, might see you there!

I've seen a whole flock of flamingos flying across alcudia bay before now, however that was in may, not this late. Never say...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 6th September 2006, 09:36
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jess2002
S'albufrera marsh, majorca in early october

Hi all,

Just wanted a bit of information on what i can expect to see at s'albufrera around october? i'm expecting all of the marsh species to still be there, but would like to know a bit more about...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th June 2006, 12:08
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Jess2002
Promising article about recolonzation of european marsh birds!

Just been having a look through a few wesites and found this article describing the likely hood of certain marshland birds to be soon breeding again in the UK. such species as purple heron, night...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 2nd June 2006, 09:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jess2002
its certainly not an impossibility, as common...

its certainly not an impossibility, as common scoters, long tailed ducks etc have all been sighted in and around staffordshire. However at a place like blithfield, which is a heavily birded reserve,...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 8th August 2005, 14:08
Replies: 20
Views: 5,583
Posted By Jess2002
I'm visiting majorca on the 13th of sept, were...

I'm visiting majorca on the 13th of sept, were staying in the jupiter saturno, i'm told its quite close by (full of kids however)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd July 2005, 18:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jess2002
I was also at cemlyn bay last week and am pretty...

I was also at cemlyn bay last week and am pretty sure i saw the same bid (obviously scanning the terns for roseate as one had been spotted recently) but again i put this particular bird down to a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th June 2005, 09:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jess2002
its strange how reed buntings are frequenting...

its strange how reed buntings are frequenting garden feeders more and more. surely must be a good sign they are doing well!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th June 2005, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jess2002
I had a case like this with two goldfinches, had...

I had a case like this with two goldfinches, had to pick two up from outside the house. Looks as though the first one got hit by a car, closly followed by the second one, almost like she commited...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th May 2005, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 8,156
Posted By Jess2002
According to your description i'd also say one of...

According to your description i'd also say one of the kites, for you to notice the 'concave end' to the tail it must have been reasonably obvious. They also look a lot longer winged than a buzzard...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th May 2005, 18:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jess2002
crows and rooks can always be tricky and i guess...

crows and rooks can always be tricky and i guess like any bird they do vary in size. In most experiences I've had with ravens, you cant mistake them specially if they are compared with other crows,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd May 2005, 20:58
Replies: 29
Views: 2,570
Posted By Jess2002
Thats the problem, if i could have heard it call...

Thats the problem, if i could have heard it call i could have clinched it, but it was feeding, and i was in a hide, and didnt want to risk scaring it off. I got the initial feeling of willow because...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd May 2005, 13:46
Replies: 29
Views: 2,570
Posted By Jess2002
The other two photos i have, hope they help

The other two photos i have, hope they help
Forum: Conservation Monday 23rd May 2005, 12:18
Replies: 42
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jess2002
I'd agree with all of the above, especially...

I'd agree with all of the above, especially little egrets, i remember a time when they were a true rarity!
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