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Forum: Japan Tuesday 11th September 2018, 09:44
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By James Lowther
ok, i understood the shunkunitai nature reserve...

ok, i understood the shunkunitai nature reserve to be further east, in between the two bridges north of the road, there is a forest park there that uses the name Shunkunitai and has some good...
Forum: Japan Monday 10th September 2018, 16:47
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By James Lowther
my two penneth worth. Furen lodge is definitely...

my two penneth worth.

Furen lodge is definitely not basic, the rooms are simple and the bathroom shared but that is quite often the case in Japan, even at nice (Japanese style) places. The food is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 31st August 2018, 15:05
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By James Lowther
"If one could have a target list of the breeding,...

"If one could have a target list of the breeding, wintering and regular passage birds of Britain then one could plan a year of birding adventures, big and small, to see what % of N you could see.

...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 30th August 2018, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By James Lowther
9 years ago i saw them at Jesus's baptism site in...

9 years ago i saw them at Jesus's baptism site in the Jordan valley.

it wasn't a good area for birding however as i think you go on a guided trip so you need to be fast!

James
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 23rd August 2018, 12:09
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By James Lowther
I've been twice, once in September and once in...

I've been twice, once in September and once in June.

from your species list:-

- Ural Owl
on the September trip I went on a days guided birding in the Haapsalu area with Kaarel Vohandu (Birdforum...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 13:57
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By James Lowther
ok, west ho tuyen lam clay tunnels are a big...

ok,

west ho tuyen lam

clay tunnels are a big tourist trap here (put coordinates into google maps):-

11.883380, 108.410338

you can easily get a taxi here and also pick one up from the car park...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 21st August 2018, 15:40
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, a few observations. Tam Dao is close to...

Hi,
a few observations.

Tam Dao is close to Hanoi and can be got to by public transport with perserverance, and it has great birds but there have been access problems to the best trail at least...
Forum: Cornwall Tuesday 21st August 2018, 12:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By James Lowther
sounds like a good day out; is there any info on...

sounds like a good day out;
is there any info on (or easy way of figuring out) the success rates for the key species (particularly large shearwaters and wilson's petrel) on this trip in different...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 19th August 2018, 06:33
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, access to the birding trails at tam Dao has...

Hi, access to the birding trails at tam Dao has been difficult from 2017 up until at least April this year. There’s a thread about it elsewhere on birdforum.
Also the “old” fansipan trail from the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:51
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By James Lowther
quite a few green sandpiper passing through...

quite a few green sandpiper passing through dorset at the moment so i wouldn't use time of year as a particular indicator

can't help with the ID though, the one that got away

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th July 2018, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By James Lowther
Skylark for the first James

Skylark for the first
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th July 2018, 09:38
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By James Lowther
think it's bolivian tyrannulet or similar...

think it's bolivian tyrannulet or similar species,

James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th June 2018, 11:49
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By James Lowther
“On range” means that on the basis of the photo...

“On range” means that on the basis of the photo alone it’s not possible to eliminate several other species but given the location you can be quite confident of the ID
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:51
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By James Lowther
bird 1 = spotted harrier? no idea with the...

bird 1 = spotted harrier?

no idea with the rest,

James
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 14:16
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By James Lowther
yes i recommend walking the length of the river,...

yes i recommend walking the length of the river, if you are travelling by public transport you will be starting right by the river mouth. They are present all year round and normally straightforward...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By James Lowther
no idea about wilts and east somerset sorry. In...

no idea about wilts and east somerset sorry.

In lyme regis dippers can be seen anywhere from the mouth of the river 50.724794, -2.932834
right up to the border with devon approx. 50.734420,...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 13th June 2018, 13:27
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By James Lowther
Hi, I'm not sure where you got that info from,...

Hi,
I'm not sure where you got that info from, but i don't believe Dippers have been seen on the River Wey for many years now. Certainly i've never seen them here.
best site in Dorset is the River...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 10:56
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By James Lowther
pretty much out of range for mekong wagtail i'd...

pretty much out of range for mekong wagtail i'd have thought?
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th June 2018, 08:38
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By James Lowther
1. should be Kloss's (white undertail) 4. is not...

1. should be Kloss's (white undertail)
4. is not Asian Brown i don't think due to white wing markings. Looks a bit like Mugimaki to me.

James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 28th May 2018, 16:23
Replies: 72
Views: 15,337
Posted By James Lowther
Treatment of races in north east China seems a...

Treatment of races in north east China seems a bit inconsistent. But birds in Beijing should be sericea s.s. I guess?
James
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 27th May 2018, 09:01
Replies: 87
Views: 9,153
Posted By James Lowther
Rock dove is on category C (in addition to...

Rock dove is on category C (in addition to category A) of the British list ergo feral pigeons are tickable as far as i’m concerned. Not the most exciting and nicer to see wild type birds in natural...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th May 2018, 06:53
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By James Lowther
Ok thanks John and Andy, Leucopsis it is...

Ok thanks John and Andy,
Leucopsis it is then
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By James Lowther
Thanks Robson shows all plumages of leucopsis...

Thanks
Robson shows all plumages of leucopsis with white ear coverts though?
James
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th May 2018, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By James Lowther
Wagtail, Cambodia

Be interested to hear opinions on the identification of this wagtail (including sub specific ID if relevant).
Photo taken (not by me) on 14th March in Cambodia.
I have my theory but prefer to hold...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 24th May 2018, 09:14
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By James Lowther
Moltoni's (note spelling ;) ) has a very...

Moltoni's (note spelling ;) ) has a very different call.
Other than that i can't help sorry.

James
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