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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 235
Views: 8,347
Posted By Steve Lister
As it happens I was chatting about this with a...

As it happens I was chatting about this with a Lincs birder last week and he suggested buying a house in the dunes at Anderby Creek on the Lincs coast - migrants and moths in the garden and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 13:50
Replies: 235
Views: 8,347
Posted By Steve Lister
I can't do that unfortunately. Apart from...

I can't do that unfortunately. Apart from rooftops and chimneys up to about 200m away all I can see from my little garden is sky. And on a quiet day it is hard to believe how little flies over.

Next...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 11:40
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Steve Lister
Maybe. I did think about that as a possibility...

Maybe. I did think about that as a possibility but not being able to see any sign of the white 'pufflegs' put me off.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Steve Lister
Welcome to Birdforum. Your hummer MIGHT be a...

Welcome to Birdforum.

Your hummer MIGHT be a Violet-throated Starfrontlet but I am far from sure. Straight, medium length bill, small white post-ocular mark and basically all green plumage without...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 12:45
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Steve Lister
How about female Rufous Sparrow and a Whinchat?

How about female Rufous Sparrow and a Whinchat?
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 12th February 2020, 12:49
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Steve Lister
Have you looked at the records mapped on...

Have you looked at the records mapped on eBird?

My spring visit to Bulgaria was back in 2003 so things will have changed since then.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th February 2020, 11:39
Replies: 235
Views: 8,347
Posted By Steve Lister
February 12th. 46. Nuthatch - one heard calling...

February 12th.

46. Nuthatch - one heard calling not too far away.

Almost three weeks since my last addition - it has been very quiet. The storm on Sunday an a bit of wet snow on Monday produced...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 12:45
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Steve Lister
Bulgaria. Rock Partridge in the hills/mountains...

Bulgaria. Rock Partridge in the hills/mountains not far from Sofia, then on to the Black Sea coast for Levant Sparrowhawk and Semi-c Flycatcher.
Not sure about Saker though, but if you are going...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:40
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Steve Lister
I have never been (I am not that much of a social...

I have never been (I am not that much of a social birder) but everyone who has raves about it. Something for everyone, beginner to expert, as long as you don't mind the crowds.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:33
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Peru Sunday 9th February 2020, 17:21
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Steve Lister
The first time I went to Peru was on a general...

The first time I went to Peru was on a general tourist tour with Journey Latin America back in 1999. Also crept into northern Chile and Bolivia. It was amazing how many birds we saw while travelling....
Forum: Peru Saturday 8th February 2020, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Steve Lister
I saw them in the evening, and also one of the...

I saw them in the evening, and also one of the spectacular nightjars on the way back.
Forum: Peru Saturday 8th February 2020, 12:29
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Steve Lister
About 20 years ago but I saw Cock-of-the-Rock by...

About 20 years ago but I saw Cock-of-the-Rock by walking alongside the railway tracks not too far out of the village/town. Obviously they may be long gone, but somebody might have seen them more...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Thursday 6th February 2020, 09:16
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Steve Lister
You normally manage to post it Lee - is it even...

You normally manage to post it Lee - is it even more impressive this year?

Steve
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 4th February 2020, 18:39
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Steve Lister
I have done three CR trips and have only really...

I have done three CR trips and have only really missed having wellies once. That was when we had to get out of the boat to search for Yellow-breasted Crake in the marshes at Cano Negro.
So I would...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th February 2020, 11:06
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Steve Lister
I had completely the wrong idea and thought the...

I had completely the wrong idea and thought the bird was flying away and that the legs were the head and neck - and that is why I came up with a crane.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Steve Lister
Looks a bit like a crane sp except can't see the...

Looks a bit like a crane sp except can't see the legs.
Forum: Costa Rica Monday 3rd February 2020, 10:53
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Steve Lister
There is a 'Where to watch Birds in Coata Rica'...

There is a 'Where to watch Birds in Coata Rica' book available from Amazon etc. Published in 2010 but should still be useful for pointing you at good sites.

If you are in the northwest then the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 10:42
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Steve Lister
Maybe 'when' would be a more apt question. Young...

Maybe 'when' would be a more apt question. Young Tufted Ducks I think.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Steve Lister
Same here - seems to be working fine. I have been...

Same here - seems to be working fine. I have been registered as a pal since it started but have not had anyone contact me for at least 15 years.

And I have never paid a subscription.

Steve
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 27th January 2020, 18:28
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Steve Lister
The Norfolk coastal bus service goes straight...

The Norfolk coastal bus service goes straight past the spot where people park to watch the Rough-legged Buzzard west of Wells so it should not be difficult for you to get there from Hunstanton or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th January 2020, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Steve Lister
You have two different birds there, obviously....

You have two different birds there, obviously. The dark one is a giant petrel species (there are two very similar ones) and the second is an albatross but I would guess at Black-browed, which is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd January 2020, 11:41
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Steve Lister
Certainly difficult to rule out Lesser from...

Certainly difficult to rule out Lesser from this.

Steve
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd January 2020, 11:32
Replies: 40
Views: 2,849
Posted By Steve Lister
Just the obvious whimbrel, wheatear and tern for...

Just the obvious whimbrel, wheatear and tern for me. Can't find any record of Tawny Owl from my Morocco trips unfortunately - another reason to go back there along with Atlas Flycatcher and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 11:03
Replies: 235
Views: 8,347
Posted By Steve Lister
January 23rd. 44. Bullfinch 45....

January 23rd.

44. Bullfinch
45. Goldcrest

Singles of each. Takes me up to equal with my January 2019 list but still two short of the 47 in January 2018.

Steve
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