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Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 26th September 2020, 20:01
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By DMW
I've seen Willow Tit coming to strips of dried...

I've seen Willow Tit coming to strips of dried fat in Finland in winter.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th September 2020, 13:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By DMW
Yes...3 records in the CI. Only a matter of time...

Yes...3 records in the CI. Only a matter of time for the UK!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th September 2020, 13:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By DMW
The species has bred in Jersey, Guernsey and...

The species has bred in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney in recent years. It's been good year for records in the CI.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 19th August 2020, 18:53
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By DMW
Very cool.

Very cool.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th August 2020, 15:23
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By DMW
I'm not familiar with how CITES works, but as far...

I'm not familiar with how CITES works, but as far as I can tell at least some of his specimens fall within Schedule II (e.g. Eurasian Eagle-Owl) and as such I believe he would require a permit to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th August 2020, 17:16
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By DMW
Try the Burung nusantara website, plus trip...

Try the Burung nusantara website, plus trip reports on Cloudbirders. There's a ton of information for Halmahera. Not so much on Morotai or other north Moluccan islands, but still some info in some...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th August 2020, 12:27
Replies: 66
Views: 3,323
Posted By DMW
What I do think is silly is believing that...

What I do think is silly is believing that taxonomy is an empirical science working towards an objectively correct fixed end-point, and that a single unified global body will result in a more perfect...
Forum: India Monday 27th July 2020, 17:47
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By DMW
Beautiful photo.

Beautiful photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th July 2020, 17:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By DMW
Isn't it a Flappet Lark? The rufous in the wing...

Isn't it a Flappet Lark? The rufous in the wing and general structure should rule out Sabota Lark, I would suggest.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 25th July 2020, 14:57
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By DMW
LEOs are pretty common in Jersey, and presumably...

LEOs are pretty common in Jersey, and presumably equally so in many parts of the UK. Without wishing to be dragged into conversations about egging, isn't this far too late in the year for owls to be...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 21st July 2020, 17:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By DMW
Good to see a company act with integrity.

Good to see a company act with integrity.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th July 2020, 20:15
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By DMW
Sounds like Chaffinch.

Sounds like Chaffinch.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 17:18
Replies: 70
Views: 14,972
Posted By DMW
It was not especially uncommon in suitable areas...

It was not especially uncommon in suitable areas in central Vietnam when I first visited, and much more accessible than Crested Argus s.l. In Malaysia, but I believe it has undergone a serious...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 16:36
Replies: 220
Views: 7,313
Posted By DMW
LOL if you think this will end with common names....

LOL if you think this will end with common names. Think they won't go after "problematic" binomials next and bring down the whole system of zoological nomenclature?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By DMW
Hadn't thought of that... seems a much better...

Hadn't thought of that... seems a much better call.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 17:38
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By DMW
Looks like a Black-crowned Tityra, although I...

Looks like a Black-crowned Tityra, although I would expect the bill to look a little heavier than this.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th June 2020, 17:21
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By DMW
He seems a good lad and a sharp birder - I...

He seems a good lad and a sharp birder - I thought it was great the way he got sidetracked by the birds he could hear. Don't care about his background or what kit he owns.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th June 2020, 18:47
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By DMW
I would err on the side of Song Thrush too. It's...

I would err on the side of Song Thrush too. It's reminiscent of a bird that sang in my garden just pre dawn this spring, and eventually switched to regular song.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 13th June 2020, 13:17
Replies: 157
Views: 13,049
Posted By DMW
There's a very interesting and readable article...

There's a very interesting and readable article about White-faced Plover taxonomy here: https://avianhybrids.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/beyond-genetics-how-different-are-kentish-and-white-faced-plover/
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 12th June 2020, 06:51
Replies: 70
Views: 2,485
Posted By DMW
There's a conflation of two different topics...

There's a conflation of two different topics here. Nobody is arguing that a heard only record of a bird isn't a valid record. The question is whether it's acceptable to add a bird you have only heard...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th June 2020, 17:26
Replies: 70
Views: 2,485
Posted By DMW
My first Sumatran Cochoa unfortunately turned out...

My first Sumatran Cochoa unfortunately turned out to be Neil Bostock's tape recorder!

Scandinavians typically tick heard only birds for their life lists. I don't, but it's just personal preference...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 9th June 2020, 17:07
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By DMW
Seconded. Superb mammaling too!

Seconded. Superb mammaling too!
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 15:54
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By DMW
In Jersey, we buy pretty much all our electricity...

In Jersey, we buy pretty much all our electricity from France, so I appreciate you subsidising our electricity too :t:
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 14:07
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By DMW
I agree that there's no perfect solution and we...

I agree that there's no perfect solution and we need to look at all alternatives, but it's really annoying to see industries and governments greenwashing and promoting some of the most harmful...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 09:48
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By DMW
Isn't large-scale use of wood pellets to generate...

Isn't large-scale use of wood pellets to generate electricity effectively a giant pyramid scheme? It takes what, about 30 years for a commercial plantation to grow to harvest. Carbon sequestration...
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