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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 13:09
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By John Cantelo
I read the book years ago and thought its...

I read the book years ago and thought its argument was weak and unconvincing particularly after reading 'The Hastings Rarities again’ (Brit. Birds, 62: 364-381). In my mind, it's very difficult to...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 09:23
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By John Cantelo
Looks interesting! Is there a sample page/list...

Looks interesting! Is there a sample page/list of contents available online? I'll be away shortly but will probably get a copy in the new year. Is the guide's title meant to suggest that further...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 12:02
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By John Cantelo
No indeed it doesn't but without prior experience...

No indeed it doesn't but without prior experience seeing a photo of a similar bird on what appeared to be a reputable site made hesitate about making a firm call
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st December 2019, 08:16
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By John Cantelo
Thanks again, Mike. As you will recall I was the...

Thanks again, Mike. As you will recall I was the doubting Thomas who questioned the proposed ID as Common Hawk Cuckoo and felt Common (or perhaps Indian) Cuckoo was the better call. However, on my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th November 2019, 14:49
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By John Cantelo
Thanks for your input, Brian, particularly for...

Thanks for your input, Brian, particularly for confirming that Goa is within the range of tristris. Unfortunately, I've not had a lot of experience with tristris , just three birds in the UK (none...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th November 2019, 16:55
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By John Cantelo
Thanks for posting this, Mike and thanks again...

Thanks for posting this, Mike and thanks again for your company. This bird was indeed initially identified as a Chiffchaff. However, in the field, it seemed to show an unusually long supercilium...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 28th November 2019, 16:11
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By John Cantelo
I've just returned from a birding holiday with a...

I've just returned from a birding holiday with a friend who's upgraded from a P900 to a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV. He's very happy with the results he's getting and much prefers it to have old...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:42
Replies: 69
Views: 3,277
Posted By John Cantelo
Embracing my inner Luddite, I seriously wonder if...

Embracing my inner Luddite, I seriously wonder if this is a direction in which many birders will want to go. A large part of the fun in birding is learning how to identify what you're looking at and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 30th October 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By John Cantelo
Well said, Phil. Those behaving in such a...

Well said, Phil. Those behaving in such a high-handed and doubtfully ethical manner need to be called out for their actions. It's hard to see how collecting such a rare bird can be defended. They...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By John Cantelo
I've a copy of Lommar and can confirm that it's...

I've a copy of Lommar and can confirm that it's on ID and that the plates are superb. Apologies for the poor photos attached but my scanner's playing up so I took photos with my mobile. It's a slim...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th October 2019, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By John Cantelo
That's not so much Cyphil as AwPhil!

That's not so much Cyphil as AwPhil!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th October 2019, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By John Cantelo
It has the 'feel' of a Common Kestrel to me. I...

It has the 'feel' of a Common Kestrel to me. I wouldn't put too much weight on the apparently longer central tail feathers as, in my experience, Common Kestrel can show this feature at times (and,...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 17th October 2019, 15:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By John Cantelo
I believe that research has shown that human +...

I believe that research has shown that human + dog-on-lead causes more disturbance to birds than a human alone and that human + dog-not-on-lead causes significantly more disturbance than either (and...
Forum: Conservation Monday 14th October 2019, 14:34
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By John Cantelo
Not only that but signs banning dogs/asking...

Not only that but signs banning dogs/asking owners to keep them on a lead regularly 'go missing' on some reserves I know ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 18:05
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By John Cantelo
I too would go for LK on the basis of wing...

I too would go for LK on the basis of wing formulae .....
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 3rd October 2019, 12:53
Replies: 31
Views: 2,718
Posted By John Cantelo
Amen to that.

Amen to that.
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 30th August 2019, 15:30
Replies: 42
Views: 12,155
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm less interested in where the blame lies than...

I'm less interested in where the blame lies than doing something about those issues, such as free-ranging cats, where we both know what the problems are and how they can be relatively simply...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th August 2019, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By John Cantelo
My experience of the group is limited to...

My experience of the group is limited to Fan-tailed Warbler but my understanding is that even with good photos you really need to note vocalisations to be 100% certain of some IDs. I'm sure someone...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 27th August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By John Cantelo
No, I mean 2017 as I'm writing the BoPs section...

No, I mean 2017 as I'm writing the BoPs section of the Kent bird report & want to know if the large movement of kites in the county was reflected by figures in Sussex.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 13:39
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm referring to the first shot. However, I...

I'm referring to the first shot. However, I admit I'm not too hot on primary spacing and emarginations so those that are may well be able to rule out Iberian Chiffchaff.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 08:59
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By John Cantelo
On leg colour, overall colouration and its...

On leg colour, overall colouration and its supercilium (very yellowish in front of the eye but whiter behind), this looks good for Iberian Chiffchaff. However, I have to agree that the primary...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 24th August 2019, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By John Cantelo
Movement of Red Kites in Sussex May 2017

Has anyone access to reports of Red Kites from Sussex in late May? Exceptional numbers were reported from Kent on 25th and I assume they came along the chalk ridge into Kent via Sussex but numbers...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 23rd August 2019, 15:54
Replies: 332
Views: 74,524
Posted By John Cantelo
It'll be good to see Faansie Peacock's consummate...

It'll be good to see Faansie Peacock's consummate artwork reaching a wider audience. It makes me hope that he might just be persuaded to revisit his superbly illustrated, uniquely well-designed and...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 23rd August 2019, 12:33
Replies: 41
Views: 3,334
Posted By John Cantelo
Spot on.

Spot on.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 21st August 2019, 13:14
Replies: 55
Views: 3,722
Posted By John Cantelo
Thank you for managing to post the photos as my...

Thank you for managing to post the photos as my last post requested. I'm happy to agree that they show Honey Buzzards.
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