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Forum: Mammals Thursday 21st November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Xenospiza
Wolves are still increasing at about 15-20% a...

Wolves are still increasing at about 15-20% a year in NW Germany, so probably a new one will come soon.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 2nd November 2019, 17:29
Replies: 4,122
Views: 729,187
Posted By Xenospiza
Upcher's Warbler in the Netherlands on 13/10....

Upcher's Warbler in the Netherlands on 13/10. Always nice to get a Dutch tick that's a lifer!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st October 2019, 19:45
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Xenospiza
There's a branch in front of its face, so I think...

There's a branch in front of its face, so I think you cannot judge its face colour correctly. It could still be a normal Yellowhammer.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 09:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By Xenospiza
See also:...

See also: https://www.dutchbirding.nl/gallery/detail/23737#thread
Forum: Mammals Sunday 20th October 2019, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Xenospiza
I would say you're right.

I would say you're right.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 7th October 2019, 20:03
Replies: 4,122
Views: 729,187
Posted By Xenospiza
My 175th (IOC + two undescribed taxa) in Tanzania...

My 175th (IOC + two undescribed taxa) in Tanzania was Striped Kingfisher, after a sizeable haul of Eastern Arc endemics including Udzungwa Forest Partridge. It really should be one less because...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 18:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
Yesterday was the first time since 15 August that...

Yesterday was the first time since 15 August that I saw Swift (at least 3, probably more).
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 29th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Xenospiza
It's definitely a natural variation.

It's definitely a natural variation.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 26th August 2019, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Xenospiza
It is indeed Yarrow. It is rarely this pink, but...

It is indeed Yarrow. It is rarely this pink, but I've seen ones like this as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th August 2019, 22:20
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Xenospiza
White and very dirty. Maybe it visited a garbage...

White and very dirty. Maybe it visited a garbage dump?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th August 2019, 19:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Xenospiza
If you upload any picture into...

If you upload any picture into https://waarneming.nl/ or https://waarnemingen.be, it will give you an ID of birds, butterflies, plants, flies, etc, but of course only local species. It is often...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 12th August 2019, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Xenospiza
Well that might just be because it's in...

Well that might just be because it's in Germany.

Vivek - Dortmund is quite an OK place for local birding. There's even a "Dortmundbirder" on the forum.

A must-visit website will be...
Forum: Germany Monday 12th August 2019, 22:39
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Xenospiza
September is not a good month for Bluethroat at...

September is not a good month for Bluethroat at all... and may be a tad early for Brambling. Remind me to look up sites for the other two if I don't come back soon!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 11th August 2019, 20:21
Replies: 119
Views: 33,704
Posted By Xenospiza
Here's a study looking at barcodes (COI) of canus...

Here's a study looking at barcodes (COI) of canus (s.str.) and brachyrhynchus. Surprising! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-009-0490-3
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th August 2019, 21:10
Replies: 37
Views: 1,635
Posted By Xenospiza
Dipped both two years back (one too early in the...

Dipped both two years back (one too early in the year, the other heard only).
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th August 2019, 19:25
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
Found it, thanks. And I agree wholeheartedly......

Found it, thanks. And I agree wholeheartedly... Still, it's better than nothing!

My last local Swift was on Thursday 1/8 (was away on Friday/Saturday).
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st August 2019, 18:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
Hadn't noticed that (of course). My immediate...

Hadn't noticed that (of course).
My immediate next question is "How did you do that?" but don't burden this thread with that information!
While you're at it, if you'd plot the maximum group sizes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 20:31
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
If the other contributors are anything like me,...

If the other contributors are anything like me, they are much more likely to report a Swift in August than in June/July.

Hamburg/Ruhr Area is not Nottingham/St Peterburg, but it fits to the pattern!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 19:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
Most birds cleared off this weekend in the Ruhr...

Most birds cleared off this weekend in the Ruhr Area, Germany. Just a few individuals left where there used to be flocks.
The start of the breeding season sounds like a good explanation to me.
For...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st July 2019, 19:37
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Xenospiza
Would seem so, hourly averages are highest in...

Would seem so, hourly averages are highest in early July: https://trektellen.nl/species/graph/5/285/249/0?language=english&g=&l=&k=&jaar2=&jaar3=
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th July 2019, 20:05
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Xenospiza
Bill too thin for Croaking — how about Ethiopian?

Bill too thin for Croaking — how about Ethiopian?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 20th July 2019, 15:27
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By Xenospiza
15 years ago I went to Sax-Zim (Connecticut...

15 years ago I went to Sax-Zim (Connecticut Warbler) and the Gunflint Trail (many boreal species) + Oberg Mountain (Black-thr Blue Warbler) the next two days. Southern MN can also be interesting...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:38
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Xenospiza
1. is a Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) species;...

1. is a Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) species; only C. integrifolia is listed for Volcn de Acatenango here: http://glifos.concyt.gob.gt/digital/fodecyt/fodecyt%201999.35.pdf

Based on the same...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Xenospiza
Indeed, you must be right.

Indeed, you must be right.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 12th July 2019, 20:23
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Xenospiza
3. could well be Antennaria alpina, its...

3. could well be Antennaria alpina, its flowerheads look quite small.
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