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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 9th October 2018, 14:13
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By kb57
Yorouchi Onsen in Hokkaido...luxury onsen...

Yorouchi Onsen in Hokkaido...luxury onsen overlooking stream best visited in winter with snow on the ground - bird feeders outside lounge window including a small pool with live fish for the star...
Forum: Gulls Tuesday 9th October 2018, 12:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By kb57
Bump...anyone?

Bump...anyone?
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 8th October 2018, 16:46
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
7th October, RSPB Saltholme Couple of hours free...

7th October, RSPB Saltholme

Couple of hours free for a visit to Saltholme, and three high quality additions to the year list...first jack snipe since I got back into birding, actually my second ever...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 8th October 2018, 16:42
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
25th September, Paris Haven't been to any London...

25th September, Paris

Haven't been to any London parks this year, but rowing on the lake at Bois de Boulogne provided a more than decent substitute location from which to add parakeets to the year...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 8th October 2018, 16:38
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
9th September, Alnmouth An hour sat at the edge...

9th September, Alnmouth

An hour sat at the edge of the dunes at high tide brought one long overdue addition in the form of gannets, and a very nice close inshore, dark-phase Arctic skua.

220....
Forum: Panasonic Friday 7th September 2018, 12:08
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By kb57
The Lumix 200m f2.8 lens ships with a 1.4x...

The Lumix 200m f2.8 lens ships with a 1.4x teleconverter, but I don't think it is designed to work for other lenses, or is sold separately.

Olympus sell a 1.4x converter, but I understand this is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th September 2018, 11:49
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By kb57
Very nice video!

Very nice video!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th September 2018, 11:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,290
Posted By kb57
Perhaps the feature is disabled for the Russian...

Perhaps the feature is disabled for the Russian (and Nordic?) market as I guess in winter re-starting could be a challenge. Surprised you haven't come across it in hire cars though- I rented an...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Tuesday 28th August 2018, 11:41
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
July and August were birding-free zones this year...

July and August were birding-free zones this year I'm afraid, thanks to work and family commitments. A surprise bank holiday weekend visit to Switzerland organised by my wife provided some...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 11:33
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By kb57
I did Miyake-jima (Izu lslands) to Tokyo in early...

I did Miyake-jima (Izu lslands) to Tokyo in early March this year - not the same diversity as the Ogasawara route, but I had really frequent sightings of short-tailed albatross including adults and...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 17th August 2018, 13:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By kb57
I'd tend to agree - I was staying in a hotel in...

I'd tend to agree - I was staying in a hotel in Japan this year where an organised tour were staying for a night. I couldn't quite see what added value they were getting, at a location where the...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 17th August 2018, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By kb57
There was a feeder at the top of the Mannlichen...

There was a feeder at the top of the Mannlichen cable car above Wengen, Switzerland, which was attracting a small flock of snow finches in mid-March 2016. Rail-connected and very easy to get to,...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 15th August 2018, 12:33
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By kb57
@ianp234 - I have exactly the same combination as...

@ianp234 - I have exactly the same combination as you, and haven't experienced any significant issues with BIF, other than those arising from my own inexperience. A few points arising from the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th July 2018, 12:03
Replies: 57
Views: 2,290
Posted By kb57
My wife dislikes siskins for some reason,...

My wife dislikes siskins for some reason, particularly males - I think its a combination of facial expression and habit of monopolising the nyger feeder. This animosity doesn't extend to redpolls and...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 11th July 2018, 11:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,424
Posted By kb57
Sorry, I didn't read the thread carefully enough...

Sorry, I didn't read the thread carefully enough and thought you'd mentioned skylarks in the fields which were developed.

Loss of lapwings no surprise, but it's good to hear the off-site mitigation...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 10th July 2018, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,424
Posted By kb57
Just dipped into another thread on the same...

Just dipped into another thread on the same topic:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363926

I'd be interested to know if skylarks have been lost from the solar farm area you've visited. A...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 10th July 2018, 17:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By kb57
Interesting thread...I've looked at the...

Interesting thread...I've looked at the (relatively limited) literature on the ecological effects of solar farms in recent years, been involved in monitoring a site which included a solar farm...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 16:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By kb57
A very good point. That is comparable to my...

A very good point. That is comparable to my D7200 (765g) plus 300mm PF (755g) plus 1.4x TC (190g)...well, 295g less, but from the bulky appearance of the camera not in quite such an ergonomic...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 11:32
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
30th June, North Cave Wetlands,...

30th June, North Cave Wetlands, Yorkshire

Managed to tag on some birding to a visit to Beverley in East Yorkshire. I'd been here last year for the first time, and was more than happy to share a...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Monday 18th June 2018, 13:44
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
18th June, Beadnell Bay, Northumberland 213....

18th June, Beadnell Bay, Northumberland

213. Arctic Tern
214. Little Tern
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 8th June 2018, 11:56
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
7th June, Teesdale, Co. Durham Listened to a...

7th June, Teesdale, Co. Durham

Listened to a singing redstart for ages at close quarters, but could not pick him out...until he flew off - not the greatest of views, but enough to count.

212....
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:28
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
29th May, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Work...

29th May, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Work visit brought two new additions:

European Green Woodpecker (heard-only)
210. Common Sandpiper
211. Sand Martin

And another greenshank!
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 31st May 2018, 12:21
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
27th May, Druridge Pools, Northumberland Heard...

27th May, Druridge Pools, Northumberland
Heard via Twitter there were a few waders around at Druridge...didn't have a lot of time to spare, but turned out to be a good move...

202. Glossy Ibis
203....
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 25th May 2018, 11:54
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By kb57
At risk of sounding like an agent for Puffin...

At risk of sounding like an agent for Puffin Cruises (I'm not!!), as you are birding in that area of Northumberland I'd recommend the boat trips from Amble around Coquet Island for roseate tern and...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 25th May 2018, 11:41
Replies: 41
Views: 2,604
Posted By kb57
24th May, Durham City No time to go looking for...

24th May, Durham City

No time to go looking for sand martins, and I could've sworn this was already on my list - apparently not though!

201. Grey Wagtail
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