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Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 12:47
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Paul Longland
Spotted Flycatcher populations

Just returned from a holiday in the lake district and northern Pennines. Seemed that there were lots of spotted flycatchers around this year? As we don't get them here in Leics anymore, other than a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 12:34
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Paul Longland
I was filling my seed feeder up the other day on...

I was filling my seed feeder up the other day on the patio table and our regular garden Robin actually came up and pinched a seed from the bottom hole of the feeder while I was actually filling it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 15th July 2019, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Paul Longland
not a million miles away from Andy in Leicester...

not a million miles away from Andy in Leicester but I agree. My local Sparrows doing very well, Goldfinches very common and woodpigs everywhere. I only have a very small garden but not uncommon for...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 28th June 2019, 09:53
Replies: 41
Views: 930
Posted By Paul Longland
Thanks John will certainly be touch. just doing...

Thanks John will certainly be touch. just doing some basic research into prices for flights, accommodation, best areas to base ourselves etc at present. was thinking we would fly to Malaga and then...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 27th June 2019, 13:02
Replies: 41
Views: 930
Posted By Paul Longland
Great report. Thoroughly enjoying it, especially...

Great report. Thoroughly enjoying it, especially as we may well be planning a trip to this region next year (although this will most likely be April/may).
Forum: Conservation Friday 21st June 2019, 11:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,925
Posted By Paul Longland
Richie you should be congratulated for starting...

Richie you should be congratulated for starting this thread. It is a problem that we are (or should be) all aware of but sometimes it takes someone to stand up and make us all think a little closer...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th June 2019, 15:13
Replies: 116
Views: 7,073
Posted By Paul Longland
glad to hear you finally got your Savis. One that...

glad to hear you finally got your Savis. One that still eludes me. heard them a couple of times but never actually managed to see one. Closest I cam was at Minsmere the other year. it was a really...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th June 2019, 15:05
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Paul Longland
if in NW Handa is a great place for seabirds....

if in NW Handa is a great place for seabirds. Breeding artic and great skuas plus the usual auks etc.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Paul Longland
seem to have a mini population explosion of house...

seem to have a mini population explosion of house sparrows around my garden this year. A lot of young birds after a bit of a lull last year. Also the blue tits seem to be doing better this year.

I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 68
Views: 3,466
Posted By Paul Longland
last time I was on Mull we took the Turus Mara...

last time I was on Mull we took the Turus Mara boat tour of Staffa and treshnish isles form Ulva. the puffins come within feet of you! Although I think in august you will be too late for them but...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 7th June 2019, 14:31
Replies: 68
Views: 3,466
Posted By Paul Longland
Rich Always enjoy your reports. Have to agree...

Rich
Always enjoy your reports. Have to agree that Ham wall really is turning into a gem of a site.

beginning to think you have some sort of hot tub fetish LOL. All your recent holiday cottages...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 7th June 2019, 13:49
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By Paul Longland
:t: I suppose we all have "favourites" but whole...

:t: I suppose we all have "favourites" but whole heartedly agree with you on this Andy. If we lost that excitement each time we see a bird then we might as well pack it in.

I have far too many to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 5th June 2019, 15:12
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Paul Longland
Always took an interest in the birds in the...

Always took an interest in the birds in the garden and around the local countryside but I think what got me really started taking it seriously as a hobby was watching spotted flycatchers launching...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Wednesday 5th June 2019, 14:14
Replies: 346
Views: 43,399
Posted By Paul Longland
#1 a bit left field but Kestrel?

#1 a bit left field but Kestrel?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:47
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Paul Longland
I have seen Osprey at Rutland water with jack...

I have seen Osprey at Rutland water with jack pike and large trout that must have weighed at least a couple of pounds. Pike are an ambush hunter, built for speed with very long and thin bodies. In my...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By Paul Longland
I would go along with this also. Plus, being an...

I would go along with this also. Plus, being an optimist and dreamer, should the chance to visit such exotic climes ever present itself then one would know what one was actually looking at. I have...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 3rd June 2019, 11:33
Replies: 346
Views: 43,399
Posted By Paul Longland
Probably miles out but how about Greenshank for 1...

Probably miles out but how about Greenshank for 1 and female chaffinch for 3?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 31st May 2019, 10:05
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Paul Longland
Some absolutely stunning photos of both the birds...

Some absolutely stunning photos of both the birds and scenery. Thank you. This will definitely be added to my wish list of places to visit.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 27th May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 68
Views: 3,466
Posted By Paul Longland
If you get a chance while in the area a visit to...

If you get a chance while in the area a visit to Ham Wall is well worth it. A great reserve with breeding great egrets and more bitterns than you can shake a stick at.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 25th May 2019, 22:30
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Paul Longland
Whilst I do not doubt that the eagles take the...

Whilst I do not doubt that the eagles take the occasional lamb it should not be forgotten that their primary food source is fish. I was told, by respected field zoologist, that when the compensation...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 15:03
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 8 Saturday 18 May 2019 Finally managed to...

Day 8 Saturday 18 May 2019

Finally managed to get to end of my report. Its turned out to be a bit of a war and peace effort but there was just so much to see. Once again the weather was on our side...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 14:09
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Paul Longland
Yes Ken well worth a visit. Les Baux is indeed...

Yes Ken well worth a visit. Les Baux is indeed reputed to be a good wintering site fro Wallcreeper along with the Pont Du Gard. Les Baux is a funny place. it is an old walled town and you have to pay...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 08:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Paul Longland
Thanks all for your kind comments and sticking...

Thanks all for your kind comments and sticking with it. I will post the final day and summary later today when I have finished my usual Saturday chores.

To answer your question James I am well and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th May 2019, 08:29
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Paul Longland
Ou could well be right about the non breeding...

Ou could well be right about the non breeding flamingos. It was just our theory. I believe that they feed on mosquito larva when at point de gau. We did also see them feeding around the salt pans...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 23rd May 2019, 22:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Paul Longland
Day 7 Friday 17 May 2019 The penultimate day of...

Day 7 Friday 17 May 2019

The penultimate day of our trip and we arose to cloudy skies. Thankfully the thunderstorms predicted earlier in the week failed to materialise and the forecast was now for...
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