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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:32
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By dantheman
If you have more photos, and photos of a more...

If you have more photos, and photos of a more regular bird in shot that can always be helpful to compare ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:26
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By dantheman
Just a question - how do you know this if you...

Just a question - how do you know this if you aren't aware of it??

:brains:
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:12
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By dantheman
There are two cases to answer here - i) The...

There are two cases to answer here -

i) The dictionary definition of fledgling.
ii) Usage in normal english use.


For helping out a non-native english speaker in normal use of the english language,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By dantheman
Fledglings are birds that can't fly AND need...

Fledglings are birds that can't fly AND need their parents to feed them. So passerines etc.

Birds such as ducks feed themselves when young, so not called fledglings. Nor are gamebirds. Waders are a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Yesterday, 08:14
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Last night was forecast 20mph winds, gusting up...

Last night was forecast 20mph winds, gusting up to 35mph. Drier and gauge said was 8C this morning.

Dark Sword-grass 1 (different individual to last)
Beaded Chestnut 1

Outside - a grey geo flew off...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2020, 19:28
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By dantheman
It's a feral domestic mallard hybrid thing - not...

It's a feral domestic mallard hybrid thing - not a genuine wild species. Aka Manky Mallard.

Welcome to BF.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 27th October 2020, 12:33
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Doh! Should have written lower case ;) I had half...

Doh! Should have written lower case ;) I had half a mind to photograph it but thought better. Bright green with a darker brown/black bit-to-the-rear-end-of-the-top. Pinkish white cast to the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 27th October 2020, 09:46
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Close thing last night. 7C minimum. Checked a few...

Close thing last night. 7C minimum. Checked a few times in the evening, 1 Shieldbug, not seen one recently.

In the trap -

Beaded Chestnut 1

Outside, searching the vegetation -

Dark Sword-grass...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 20:01
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Think you, Rafael, common-sense and others...

Think you, Rafael, common-sense and others identified it. Others may still disagree ...

Dipped into your video ... nice idea, and some nice birds. Is that Bjork at 23 minutes? And is that your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 19:47
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Temminck's Lark was a (bad) joke suggestion ......

Temminck's Lark was a (bad) joke suggestion ... just part of the fun as started earlier in the thread. ;)

I assume a Swallow is a good/nice bird for you there this late in the season? In any case...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 19:37
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Well, if you're going to be boring and sensible...

Well, if you're going to be boring and sensible ...

Of course it may not be closed wings, just parallel to the plane of the body and we can't see them ;) . I'll be honest and after posting I also...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 19:23
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Absurd was the reasoning - the OP suggested early...

Absurd was the reasoning - the OP suggested early on that it could be a mega rare. ;)

My first thought before seeing any other replies was a pratincole from images 2 and 4 at least. That actually...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 18:56
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Please note the smillie there Deb and context ......

Please note the smillie there Deb and context ... sorry if you were offended. Absolutely no need or intent.


Being sensible, a wader is a reasonably good call - long-winged and apparent neck-ring. A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 18:38
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Well if you're going to be boring and sensible,...

Well if you're going to be boring and sensible, we can also exclude Manta Ray because they don't fly against the sun in the Baltics ... (normally).

(Obviously the wing shape has been burnt out, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 18:35
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
Here's a slightly more sensible but still crazy...

Here's a slightly more sensible but still crazy thought or two -

I was guessing this was a burst (Ryszard?) or was it a series of separate shots? Anyone able to look at the exif data for timing? If...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 18:20
Replies: 41
Views: 840
Posted By dantheman
I'm going for Temminck's Horned Lark in post #2...

I'm going for Temminck's Horned Lark in post #2 image. That or one of the Manta Rays from the other pics head-on.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 26th October 2020, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By dantheman
Interesting. If the bird isn't paying a cost in...

Interesting. If the bird isn't paying a cost in not breathing as well (oxygenating) serves to help overload the Sparrowhawks senses and cause distraction?


I read not long ago that Snipe can use...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 26th October 2020, 17:41
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
;) Weather tonight isn't marvellous, and heavy...

;)

Weather tonight isn't marvellous, and heavy rain coming in at 1am - strongish winds from the South/SW so will leave the trap on for all those continental immigrants ...


Just wish I'd managed to...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 26th October 2020, 16:30
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Ha, in my mind I was wondering if we'd hit 100...

Ha, in my mind I was wondering if we'd hit 100 before the end of the year. And with the decent milder weather and numbers a week or so back thought they would keep pouring in. But yes should really...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 26th October 2020, 11:24
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Cool. Think Satellite and Winter Moth the only...

Cool. Think Satellite and Winter Moth the only new ones since. Looking at 'What's flying tonight' eg the Norfolk version there are still lots of species (including some rather nice ones) out there...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 26th October 2020, 08:03
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
Moon is half full too which doesn't help....

Moon is half full too which doesn't help. December Moths (which never tried for) hopefully too! Some wilder but milder weather coming later this week.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 26th October 2020, 07:46
Replies: 146
Views: 2,835
Posted By dantheman
6C, bit breezy and showers overnight. 5 of...

6C, bit breezy and showers overnight. 5 of 5.

Angle Shades 1 (saw it go in last night)
Dark Chestnut 1
Feathered Ranunculus 1
Beaded Chestnut 1 outside am
Turnip Moth 1 outside am
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 22:51
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By dantheman
;) Wait for the experts, but plenty of...

;)

Wait for the experts, but plenty of Chaffinch on feeders down here with feet/legs in similar condition. I thought it was missing toes and extra long claws etc you had to look out for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th October 2020, 22:45
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By dantheman
3 weeks then, indeed, cheers. We're a week r so...

3 weeks then, indeed, cheers. We're a week r so behind France the last few weeks (50,000 new case today). Europe is responsible for c half of all worldwide coronavirus cases, although lack of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 22:22
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By dantheman
Is it? I thought papillomavirus (or whatever it...

Is it? I thought papillomavirus (or whatever it is in this case) was widespread in the wild, and a cage bird would have been treated perhaps?
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