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Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Today, 13:44
Replies: 36
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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: 36
Views: 1,256
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: 36
Views: 1,256
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: 36
Views: 1,256
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: 233
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: 36
Views: 1,256
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
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 24th May 2018, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By kb57
Never flown with Iberia, but didn't think Air...

Never flown with Iberia, but didn't think Air France's reputation was that bad - I used to fly regularly Newcastle - Paris, and have been on a couple of long-hauls, Reunion and Tokyo... I have to say...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
21st May, Rusne fishponds, Nemunas Delta 194....

21st May, Rusne fishponds, Nemunas Delta

194. Black Tern
195. Common Cuckoo
196. Red-backed Shrike
197. Yellowhammer
Barred Warbler (heard-only)
198. Fieldfare

Uostadvaris, Nemunas Delta
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:57
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
20th May, north of Silute 191. Montagu's Harrier...

20th May, north of Silute

191. Montagu's Harrier Nice grey male

Juodcrante, Curonian Spit

Great Reed Warbler (heard-only)
192. Common Whitethroat
193. Wood Warbler B (:
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
19th May - a long weekend in Lithuania Kaunas...

19th May - a long weekend in Lithuania

Kaunas airport

185. Common House Martin
White Wagtail (ssp. alba)
186. Hooded Crow
(some large raptors, probably LSE, seen from the car)

Neman River near...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By kb57
Don't recall recently receiving anything from the...

Don't recall recently receiving anything from the RSPB, amongst all the blizzard of GDPR communications...hope I haven't inadvertently ignored it.
I'd certainly opt out of telephone calls, although I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By kb57
Ian, I'm a member of RSPB, but have never felt a...

Ian,

I'm a member of RSPB, but have never felt a need to join their Community Forum...to answer your question, hopefully in a polite manner:
(a) RSPB don't exactly push it in their literature-...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12:05
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By kb57
My informal 0.9km transect in NW Durham from...

My informal 0.9km transect in NW Durham from office to supermarket has a garden warbler holding territory in the same patch of scrub as 2 & 3 years ago...but unoccupied last year. So at very least...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Wednesday 16th May 2018, 13:08
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
15th May, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Had to...

15th May, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Had to go to Nottinghamshire for work reasons, and managed to fit in an evening walk in Clumber Park. Didn't hear nightjar or woodlark, but did see two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 19:09
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By kb57
Mark Brazil states specifically 'yellow skin...

Mark Brazil states specifically 'yellow skin forms vertical border just behind eye then extends to sharp point at gape, and forms small rounded patch on chin and below bill'
On a recent trip to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th May 2018, 18:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By kb57
I don't have a problem with photographers in...

I don't have a problem with photographers in general, possibly because I've become a bit of a one myself. I do however fail to understand how you can get by without binoculars, and in many habitats...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 18:15
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By kb57
That's really useful to know as that was the main...

That's really useful to know as that was the main reason I was thinking of buying it. All things being equal I'd still rather look in a book, unless I have severe weight restrictions on my baggage.
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Saturday 12th May 2018, 08:35
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
11th May, Co. Durham Just like last year, the...

11th May, Co. Durham

Just like last year, the ultimate birding month finds me stuck in the office with deadlines to meet. At least working late means I'm going home at dusk...saw a pale shape above...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Saturday 12th May 2018, 08:22
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By kb57
I'd recommend an iPhone app I've just discovered...

I'd recommend an iPhone app I've just discovered - Aves Vox. This acts as a gateway to the xeno-canto bird song database, which is a lot easier to use on a small phone than fiddling with the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th May 2018, 12:11
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By kb57
Interesting to see how much 'science' gets done...

Interesting to see how much 'science' gets done on a BBC documentary programme. SanAngelo is correct to point out that the circumstances in which collecting is justified are much narrower now, and...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 4th May 2018, 13:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
3rd May, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Added a couple...

3rd May, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Added a couple of 'heard-only's' whilst doing work stuff
Sedge Warbler (heard-only)
Green Woodpecker (heard-only)

Then finished work in time to visit RSPB Rye Meads...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Friday 4th May 2018, 12:56
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By kb57
28th April, Knockhill, Dunfermline Went on a...

28th April, Knockhill, Dunfermline
Went on a birthday treat today, driving round a skid pan then on a rally course. Didn't think I'd add to my year list whilst indulging my inner petrol-head, but the...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 26th April 2018, 13:07
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By kb57
Enterprise are the company that really stands out...

Enterprise are the company that really stands out for poor service for me, both times with my local branch. Once I rented an MPV for a work trip (4 people plus gear) and turned up, to find they'd...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 26th April 2018, 12:44
Replies: 24
Views: 3,114
Posted By kb57
Missed this thread earlier- I'm a big fan of the...

Missed this thread earlier- I'm a big fan of the D7200 - an excellent choice! I use it with a 300mm PF and 1.4x converter - much more compact but would've been over your budget, with less reach....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th April 2018, 12:25
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By kb57
Agree with others, plus: 4. most likely Eastern...

Agree with others, plus:
4. most likely Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus) although the individuals I saw in Hokkaido and Izu were all much paler below, I guess they are very variable like common...
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