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Forum: Birds Of Prey Today, 11:28
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By PYRTLE
Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:11
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By PYRTLE
Perhaps a Chiffchaff?

Perhaps a Chiffchaff?
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:34
Replies: 739
Views: 112,419
Posted By PYRTLE
Thanks, looks about 12 feet off the ground, fast...

Thanks, looks about 12 feet off the ground, fast and straight. Still one of my favourites.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 12:36
Replies: 739
Views: 112,419
Posted By PYRTLE
Are those Hawker Hunters in the background?

Are those Hawker Hunters in the background?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th July 2019, 15:58
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By PYRTLE
Could it be a female House Sparrow?

Could it be a female House Sparrow?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th July 2019, 14:50
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By PYRTLE
I'm thinking a male Lesser.

I'm thinking a male Lesser.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th July 2019, 14:07
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By PYRTLE
It looks very much like a Reed Bunting.

It looks very much like a Reed Bunting.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 739
Views: 112,419
Posted By PYRTLE
Who mentioned an Air Force?

Who mentioned an Air Force?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 19th July 2019, 12:55
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By PYRTLE
Really depends on your make of scope and the...

Really depends on your make of scope and the viability of finding an adapter that fits, probably more likely with an astro eyepiece.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 18th July 2019, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By PYRTLE
Or would you rather not hear any birdsong,...

Or would you rather not hear any birdsong, insects or even wild flowers when they explode their seedheads?

Today I was woken up by Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Greater Spotted Woodpecker before the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 15th July 2019, 06:39
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By PYRTLE
Did you observe this individual repeatedly...

Did you observe this individual repeatedly collecting material and building a nest? Could be an inquisitive and one off action. Either way, interesting.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th July 2019, 16:26
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By PYRTLE
Looks like a Reed Warbler

Looks like a Reed Warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th July 2019, 11:35
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By PYRTLE
Young seed stalk forming within the green top of...

Young seed stalk forming within the green top of the Phragmites head perhaps?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th July 2019, 11:31
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By PYRTLE
Puzzled by the mention of red wing bars though....

Puzzled by the mention of red wing bars though. Adult Starlings do show a purple sheen over the body in strong sunlight. Agree that the image is of an adult Starling.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th July 2019, 19:57
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By PYRTLE
Golden Oriole, song, call and alarm call.

Golden Oriole, song, call and alarm call.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 13th July 2019, 14:07
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By PYRTLE
Let nature take it's course I'm afraid. House...

Let nature take it's course I'm afraid. House Sparrows are quite adept at colonising if the habitat and conditions are suitable. This is why the male is still displaying, courting and mating - it's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:28
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By PYRTLE
My thought is it is an Arctic skua.

My thought is it is an Arctic skua.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th July 2019, 09:01
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By PYRTLE
Used to be Reed Tussock I think, perhaps one of...

Used to be Reed Tussock I think, perhaps one of the Wainscott family?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th July 2019, 08:58
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By PYRTLE
With a bit of Fan tailed Dove perhaps?

With a bit of Fan tailed Dove perhaps?
Forum: Kowa Thursday 11th July 2019, 20:56
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By PYRTLE
The front part of this scope series is the same...

The front part of this scope series is the same build construction for both the straight and angled version. It's generally only the angled version that the user may wish to rotate for " offset...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 11th July 2019, 12:17
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By PYRTLE
Addendum ref. zoom eyepieces. My adage...

Addendum ref. zoom eyepieces.

My adage remains......better to see an object well at x 50 rather than poorly at x 60 or above
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 11th July 2019, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By PYRTLE
I worked for 10 years selling sports optics in an...

I worked for 10 years selling sports optics in an independant retailers. Hardly sold many non HD 65s and most customers could see the difference. For me the HD is crisper ( sharper, better...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th July 2019, 11:50
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By PYRTLE
It is likely to be a bird that has developed from...

It is likely to be a bird that has developed from hybridization with a white domesticated farmyard duck. Not generally accepted as a truly wild Mallard.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th July 2019, 16:59
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes Greenfinch. Birds call for a variety of...

Yes Greenfinch. Birds call for a variety of reasons, similar to humans. Saying Hello I'm here, go away, attract a mate, scold the children, fight over food.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th July 2019, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes, could well be, looks slightly larger and the...

Yes, could well be, looks slightly larger and the colours and areas do fit better.
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