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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 09:53
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Posted By davercox
British Birds - July 2020

No, this isn't Docmartin's regular synopsis, just what is probably a stupid question concerning Great Cormorants breeding in Britain.

This month's BB includes a short article by Robert McGowan and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 29th June 2020, 09:18
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By davercox
Other way round. Thanks for starting this...

Other way round. Thanks for starting this thread, good fun.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By davercox
No Kaz, normal adult Magpies make this noise...

No Kaz, normal adult Magpies make this noise commonly.
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 17th June 2020, 08:57
Replies: 230
Views: 10,032
Posted By davercox
Nasty thing TBE: hope you can fight it off soon.

Nasty thing TBE: hope you can fight it off soon.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th June 2020, 08:49
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By davercox
Well, I don't get an Acro feel here at all; it...

Well, I don't get an Acro feel here at all; it sounds more like Blackcap to me.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 6th June 2020, 10:42
Replies: 56
Views: 3,940
Posted By davercox
Just watched Friday's episode. Am I dreaming, or...

Just watched Friday's episode. Am I dreaming, or did I hear Bee-eaters at around 50:30, when Chris was showing a clip of greater horse-shoe bats ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th June 2020, 09:25
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By davercox
Agreed, they do sometimes turn up in fairly dry...

Agreed, they do sometimes turn up in fairly dry habitats.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 30th May 2020, 17:03
Replies: 56
Views: 3,940
Posted By davercox
Meant to say earlier - A good bit of Thursday's...

Meant to say earlier - A good bit of Thursday's "Mendip Hills" section was very clearly filmed at Chew Valley Lake. So, a slightly wide definition of "Mendip". Not a problem for me, good to see a...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 28th May 2020, 09:54
Replies: 56
Views: 3,940
Posted By davercox
And I wish they would stop yakking when we are...

And I wish they would stop yakking when we are trying to listen to the bird song they are yakking about.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 09:59
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By davercox
Strange indeed. Could be a Crow ?

Strange indeed. Could be a Crow ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 10:52
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By davercox
And so is the shape of the tail (not shown in...

And so is the shape of the tail (not shown in your photo).
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 16th May 2020, 10:21
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By davercox
Hi LSAMc and welcome to BF. I agree with Grey...

Hi LSAMc and welcome to BF. I agree with Grey Heron. They nest in colonies, in treetops, so there may be one near you !
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th May 2020, 08:37
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By davercox
Agree Garden Warbler, note also phrases longer...

Agree Garden Warbler, note also phrases longer than Blackcap (generally).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 09:08
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By davercox
OK, based on the second clip I'll agree with...

OK, based on the second clip I'll agree with Blackcap.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd May 2020, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By davercox
Think so, yes.

Think so, yes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th April 2020, 08:55
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By davercox
Certainly is a Reed Warbler. I lived in BS26 for...

Certainly is a Reed Warbler. I lived in BS26 for sixteen years without ever hearing one there, so well done.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd April 2020, 11:21
Replies: 41
Views: 1,376
Posted By davercox
Well, I've only 20; and I think #19 was Inca Jay...

Well, I've only 20; and I think #19 was Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 10:23
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By davercox
Hi dmart7. I think I could get fairly fed up...

Hi dmart7. I think I could get fairly fed up listening to that all day.

This may or may not help, but I do know that some Blackbirds do base their song on 'favourite' phrases (where your bird got...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 20th April 2020, 09:56
Replies: 642
Views: 47,309
Posted By davercox
Honeys

On my first trip to Mallorca (spring 1991), at the evening get-together at the Pollentia, Graham Hearl said 'we start accepting Honey Buzzards from 1st May.' I know it was a joke but it worked that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th April 2020, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By davercox
So no, there isn't always a simple way to tell...

So no, there isn't always a simple way to tell them apart. Based on flank colour I'd put this as M.a.alba but I'm not sure.

Have a look here...
Forum: Conservation Friday 17th April 2020, 11:03
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By davercox
I'd guess so, yes Andy.

I'd guess so, yes Andy.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 16th April 2020, 10:13
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By davercox
The chances are that this won't help you Will,...

The chances are that this won't help you Will, but maybe ...

I went on a couple of birding tours in Hungary about five years ago, where the local tour leader was Zsolt Vegvari, who taught...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th April 2020, 09:09
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By davercox
Agree with the ID's. This is quite early for a...

Agree with the ID's. This is quite early for a juv Wheatear to appear: the adults don't return till late March, so this bird's parents didn't waste much time !
Forum: April 5th - Self Isolating Bird Sightings Sunday 12th April 2020, 10:54
Replies: 69
Views: 3,499
Posted By davercox
Whimbrel

Not actually a sighting but one of my favourite sounds this morning (07:35) from my bedroom window - the lovely "seven-whistler" passing by.
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 8th April 2020, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By davercox
Mindless tree planting is surely useless, and may...

Mindless tree planting is surely useless, and may be harmful.

I remember the Great Gale in the south of England, Oct 1987 (you know, Michael Fish's 'there is no hurricane ?).
After it, a lot of tree...
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