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Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By Brosnabirder
"The Victorian #birdwatching community have...

"The Victorian #birdwatching community have spotted a Tufted Duck at our #WesternTreatmentPlant "

Tweet from Melbourne water linked in the Guardian article. I can't help but smile when I read about...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 6th January 2019, 17:56
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By Brosnabirder
No problem. Always a delight to see them and...

No problem. Always a delight to see them and delighted to see them recovering. Hopefully they'll expand their range into Britain.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 6th January 2019, 17:45
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By Brosnabirder
Die Vögel der Schweiz mentions high adult...

Die Vögel der Schweiz mentions high adult mortality due to habitat loss (marsh drainage) and agricultural intensification especially pesticide usage as possible reasons. Also droughts in the Sahel...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 6th January 2019, 17:19
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By Brosnabirder
They're also doing well in Switzerland. 456 pairs...

They're also doing well in Switzerland. 456 pairs in 2016 counts for the latest bird atlas. They became extinct in Switzerland in 1949 and were reintroduced as part of a scheme that had started in...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 8th December 2018, 14:31
Replies: 5,505
Views: 758,583
Posted By Brosnabirder
https://www.ornitho.ch/index.php?m_id=54&id=706477...

https://www.ornitho.ch/index.php?m_id=54&id=706477

2003 on Lake Constance on the Swiss/German border.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 8th December 2018, 14:24
Replies: 5,505
Views: 758,583
Posted By Brosnabirder
Unfortunately it seems to have moved on already....

Unfortunately it seems to have moved on already. Seen to fly away over land
at about half past one. Not aware of any further reports this afternoon. Could easily show up again on another lake I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th November 2018, 17:55
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Brosnabirder
Ptarmigan are found at least as far south as...

Ptarmigan are found at least as far south as Dalarna. It was a very long drive to Ĺlvdalen (spelling?) from Stockholm when I was there a few years ago but I remember being shocked to realise quite...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 24th October 2018, 21:00
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Brosnabirder
99.999 sure these are escapes. All the best Tom

99.999 sure these are escapes.
All the best
Tom
Forum: Mammals Thursday 11th October 2018, 21:02
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Brosnabirder
Thank you both very much All the best Tom

Thank you both very much

All the best
Tom
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 29th August 2018, 18:06
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Brosnabirder
Perhaps the pictures are not good enough for a...

Perhaps the pictures are not good enough for a positive id or don't show enough of the relevant features. If I've calculated it correctly I make the head/body length to be 7.5cm and the tail length...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 28th August 2018, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Brosnabirder
Alpine shrew? Switzerland

Hi everybody

Could this be an Alpine shrew? The tail looks fairly long in relation to the body and the underside of the tail is white. Found it at 1,600 metres a.s.l.

Thanks in advance
Tom

ps. A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 17:23
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Brosnabirder
Agree that it sounds better for Green Sandpiper....

Agree that it sounds better for Green Sandpiper. If you manage to see the rump, then you could probably confirm Green Sandpiper. They have a very distinctive white rump and are otherwise dark. They...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:29
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Brosnabirder
I don't see them every day or even close to that...

I don't see them every day or even close to that often down here in the village in August. They are common at higher altitudes around here though but always a special sight. I hear them much more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Brosnabirder
I look forward to August because they descend to...

I look forward to August because they descend to lower altitudes here too and are much easier to see than higher up in the forest. Saw my first one in the village for this year last week. A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th August 2018, 01:25
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Brosnabirder
I'd say you were right first time. Looks like a...

I'd say you were right first time. Looks like a Greenshank. Bill doesn't seem to have enough of an upcurve to be Terek Sandpiper
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st July 2018, 23:40
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Brosnabirder
Hi Henning I'm not sure if ornitho.de has this...

Hi Henning

I'm not sure if ornitho.de has this feature since I only use it occasionally but ornitho.ch allows the user to see the ranking order of different cantons based on the total number of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th June 2018, 00:34
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Brosnabirder
I can't tell you anything about birdtrack and...

I can't tell you anything about birdtrack and ebird but ornitho.de and other websites in the group generally work on a scale of 1 square kilometre. There are some special sites which are within a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 22:13
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Brosnabirder
Can't say whether it's an escape or not. All the...

Can't say whether it's an escape or not.
All the best
Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 22:12
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Brosnabirder
That's an American Wigeon

That's an American Wigeon
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 5th June 2018, 09:24
Replies: 5,505
Views: 758,583
Posted By Brosnabirder
Here's an interesting map showing the spread of...

Here's an interesting map showing the spread of Rosy Starling records across central and northern Italy, Switzerland, Catalonia, Austria, southern Germany and south eastern...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 30th May 2018, 09:42
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Brosnabirder
http://www.irishbirding.com/birds/web/Display/sigh...

http://www.irishbirding.com/birds/web/Display/sighting/109341/Blackbrowed_Albatross.html

Wow. Great find.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 25th May 2018, 20:10
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Brosnabirder
Thank you very much Phil. Tom

Thank you very much Phil.
Tom
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 25th May 2018, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Brosnabirder
Dragonfly id Switzerland.

Can anybody tell me what species of dragonfly this is please?
Photo taken today in central Switzerland.
All the best
Tom
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th May 2017, 18:12
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Brosnabirder
Great. Thank you very much. Tom

Great. Thank you very much.
Tom
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th May 2017, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Brosnabirder
Butterfly Id Switzerland.

Hello all

Can anyone identify the butterfly in the attached picture please?

Seen yesterday in the Val Calanca in southern Switzerland. It's a south facing valley on the south side of the Alps in...
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