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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th August 2019, 06:11
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
Autumn in the air, 140 Cranes passed over...

Autumn in the air, 140 Cranes passed over yesterday, plus Nutcrackers back in the hazel groves, White Storks departed, Red-backed Shrikes fledged young.

Nice collection of additions for the...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 13th August 2019, 19:08
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Jos Stratford
Butterflies of Israel & the Golan Heights

Earlier this year, I decided to pay Israel and the Golan Heights a couple of visits, specifically for butterflies - an early spring trip in the hope of Lebanese Festoon and others, plus desert...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th August 2019, 21:49
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Jos Stratford
With the language deserving love and all that,...

With the language deserving love and all that, shouldn't there be a comma after 'opening'? :-O
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 8th August 2019, 06:18
Replies: 161
Views: 7,538
Posted By Jos Stratford
Albeit many years ago, I travelled Ethiopia...

Albeit many years ago, I travelled Ethiopia independently and found it pretty easy to see all the desired birds without a guide (or indeed a vehicle), so I would say both ways are doable, just comes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th August 2019, 04:37
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By Jos Stratford
I see little evidence that they are, and the...

I see little evidence that they are, and the 'should be' is narrow sighted.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 24th July 2019, 21:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jos Stratford
Likewise, this will be an enjoyable read

Likewise, this will be an enjoyable read
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 13:23
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yay, good report, and ditto to the admiration of...

Yay, good report, and ditto to the admiration of the falcon photos ...good stuff :)
Forum: Israel Sunday 21st July 2019, 21:39
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Jos Stratford
Category C

Category C
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 15th July 2019, 18:59
Replies: 161
Views: 7,538
Posted By Jos Stratford
Things are always a little unsettled in Ethiopia...

Things are always a little unsettled in Ethiopia :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st July 2019, 18:07
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
Talking of which, one singing by my cabin today...

Talking of which, one singing by my cabin today :)

Overdue, usual territory holding bird seemed absent earlier in the season.

113. Icterine Warbler
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 28th June 2019, 21:03
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Jos Stratford
Painted Lady

Painted Lady
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jos Stratford
If you had deviated an hour or so north from...

If you had deviated an hour or so north from Biebrza, you could have popped in for a coffee with Jos Stratford :)

PS nowt wrong with this report, sums up Polish birding just fine. Happy that you are...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 23rd June 2019, 19:50
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Jos Stratford
Probably of total irrelevance to Cornwall, but...

Probably of total irrelevance to Cornwall, but the first White-lettered Hairstreaks flying here in Lithuania this weekend, along with Ilex and Black Hairstreaks, this surely of even less relevance to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd June 2019, 19:32
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
112. Corncrake. Two very noisy individuals...

112. Corncrake.

Two very noisy individuals calling all day and night for the last couple of days - strange to arrive on my land so late, presume they have been displaced by grass mowing nearby.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 23rd June 2019, 19:26
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Jos Stratford
The generation that reached Lithuania are largely...

The generation that reached Lithuania are largely over now - from hundreds per day in the first part of June, a noticeable drop in the last days as the adults reach the end of their lives, mostly...
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Wednesday 19th June 2019, 21:10
Replies: 107
Views: 3,899
Posted By Jos Stratford
That Hooded Crow looks like a monster-sized bird...

That Hooded Crow looks like a monster-sized bird :)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 17th June 2019, 21:35
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Jos Stratford
Interesting - in Lithuania, I am seeing far far...

Interesting - in Lithuania, I am seeing far far greater numbers this year than in 2009, and the influx had occurred much earlier. Perhaps they are tracking further east, or more likely have...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 16th June 2019, 21:19
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Jos Stratford
It is now across the entire Western Palearctic....

It is now across the entire Western Palearctic. Estimated numbers of 800,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 passed through Israel in late March, more in April. Unprecedented numbers also in Cyprus and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th June 2019, 17:21
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
A couple of additions, an unexpected Woodcock and...

A couple of additions, an unexpected Woodcock and rather more predictable, a pair of Marsh Warblers in rank stuff.

110. Woodcock
111. Marsh Warbler
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th June 2019, 17:19
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
Chainsaw :)

Chainsaw :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 2nd June 2019, 04:13
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
My Mr Tardy has found himself a partner - a bit...

My Mr Tardy has found himself a partner - a bit of lovey dovey over the last days with courtship feeding, etc ...all taking place on the shrikes piles :)

Shrike pile score rate - Whitethroats...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 29th May 2019, 04:45
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
That is a rather nice list of additions!

That is a rather nice list of additions!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th May 2019, 13:16
Replies: 568
Views: 23,376
Posted By Jos Stratford
You still would need it even if you visited me...

You still would need it even if you visited me ...it is singing from reeds very close, but not a big chance of seeing it I think (I guess I could tape lure it, but no plans to do this).

Bittern is...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 25th May 2019, 14:33
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Jos Stratford
Identification is easiest by looking at the...

Identification is easiest by looking at the underwing - if you see the line of black spots on the inner side of the orange spots, the front two are separated from the line and are displaced inwards,...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 25th May 2019, 13:24
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Jos Stratford
Brown Argus

Brown Argus
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