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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th February 2019, 22:36
Replies: 641
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Posted By KenM
A June day c10 years ago, 6 Merlins low over...

A June day c10 years ago, 6 Merlins low over Holborn Tube Station...brought more than a tear to my eye.......
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th February 2019, 16:49
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By KenM
I was thrown by the brickwork :eek!: and the...

I was thrown by the brickwork :eek!: and the Thrush Nightingale a very good example!

Emil did you take the shots at the summit of Masada?

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th February 2019, 15:41
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By KenM
It’s a female Black Redstart, first two...

It’s a female Black Redstart, first two images.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th February 2019, 15:38
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By KenM
Daily Telegraph :t:

Daily Telegraph :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th February 2019, 09:10
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By KenM
Brought back fond memories Graham, of risking...

Brought back fond memories Graham, of risking life and limb up and down trees, with a mattress of Hawthorn and Bramble beneath....a-a-a-h those were the days! Back to subject, yes I’m sure there are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 22:38
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By KenM
I think butt might have been more...

I think butt might have been more appropriate....cock!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By KenM
Normally pale colours make things look...

Normally pale colours make things look bigger...so the wife says. :eek!:



To date apart from the gulls today, I’ve only seen Red Kite soaring with Corvid, Buzzard and once with Goshawk, and to my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th February 2019, 20:02
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By KenM
As a lad when the baby boomers were abroad in the...

As a lad when the baby boomers were abroad in the local woods, the competition was to see who could find the first “Songies” nest from early March onwards, however “Blackies” were’nt normally found...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 17:16
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By KenM
...Looked compact and smaller to me, compared to...

...Looked compact and smaller to me, compared to the Kites I see locally, which normally don’t appear till late March, granted I don’t see that many...perhaps 3-4 per annum locally, didn’t look...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 16:46
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By KenM
I’d suggest Caspian, Heuglin’s, Steppe, Caspian...

I’d suggest Caspian, Heuglin’s, Steppe, Caspian and Caspian. :smoke:

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 12:51
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By KenM
A compact Red Kite....NE.London.

This morning a rather ''compact'' dark looking Red Kite (believe the tail is too forked for Black), flew over, not much bigger than the accompanying Herring Gulls. Thought these images might be of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 12:33
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By KenM
Contrasting white tail windows and black...

Contrasting white tail windows and black under-wing coverts might suggest Crag Martin over Rock Martin.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th February 2019, 10:10
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By KenM
Blackbird egg!

Found the shell of a Blackbird’s egg outside my back door this am, believe this to be somewhat early for these parts NEast London. :eek!:
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th February 2019, 09:24
Replies: 216
Views: 5,213
Posted By KenM
I believe there can be a 10-15% size difference...

I believe there can be a 10-15% size difference between the sexes wari, however...I have seen “big” females on occasion. I believe the Scandinavian birds are the biggest in Europe?

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 16:07
Replies: 216
Views: 5,213
Posted By KenM
I agree with birdmeister that looks very much...

I agree with birdmeister that looks very much like an immature Goshawk, immature Sprawk would have horizontal barring, your bird is vertically streaked, and what I thought was the leg...is actually...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 12:51
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By KenM
Fascinating Ian!...your highest 2015 count...

Fascinating Ian!...your highest 2015 count reflects mine for the same year great stuff. :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 12:12
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By KenM
Yes...thanks Mark most informative!

Yes...thanks Mark most informative!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 12:10
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By KenM
Yes a “relatively” short winged bird, quite...

Yes a “relatively” short winged bird, quite unlike an individual seen at same site the previous year, with primary projection that “almost” defied belief, unfortunately...no camera.

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 11:34
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By KenM
Canary Wharf Gull Jan.'14?

Going through my old SD cards I found these four frames, am thinking that the small dark backed gull (to the right) might be a fuscus type candidate?
Lined up on the apron with some good comparison...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 09:34
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By KenM
A good comparative shot Roland, and it’s been...

A good comparative shot Roland, and it’s been quite instructive regarding tail variability....not to mention “fingers”.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 09:18
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By KenM
It would be good to hear how Firecrests are doing...

It would be good to hear how Firecrests are doing in the South...ie Hants, Dorset, Sussex and Kent, as there are normally good populations there.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th February 2019, 22:59
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By KenM
Regarding Firecrest...total agreement! Just one...

Regarding Firecrest...total agreement! Just one bird last year (Nov 1st) compared to 12 sightings 2017, 36 in 2016, 51 in 2015, and 2 in 2014. All my records for this period were from my garden and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th February 2019, 22:20
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By KenM
I assume the reluctance to comment “broadly” on...

I assume the reluctance to comment “broadly” on these two taxons, is either the ambiguity of the “subject” and/or the perceived “grey area” that might be involved with “non-classic” type...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th February 2019, 11:16
Replies: 216
Views: 5,213
Posted By KenM
I’ve been imaging LTTits in the grdn.this am will...

I’ve been imaging LTTits in the grdn.this am will send a couple through, no Greenfinches for me Brenda...I live in hope.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th February 2019, 10:53
Replies: 216
Views: 5,213
Posted By KenM
They know they’re safe...till the next mealtime,...

They know they’re safe...till the next mealtime, and anyway hunger is a great driver. :t:
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