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Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 11th July 2019, 10:29
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By davercox
I remember, back around 1961, trying to count the...

I remember, back around 1961, trying to count the nightly roost that then occupied the Leicester Square area of London, and coming up with two million. A wonderful sight (and sound). Sadly long...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 10:55
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By davercox
Note Iceland Gull, despite its name, is not to be...

Note Iceland Gull, despite its name, is not to be expected in Iceland in summer (Greenland is nearest breeding area).

But Glaucous is, particularly along the Snaefellsnes peninsula I believe (that's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th July 2019, 11:03
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By davercox
Agree with Nutcracker.

Agree with Nutcracker.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th July 2019, 10:08
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By davercox
Well, now, this may 'just' be a matter of...

Well, now, this may 'just' be a matter of systematics/taxonomy.

According to IOC, G. macrorhyncha 'Maghreb Lark' has two ssp, one of which G. m. randonii ranges from e Morocco to nw Algeria. (But I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th July 2019, 09:44
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By davercox
Yep, we saw a Common Kestrel doing exactly that...

Yep, we saw a Common Kestrel doing exactly that yesterday.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th July 2019, 09:40
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By davercox
Yes, that crossed my mind too. Now, with the...

Yes, that crossed my mind too. Now, with the points about moult being explained, I agree with Willow too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 10:25
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By davercox
Agree with Roland; and that would also fit the...

Agree with Roland; and that would also fit the monosyllabic call.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 30th June 2019, 09:20
Replies: 39
Views: 3,199
Posted By davercox
Yes, in IOC v9.2.

Yes, in IOC v9.2.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th June 2019, 09:12
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By davercox
Wrens' song is really vigourous and energetic;...

Wrens' song is really vigourous and energetic; and if you watch one singing you can see its little body quivering with the effort. Dunnocks' song is much quieter,almost feeble in comparison.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 10:55
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By davercox
Indeed, welcome to BF. A Jackdaw, yes, which is...

Indeed, welcome to BF. A Jackdaw, yes, which is a kind of crow (Europe's smallest corvus; and yes, I know, it's coloeus now).
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 15th June 2019, 09:26
Replies: 36
Views: 2,054
Posted By davercox
Agree, very good this year. And they're coming...

Agree, very good this year. And they're coming back to it for Autumnwatch - looking forward to that as long it isn't all stags bellowing.
Forum: Sussex Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By davercox
OK, so it was Tuesday. I was a bit surprised...

OK, so it was Tuesday. I was a bit surprised Chris Packham was so enthusiastic about this project, but maybe I shouldn't have been.
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 11th June 2019, 08:57
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By davercox
Nice report Louis; and well done for getting...

Nice report Louis; and well done for getting people on to the Baikal Teal.
Forum: Sussex Sunday 9th June 2019, 09:52
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By davercox
Apparently Springwatch will tell us all abaht it...

Apparently Springwatch will tell us all abaht it Monday evening. It'll be interesting to see what line they take.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 5th June 2019, 08:15
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By davercox
Hi Andrew, and welcome to the forum. Did you...

Hi Andrew, and welcome to the forum.

Did you notice that on Springwatch they actually said that, at this time of year, Goshawks are very quiet and unobtrusive ? So I'm afraid you're very unlikely...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st May 2019, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By davercox
Agreed there is a Willow Warbler singing in here,...

Agreed there is a Willow Warbler singing in here, along with a few others !
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th May 2019, 19:20
Replies: 58
Views: 1,982
Posted By davercox
For entertainment only (but relevant) :...

For entertainment only (but relevant) : https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3235789&postcount=1
(thanks jurek)
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 23rd May 2019, 10:12
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By davercox
About 30 reported so far on www.devonbirds.org,...

About 30 reported so far on www.devonbirds.org, mostly from 14th-17th May, all parts of the county.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th May 2019, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By davercox
Yes, definitely Blackcap. Some singers can be...

Yes, definitely Blackcap. Some singers can be difficult but this one is not - sweet, fairly short phrases, and high-pitched.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 15th May 2019, 10:24
Replies: 777
Views: 47,953
Posted By davercox
Well done Cristina, I agree with you. And yes,...

Well done Cristina, I agree with you. And yes, 'reprimand' is exactly the right word !
Forum: Scotland Saturday 11th May 2019, 09:15
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By davercox
Agreed, they are magical.

Agreed, they are magical.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 27th April 2019, 10:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By davercox
Wild Justice are hardly responsible for the...

Wild Justice are hardly responsible for the timing; they have been in discussions with Natural England for some time to try to stop this illegal dishing out of licences, and the court of course has...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th April 2019, 10:00
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By davercox
There is a Blackbird on the longer recording,...

There is a Blackbird on the longer recording, yes, so could be ... but I've never heard such a phrase before. Still, could be.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By davercox
Welcome to BF, timabob. I'm no expert, so let's...

Welcome to BF, timabob.
I'm no expert, so let's hope someone who is will be along soon, but I'd say this behaviour is much more likely to be from Lesser Kestrels, yes.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th April 2019, 09:11
Replies: 58
Views: 1,982
Posted By davercox
It's a short-distance migrant and can...

It's a short-distance migrant and can (apparently) be distinguished by its shorter wings.
Try Oued Massa in Morocco (not all that far from Agadir).
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