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Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 24th June 2012, 06:44
Replies: 1,228
Views: 449,650
Posted By Rhion
Here's one of the two Red Pandas from that trip,...

Here's one of the two Red Pandas from that trip, and a Lammergeier.

Rhion
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th January 2007, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Rhion
One winter a few years ago I was on Cader Idris...

One winter a few years ago I was on Cader Idris with a real gale blowing and bursts of hail being swept horizontally by the wind. As I got up onto the ridge leading to the summit there was a group of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th January 2007, 17:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By Rhion
Reminds me of an embarrasing moment some years...

Reminds me of an embarrasing moment some years ago. I was watching a group of Curlew when a non-birdwatcher came up and asked "Can they swim?" "No" I said, whereupon one of then jumped into the water...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 12th January 2007, 17:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rhion
Lucky it's an Aythya and not Dendrocygna or...

Lucky it's an Aythya and not Dendrocygna or something ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 1st January 2007, 11:38
Replies: 98
Views: 5,497
Posted By Rhion
Blue Tit here too - on the peanut feeder at 08:20.

Blue Tit here too - on the peanut feeder at 08:20.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd October 2005, 17:29
Replies: 53
Views: 3,146
Posted By Rhion
With regard to bulls, I have been told by a...

With regard to bulls, I have been told by a farmer that the thing to do is wait until the charging bull is within reach then punch it as hard as you can on the nose. He said he'd done it, and since...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th September 2005, 16:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rhion
Porthmadog itself is very good for birds. Try...

Porthmadog itself is very good for birds. Try taking a walk from the town along the Cob (embankment); there is also a small hide near the far end of the Cob. This area can have some good waders and...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 3rd August 2005, 18:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rhion
There is now a web camera showing the nest it...

There is now a web camera showing the nest it seems (just as the birds leave!). I expect there is an English language version there somewhere...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 3rd August 2005, 11:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rhion
Welsh Osprey chicks fledging

One of the chicks at the nest near Porthmadog has already taken a number of short flights, with the other expected to follow shortly.
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 31st July 2005, 21:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rhion
There's an article by Jon Green on sea-watching...

There's an article by Jon Green on sea-watching at Strumble Head 1994-2003 in the latest edition of Welsh Birds (Vol 4, No.3, 2005) - worth a look if you can get hold of a copy. To quote:
The "ideal...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th July 2005, 07:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By Rhion
Same here. The only problem would be deciding...

Same here. The only problem would be deciding which half of the island.
Forum: Papua New Guinea Sunday 24th July 2005, 20:28
Replies: 16
Views: 4,796
Posted By Rhion
Thanks James - I'll make a note of that.

Thanks James - I'll make a note of that.
Forum: Papua New Guinea Sunday 24th July 2005, 09:14
Replies: 16
Views: 4,796
Posted By Rhion
I did once when living in Jakarta speak to an...

I did once when living in Jakarta speak to an elderly gentleman from Irian Jaya who said he had eaten human when young. He said that it was very nice.

I fancy a trip to New Guinea the year after...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd July 2005, 07:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rhion
I get the impression that Blackbirds are moving...

I get the impression that Blackbirds are moving into some areas where you would normally expect Ring Ouzels, though I don't know whether it has affected Ouzel numbers. Stonechat seem to have taken...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st July 2005, 18:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By Rhion
There have always been Pine Martens in Snowdonia,...

There have always been Pine Martens in Snowdonia, though in very small numbers. It was said to be common here in the 18th Century. Here's a quote from "The Snowdonia National Park" by W.M. Condry...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th July 2005, 20:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rhion
Without going into too many details, the...

Without going into too many details, the nestboxes are in a position which would make it extremely difficult for any egger to get near them.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th July 2005, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rhion
First breeding Goldeneye in Wales?

A friend of mine has just phoned to say he saw a female Goldeneye with a single duckling on the Glaslyn, not far from the Osprey nest. He put up a couple of nest boxes here after seeing summering...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 15th July 2005, 16:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rhion
You could also try Oroel, near Jaca, for Black...

You could also try Oroel, near Jaca, for Black Woodpecker.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th July 2005, 07:55
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By Rhion
1. Travel I used to twitch mainly to see birds...

1. Travel
I used to twitch mainly to see birds which I probably wouldn't get to see otherwise. Now I'm able to travel more and have seen most of the birds which turn up here in their normal range....
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 7th July 2005, 12:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By Rhion
Coming from Conwy - you go through the village in...

Coming from Conwy - you go through the village in the direction of Llanrwst, past the last buildings, and turn in on the left just before the small bridge. It's slightly further south than the area...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 7th July 2005, 07:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By Rhion
You can get them in the Aber valley, but they can...

You can get them in the Aber valley, but they can take a bit of finding there.

The best site I know in the area is at Dolgarrog, which involves a detour up the Conwy valley. Go through Dolgarrog...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 6th July 2005, 19:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rhion
It's been an exceptionally good year for young...

It's been an exceptionally good year for young Blue and Great Tits around here. In the 8 years we've been living in this house, there has only been one previous year with as many juvenile tits around.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 6th July 2005, 16:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rhion
I wish I had some washouts like that!

I wish I had some washouts like that!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 4th July 2005, 07:35
Replies: 80
Views: 9,505
Posted By Rhion
There's one called "The Eagles" in Caernarfon...

There's one called "The Eagles" in Caernarfon with a rather nice picture of a couple of immature Goldies on the sign.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 3rd July 2005, 10:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rhion
Even better for Chough is Braich-y-Pwll, beyond...

Even better for Chough is Braich-y-Pwll, beyond Uwchmynydd on the very tip of the Llyn peninsula. Quite a long drive, but the only place I know where you will almost certainly see more Chough than...
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