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Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 13th February 2020, 16:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,493
Posted By rollingthunder
Thank you for your kind offer Sandra - my advice...

Thank you for your kind offer Sandra - my advice would be to keep it. I still look at it from time to time possibly out of nostalgia. I might leave field guides at previous residences but i hang on...
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 13th February 2020, 10:08
Replies: 1,380
Views: 423,828
Posted By rollingthunder
It is reaching peak Winter count at Stevens Park...

It is reaching peak Winter count at Stevens Park but BHG’s have only just achieved about 300 and more telling only about 10% 1w birds - wonder what the current breeding status of the species is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th January 2020, 11:30
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By rollingthunder
The Yellowish lower mandible is a feature of the...

The Yellowish lower mandible is a feature of the species iirc...

Laurie:t:
Forum: West Midlands Thursday 16th January 2020, 13:08
Replies: 1,380
Views: 423,828
Posted By rollingthunder
Haven’t posted much of late because i haven’t...

Haven’t posted much of late because i haven’t seen much. The crap weather hasn’t helped and enthusiasm has been found wanting to say the least.....

I recorded 42 species at Withymoor last year which...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,493
Posted By rollingthunder
For UK stuff with a sprinkling of scarce migrants...

For UK stuff with a sprinkling of scarce migrants i don’t think you can beat the slim Mitchell-Beazley pocket guide:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:54
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By rollingthunder
Bear in mind ‘Marsh’ refers to the breeding...

Bear in mind ‘Marsh’ refers to the breeding habitat and not the Wintering one and MW’s are found singing and feeding in a range of habitats on migration. The ones that used to breed locally here in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:50
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By rollingthunder
What a stunning picture:eek!: Laurie:t:

What a stunning picture:eek!:

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:48
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed but would favour Lesser:t: Laurie -

Agreed but would favour Lesser:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Gulls Wednesday 15th January 2020, 09:02
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By rollingthunder
The mantle looks too pale to my eyes does Herring...

The mantle looks too pale to my eyes does Herring not occur there?

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th January 2020, 08:22
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By rollingthunder
The Doves have a ‘Blueish’ cast (to my eyes) a...

The Doves have a ‘Blueish’ cast (to my eyes) a feature that i look for in Wild Rock Doves👍🏻

Laurie -
Forum: West Midlands Monday 30th December 2019, 10:19
Replies: 9,006
Views: 815,018
Posted By rollingthunder
A pleasant coupla hours yesterday in flat...

A pleasant coupla hours yesterday in flat lighting which burnt thru for the last half hour making gull checking challenging to say the least - we didn’t clock any Meds.

The Ice House pool with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2019, 06:54
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed and a rather nice shot showing plumage age...

Agreed and a rather nice shot showing plumage age features - the only thing i would add is that Common Gull have a very gentle head and ‘face’ whereas its larger congeners are more ‘brutish’ looking...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2019, 06:48
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By rollingthunder
Agreed not an Iceland but doesn’t have the look...

Agreed not an Iceland but doesn’t have the look of a Herring to me either...

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th December 2019, 06:43
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By rollingthunder
Sprawk with a full crop for me:t: Laurie -

Sprawk with a full crop for me:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 27th December 2019, 06:33
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By rollingthunder
I have updated about a week ago with no problem...

I have updated about a week ago with no problem on BF or elsewhere - i am sure that it will be a Settings issue but i can’t be of any help i’m afraid...

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:24
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rollingthunder
Beautiful shots:t: I remember seeing several...

Beautiful shots:t:

I remember seeing several thousand Yellow-billed Kites with several hundred Tawnies around Nairobi abattoir (open air:eek!:) many, many, years ago and the range of plumage tones...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:19
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By rollingthunder
Did it call? Laurie -

Did it call?

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:18
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By rollingthunder
Another :t: for BTD... Laurie -

Another :t: for BTD...

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:15
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By rollingthunder
Scaup for me - i see no hint of Tuft and the...

Scaup for me - i see no hint of Tuft and the White face combo with the monster driller clinches it:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:14
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By rollingthunder
Quite notable for a garden bird:eek!: Laurie:t:

Quite notable for a garden bird:eek!:

Laurie:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:13
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By rollingthunder
Arctic for me for the reasons already...

Arctic for me for the reasons already given:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:11
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rollingthunder
3 features that i associate with the Caspians i...

3 features that i associate with the Caspians i have seen do not stand out on this bird:

Proportions of head and bill - lack of longish bill compared with ‘pear-shaped’ head.

Leg length - not long...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 09:04
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By rollingthunder
Unusually plumaged or appears to be in the photo...

Unusually plumaged or appears to be in the photo but the bill should be smaller and more ‘conical’ iirc...

Laurie:t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th December 2019, 10:05
Replies: 898
Views: 135,773
Posted By rollingthunder
In addition Ken - the USAF museum at Duxford has...

In addition Ken - the USAF museum at Duxford has a range of flying WW2 fighters etc and they are frequently flown both there and elsewhere in the UK during the Summer months:t:

Laurie -
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th December 2019, 10:02
Replies: 898
Views: 135,773
Posted By rollingthunder
Unfortunately i think there are very few, if any,...

Unfortunately i think there are very few, if any, genuine Me109’s flyable:C

I saw one displaying at RAF Cosford over 20 years ago and it subsequently crashed. Even the ones filmed in The Battle of...
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