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Forum: Rare Bird Information Today, 07:12
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Nutcracker
Location: https://twitter.com/gatesheadandbey/sta...

Location:

https://twitter.com/gatesheadandbey/status/1053180257900077057
Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 20:44
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Nutcracker
A bit mean, preventing those who would use bus or...

A bit mean, preventing those who would use bus or bicycle from an option to go and see them - he could easily have said 'park in Hexham and use the Wark bus' :storm:


Any likelihood they might still...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:40
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes; #1 probably 2nd winter, the others adult...

Yes; #1 probably 2nd winter, the others adult (#2) or near-adult (4th winter for ##3-4?) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Nutcracker
Can safely remove the '?', definite Forster's :t:

Can safely remove the '?', definite Forster's :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Nutcracker
The bird at the bottom right (edited pic, below)...

The bird at the bottom right (edited pic, below) is a male Common Redstart :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:10
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Nutcracker
Can't help with the ID, but 'Golden-fronted' in...

Can't help with the ID, but 'Golden-fronted' in Yucatan (and elsewhere in Mexico away from the far NE) has been split as Velasquez's Woodpecker Melanerpes santacruzi :t:


Edit: the bird in photo 2...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:05
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, Common Teal :t:

Yep, Common Teal :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 20:00
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Nutcracker
Not available yet. Charitably, a local...

Not available yet. Charitably, a local non-birding resident might've said "oh, those two odd birds have been here about ten days, I'd no idea what they were, thanks for letting me know". Less...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 19:57
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Nutcracker
Depends on the definition of 'British Isles'!...

Depends on the definition of 'British Isles'! Under many definitions, no, as for these, the British Isles does not include the Channel Islands.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Nutcracker
Though the source / validity of this info yet to...

Though the source / validity of this info yet to be disclosed. If true, a ridiculous case of completely un-necessary suppression.

Location: Haughton Strother gravel pits, between Hexham and Wark:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 10:52
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep - they'll often fly 10-20 km from safe roost...

Yep - they'll often fly 10-20 km from safe roost sites (usually large lakes) to favoured feeding sites, and that can be any direction, and often quite high up too.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Yesterday, 10:48
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Nutcracker
Hauxley.

Hauxley.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 17th October 2018, 21:51
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Nutcracker
If the flood damage was due to melting permafrost...

If the flood damage was due to melting permafrost turning solid ground into swamp, 'no immediate prospect of repair' might actually mean 'permanently unrepairable' :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th October 2018, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Nutcracker
Probably not as plumage patterns vary so much in...

Probably not as plumage patterns vary so much in Buteo . . . but the whitish face, dark upper breast and orangey-brown lower breast are a perfect match for Sibley's pic of adult intermediate morph...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 17th October 2018, 21:06
Replies: 5,204
Views: 722,744
Posted By Nutcracker
Unlike Lynx Handbook of the Birds of the World,...

Unlike Lynx Handbook of the Birds of the World, which was christened 'Fork-lift-truck-book' in its British Birds review :-O

(and would genuinely need a fork-lift truck to lift all 17 volumes!)
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 17th October 2018, 20:43
Replies: 78
Views: 13,824
Posted By Nutcracker
Coal needs to stay in the ground - see recent...

Coal needs to stay in the ground - see recent IPCC report :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 17th October 2018, 07:57
Replies: 5,204
Views: 722,744
Posted By Nutcracker
Query: with the Azores getting so many Nearctic...

Query: with the Azores getting so many Nearctic land birds, why are their breeding land birds Palaearctic in origin? Why don't any of the Nearctic arrivals stay to colonise, while some Palaearctic...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th October 2018, 07:26
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Nutcracker
Just as an aside - Adult winter plumage Dunlin...

Just as an aside - Adult winter plumage Dunlin are plain unmarked white below. Summer adults have a black belly, and juveniles streaked flanks, but not winter adults!
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 17th October 2018, 06:38
Replies: 25
Views: 6,291
Posted By Nutcracker
Here you are...

Here you are (https://sci-hub.tw/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.010) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 22:50
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By Nutcracker
One caution: the subspecies of both species in...

One caution: the subspecies of both species in Djibouti, are different to the subspecies in Australia. Not sure how this might affect bill colour & mantle tone.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 22:45
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Nutcracker
Herring left, Great Black-back right :t:

Herring left, Great Black-back right :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 22:44
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Wigeon & Teal; nothing else.

Ditto to Wigeon & Teal; nothing else.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 18:01
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto; the Barn Swallows are both juveniles, with...

Ditto; the Barn Swallows are both juveniles, with short tail feathers.
Forum: Migration Tuesday 16th October 2018, 16:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto in Northumbs :t: Also a few Brambling and...

Ditto in Northumbs :t:


Also a few Brambling and Crossbills
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th October 2018, 15:48
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Grey Plover :t:

Ditto to Grey Plover :t:
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