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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By dantheman
Threads back in 2016 and 2018 ... Not sure if it...

Threads back in 2016 and 2018 ...

Not sure if it was commented on but there is something major going on with the contrast/saturation?
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 8th September 2019, 15:48
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By dantheman
Yes, I'm guessing they'd have to call the fire...

Yes, I'm guessing they'd have to call the fire brigade as its on a (flat or pitched?) roof and they'd have to use ladders ... does make some sense not to risk random volunteer human lives ... and...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 4th September 2019, 18:06
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By dantheman
If the bird is begging and its own parents are...

If the bird is begging and its own parents are still present (as opposed to other opportunistic birds about) then they should continue feeding it? (Have seen 1st year birds begging sucessfully into...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 2nd September 2019, 22:41
Replies: 38
Views: 1,342
Posted By dantheman
Think it's absolutely fine to add it to your...

Think it's absolutely fine to add it to your 'ship species list' or 'location list' as scientifically the bird occurred there (and presumably in a live state at some point). With the aditional note...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 28th August 2019, 21:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By dantheman
Not quite that obvious ;) The Hen Harrier...

Not quite that obvious ;)

The Hen Harrier situation is more complicated than just putting some money into it. Funds in themselves won't solve it. The benefits to raptors in general (all species)...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 28th August 2019, 17:27
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By dantheman
There would be unlikely to be any? Doesn't mean...

There would be unlikely to be any? Doesn't mean they may not have occurred in the past (millenia past) if the Channel Islands would fit into range and habitat type within Western Europe.



Is there...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By dantheman
Think that may have been yours truly? Apologies...

Think that may have been yours truly? Apologies ;)

(Although perhaps more likely to be wandering birds from the introduced population (Scotland/England) than what was the more sedentary Wesh pop......
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By dantheman
Did you mean 2019?

Did you mean 2019?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 27th August 2019, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By dantheman
Exhausted migrants (vagrants) the ones we hear...

Exhausted migrants (vagrants) the ones we hear about, and yes some of those don't last long!

The majority we don't see or larger waders, waterfowl etc presumably could last for years, yep ...

On...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th August 2019, 20:43
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By dantheman
Anywhere you can go with a package holiday -...

Anywhere you can go with a package holiday - Spain, SE Europe, Canaries (eg Teneriffe)- some will be cheap if you want to. Infrastructure for tourists and plenty of gen on here and elsewhere.

Think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th August 2019, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By dantheman
Excellent fawning.

Excellent fawning.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th July 2019, 07:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By dantheman
Our attack Robin was fed as a juvvie by the...

Our attack Robin was fed as a juvvie by the girlfriend a few years back (by finding grubs etc under bits of old carpet) and pretty much has no fear of us (we have to shoo it out of the car before...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 15th July 2019, 07:08
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By dantheman
Could it be that it is still learning what is...

Could it be that it is still learning what is food and what isn't? (photo does look interesting mind).
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 7th July 2019, 09:44
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By dantheman
Wings slightly deformed (dried incorrectly) when...

Wings slightly deformed (dried incorrectly) when coming from the chrysalis hence the shape? If so, what could it have been if normal? ...
Forum: Lists Monday 24th June 2019, 20:21
Replies: 65
Views: 3,814
Posted By dantheman
Came across a couple of melanistic Field Voles...

Came across a couple of melanistic Field Voles the other day - young ones under a corrugated sheet.

Not seen much else recently tbh!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th June 2019, 21:50
Replies: 161
Views: 23,441
Posted By dantheman
What are the odds? ;)

What are the odds? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th June 2019, 12:56
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By dantheman
Well, the photographer said there were 5 of them...

Well, the photographer said there were 5 of them (see description under the photo). Might be worth asking them how they're getting on (and if they have any other pics). A bit strange for sure ...
Forum: Sussex Sunday 9th June 2019, 10:13
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By dantheman
Saw this documentary on the subject last week....

Saw this documentary on the subject last week. May help to fill in a few gaps in the meantime -

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4624424/
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th June 2019, 19:29
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By dantheman
Fledglings tend to be able to fly rather than...

Fledglings tend to be able to fly rather than fall once they are ready to fledge so they should actually be ok. 10 inches certainly wouldn't corral them.
Forum: Conservation Saturday 8th June 2019, 15:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By dantheman
It's interesting that the BBC brought this to the...

It's interesting that the BBC brought this to the attention of 'the Western World' as a news story - No-one is a winner, not the Conservationists, Tourist Industry or the Leopard. All are losers...
Forum: Conservation Friday 7th June 2019, 22:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By dantheman
The poor Leopard.

The poor Leopard.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th May 2019, 21:07
Replies: 58
Views: 2,082
Posted By dantheman
There is a WP version covering N Africa...

There is a WP version covering N Africa ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Advanced-Bird-Id-Handbook-The-Western-Palearctic-Covering-All-1-350-Species-and-Subspecies-Recorded/111733282?iid=362629251928
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th May 2019, 20:15
Replies: 58
Views: 2,082
Posted By dantheman
Found this; not going to get much closer perhaps...

Found this; not going to get much closer perhaps (Weds 9th Feb 2011) -

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=196957

"... and Moroccan Reed Warbler (only recently described – clearly a Reed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th May 2019, 19:53
Replies: 58
Views: 2,082
Posted By dantheman
Oh well. So that clears that one up then, thanks....

Oh well. So that clears that one up then, thanks. As I say, there was a paper out there allegedly on the differences but it seems to have disappeared (or not easily found on a search) and as there...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th May 2019, 19:15
Replies: 58
Views: 2,082
Posted By dantheman
Yes - seen well, but with the proviso that a)...

Yes - seen well, but with the proviso that a) birds can appear different in 'off-season' b) the criteria were accurate ...

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Does the Van Duivendijk Advanced ID Guide have anything on it I wonder?
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