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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 08:05
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I will do. Interesting you get the impression...

I will do.

Interesting you get the impression that birding/interest is dying off. I wonder if you mean (now Iím going to say it!) the halycon days of the 80s where we all bunked of school and uni...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Looks fine for an immature Red-tailed Hawk...

Looks fine for an immature Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) (pale iris) - bulky barrel shape and sparse upper breast pattern
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 06:59
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Morning Andy I don’t think there were any...

Morning Andy

I don’t think there were any ‘halycon days’ of three bed semis in London tbh! Once the slums were cleared in the 1960s, low income families were moved, as a result of one of the worst...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:46
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Another issue that I think is relevant is...

Another issue that I think is relevant is according to the ONS 1:8 British households have no garden (in London its 1:5, 21%)

and this is where for Black kids growing up,, forming connections with...
Forum: Norfolk Yesterday, 16:02
Replies: 25,939
Views: 7,737,180
Posted By Deb Burhinus
We had a pretty average year for Swifts over the...

We had a pretty average year for Swifts over the area of the house about 15 screaming pairs translated to around 50 individuals - I think the hot spell in particular came at a particularly helpful...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:56
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I’ve certainly met a lot of queer ducks in all my...

I’ve certainly met a lot of queer ducks in all my years birding, especially on nature reserves, suggesting perhaps the gene pool is a little small...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:47
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Deb Burhinus
So anyway, I was listening to George Ezra on my...

So anyway, I was listening to George Ezra on my headphones while working on the computer earlier... humming away


Hey pretty smiling people
We're alright together, we're alright together
Hey pretty...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:31
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Deb Burhinus
This is largely true of a Barn Owl hawking over a...

This is largely true of a Barn Owl hawking over a field because invariably ones eye is drawn to the very white impression of the underwings and belly&face as it quarters the field often just slightly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:51
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Iím not able to access the programme (I donít...

Iím not able to access the programme (I donít have a tv, watch live tv, catch up etc and donít have a licence). However, I donít need to see it to acknowledge a lack of BAME people in birding/on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:07
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The video stopped at 1:10 seems to show a white...

The video stopped at 1:10 seems to show a white tail with a with a very wide black terminal band if that helps - imo it looks too short winged for GE having watched it through several times
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 08:18
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Deb Burhinus
no worries (Iím supposed to be working but too...

no worries (Iím supposed to be working but too easily distracted when working from home - I keep picking up my bins to look out of the window too o:))
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 08:06
Replies: 18
Views: 372
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Andy, the meme seems to have developed into quite...

Andy, the meme seems to have developed into quite catchall uses (the link I posted earlier didnt work) despite being rooted apparently in racial disparity (I think it was further made popular by a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 04:50
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Hi Ellie I don’t believe your image is clear...

Hi Ellie
I don’t believe your image is clear enough to get a definite ID. My guess would be a Barn Owl, they typically sit on fence posts on the side of the road and the warm tan tones seem good. ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 21:32
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes, thanks Testoduro - Booted it is - apologies...

Yes, thanks Testoduro - Booted it is - apologies to all for the doubt - agreed with the other 2 being Eleanora’s btw)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 20:47
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I think Daniel was referring to a Hobby being...

I think Daniel was referring to a Hobby being Ďexceptional in N.America, KC (pretty widespread in England this time of year) but yes, itís a Peregrine

At least we can all agree itís not a Booted...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 20:36
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Deb Burhinus
some more here (slightly more advanced in...

some more here (slightly more advanced in moult)

http://www.tarsiger.com/picture.php

https://www.birdguides.com/gallery/birds/haliaeetus-albicilla/?Image=True&Video=True&SortBy=UploadDate
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Marsh Harrier and Red Kite amongst others have...

Marsh Harrier and Red Kite amongst others have ‘landing lights’ so I wouldn’t see that as ‘diagnostic. See here https://ebird.org/species/wemhar1?siteLanguage=en_GB It also, I note it seems to boast...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Deb Burhinus
3 looks like a Marsh Harrier to me (I see only a...

3 looks like a Marsh Harrier to me (I see only a 5 fingered hand and long tail) but I’ve had several glasses of wine :gh: (it’s probably a booted if Daniel says so!)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 15:54
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I agree ( as did most of the posters on that...

I agree ( as did most of the posters on that thread)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 15:52
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The point is that immature RT donít have the...

The point is that immature RT donít have the Ďblock tail colourí Ceaser referred too so I wouldnít use that feature tbh but youíre right, it was not a good link. Juvenile RS here...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 15:31
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Deb Burhinus
... looking in guide books as per this other...

... looking in guide books as per this other thread doesnít always provide the answer - is this a RT too? ;)
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=219622

To me, looking at the OP initially, it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Ha! Although I might then add, the stand out...

Ha! Although I might then add, the stand out features that would clinch it for me, (rather than it having an obvious ‘buff patch on shoulder’ or ‘contrasting dark tail band’) would be what I see as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 11:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Do you have a link to this please, Brian?

Do you have a link to this please, Brian?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Iím glad you finally agree with me on an ID Ken,...

Iím glad you finally agree with me on an ID Ken, it feels itís been a while so thanks for pointing out the ID features ;) Although on an image like this I would always hold back a few % as a matter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 05:27
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Hi Andy - I certainly know (and from experience...

Hi Andy - I certainly know (and from experience too!) The thing is, I didn’t want to mention it just in case this wasn’t an owl since the OP was looking for advice on what to do. (As it turned out,...
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