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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,219
Posted By jurek
I feel that the biggest scope for improvement in...

I feel that the biggest scope for improvement in field guides can be songs and calls. Currently we are in a situation where there are bird recordings, and descrptions are often poor, not clear, and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th February 2019, 22:37
Replies: 31
Views: 597
Posted By jurek
The group of birds I really like! In my opinion,...

The group of birds I really like!

In my opinion, there is little comparison of ecological niches of North American and European woodpeckers. Not least that there is over two times more species in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th February 2019, 19:37
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By jurek
Another problem is how different countries treat...

Another problem is how different countries treat C species like Ruddy Shelduck, Canada Goose etc. Dutch currently include no exotic species in their list (not even Pheasant), Germans have quite clear...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th February 2019, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By jurek
Cannot be sure, but blackish plumage, narrow...

Cannot be sure, but blackish plumage, narrow white wingbar and black feet suggest Common Eider.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 2nd February 2019, 23:41
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By jurek
Sounds like a good idea. Since smartphone cameras...

Sounds like a good idea. Since smartphone cameras now recognize faces by default, it should be easy to make a normal camera which automatically focuses on eyes of a person, or for that matter, an...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 2nd February 2019, 15:01
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By jurek
Harrier sometimes eating carrion should be pretty...

Harrier sometimes eating carrion should be pretty normal.

People put automatic cameras at carrion in Poland and found that everything carnivore sometimes eats carrion, even small raptors, small...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 2nd February 2019, 00:43
Replies: 128
Views: 3,703
Posted By jurek
Hi Jos, Fantastic report! Brings back my own...

Hi Jos,
Fantastic report! Brings back my own memories of just few days around Brisbane. Seeing first Platypus, dipping a Koala and so on. Australia is a country so suited to independent travel that...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 31st January 2019, 23:36
Replies: 34
Views: 1,219
Posted By jurek
What I meant that when people start putting...

What I meant that when people start putting records because other people put a record of species A not species B in a given locality, and travel to a given site to see specifically species A, this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 23:26
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By jurek
I would be less harsh. But it is true that...

I would be less harsh.

But it is true that standarizing local names serves no real purpose, because scientific names are in common use. Nor any ornithologist or group of ornithologists has such...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 30th January 2019, 23:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,219
Posted By jurek
What I would find most useful is field guide...

What I would find most useful is field guide linked to observado or similar, highlighting species which were really seen in a given locality. Even within a narrow geographic area species are often...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 19:36
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By jurek
Well, once we know a rarity is there, then go and...

Well, once we know a rarity is there, then go and see it. I imagine that a rare bird, say a warbler, is first observed on a remote camera in some hidden corner of a bird reserve. Re-finding and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th January 2019, 18:32
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By jurek
I get a message that it is not compatible with my...

I get a message that it is not compatible with my device (even if I use Android). The shop directs me to the English-language version which is pricey (like a paper book).
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:38
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By jurek
Whatever they do, I hope the next field guide...

Whatever they do, I hope the next field guide will group maps outside bird pictures. Possibly lower left side of the spreaded page, with the text overflowing below bird illustrations to the lower...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:31
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By jurek
One can discover several times more vagrants even...

One can discover several times more vagrants even in a well covered coastal spot, if there were automatic camera inside places which are not accessible, e.g. inside mudbanks or reedbeds, in bushes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 20:39
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By jurek
Will image recognition revolutionize birding?

I had an interesting thought.

Image recognition is used to everything from identifying faces of friends to cancer nodules. What if somebody develops a software which recognize and identifies birds...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 21st January 2019, 20:50
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By jurek
Why you are recently writing so many threads with...

Why you are recently writing so many threads with emotive topics, but only remotely related to birding?

Poor people die from snakebites usually for the same reason why poor people die from other...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st January 2019, 20:44
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By jurek
I agree that local bird names should be names...

I agree that local bird names should be names which are actually used by people.

It is now easy to check and prove objectively what bird names are really used in language as of 2019. For example,...
Forum: Mammals Friday 18th January 2019, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By jurek
Not, unfortunately. Only I remember that this...

Not, unfortunately. Only I remember that this species, other than the field/common vole duo, can be recognized with difficulty at sight.

And some mammalologists say that it is overdue to develop...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th January 2019, 20:17
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By jurek
As others said, Addis Ababa airport is remarkable...

As others said, Addis Ababa airport is remarkable for birds one can see from inside the building. You are not normally allowed to leave.

I have not been to Ethiopia other than the airport, but...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 16th January 2019, 20:45
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By jurek
I would say root vole on the basis of tail length.

I would say root vole on the basis of tail length.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Wednesday 16th January 2019, 20:42
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By jurek
Just a word of warning: herps require mostly...

Just a word of warning: herps require mostly digging in dry leaves, dead stumps, under stones and in swamps. There is following in the USA especially, with term like "herping". But it is not for...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Tuesday 15th January 2019, 21:54
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By jurek
OK, since people seem confused what to be...

OK, since people seem confused what to be understood as "night vision equipment usable for wildlife watching with accessible price".

Pulsar Helion XP reviewed by Vollmeise is usable for wildlife...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 14th January 2019, 23:09
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By jurek
Night vision equipment for mortals

Looking for advice on night vision equipment which is practical to use in the field and still within a price range of a normal birder.

So far, I did not bother with night vision equipment, because...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd January 2019, 18:48
Replies: 62
Views: 6,789
Posted By jurek
Ruddy Shelduck is naturalized in Switzerland....

Ruddy Shelduck is naturalized in Switzerland. Unless it had a collection ring, it should be countable. Not the ringed teal, though.

Going just slightly off topic. Anybody knows recent counts and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 22:38
Replies: 18
Views: 4,772
Posted By jurek
Why? This is nothing but a matter of opinion....

Why? This is nothing but a matter of opinion. There can be any number of circles when Steppe Grey Shrike is split from Great Grey Shrike and lumped again.

Given the model of publication-based...
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