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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes, it's a Redstart but a Black Redstart, female...

Yes, it's a Redstart but a Black Redstart, female type. Sooty brown upperparts and sides. Common Redstart would be a more mid brown, with a reddish Buffy wash to the flanks. Also, B.R. is more of an...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By PYRTLE
No, it's much too powerful a bird designed with...

No, it's much too powerful a bird designed with wings for manouverability, strong long legs to catch it's prey and a largish beak for tearing apart it's capture - anything from medium sized birds to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:36
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By PYRTLE
Excellent photo of what I would suggest is a...

Excellent photo of what I would suggest is a juvenile Goshawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 08:25
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By PYRTLE
What about the type of barring along the sides,...

What about the type of barring along the sides, and along to the rear flanks. I'm sure that in the McMillan Advanced field guide to Birds of Europe it mentioned that one of the species showed thin...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 20:17
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By PYRTLE
I don't think they're the same birds Simon. Why...

I don't think they're the same birds Simon. Why have one photo pin sharp in flight against a rocky shoreline and well lit, and then post a blurry image of a bird sat on a post in a field (poor...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 19:54
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By PYRTLE
Any ideas then to the bird Niels? Shorter tail...

Any ideas then to the bird Niels? Shorter tail would suggest Saker lineage.
P.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 17:59
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By PYRTLE
Looks to be quite a powerful falcon, first...

Looks to be quite a powerful falcon, first impressions a grey type gyr. There were reports of one ranging across the various islands a few weeks ago. Reported today from the Shetland Isles.
Obviously...
Forum: France Friday 21st September 2018, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By PYRTLE
A study by Benoîte Fontaine, a biologist and...

A study by Benoîte Fontaine, a biologist and conservationist from the French National Museum of National History showed a decline of around 33% in farmland birds since 1989. The report was published...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 21st September 2018, 10:51
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By PYRTLE
Probably because the article says it was posted...

Probably because the article says it was posted at 0600 this morning. Obviously a recycled news story that the reporter only just picked up on, even though it happened some time ago.
Maybe the first...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 20:46
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By PYRTLE
Out of interest John, what is the magnification...

Out of interest John, what is the magnification of your binoculars?

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Forum: Norfolk Thursday 20th September 2018, 20:27
Replies: 25,843
Views: 7,343,333
Posted By PYRTLE
Looks like this coming Sunday could bring the...

Looks like this coming Sunday could bring the ideal conditions for seawatching on the North Norfolk coast if the winds are North Westerly as per today's latest weather forecast.
Friday morning...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 16:35
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By PYRTLE
Hadn't read that in the OP, my apologies. Still...

Hadn't read that in the OP, my apologies. Still think it's a male ruff though, never seen a female that bright or with the neck markings as the photo shows.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 16:21
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By PYRTLE
Mods, can we amalgamated the two threads into one...

Mods, can we amalgamated the two threads into one please, both titled the same. Thank you.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 16:17
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By PYRTLE
BC drawtube, now that takes me back. Only used...

BC drawtube, now that takes me back. Only used one once back in the early 80's. There was a knack to using them lying down or leaning back to look at waders on the old style sewerage settling beds....
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 20th September 2018, 15:20
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By PYRTLE
Probably because this is designed more for...

Probably because this is designed more for astronomy rather than birdwatching.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 15:12
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By PYRTLE
These weren't for birding then, ie....walking...

These weren't for birding then, ie....walking around looking at birds. More likely for stationery observation or skywatching at night, preferably on a tripod.
As the poster using the Fujinon 16 x 70...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th September 2018, 14:00
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By PYRTLE
In no way would such a binocular ( with one...

In no way would such a binocular ( with one central focusing knob ) be of any help in an active birding situation for all the reasons you state. Additionally, too heavy, too bulky, not close focusing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 13:24
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By PYRTLE
I'd suggest it's a male with the remnants of a...

I'd suggest it's a male with the remnants of a white "ruff" from its summer breeding and display plumage, boldly marked and rich warm chestnut upperparts. Female would be paler and slightly grabber...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 18th September 2018, 20:44
Replies: 554
Views: 87,650
Posted By PYRTLE
Stunningly clean lines and beautiful, beautiful...

Stunningly clean lines and beautiful, beautiful plane, brilliantly captured John against a clear blue sky. This finishes off a wonderful evening seeing the rings of Saturn clearly for the first time...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th September 2018, 19:50
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By PYRTLE
Photo 1 are Spotted Redshanks. " 2 is...

Photo 1 are Spotted Redshanks.
" 2 is your Dunlin, but looks like a Curlew Sandpiper.
" 3 your L.B. Dowitcher?
" 4 is the Little Ringed Plover.
Out of interest where and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 18th September 2018, 19:07
Replies: 11
Sticky: A Tripod Primer
Views: 432
Posted By PYRTLE
Hiya Coppo, Maybe déjà vu but haven't I and...

Hiya Coppo,
Maybe déjà vu but haven't I and others posted a load of helpful info on your earlier post about options for tripods, given your unhappiness with the one supplied free of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th September 2018, 16:29
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By PYRTLE
It's nigh on impossible to answer the question on...

It's nigh on impossible to answer the question on your bird in flight. It would have been dark by 10pm so was probably lit by street lighting I'm guessing. Really could be anything.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th September 2018, 09:55
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By PYRTLE
Which this bird doesn't display in the original...

Which this bird doesn't display in the original images. I'd expect to see a full wrap around of joining the supercillium and sub moustachial.
And there's that dark malar stripe.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 11:29
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By PYRTLE
I think we can safely assume that both are...

I think we can safely assume that both are juvenile birds in the photos. Photo 1. shows a juv. Little Crake as the back left hand bird and again in Photo 2. It's the other bird causing confusion....
Forum: Nikon Monday 17th September 2018, 08:09
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By PYRTLE
They're discontinued from what I understand now,...

They're discontinued from what I understand now, only the zoom available. You may be fortunate to pick one up second hand.......they were the coded MC Ii fixed eyepiece.
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