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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 11th August 2007, 10:16
Replies: 43
Views: 10,929
Posted By John Butler
The Spanish name for the Iberian Magpie sums up...

The Spanish name for the Iberian Magpie sums up the bird completely. It is called the "Rabilargo", which means "longtail"

Regards.

John.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Wednesday 1st August 2007, 21:48
Replies: 12
Views: 7,858
Posted By John Butler
Hi Sandra & Bob. I will certainly do my best for...

Hi Sandra & Bob.

I will certainly do my best for you on your tour next year. April/May is just about the prime time for chameleons at El Portil, so I feel confident in finding a few for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd July 2007, 15:47
Replies: 76
Views: 17,296
Posted By John Butler
Hi Clive. You are absolutely right about he...

Hi Clive.

You are absolutely right about he increasing number of birders who are using professional bird guides, of which I am one, working in Donana, Spain.

Combining my love of birds and birding...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2007, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By John Butler
My impression, exactly.

My impression, exactly.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th July 2007, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By John Butler
Looks more like a Lesser Short-toed Lark to me.

Looks more like a Lesser Short-toed Lark to me.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 10th June 2007, 10:22
Replies: 12
Views: 7,858
Posted By John Butler
Hi John. The best place that I have found is at...

Hi John.

The best place that I have found is at the Laguna El Portil, near Huelva.

Whenever I visit this site between late February and mid-June, it is almost guaranteed that I will find up to five...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th June 2007, 17:13
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Hi Ron. When I experienced my giddy spell and...

Hi Ron.

When I experienced my giddy spell and fell down spraining my wrist, I was obviously "out" for a couple of minutes, as when I "came to" and opened my eyes there were three Griffon Vultures...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th June 2007, 11:29
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Hi Ron As it was my right eye that was injured...

Hi Ron

As it was my right eye that was injured by the wayward elastic from the dust mask, when I bought the monocular I discovered that it was a "right-eyed" model. As I now have to use my left eye...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th June 2007, 15:53
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Ron, you are a genius. I went out and bought a...

Ron, you are a genius. I went out and bought a hand held monocular and guess what? No shoulder strain from heavy binoculars, so you have solved the original problem that Ronald started this thread...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th June 2007, 15:15
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Hi Ron. That sounded like a great idea so I went...

Hi Ron.

That sounded like a great idea so I went to the local "DIY" and bought a dust mask.

It fitted comfortably over the bandage with no discomfort and I thought "Ron is a genius". However, when...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th June 2007, 14:35
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Just tried that, but each time I rotate the focus...

Just tried that, but each time I rotate the focus wheel, the bandage rucks up in front of one of my eyes.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th June 2007, 14:02
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Hi ThoLa I have just tried the method you...

Hi ThoLa

I have just tried the method you suggested and found a serious flaw in the system.

My 10x42´s weigh much more than my 7x42´s.

After using the 10x42,s for 2 minutes I then swung them...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th June 2007, 22:25
Replies: 72
Views: 11,227
Posted By John Butler
Hi Ronald. A very inventive idea and you have...

Hi Ronald.

A very inventive idea and you have obviously spent a lot of time on this project and if it works for you, then great. Who knows, it could be the greatest invention since the "Finnstick"...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd May 2007, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By John Butler
Hi Mike. There is a nesting pair of S.imps...

Hi Mike.

There is a nesting pair of S.imps outside of the national park. However, the nesting site is about 1 hours drive from El Rocio and is not easy to find without local knowledge.

The site is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th April 2007, 22:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By John Butler
Donana Bird tours article - disclaimer.

A few months ago, Rebecca and I were interviewed by a free-lance reporter, regarding our life and business here in Donana. The interview, with pictures, has now been published as an article in issue...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st April 2007, 18:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,406
Posted By John Butler
Hi Steve. Check out the "Trip Reports" page...

Hi Steve.

Check out the "Trip Reports" page http://www.donanabirdtours.com/cgi-bin/web.asp?PageID=61
and the "Archived Trip Reports" http://www.donanabirdtours.com/cgi-bin/web.asp?PageID=22
on my...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 21st April 2007, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By John Butler
Hi Dubs. If you get the chance to stay at the...

Hi Dubs.

If you get the chance to stay at the Casa Rosa, take it. Roger and Hanny are terrific hosts and there is plenty of great birding to be had in the grounds and very near by.

Go once and you...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 19th April 2007, 21:42
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By John Butler
Hi Martin. Welcome to the forums. This is just...

Hi Martin.

Welcome to the forums.

This is just a shot in the dark. You say that the area is well known for Marsh Harriers, but many people have never actually seen a male Marsh Harrier. The...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 7th April 2007, 18:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By John Butler
Hi Malc. Nice report. I have just returned (90...

Hi Malc.

Nice report.

I have just returned (90 minutes ago) from guiding a couple of Canadians on a week tour of Doņana and Extremadura.

We found all of our target birds in Extremadura,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th March 2007, 17:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By John Butler
Hello everybody. The competition to guess the...

Hello everybody.

The competition to guess the date and time of the 70,000th click on my webside click counter ended this morning (11th March) at 07.34hrs CET (06.34hrs GMT).

Amazingly, out of all...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th March 2007, 05:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By John Butler
Doņana competition. 70,000 clicks - Game over

Hi all.

The clickometre reached 70,000 at 07.34hrs CET (06.34 GMT) on the 11th of March.

I know the winner, but as I am off on a day-tour very soon I will not be able to announce the result until...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th March 2007, 06:31
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By John Butler
Hi Delia. Unfortunately, looking at your next...

Hi Delia.

Unfortunately, looking at your next guess, the site would need to be down for about a fortnight.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 4th March 2007, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By John Butler
Hi Andrew. You´re not the only one. lots of...

Hi Andrew.

You´re not the only one. lots of people seem to have forgotten where they put the piece of paper with their guesses on.

All will be revealed within a few more days, as there are now only...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 4th March 2007, 17:31
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By John Butler
The Free Birding Break In DoŅana Competition

The clickometer on my website now stands at 69,499 clicks. This means that there are now only another 501 clicks required until the magic number of 70,000 is reached and one lucky BF member will win...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th February 2007, 19:59
Replies: 15
Views: 6,770
Posted By John Butler
I think that the young man meant that they were...

I think that the young man meant that they were unique to Iberia. I admire the confidence of SF to speak up on the forum.

He certainly had lots of enthusiasm for all things birds and birding when...
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