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Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th August 2019, 14:54
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By jogresh
WRT to optics/airports, I've previously been in...

WRT to optics/airports, I've previously been in touch with Aqaba B.O. on FB, and they said that bins usually get through fine whereas scopes are confiscated til your return. I didn't ask about...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 6th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,147
Posted By jogresh
Image 2 from 2013 looks like a HB, as stated by...

Image 2 from 2013 looks like a HB, as stated by Biancone and Tideliner. HBs are present in parts of Wales in very low numbers, I've had some of my best ever views of them here.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th August 2019, 19:39
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By jogresh
Aren't 2 and 4 the same bird? Chiffy for me.

Aren't 2 and 4 the same bird? Chiffy for me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd August 2019, 11:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By jogresh
Maybe the article has been subsequently amended,...

Maybe the article has been subsequently amended, but it says it weighed 2 kg, and there's now a pic of it. There's no way a HG flew off with that fat little thing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st July 2019, 22:30
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By jogresh
Broad, thick streaks on the flanks. Reduced black...

Broad, thick streaks on the flanks. Reduced black on the undertail coverts. My guess would be male Mealy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By jogresh
Gleb can you describe how it was behaving? And...

Gleb can you describe how it was behaving? And it's flight action? As Black Kites and Black Vultures in the field are generally quite quickly separated, based on these things.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 08:48
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By jogresh
From what I can recall from chatting to a couple...

From what I can recall from chatting to a couple of birding chums from Stockholm, Snowy Owl is at best a very rare breeder in Sweden - if at all - and hard to connect with. Arbu may have some current...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 12:46
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By jogresh
Agreed. Deffo a Sprawk.

Agreed. Deffo a Sprawk.
Forum: Migration Thursday 4th July 2019, 16:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By jogresh
What was on my mind was that in my area, it seems...

What was on my mind was that in my area, it seems to me like they are retreating from the woodlands around the fringes of their local range, by which I meant the ones which are lower in altitude. So...
Forum: Migration Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By jogresh
My gut feeling "on the ground" (having done a...

My gut feeling "on the ground" (having done a couple of contracts in woodlands in the hills of N Wales), is that they are declining/shrinking in range, particularly woods on the fringes of their...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th June 2019, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By jogresh
Isabelline for me. :-)

Isabelline for me. :-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th June 2019, 22:49
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By jogresh
Semi P for me, as mentioned bill shape (ie,...

Semi P for me, as mentioned bill shape (ie, shorter and less curved than Western, it also shows the doubtfully-helpful "blobby tip") but also shorter legs than WS. Also, WS can look large-headed at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th June 2019, 09:24
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By jogresh
My first impression on looking at the pics -...

My first impression on looking at the pics - before reading any comments - was EBEW, though if pressed I definitely wouldn't have excluded Pied or hybrid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 21:12
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By jogresh
Yes I'm also not seeing a dark throat; however...

Yes I'm also not seeing a dark throat; however i'm not seeing NW or IW, I think it's one of the Pied/EBEW species pair. Though I wouldn't stake my life on it!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd June 2019, 13:31
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By jogresh
It's clearly not a Northern, Arcadillor.

It's clearly not a Northern, Arcadillor.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd June 2019, 08:17
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By jogresh
Hi Earnest, bear in mind that this is a (as...

Hi Earnest, bear in mind that this is a (as Nutcracker mentioned) fresh, young recently fledged juvenile, so "normal rules don't apply" - well, not fully. Plus, the pics are rather fuzzy (no...
Forum: Turkey Tuesday 18th June 2019, 13:40
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By jogresh
Ah yes course, not sure how I missed that in the...

Ah yes course, not sure how I missed that in the title. Just looked on Google maps - south coast with no land between there and Egypt.
I think WCW are early breeders too, so juveniles could be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th June 2019, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By jogresh
I think so. The southern-breeding Northern...

I think so. The southern-breeding Northern Wheatears have been classed as subspecies libanotica, one of the features being paler, less peachy breast if I recall correctly.
Forum: Turkey Sunday 16th June 2019, 16:43
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By jogresh
Yes I guess juv WCW would be the most likely...

Yes I guess juv WCW would be the most likely option - check the tail pattern if you see it again. I think there's been 1 recent record of Basalt Wheatear IIRC. Black Wheatear is way out of range for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th June 2019, 12:46
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By jogresh
Yes sounds like a Reed to me too.

Yes sounds like a Reed to me too.
Forum: Egypt Saturday 8th June 2019, 16:03
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By jogresh
Oh heck I really fancied Jordan! Tunisia has...

Oh heck I really fancied Jordan!

Tunisia has been tricky for a while - a group of 7 of us got most of our scopes (except for a couple we hid) retained til departure way back in 1992. :-(

How bad is...
Forum: Egypt Friday 7th June 2019, 20:17
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By jogresh
As you may be aware, in the last few years, some...

As you may be aware, in the last few years, some people are getting them confiscated (until their return flight) at the airport in Hurghada; it's not as bad as Cairo, but it still happens. When I had...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 4th June 2019, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By jogresh
That feature strikes me as odd too. :-)

That feature strikes me as odd too. :-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th May 2019, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jogresh
Indeed. As you can see from my first reply, I...

Indeed. As you can see from my first reply, I called it "N African Buzzard". LLB was a lot quicker to type in response to the question re the kestrel!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th May 2019, 12:47
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jogresh
Not certain. Certain about the LLB tho. :-)

Not certain. Certain about the LLB tho. :-)
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