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Forum: Mammals Tuesday 5th May 2020, 22:26
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By infopt2000
That strikes me as very unusual. Domestic buffalo...

That strikes me as very unusual. Domestic buffalo have the reputation of being less temperamental than cattle. Although there are always farm casualties with cattle, I think they are more usually the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 25th April 2020, 11:31
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By infopt2000
Yes, Trepador Azul - Nuthatch David

Yes, Trepador Azul - Nuthatch
David
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 9th March 2020, 14:17
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By infopt2000
Great Burdock, Arctium lappa I should say, well...

Great Burdock, Arctium lappa I should say, well dried out and pickled!

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/greater-burdock
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 24th July 2019, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By infopt2000
Field studies council does a good ID sheet...

Field studies council does a good ID sheet http://www.librarything.com/work/11510249/book/113829194 note that voles have teeth with grinding tops, mice have teeth with pointy chewing tops (not the...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Friday 9th December 2016, 21:06
Replies: 44
Views: 21,058
Posted By infopt2000
Generally "birding" is used in the USA, "bird...

Generally "birding" is used in the USA, "bird watching" in the UK - but the terms are mutually comprehensible so shouldn't be a problem.

In Spanish I can never remember if I "mirar los pajaros" or...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 8th October 2011, 08:30
Replies: 9
Views: 3,455
Posted By infopt2000
I've got the original of the Glaucous Gull plate...

I've got the original of the Glaucous Gull plate hanging on the wall above me at the moment. I'm afraid I bought it because I thought it was a marvellous bit of painting with the misty dock silos in...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 30th September 2011, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By infopt2000
Central Florida bird of prey

Looks like a Broad Winged Hawk, youngsters apparently do winter in Florida.

It's much bigger than a Loggerhead Shrike which a bit smaller than a Mockingbird and doesn't soar like that.

It has a...
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 3rd August 2006, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By infopt2000
I saw a sparrowhawk "towering" over Tufnell Park...

I saw a sparrowhawk "towering" over Tufnell Park a couple of weeks ago - with a pathetic limp corpse (starling?) in its talons.

I thought it was a bit late for breeding, but couldn't think why it...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd August 2006, 15:46
Replies: 10
Views: 4,848
Posted By infopt2000
Well, I use a harness, it was sent to me by a...

Well, I use a harness, it was sent to me by a friend in the USA who said I just had to use it. You have to be prepared to adjust the straps depending on whether you're wearing lots of layers of...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 12:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By infopt2000
Panama is a splendid destination - I first went...

Panama is a splendid destination - I first went in 1986 when a friend was working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. It is astonishing what is available close to Panama City - the road...
Forum: Florida Wednesday 7th December 2005, 06:48
Replies: 14
Views: 3,500
Posted By infopt2000
I did check the site yesterday, and I can find...

I did check the site yesterday, and I can find .pdf files for the other three guides but not this one, which is being launched on January 14th (unfortunately I'm in Miami Beach at the Art Deco...
Forum: Florida Thursday 10th November 2005, 13:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,500
Posted By infopt2000
Bill Pranty's guide (Lane's Birders Guide series)...

Bill Pranty's guide (Lane's Birders Guide series) is excellent, but it looks as though the new edition hasn't come out yet - Amazon just lists another seller charging $95, which is a bit pricey for a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th August 2005, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By infopt2000
Undoubtedly chickens and ducks. Once bird flu...

Undoubtedly chickens and ducks. Once bird flu gets a hold.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th May 2005, 12:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By infopt2000
Well, according to the Leica website Leica Camera...

Well, according to the Leica website Leica Camera AG is the bit that produces telescopes and binoculars.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 16th November 2004, 16:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By infopt2000
Your local public library should be able to get...

Your local public library should be able to get you a copy through inter-library loan - from the British Library if need be!
Forum: Trinidad & Tobago Saturday 13th November 2004, 14:54
Replies: 5
Views: 4,194
Posted By infopt2000
Aside from the birding, supper on the terrace at...

Aside from the birding, supper on the terrace at Pax is an experience worth travelling to Trinidad for. The last time I went the two non birders were as enchanted with it as the birders!
Forum: Trinidad & Tobago Friday 5th November 2004, 09:02
Replies: 17
Views: 5,527
Posted By infopt2000
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by Richard ffrench...

Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by Richard ffrench is the standard guide. There are better illustrations in Hilty: Birds of Venezuela, but it's a huge book and you will only get a subsection of the...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 4th November 2004, 12:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By infopt2000
Rainham Marshes isn't fully open yet, but there...

Rainham Marshes isn't fully open yet, but there is a special visitor day on December 5th, details on the RSPB website.
Forum: Migration Thursday 4th November 2004, 12:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By infopt2000
Panama is a must see. If you go, then stay at the...

Panama is a must see. If you go, then stay at the Acapulco hotel in Panama City - this has an all night restaurant, so pre-dawn breakfast is not only possible, but excellent!
Forum: India Thursday 7th October 2004, 13:28
Replies: 21
Views: 2,823
Posted By infopt2000
I did a Naturetrek trip to Kanha some years back,...

I did a Naturetrek trip to Kanha some years back, and it was an absolutely perfect balance between birds and mammals. If you're not a twenty four hour birder who glazes at anything with four legs,...
Forum: Florida Saturday 2nd October 2004, 12:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By infopt2000
Florida Birding trail will give you details -...

Florida Birding trail will give you details - also about the Tenoroc Mine just up the road. If you go from the middle of Lakeland along Memorial Avenue stop at the power station on Lake Parker to see...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th September 2004, 12:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By infopt2000
If you are interested in American birds Hilty:...

If you are interested in American birds
Hilty: Birds of tropical america. Available from abebooks.com. Very well written and engaging. Ornithology at its best.

Anything by Scott Weidensaul. Quickest...
Forum: Other Wildlife Friday 24th September 2004, 13:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By infopt2000
Looks like a plant gall "Rose Bedeguar" or...

Looks like a plant gall "Rose Bedeguar" or "Robin's pin cushion" caused by a gall wasp Diplolepis rosae. It's part of the plant, but caused by an animal.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th September 2004, 12:22
Replies: 186
Views: 16,102
Posted By infopt2000
I was once on a trip where one member surveyed us...

I was once on a trip where one member surveyed us all and said "Looks like the Rohan Factory Outing"
Forum: Europe & Rest of the World Patches Thursday 19th August 2004, 09:46
Replies: 6
Views: 12,368
Posted By infopt2000
Have a look at Wildsounds catalogue - a good...

Have a look at Wildsounds catalogue - a good service and prices include postage

http://www.wildsounds.co.uk
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