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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:38
Replies: 30
Views: 343
Posted By Steve Lister
I'm fairly sure that numbers in the UK are down...

I'm fairly sure that numbers in the UK are down to low double figures. As far as I know government agents still try to shoot any that they hear of and can locate, and some people therefore think it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th September 2020, 16:32
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Steve Lister
The head and bill don't look at all like LBBG to...

The head and bill don't look at all like LBBG to me, more like GBBG but it clearly isn't one of those.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 19th September 2020, 16:13
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By Steve Lister
Someone showed me that book recently - I had no...

Someone showed me that book recently - I had no idea it existed. There is a companion volume for moths associated with conifers.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 19th September 2020, 16:11
Replies: 124
Views: 2,109
Posted By Steve Lister
Lowest catch for ages, just 27 of 8 species, with...

Lowest catch for ages, just 27 of 8 species, with no micros at all. Highlight was Light Emerald NFY, plus a latish Snout.

Being very urban I tend not to trap unless the forecast temperature is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Steve Lister
Sparrowhawk.

Sparrowhawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 11:08
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes, all LRPs. Steve

Yes, all LRPs.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Steve Lister
And the legs of Greenshanks can look yellowish...

And the legs of Greenshanks can look yellowish anyway.

Greater Yellowlegs is a major rarity anywhere this side of the Atlantic.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 16th September 2020, 11:30
Replies: 124
Views: 2,109
Posted By Steve Lister
Finally got Copper Underwing NFY this morning,...

Finally got Copper Underwing NFY this morning, plus a puzzling micro that has turned out to be a lifer, Epinotia immundana.
Otherwise pretty standard fare in a catch of 73 moths of 18 species.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th September 2020, 21:16
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Steve Lister
Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a...

Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a weaver species? I have no idea which weavers are established on Gran Canaria but I'm fairly sure there will be some. I saw bishops at Maspalomas way...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th September 2020, 14:15
Replies: 942
Views: 73,906
Posted By Steve Lister
September 13th 77. Lesser Redpoll - heard whilst...

September 13th

77. Lesser Redpoll - heard whilst processing my moth trap.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 12th September 2020, 17:15
Replies: 124
Views: 2,109
Posted By Steve Lister
Properly autumn now, moth-wise at least, as I...

Properly autumn now, moth-wise at least, as I caught my first two Black Rustics of the year. My earliest record ever to boot. Also two Lunar Underwings, but the other autumn specials have yet to put...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th September 2020, 17:34
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Steve Lister
Current adverts are Pendo (whatever that is) at...

Current adverts are Pendo (whatever that is) at the top of the page and Dell laptops after the last post.

I would much prefer not to see any, so I wonder what you are doing different Andy.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th September 2020, 11:38
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Steve Lister
Off topic I know but does everybody see the...

Off topic I know but does everybody see the 'Beautiful Bra that's also comfortable' advert at the end of this thread, or is it for some daft reason targeted at certain people including me?

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th September 2020, 11:30
Replies: 942
Views: 73,906
Posted By Steve Lister
September 11th must be International Tree Pipit...

September 11th must be International Tree Pipit Day........

76. Tree Pipit - one south was my first bird of the day: hadn't even sat down. Did have my trousers on though.

And those with a good...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 9th September 2020, 16:13
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Steve Lister
Many non-symptomatic people must be having tests...

Many non-symptomatic people must be having tests as the results are running something like 2500-3000 cases out of around 175,000 tests done.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 9th September 2020, 16:09
Replies: 124
Views: 2,109
Posted By Steve Lister
I thought last night looked promising, and I...

I thought last night looked promising, and I suppose it produced the goods with my biggest catch for a while - still only 72/16 though. Highlight was the first Lunar Underwing of the year. Yus still...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 5th September 2020, 18:29
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Steve Lister
I think it is a rather strikingly-marked Garden...

I think it is a rather strikingly-marked Garden Carpet.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th September 2020, 12:01
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Steve Lister
Exactly, including the divorce. Steve

Exactly, including the divorce.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 5th September 2020, 11:49
Replies: 124
Views: 2,109
Posted By Steve Lister
Ran my trap last night/this morning as it looked...

Ran my trap last night/this morning as it looked the best night for a while, and also on the 1st. Combined catch of just 58 moths of nine species, and nearly all of them either Large or Lesser YUs....
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:59
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Steve Lister
Sorry to be ignorant: I usually enjoy looking up...

Sorry to be ignorant: I usually enjoy looking up words I am not familiar with but this one is not in my Concise Oxford Dictionary. What does it mean?

Or should it be buccolingual? I have found that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 16:23
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Steve Lister
Andy - Ghana will still be there when Covid is no...

Andy - Ghana will still be there when Covid is no longer an issue, whenever that is. Certainly worth a visit - the picathartes is the most impressive bird I have seen anywhere.

For the moment, why...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 29th August 2020, 17:10
Replies: 942
Views: 73,906
Posted By Steve Lister
None really Richard. My garden is well into urban...

None really Richard. My garden is well into urban Loughborough and I have seen just about anything that you would expect in a built up urban area, plus a fair few that you wouldn't.

A fly-over Tree...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th August 2020, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Steve Lister
Not brilliant photos but none of them look like...

Not brilliant photos but none of them look like Arctic Tern to me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 27th August 2020, 10:45
Replies: 942
Views: 73,906
Posted By Steve Lister
Snap! August 27th. 75. Redstart - a male...

Snap!

August 27th.

75. Redstart - a male quivering its tail atop next door's dead laburnum tree

Another garden lifer to boot, #98. Starting to think what might be #100.

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th August 2020, 08:29
Replies: 942
Views: 73,906
Posted By Steve Lister
Not new, but my second Osprey of the year was a...

Not new, but my second Osprey of the year was a lot closer than the first, or at least it was until it circled up and up.

Two Pied Flycatchers (inc a pristine male in August!!) and a putative...
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