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Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th August 2020, 10:54
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By dandsblair
Yes

Yes we have.
Suspect there will be a number of people looking to discuss RSPB reopening(?) compared to WWT and Wildlife Trust reserves who in our opinion have been much more versatile.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th July 2020, 11:04
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By dandsblair
Excellent

We saw Quetzals in the normal way by the roadside at Savegre but for a unique special sighting we went to one of these farms and saw a pair really well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 11:33
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By dandsblair
wheatear

Don't think it is Somali Wheatear - birds I saw and photographed on Ethiopia / Somali border area were all showing clearly marked grey crown. Even immatures that were browner on the back had grey...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2020, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By dandsblair
I think Variable

Birds I saw here were Tacazze, Scarlet-chested and Variable Sunbirds, from your photo I think only Variable fits.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th July 2020, 14:08
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By dandsblair
I think

I thing the wagtail is Yellow (flava),
the pipit young/female Red-throated Pipit

where did you see the Sunbird?

David
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By dandsblair
Just back

We just spent a couple of nights at Bridlington, we used Lobster Pot hotel/pub.
The camp site is not taking bookings for tents as they can't make toilet block available, so walking from the site is...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 9th July 2020, 16:04
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By dandsblair
Really sorry to hear your news

I am so sorry to hear your news.

We have been lucky and travelled quite extensively but my top 5 nature places would be

Uganda - reasonable trek to see the Mountain Gorillas and some great birding...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:15
Replies: 126
Views: 7,572
Posted By dandsblair
Stunning

I didn't even know they were a possibility here.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By dandsblair
WWT reserves re-opening

WWT reserves are opening next week.
Marton Mere from 9th June, (we booked for 10th) you have to book in advance, but you can access for the day, unlike National Trust places where slots are time...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 14:17
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By dandsblair
I feared this would happen

I feared this would happen but went we went walking from Dunsop Bridge on Friday I saw one Hen Harrier (ring-tail) not yet nesting I think but more positively was told by a volunteer I bumped into...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Nice illustration.
I do have a few Flicker shots best I have is this one from near San Diego
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th May 2020, 11:47
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

Thanks. Yes for the time being I will be spending spare time when not I'm doing education or volunteering out and about in the countryside.

Best I can manage is Black-browed Reed Warbler to finish...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Correction

Sarah just reminded me we saw Dwarf Cassowary on Fly River PNG, so Southern Cassowary wasn't really unique for us.

So have included Bornean (Black-breasted) Fruithunter, which I still consider...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 14:49
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Unique birds

Well with relaxation on our lockdown now underway: (we can now get out and about in England, unlimited exercise and leisure activity), I expect to be out birding most days.
Today it was lovely to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:11
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
All Flycatchers

I know that this is not a single family but Sarah just loves Silky Flycatcher and Warbling Flycatchers

Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher - Savegre, Costa Rica
Palawan Blue Flycatcher - Palawan,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 15:00
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Warblers

Old world warbler - again loads to choose from.

WE have gone for

Tristram's Warbler - Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Spectacled Warbler - Boavista, Cape Verde
Radde's Warbler - Beidahe, China
Pallas's...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 14:31
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
New World Warblers

So many to choose from

We have gone for

America Redstart - pretty common but a lovely little bird with nice song, this one was seen in Houston area, US
Black-throated Blue Warbler, seen Ocho Rios,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 11:29
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Sorry

It didn't load due to size and when I tried to convert/resize it I didn't rename or save original so it is IMGnnnn.jpg and I can't find it in usual directories and I have thousands of IMGn files. Duh!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Other name is Heinrich's

Other name is Heinrich's Nightjar, but birds of Indonesian Archipelago has it as Satanic. However as latin name is Eurostopodus Diabolicus - I will probably always refer to it as Diabolical
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:39
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Nightjars

I would have loved to use flight shots of these largely nocturnal birds but they are all pretty rubbish so we have chosen

Diobolical (Satanic) Nightjar - Lore Lindu, Sulawesi
Moluccan Owlet Nightjar...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:19
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Lapwings and Plovers

Lapwings, Dotterel and Plovers are amongst our favourite waders.

Spot-breasted Lapwing - Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
Eurasian Dotterel - Pendel Hil, England
Three-banded Plover - Meru,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 11:05
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Puffbirds

Puffbirds and Nunbirds often remain perched for long periods so pretty easy to see but the angle for a photo is often difficult.

Our favourites hear are

Black Nunbird - Iwokrama,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 10:41
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Manakins

This is Central and South American family and not Mannikins related to finches.

My two favourites were Lance-tailed and Aripe but I only have one OK photos of the first.

Red-headed Manakin -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th May 2020, 10:01
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Thanks

I do remember reading about this a while back. I'll need to keep an eye on it as it evolves.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th May 2020, 11:43
Replies: 81
Views: 3,784
Posted By dandsblair
Shrikes

Shrikes and Bush shrikes today.

Our favourite is

Rosy Patch Shrike - Awash, Ethiopia
White-crested Helmet Shrike - QE NP, Uganda
Grey-headed Bush Shrike - Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Southern Grey Shrike -...
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