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Forum: Say Hello Friday 8th October 2010, 13:50
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By sandy wilson
Hello From Edinburgh

Hi Everybody,

Was already a member, but hadn't been around for quite a while (not a euphemism for being in prison !) , but getting back into bird watching.


Sandy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th March 2008, 23:47
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By sandy wilson
Thanks everybody

I was suspecting a mallard crossed with a domestic duck..but domestic mallard sounds about right when I think about it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th March 2008, 01:03
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By sandy wilson
Duck ID Edinburgh

Hi,

This duck seen on a local pond - any suggestions as to what it is? Thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th February 2008, 23:45
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By sandy wilson
Thanks for the info

Hi


Thanks for the info - Its given me the chance to look for and find similar on the net and find out a bit more about the subject.

regards
Sandy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd February 2008, 21:42
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By sandy wilson
Goose ID Edinburgh

Hi,
The goose shown in the image attachment hangs out with a small group of greylag geese which has as one of its group a snow goose (rumoured to have been captivity bred in a domestic collection...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 18th December 2007, 00:22
Replies: 59
Views: 3,869
Posted By sandy wilson
Carrion Crow-Kestrel

In the Pentland Hills I watched a Carrion Crow dive bomb a kestrel that had just caught a rodent. The kestrel dropped the rodent and the crow grabbed it before it it had dropped more than a few...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th December 2007, 00:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By sandy wilson
Info on original hybrid

Hi Clydebirder,

I got an e-mail from an east Lothian birder who has followed the rough history of a group of about seven hybrids from East Fenton (East Lothian) since Sept 2005. He has also seen...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th December 2007, 23:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By sandy wilson
More Goose info

Hi,

I saw the goose again today one or 2 additional points of description - the tail is completely black black, and the legs are pale pink - underneath the tail there is black speckling. I had a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th December 2007, 23:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By sandy wilson
Edinburgh Scotland - Goose Query

Hi. Watching about 20 Greylag geese on the loch in Holyrood Park, one goose looked very much the odd one out. Slightly smaller than the Greylags, it had a darker back and did not have the white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd December 2007, 15:45
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By sandy wilson
Thanks for the link

Hi Jan

I dont think I will have any excuse for not being able to identify med gulls now!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st December 2007, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By sandy wilson
Thanks....got a better idea of what to look for...

Thanks....got a better idea of what to look for now, the stuff on 1st and second year birds was pretty useful
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st December 2007, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By sandy wilson
Medisterranean Gull - ID mystery

Hi,
Having seen lots of photos of Med Gulls in various sites/books( and some of the pictures to my mind being black headed gulls) can anybody describe what are the defining features of a med gull...
Forum: Migration Saturday 1st December 2007, 12:51
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By sandy wilson
Feral Pigeons

Thanks Phil,

Makes sense to me what you are saying - I didn't think it could be a migratory pattern as why head North.....


regards

Sandy
Forum: Your Rarities Saturday 1st December 2007, 00:40
Replies: 41
Views: 4,418
Posted By sandy wilson
Honey Buzzard for me

After almost literally falling over a Honey Buzzard ( perhaps a regular but far from common visitor) in the Lammermuir hills about 5 years ago I've never seen a better bird. And I can spend ages...
Forum: Migration Saturday 1st December 2007, 00:30
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By sandy wilson
Just curiousity - feral pigeons - Edinburgh

Over the last 5/6 days have seen throughout every day at very regular intervals flocks of 10-20 pigeons heading roughly North West coming out of the South - I live on the Southside of Edinburgh. My...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th November 2007, 00:33
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By sandy wilson
Definite long shot.....

Hi
reading your description as I went through it I was mentally checking in the same birds as you were....about three years ago I went through a similar list with a bird seen from a car about sun up...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 27th November 2007, 23:43
Replies: 1,809
Views: 467,189
Posted By sandy wilson
Bavelaw/Musselburgh

Hi,

Partly since I do a lot of walking, hill or otherwise, I've got back into birding recently after many years not birding. My main haunt has been the Pentland Hills and the hide at Bavelaw marsh....
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 24th November 2007, 00:29
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By sandy wilson
Hello from a cold and icy Edinburgh

Hi

Looks a great forum -off to read some of the stuff on it now!

Sandy
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