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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 22:09
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By david kelly
There are lots of rookeries in the Edinburgh...

There are lots of rookeries in the Edinburgh area. At Musselburgh there’s one in the grounds of Loretto School just east of the High Street, the rookery can be seen from the main road.

David
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 21:44
Replies: 45
Views: 1,328
Posted By david kelly
As an aside, a digression. Every year here in the...

As an aside, a digression. Every year here in the UK around the end of October we see complaints about the Americanisation of Halloween by “trick or treating”. However, this is just an American...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Monday 3rd February 2020, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By david kelly
Bird Note is a daily two minute podcast. Out...

Bird Note is a daily two minute podcast.

Out there with the birds was another Bill Thomson podcast but has been continued by his partner, Wendy.

David
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Thursday 12th December 2019, 21:33
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By david kelly
His series on the differences between the...

His series on the differences between the continental flora and fauna and the British biota, and why they were similar but a wee bit different, was very good, I think it was called “Vive la...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 12th December 2019, 21:29
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By david kelly
In 2015 we stayed in Kerkini village and stayed...

In 2015 we stayed in Kerkini village and stayed at the Oikopriigitis Hotel and they ran boat trips out to the lake. While there we saw Dalmatian Pelicans fly through the village and fishing at the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 2nd December 2019, 21:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By david kelly
Yes them, they have a ticket office in the marina...

Yes them, they have a ticket office in the marina at Caleta.

As for the Bittern, I was told park at Playa Blanca and walk up from the beach. It’s said to be about 40 minutes to get to the pools...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th November 2019, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By david kelly
Correction to the identification of the Eastern...

Correction to the identification of the Eastern Green Lizards, they were Greek Algyroides.

David
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Tuesday 19th November 2019, 22:04
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By david kelly
The woodland hide at Washington WWT is reasonably...

The woodland hide at Washington WWT is reasonably reliable for Willow Tit.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th November 2019, 22:44
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By david kelly
Berthelot’s Pipit, Great Grey Shrike, Spectacled...

Berthelot’s Pipit, Great Grey Shrike, Spectacled Warbler, female Blue Chaffinch and Canary.

David
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 5th November 2019, 21:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By david kelly
I have been on a 2 hour whale and dolphin...

I have been on a 2 hour whale and dolphin watching trip from Caleta de Fuste in September last year and this October. The only cetacean seen was at least one Pilot Whale this year. On both trips...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th November 2019, 21:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By david kelly
There is a drought on Fuerteventura. The bustards...

There is a drought on Fuerteventura. The bustards have apparently moved to military and private land near Betencuria where there is more moisture from clouds on the higher ground. There is no access...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 23rd September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By david kelly
There is a minimal tide in the Mediterranean, so...

There is a minimal tide in the Mediterranean, so tide state shouldn’t be an issue.

David
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th September 2019, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 5,905
Posted By david kelly
But there is a height barrier at the entrance...

But there is a height barrier at the entrance from Ravensheugh Road and the enquiry is about getting there in a van. The mouth of the Esk is a good place to start a walk. There’s a moulting flock of...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 14th September 2019, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 5,905
Posted By david kelly
Park at Goosegreen at the Rivermouth and follow...

Park at Goosegreen at the Rivermouth and follow the sea wall.

David
Forum: Cyprus Thursday 22nd August 2019, 21:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By david kelly
For 4 euros (in 2017) you can get into the...

For 4 euros (in 2017) you can get into the Archaeology Park which is a lot less disturbed than the adjacent headland. It’s also quite interesting in itself, a World Heritage Site, for its Roman ruins...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 19th August 2019, 22:43
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By david kelly
According to e Bird it was seen last Thursday...

According to e Bird it was seen last Thursday (15th).

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By david kelly
Wink No, we stuck to Malaga. I knew about the booby...

No, we stuck to Malaga. I knew about the booby but wasn’t sure if Velez Caleta and Velez Malaga were the same place.

David
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 16th August 2019, 21:59
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By david kelly
And some more Flamingoes in flight Black-winged...

And some more

Flamingoes in flight
Black-winged Stilt
Little Stint
Pochard
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 16th August 2019, 21:49
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By david kelly
Okay, here are some. Little Tern, Kentish...

Okay, here are some.

Little Tern, Kentish Plover, White-headed Duck and Audouin's Gull
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 12th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By david kelly
Malaga 5-12 August 2019

I have just returned from a week in Malaga, staying at the Barcelo Malaga. From outside the hotel the bus EMT Linea 5 took us to Guadalmar and the Paraje Natural de Descomburas de Guadalhorce. This...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 8th July 2019, 22:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By david kelly
If you are staying in Corralejo the nearest site...

If you are staying in Corralejo the nearest site is the Hotel Canina (kennels) at La Oliva.

Courser and Bustard are supposed to be around El Cotillo, I only saw Courser and found the bustard easier...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 17th June 2019, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By david kelly
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has published...

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has published an app called Where to Watch Birds In Scotland, it’s free.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th June 2019, 21:27
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By david kelly
Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th June 2019, 21:26
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By david kelly
Alpine Swift

Alpine Swift
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th June 2019, 21:21
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By david kelly
Hi Joern I think Velvet, the crescent under the...

Hi Joern

I think Velvet, the crescent under the eye is not extensive enough. The bill isn’t right for either fusca or deglandei, possibly a photographic artefact. However, it looks mote like a...
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