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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 09:03
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By King Edward
They aggregate over their breeding colonies as...

They aggregate over their breeding colonies as well, especially in the evening.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 14th June 2020, 09:21
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By King Edward
Swifts are attracted to look for nest sites by...

Swifts are attracted to look for nest sites by Swift calls, including the calls they make from inside the nest. If you put up nest boxes, the most reliable way to attract Swifts is by playing their...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 11th June 2020, 21:10
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By King Edward
Interesting observations. It would seem logical...

Interesting observations. It would seem logical that the parents switch behaviour as soon as the young are no longer dependent on being fed.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 11th June 2020, 10:38
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By King Edward
As a follow-up question, do the parents maintain...

As a follow-up question, do the parents maintain their territory after the young fledge, or do they join up with flocks as well?
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 9th June 2020, 11:24
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By King Edward
'Better than coal' is a pretty low bar to clear,...

'Better than coal' is a pretty low bar to clear, and in the short-term burning wood actually produces more CO2 than burning coal, not less.

There's a distinct lack of transparency about the source...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 12:27
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By King Edward
I've no idea about this. Probably not much direct...

I've no idea about this. Probably not much direct interaction as our native Hornet is bigger and nests in tree holes, while I think these build aerial nests in trees. Maybe competition for food...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 10:34
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By King Edward
Not true. The Asian Hornet was introduced to...

Not true. The Asian Hornet was introduced to Europe - it's not a natural range expansion like the other species you mention.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 28th May 2020, 16:48
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By King Edward
Completely agree. It would have been well worth...

Completely agree. It would have been well worth looking at the habitat effects of the free-living ones on the River Otter. Even better they could have highlighted the Scottish government's decision...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 11:09
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By King Edward
Yes, I think that was probably it. Couldn't...

Yes, I think that was probably it. Couldn't remember the details.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd May 2020, 14:42
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By King Edward
Very interesting behaviour you've observed there....

Very interesting behaviour you've observed there. I think I've seen a nature documentary (probably an Attenborough one) with similar 'crying wolf' behaviour. Can't remember the exact species but it...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 17th May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By King Edward
I'm thinking this is some kind of leafhopper,...

I'm thinking this is some kind of leafhopper, perhaps family Cicadellidae.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 5th May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By King Edward
No, I don't know. I brought some in once (not...

No, I don't know. I brought some in once (not knowing what they were) but most of them hatched into tiny wasps.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 5th May 2020, 18:02
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By King Edward
They didn't take long to emerge.

They didn't take long to emerge.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 28th April 2020, 21:58
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By King Edward
Shieldbug

Shieldbug
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th April 2020, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By King Edward
The eggs don't need to be kept warm until she...

The eggs don't need to be kept warm until she starts incubating once the clutch is complete. That way they all hatch together. Some species (e.g. birds of prey) incubate from the start so the older...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By King Edward
Glad you've identified it.

Glad you've identified it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 08:18
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By King Edward
Tawny Owls make a very distinctive 'warbling'...

Tawny Owls make a very distinctive 'warbling' call - could it be that?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 09:12
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By King Edward
I noticed that. It needs 'in the UK' after the...

I noticed that. It needs 'in the UK' after the comma.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By King Edward
I'd say the copyright watermark is more than a...

I'd say the copyright watermark is more than a small blemish - it's in massive letters at the bottom of every page and is so distracting that it makes the text pretty much unreadable (to me). I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13:20
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By King Edward
I think Tawny Owls take a fair number of birds....

I think Tawny Owls take a fair number of birds. They certainly attract considerable mobbing attention from small songbirds during the day, whereas Barn Owls seem to be pretty much ignored when...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13:13
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By King Edward
To add to what Andy said, if the subject is small...

To add to what Andy said, if the subject is small in the picture (e.g. a far-away bird or dolphin) then crop it first before downsizing the image. If you have to crop it a lot then it might not need...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 16th March 2020, 08:06
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By King Edward
I thought it was going to be one of those carcass...

I thought it was going to be one of those carcass trailcam videos.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 26th January 2020, 10:32
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By King Edward
The beetle looks like a darkling beetle. Possibly...

The beetle looks like a darkling beetle. Possibly Pimelia senegalensis, although I've no idea if there are other, similar species. Good photo here:...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 17th January 2020, 13:39
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By King Edward
I read a post about this on Facebook saying that...

I read a post about this on Facebook saying that this would have occurred shortly before sunset on a road heading towards the setting sun, so glare from the road was likely to have been a major...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 19th December 2019, 13:35
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By King Edward
This should be straightforward. Try Paste...

This should be straightforward. Try Paste Special: 'Unformatted Text'. You can use Find & Replace to change tabs (^t) to spaces.
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