looking for an id on this raill spp
i found this one by the big lake outside of coba ruins quintana roo mexico a couple of weeks ago, i suspect it's possibly a juvenile purple gallinule but as it was lurking around by itself i could do with a bit of help on ID
we're off to monte gordo at the end of the month.
i've downloaded and had a good read at all the published info on the net such as the tourist department birding brochures,
i was just wondering if there's anything else that's useful to know about the area.
and where's the best reasonably...
i've been asked by keith to get the ball rolling on this as he's a bit busy at the mo.
so is anyone interested in the usual shinannigans, i'm sure we will drop on with a long tailed skua beating last years pom and actually landing on the boat this year ;)
RSPB Skua and Shearwater cruise...
Lanner falcon boncheste bridge area
keep your eye out for a lanner in the boncheste bridge area of the borders, one has been lost by a falconer
he is desperate to relocate and recapture the bird, so any sightings would be very useful to him
short spot on BBC breakfast news this morning 6.55am about the slimbridge captive breeding attempt,
so no doubt it is likely to turn up again in a short while, lots of the little beauties scuttling about in the background
does anyone know if this paper really exists, have they access to it and have they really read it?
can anyone confirm the figures displayed in this document?
i took these pics of a flock of teal coming in off the sea over bridlington bay on thursday morning,
has anyone any suggestions on the one that's not a teal,i'm wondering whether it's a female red crested pochard.
appologies for the terrible quality of the pics,
well can it really be any coincidence that the only place with no grouse moors is the only place where their numbers have increased since 2004.
yet another damning indictment of shootings...
how do opticron eyepieces attach to the scope body?
i have a different brand scope and fully intend to upgrade to an ES80 when finances allow, though this isn't going to be for a while. I've already tried the ES80 Ed out and really like it.
i currently have a problem with the eyepiece of my...
while reading through the RSPB love nature part of facebook i came accross this
"I saw an odd looking "crow/rook" this morning, flitting from the branches in woodland opposite my home. Very sooty black, dull orangey legs and a very yellow beak-After trawling my Birdguides, and the internet...
the somerset levels are asking people to keep an eye out for one of their new introductions, which disappeared on friday, details above.
this has the added effect that if a duck is shot while carrying high levels of heavy metals contamination, some of that contamination will pass on to you if you eat it.