but it's really sweet!
you wouldn't even guess they were looking for woodpeckers from reading the posts. It's nice to know they're eating well mind, and even better to know they're still hearing 'possible double-knocks', looking for a short while and then clearing off the next morning. (Jan...
I can see what you mean, I just think you're obsessed with methodology and philosophy to the point of almost deliberate obtuseness
I'm a bad scientist cos I use soundbites I guess, and can't be bothered to write reams of irrelevance on an internet forum but hey, a band I like sing this...
Unfotuntately it moved on in early January.
Hopefully the bird in Long Stratton will hang around. I still don't really know what these birds are or if they're within the variation of dark female Hens. Nice to see mind. Not sure how many Norfolk birds have occurred inland though...
amazing the difference a pager message makes...;) :king:
no one seemed remotely bothered about the Ludham bird aside from Pom Skua.
Paul, can you briefly describe your GW Teal Hybrid as myself an Ilya saw a bird at the weekend that we considered might have been a hybrid
But Dave, when people who are well-versed in identifying birds in the field or have extensive experience of searching for secretive birds, have looked (objectively, I hope) at the evidence and come to the conclusion that errors have been made and are still being made, that doesn't suddenly make...
amongst other things, it has pale-tipped dark tertials (like YBr and Pallas's etc) and the secondaries aren't right either. It's also very pale below and has dark-centred greater covs and a shadow below the greater covs etc. The wing just doesn't look right for a Blyth's / White-tailed type...
I've become quite interested in these recently Matt and have put some extra pics on my site of the Ludham bird so you could always have a look at that. Plus I've researched the ID as much as possible and included some of that info on there too.
On the Ludham bird although it has a half-breast...
A cold seawatch this afternoon produced a Pom Skua.
very little else, apart from
a small number of Kittiwakes
20+ Snow Buntings
1 Barnacle Goose
a few Cranes
c.20 Red-throated Divers
a trawl of the records suggests that yesterday's diver passage was very...
20 Snow Bunts
2nd-winter Med Gull
and over 200 Red-throated Divers north in one hour this lunchtime plus good numbers noted passing Walcott later on. Wonder if anyone did any longer counts?
Velvet Scoter 'reported' Horsey...
details on website later
several cranes incl three very low over Horsey Mere tonight plus whitefronts, Barnacles and 2000 pinks on way home from work but no sign of any Tundras.
I think well over 150 Pink-footed goose neck collars have been read out east. The flocks are quite mobile and you've probably got more chance...