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  1. J

    Day 2 in Borneo Rainforest

    Yes, was small elephant. I believe it was a pigmy elephant. Even our guide was excited because it’s rare to see them. I also spent time in Sarawak, and visited Bako National Park for two days (overnight in park accommodation). Bako is the place for proboscis monkeys. I was able to trek alone in...
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    Day 2 in Borneo Rainforest

    I saw a rufous backed dwarf kingfisher in March 2019 when I visited Borneo, Kinanbatangan River area. I didn’t know what it was then, but I do now! Thanks. Also saw orangutans in the wild (one huge male, one mother and baby), plus a wild elephant, lots of proboscis monkeys, hornbills. Plus lots...
  3. J

    St. Bees Head

    My lockdown walk today was from Sandwith village to the lighthouse at St. Bees Head, and along the coast path to a couple of the bird viewing areas. Last time I was there was in mid January when there were a few fulmars and cormorants to be seen. I wasn’t expecting much more today, but many...
  4. J

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for welcoming me, and for the helpful responses about whether it was a Red Kite or not.
  5. J

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    It was the colouration that first drew my attention. Very distinct red brown and grey head. It sat still for around 3-4 minutes so I got a good look.Just asked my partner and she confirmed that’s what she saw too. Looking on the internet there are a few posts about red kite perching behaviour.
  6. J

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    I’m going to chalk it down as possibly a Red Kite, though not certain. I saw several buzzards as well this afternoon, and the query Red Kite was very different from all of them.
  7. J

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    No definitely not a buzzard. I’m pretty familiar with buzzards. Colouration different.
  8. J

    Hello...and Red Kite sighting in St. Bees this afternoon?

    Hi all. Just joined up, prompted by what I think was a Red Kite this afternoon hunting in pasture in St. Bees this afternoon. It spent quite a long time sitting on an electricity pole before then flying to sit on a fence post, then resumed hunting. I know Red Kites are in Cumbria around...
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