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    Stray falcon ID - Herefordshire, England

    Can I have an ID for this stray falcon? Also, where's the best place to report falconry birds like this?
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    UK Goshawk size & origin

    Prompted by the recent news about the population increase of Goshawks in the New Forest (link). Can't remember where it was but I saw a claim recently that the Goshawks currently found in the UK are larger than those in the original native population, as a result of them being derived from...
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    List of bird species/families/orders for UK

    Does anyone have a list/table showing the classification of British birds that includes Family and Order, in a format that I could use as an Excel table? I've looked at various checklists online, but they either don't include the family/order information or it's in a format difficult to...
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    How much would a Green Sandpiper eat per day?

    I was watching one of these feeding in my garden pond for about an hour the other day, so I was wondering about the biomass of aquatic insect larvae etc. it would be consuming during that time. According to one of my books the weight of a Green Sandpiper is about 70-100g, similar to a Blackbird...
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    Floating Woodpigeon

    Noticed this (link) on the Herefordshire Ornithological Club sightings page - anyone else noticed anything similar?
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    Need for subforums?

    Good idea for a new forum section. I'd like to suggest, though, that it would be better to have all the BTO/RSPB/WWT news items together in the main section, rather than having each in its own subcategory. The way the threads are labelled in the title makes it clear which thread is from which...
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    Eurasian Jay

    Discussion thread for Eurasian Jay. If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button. Looking at the map for this species, all the colours are very similar for the different varieties - a more contrasting colour scheme would be clearer to understand.
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    Peregrine activity

    Does anyone have any information about the times of day Peregrines tend to be most active? Hunting especially - does this generally take place at any time, or more often during certain parts of the day? Any personal observations would be great, or references to any published information.
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