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  1. deborah4

    ''Atlas Headlines''

    ''202.7 million birds of 567 species (including escapees and races) submitted by 17,000 volunteers over four years of fieldwork.'' With a purported 55 million birds killed each year by cats (don't go there!), (http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/cats-birds.html) it occurred to me the number...
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    nigricans? uk

    Can anyone confirm please?
  3. deborah4

    Google limits free news online access

    Newspaper publishers to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8389896.stm Sorry old news!!
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    Bookmarks inaccessible from Firefox with Google Toolbar

    Anyone else had this problem? Went to log on today and Google seems to have auto updated it's Toolbar. My Bookmark link had been moved and when I clicked on it, it requested a password for 'my google account' before I could access my bookmarks from my home page, which I didn't have! I've...
  5. deborah4

    Nancy's Logbooks

    If people haven't already done so, I'd urge you to check out this thread http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=186246 Especially the links posted by Tom McKinney There was some really excellent field sketches posted in the logs by Richard Middleton and Martin Elliot et al - love the...
  6. deborah4

    Christmas ROBIN X Factor

    Just for fun, I thought it would be interesting to see just how many different interpretations of a Robin we could get together between us between now and Christmas Eve .... Anything goes, sketch, pastel, watercolour, oil, lino cut, collage, sculpture, photo image, cartoon etc : and in any...
  7. deborah4

    troublesome wheatear

    Mainly in that it seems exceptionally dark and sullied looking for a 1w Northern and general gizz of appearance and behaviour made me question ID - thought it was 'interesting' anyway and happy to elaborate with fieldnotes if necessary. Any comments appreciated tia.
  8. deborah4

    hispanica v melanoleuca (Greece)

    Pics taken April 08 but just going through some old photos Had individual shown in pic 1 and 2 down as hispanica ( strangely seemed to show the small makings of a bridge between lower e.covs and shoulders) Had this stonking individual in pics 3, 4, and 5 down as melanoleuca (Both races in...
  9. deborah4

    Vietnam Stonechat

    Can anybody help out with this thread please (ssp??) - it was posted in the b&b forum by OP http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=178376
  10. deborah4

    The strangest thing

    It's dark and raining but I just heard from my open bedroom window a bird landing heavily in the back garden. I looked out and saw a Herring Gull struggling up the garden steps to the back door. It's balance was off and tripped over several flower pots. I went to the back door and it was...
  11. deborah4

    FREE week on Mull June 2010! BTO Atlas surveys.

    BTO are funding a group of us (8) to go to Mull to do some Atlas surveys. Owing to one of the party dropping out due to unforeseen circumstances, we have one spare space. The only cost to you will be food (and booze!) and £60 pound recliner ticket from Euston->Glasgow (if required) return plus...
  12. deborah4

    So ... How many Webcams have you seen this Spring?

    The 'how many' threads seem to be all the rage don't they? But I wonder how many of those contributing to the 'show me your list' challenges also have an interest in the breeding/nesting ecology of our wonderful avian wildlife. Webcams are an excellent way to 'study' behaviour, aspects of...
  13. deborah4

    BALD EAGLE webcam hampton roads Virginia

    More for those that can't get enough of avian versions of Big Brother ...;) Another excellent cam up and running from the Bald Eagle nest in Norfolk Bot Park, Virginia ... 3 chicks in the nest DOB: 11, 13 and 14 March. http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html
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    WEBCAM White tailed Sea Eagle: Estonia

    http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/ Click on 'White Tail Eagle' 'direct stream' on left of page to take you to an excellent webcam of WTE nesting in Estonia. Female is 'Linda', male 'Sulev'. Discussion and updates here: http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=174&start=1840
  15. deborah4

    What a great artist! Edward Lear.

    Some of you may be interested in this thread http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=165396 Apart from wanting to clear up some taxonomic questions about a couple of prints I was given yesterday, I've made a personal big discovery the past 24 hrs, one of my favorite childhood poets, Edward...
  16. deborah4

    Plyctolophus Sulphureus and Platycerus Tabuensis (Asia?)

    Hi Do any of our Asian bird specialists have any information on the birds in the thread title please? I've been given a couple of splendid antique natural history framed prints that were found in a council tip dump shop and sadly believe the second bird is now extinct but would like to know...
  17. deborah4

    BTO/JNCC Report: Key findings for bird trends 2009

    Based on data from various surveys including WBBS, BBS, NRS and CES. For an excellent and concise overview of breeding bird trends for 2009 http://www.bto.org/birdtrends2009/key_findings.htm Good to see Song Thrush and House Sparrow populations showing a reversed trend since the last report...
  18. deborah4

    ANGLERS call for Otter CULL

    The Anglers Trust is now calling for an Otter cull. Unbelievable. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7012716.ece Apologies. Perhaps I should have checked the facts before posting! There's a disclaimer on the front page of the AT online http://www.anglingtrust.net/
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    RSPB Wildlife in Crisis in frozen UK

    'Wildlife in crisis' in frozen UK ''Gardens have become havens for birds searching for food, the RSPB says Britain's wildlife is being pushed to "the brink of a crisis" as sub-zero temperatures continue to grip the nation, according to conservationists. The Royal Society for the Protection of...
  20. deborah4

    Black Redstart UK

    Any chance of aging/sexing these two from pics or do they just go down as 'female types'? I thought one of them might be a 1cy and one, adult female. TIA
  21. deborah4

    ERR AVG POP3 - problem with Virgin?

    Hi Since last night I've not been able to download emails. I thought it might have been a glitch/gremlin in my AVG free 8 email scanner. Tried working off line and disabled that temporarily. Didn't work. Tried various scans for viruses. None apparent. Tried system restore. No difference...
  22. deborah4

    Syrian NBIbis shot

    Very sad news indeed. When numbers are as low as they are, the loss of even one bird can seriously undermine whatever conservation efforts have been made with the wild Syrian 'population'. http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/website/content/view/2848/32/
  23. deborah4

    UK (apparently)

    Saw this on another forum - taken in May at Osterley Park uk (presumably 'free range'!) Can't pin it down myself - Any ideas? http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/archive/showphoto.php?photo=106966
  24. deborah4

    OOPs - remember this?

    Back in January http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=131876 Now I've done it again! Upset my neighbour with a Herring Gull chick! Another saga in the birds - v - mutual freeholder of my property. Ok they're coming down off the roofs here like ten pins coz they're mostly ready to go...
  25. deborah4

    Rescued gull chick ID uk please

    Hi all Can anyone confirm this is a LBBG chick? Ground rescue early this morning very thin and hungry and now encamped in my bath. There are only Herring Gulls now nesting in the immediate area which are also coming into the garden and I'd initially assumed (being half asleep at 6 am this...