• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Search results

  1. D

    SW Brittany

    Many thanks to you both. I'm now registered on the website and ready to go!
  2. D

    SW Brittany

    Thanks Val35, I was aware of the website, but how did you see the June records? My French is not great, but I can only find records for the past 15 days! Presumably for Pointe de Penmarc'h I would be looking for west or south westerly winds with birds then re-orientating west?
  3. D

    SW Brittany

    Hi, I'm going on a family holiday based near Plozévet for the last 2 weeks in June this year. Not really expecting any new birds but as I'm within easy striking distance of Pointe de Penmarc'h, Pointe du Raz and Pointe du Van, I'm wondering what prospects there are for seawatching at this time...
  4. D

    Sacred Ibis in Brittany

    Hi guys, thanks for all your help, I failed completely in my quest for Sacred Ibis in the Gulf of Morbihan around Sene, despite checking most of the accessible coast around the peninsular. However I still had an excellent days birding, so I'm not grumbling. I was sorely tempted with a trip to...
  5. D

    Sacred Ibis in Brittany

    Thanks, all signed up and ready. Another question if I may. Is there a website with timetables and bookings for boat trips to Sept Isles? I can't find one with google, but my french isn't that good.
  6. D

    Sacred Ibis in Brittany

    Many thanks to both of you, I have found the sites on my maps, and Lac de Grand-Lieu is probably just too far, so Morbihan it is! What is the seawatching like around Brittany in the first half of June? In Cornwall things don't normally get underway until July. I'm based fairly centrally, so can...
  7. D

    Sacred Ibis in Brittany

    Hi, are there still Sacred Ibis in Brittany and area, or have they all been culled? If still present, where would be the best site to try and see them in June? Thanks in advance. Dave
  8. D

    Little Egrets

    Marazion Marsh would be another good area, also fairly close to Hayle Estuary.
  9. D

    Lac du Der and Foret D'Orient

    Winter birding I'm contemplating a winter visit to this area, primarily for the WT Eagles but also for the swans, geese, ducks, Grey-headed Woodpecker and Hawfinch. Can any one advise when is the best time of year to visit to maximise my chances of these species? Also is there a better time to...
  10. D

    white-backed woodpecker

    I found the woodpeckers fairly easily in Forest d'Iraty this June, no need for tape luring. Just looked for steep damp north facing slope around 1500m as advised by Rosbifs.
  11. D

    Camel Estuary, Cornwall

    Terek Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary Adrian Langdon, the CBWPS Warden for the reserve has commented on access for tomorrow as follows: "I’ll open the hide at 06:30 and ask for it to be left open for the day. I’ve arranged parking for a voluntary donation of £2 in the field by the bridge. It...
  12. D

    Cornwall Birding

    Terek Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary Adrian Langdon, the CBWPS Warden for the reserve has commented on access for tomorrow as follows: "I’ll open the hide at 06:30 and ask for it to be left open for the day. I’ve arranged parking for a voluntary donation of £2 in the field by the bridge. It...
  13. D

    Falmouth Birding

    Hi Samuel, Interesting, by way of comparison I was at Porthgwarra between 09:15 & 10:45 and had 380 manxies, that's 4.2pm and I certainly missed a lot as I was on my own and was regularly looking way beyond the manxie line. Presumably we pick up more birds the further west you are, or are your...
  14. D

    Falmouth Birding

    Check out this link on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM and it even appears to have a happy ending.
  15. D

    Cornwall Birding

    Drake Hooded Merganser, an American species which is also kept in captivity and has been known to escape/wander. I don't suppose you noticed if it was fully winged or had a ring on its leg? Dave
  16. D

    Falmouth Birding

    Dragged myself off my death bed to look at garden sheds in Penryn and dropped into College Res while there. College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, 78 Wigeon, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 38 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 2...
  17. D

    Falmouth Birding

    App available at itunes store for $3.99 by the look of things, a must have accessory for all hardcore seawatchers along with this?
  18. D

    Falmouth Birding

    Although not a mobile app this site might be of interest. Not techie enough to know whether you could access it from your mobile. If you click on a vessel you get an option of "Distance to..." Dave
  19. D

    Cornwall Birding

    Not sure if this will help? http://www.scillypelagics.com/ Dave
  20. D

    Cornwall Birding

    I assumed it was an April Fool's joke. ;) Dave
Top