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  1. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    Looking lower sound good to me, my neck can't support gazing up at cliff faces for too long!!
  2. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    Do the E Owls usually start calling that early in your neck of the woods? I think our local pair are later, well into the New Year ( mind you I didn’t manage any contact this year so it could be observer incompetence playing a role here.....). Have done a bit of research into various species’...
  3. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    At least from 16th we no longer need the attestations so you can get stuck in the mud to your heart’s content and at last truthfully say, “I’m birding”.(y) I might even venture away from my mountain hideout to reaquain’t myself with ducks and gulls ! Unusually high numbers of Golden Plovers in...
  4. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    Ah yes, those black Red Squirrels, someone told me it’s linked to the type of forests they live in, they’re certainly very dark here in the evergreen forest but nice and red/orange in the deciduous habitat, does anyone know if it’s diet related or a longer term habitat adaptation ? As the (...
  5. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    Hey, it could have been one of these (/from Wikipedia ): Saab JAS 39 Gripen (IPA: [ˈɡrǐːpɛn]; English: griffin) is a light single-engines multirole fighter aircraft” In other words a Gripen Vulture;)
  6. Richard Prior

    Another Great Day in the Pyrenees - 2020

    Sounds as though we’ve only got two good knees between the pair of us for our mountain birding;)
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