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  1. Jeff Woad

    Mandarin or Coot?

    Given Coot normally fly with their large feet trailing I'd say not a Coot.
  2. Jeff Woad

    ID help please, Tontono, Canada, Sep. 2020

    Can't pretend to be too experienced with either, but don't structure, lack of eye crescents and that hook-tipped bill point to a vireo?
  3. Jeff Woad

    Garden/Yard List 2020

    The Thrush was an awesome record, and still a major blocker- did it visit your garden?
  4. Jeff Woad

    Garden/Yard List 2020

    Wow, an inland Melodious is an incredible record and would outshine pretty much anything- I'm guessing rarer than the likes of Dusky Warbler, Black-t Thrush, and maybe even Bluetail after this year!?
  5. Jeff Woad

    Moving from a lister to a finder

    Look up often JW
  6. Jeff Woad

    Blue-winged Teal

    Does BWT ever show the yellowy-green hues on the mandible edge? (last pic in particular)
  7. Jeff Woad

    Would you count a bird on a camera trap as genuine tick?

    I recently saw a Red Kite reflection clearly in a second storey window in front of me, but on turning round could not see the bird as it was too low for a direct line of sight. Was talking to a colleague at the time so couldn't change position. Got me thinking if that reflection was any...
  8. Jeff Woad

    NE Catalonia

    https://www.birdinginspain.com/birding-sites-and-itineraries-in-ne-spain.php This link may be helpful if you've not seen it yet. Cheers, JW
  9. Jeff Woad


    Hi Elvisboy, I stayed there in March/April '16, managed to see most of the target birds in early morning sorties not too far away, but had a hire car- will you have one? JW
  10. Jeff Woad


    If yr struggling for Crossbills I've found Loch an Eilein to be pretty good, just S of Aviemore. Car park area and approach road. JW
  11. Jeff Woad

    Cape May, early Sept., bright yellow underparts

    Those flank streaks look genuine to me so I think your best fit is correct - Prairie. JW
  12. Jeff Woad

    Wader - Billingham, Cleveland, UK

    You suspect correctly! As a wader lover one of my favourite birds. JW
  13. Jeff Woad

    Vancouver / Seattle Hotspots - public transport?

    When I stayed in Vancouver it was fairly straight forward to get to Reifel by catching a bus to Ladner then a short taxi ride to a great reserve (in late Sept so good selection of waders). JW
  14. Jeff Woad

    A delicate subject... toilet facilities at reserves

    Given the success of rain ponchos, perhaps there's a gap in the market for a slightly larger version, easily portable, that covers the wearer's modesty allowing for undercover relief. Dragon's Den here I come...o:D JW
  15. Jeff Woad

    Pipit And Bunting? Bulgaria

    Agreed, the pipit looks large & leggy and is plainy marked below & on mantle, but has a well marked loral stripe. JW
  16. Jeff Woad

    Wader, Eastern Germany

    Indeed, on mantle colour/pattern, leg tone & length and the slightly upturned bill. JW
  17. Jeff Woad

    Around-the-world trips

    I did a RTW trip in 03-04 (to coincide with the rugby world cup in Aus! B (:) My advice would be to visit as many places as possible that are expensive to do on a solo trip, such as Pacific Island groups. Fiji was fantastic but with a relatively short sps list and so far away would likely...
  18. Jeff Woad

    Mallorca 2013

    My final morning yday at Albufereta; a Whiskered Tern, singing Sedge Warb, Redstart & pair of Balearic Shrikes the highlights. My first time on Majorca, fantastic island for a family/birding combo, would love to come back. Gosney guide was most helpful. P.S Re my post 101, restaurant name...
  19. Jeff Woad

    Mallorca 2013

    Tried the track 2.5km south of Albufera entrance by 's'illot' sign again first thing, and was rewarded with close views of 2 Moustached Warblers feeding in the emergent veg in the first pool on the right just 50m along the track, contact calling to each other but only one burst of song. No Great...
  20. Jeff Woad

    Mallorca 2013

    Managed an hour from the car first thing just N of Albufereta, along the unmetalled track that leads from the coast road by the Enterada Restaurant, just south of Cub del Sol, accessed where the large Albufereta sign is. 4+ Purple Heron, Woodchat, Hoopoe, Water Pipit, Green Sand, 2 Osprey...