I'm planning a trip for May 2018. The plan is to do Tenerife and Feutureventura and clean up the endemics.
We hoped to ferry between islands but there doesn't seem to be many options for taking a car and leaving it on a different island (plan is to fly into Tenerife and fly out of...
The company doing the Collins Bird Guide isn't the same company that did The Birds of East Africa. Bad news for Android users is that they have no plans for an Android version, although they say they haven't ruled it out for the future.
Here's some more photos of the tail. It really does look like white outer tail feathers, even in multiple photos at different angles.
The call sounds much flatter than the one on xeno but I admit does sound Bullfinch-like.
Juv Bullfinch sounds plausible, assuming the tail is a trick of the...
Seen today in the UK. Calling continually (MP3 sound clip attached). Extremely elusive! Despite calling constantly it took over 2 hours to get a view of the bird high up in poplars (hence the terrible photos looking up at it).
Possibly Wilson's Phalarope, especially in pic 5, looks small headed and pot bellied with a long thin straight bill. Doesn't look like enough white on neck and head on other photos though but it's a distant blurry shot so possibly artifacts.
I've got the Nexus 7. If you want a 7" device it's easily the best out there. Two possible negatives - there is no card slot so you can't expand the memory (16GB is the largest available) and there's no HDMI out (so you can't plug it into your TV). If that doesn't matter to you and you're Ok...
You can count whatever you like on your personal list!
Otherwise, depends what authority you want to follow. If you follow the BOU you can't tick Ruddy Sheluck as no modern wild records have been accepted and it isn't on category C as a self-sustaining feral species.
Good info here...
Snow Goose is on category C by vitue of a self-sustaining population in Argyll, so you can count those. Elsewhere, you would have to prove your bird is from the Argyll population or is a genuine wild bird.
However, there are so many escapes and feral non-sustaining populations all over the...
Snow Geese are very common in captivity and escapes also very common. Birds in Pinkfoot flocks on Scottish islands may be more likely to be genuine vagrants.
I live near the Hampshire flock which has all but died out now. I still see Snow Geese locally every year of "unknown origin" but they're...
Thanks for the reply. I haven't got it with me but it was one of the tiny 3-4mm-type screws on the lens body. I think there's 3 or 4 of them on that section. They're always working lose and this one worked it's way off without me noticing.