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  1. Happisbirder

    Derbyshire County Birding

    Squacco Heron - 08.06.2016... Hi All. The observers of the Squacco Heron (Mr. T and Mrs. V. Pells, my 'in-laws') have passed on to me copies of the two photos they took of it, the untouched but compressed originals and my 'shopped crops' of each which I have included here. On holiday in the...
  2. Happisbirder

    New Nikon 300mm f/4 VR

    Firmware update... Nikon has released a firmware update for this lens to address the VR issue experienced by users of D800, D800E and D810 bodies. See here... https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/64211 Doesn't affect me, I've a D7100. And I'm still waiting for the...
  3. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Just a suggestion... type your post in a Word type document then 'cut and paste' it into your web browser. You'll find it's much better on the ol' blood pressure... :storm: Atb, James
  4. Happisbirder

    Norfolk Dragon/Damselflies reports/news

    Just a word of caution from a fellow dog owner, both of these sites hold good populations of Adders... Atb, James
  5. Happisbirder

    RICHARD RICHARDSON — Did you know him?

    The photos were posted in a bit of a hurry from work but I hope to try and 'improve' them. I'll send you copies by all means. I spoke to Keith today (Bailey - the originator of the photos) and he told me he has printed off a set of the photos which he will leave at Cley visitor centre for you...
  6. Happisbirder

    RICHARD RICHARDSON — Did you know him?

    Time to bump this one again methinks... Three photos of RAR taken on Fair Isle circa 1976, courtesy of Walter Trunchite. Thanks Keith... :t: Thanks to Amanda also for the scans... :loveme: Atb, James
  7. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Josh, 'sawadee-kap'... :t: (don't make this gesture!) I've been suppressing everything and seeing nothing. Watch out for those big snakes in the bamboo patches... :eek!: Atb, James
  8. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    That was kinda my initial reaction Jim. Nice find for Stuart but it's ID could prove to be quite contentious... Atb, James
  9. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Photo here... Access arranged for Friday 8am to 5pm. Atb, James
  10. Happisbirder

    Yorkshire Birding

    Hi all. I know there have been YBW's everywhere this week but local birders may like to know there were 2 along Rosedale Lane between Port Mulgrave and Hinderwell this morning. They were in the gardens close to No.23 and I'd say there's a good chance they may end up in the trees around the...
  11. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Stu, Rob, Pat et al... The current work on Rush Hill is, I believe, a part of the Hickling Wetland Creation Scheme, a summary of which can be found here plus further reading (you'll have to search a bit!) here. The scrape has been drying out since the Spring and has been more than disappointing...
  12. Happisbirder

    Norfolk: other insects

    Your second shot appears to be an adult Froghopper; it's what the tiny yellowish creatures that live within 'cuckoo spit' transform into. This unfortunate one has mites attached... James
  13. Happisbirder

    Derbyshire County Birding

    Have sent a PM Clive - not too keen on giving locations of breeding season Hawfinch on a public forum :t: James
  14. Happisbirder

    Derbyshire County Birding

    First visit to Peak District... Hi all. I spent last week in and around the Peaks, my first and definitely not last visit to this fantastic area; it is so different to NE Norfolk! It wasn't a birding holiday but my bins accompanied me everywhere and I was pleased to pick up a few species I'd...
  15. Happisbirder

    Western Scotland birding

    Hi all. I'm posting with what may hopefully be a bit of a (somewhat late!) heads up regarding a probable Glossy Ibis recently in Argyll. A friend - keen on birding but perhaps best described as more toward the novice end of the scale - has recently returned from a Lochs and Glens break at the...
  16. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Here's said link of the original posting on Ben's blog.... James
  17. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Castle Rising, Norfolk - female shot on 29th January 1946. S. o. orientalis Now at Castle Museum, Norwich. James
  18. Happisbirder

    More neck-banded Greylags...

    A joint Broads Authority, BTO, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and National Trust project has begun in the Norfolk Broads involving ringing and neck-banding a sample of Greylag and Canada Geese. I've not seen any Canadas but have seen some Greylags which are collared with an orange neck-band marked with...
  19. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    Compare your bird with this one photographed in 'The Broads' (click & scroll down) on July 9th. Perhaps there's a lone bird summering in Broadland. Plenty of hiding places... James
  20. Happisbirder

    Norfolk Dragon/Damselflies reports/news

    Several Norfolk Hawkers on the wing today along the lee side of hedges north of Ludham Bridge... James
  21. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    And I'd like to second that; a well considered and well worded response... James
  22. Happisbirder

    Norfolk Bats

    This little fella (or lass?) was found recently dead in a property in East Norfolk last Tuesday Feb 28th. James
  23. Happisbirder

    Help Needed

    Compare these 'Google Images' of Scandinavian race of Rock Pipit 'littoralis' (the race mostly seen in Norfolk as a winter visitor) with these of Meadow Pipit. Bear in mind that not all results returned from a Google search may be correctly labelled... James
  24. Happisbirder

    Help Needed

    Yes, they're Meadow Pipits, the most widespread and commonly encountered Pipit in the county. You're obviously developing your bird ID skills quickly... James
  25. Happisbirder

    Norfolk birding

    The Norfolk Bird Report 2008 lists one at Thetford on March 1st. My personal earliest is March 7th... Attached is a sign I saw in a field edge recently; I'm sure many Norfolk (and beyond) BFers will instantly recognise the style. Although I completely agree with the message delivered by the...
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