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    Bullfinch - common in uk gardens?

    The male has just been stripping the buds from Japanese anemone outside the window, no sign of the female. He flew off in the opposite direction to normal - I wonder if they might be nesting again in a different spot? Any day with a bullfinch is a good day🤩
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    Bullfinch - common in uk gardens?

    They bred near our cottage this year, an absolute delight to have around and, as a pair, almost inseparable. :love:
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    Alaska suggestions please

    Stayed in Juneau for a couple of weeks (late April/early May) many years ago and visited several locations where bears had been sighted without success, then took a boat trip to Tracy Arm glacier and saw 14 grizzlies in a couple of hours foraging along the shorelines (including a mother with 3...
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    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Fair enough Richard, I've tried several times to edit the Excel sheet (trying to add willow tit and wood warbler to UK list) but can't do it from my tablet - also a bit nervous that I might accidentally erase something. I need a dummies guide to adding species :unsure:
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    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Post #112 had cuckoo on the 16th April
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    Unusual visitor?

    More hero than villan perhaps? :p (sorry - bet you've never heard that before ;))
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    Unusual visitor?

    A real beauty! Quite a thrill to have in the hand and successfully release :) By the way I forgot to say - welcome to Birdforum!
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    Unusual visitor?

    Looks like a male northern wheatear :)
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    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    Wood warbler singing in it's usual spot today (I can hear it as I write this :)) Think it must have just arrived as I did the same walk from the house on Friday and there was no sign.
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    Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread

    A cuckoo calling in our garden for a day on the 16th, and an even briefer visit from a singing willow tit (the first for nearly a year)
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    Identify bird call 'puk puk poww', early spring, Kent, slightly wooded

    Surely the volume depends on the proximity of the caller.
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    Identify bird call 'puk puk poww', early spring, Kent, slightly wooded

    My first instinct was C. Crow but hesitated to suggest it, now that Richard has mentioned those near him I'm even more convinced.
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    Identify bird call 'puk puk poww', early spring, Kent, slightly wooded

    I wonder if it's their version of "song" - certainly the right time of year.
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    Identify bird call 'puk puk poww', early spring, Kent, slightly wooded

    Sounds like a corvid, heard some very odd noises from rooks and jays recently.
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    What are the most interesting wildlife that you've seen in YOUR HOUSE?

    Not strictly in the house but I had a paradise tree snake in the mail box once, many years ago when I lived in Malaysia. As this is one of the "flying" snakes I assumed it came by air mail!
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    Warsaw, Poland, 09.10

    What I was hinting at was that in image 3.4 both birds appear to be pretty much in focus, if the corvid is indeed a carrion/hooded crow then the accipiter is clearly bigger. Crows habitually mob goshawks in our neighbourhood but largely ignore sparrowhawks except when they are nesting.
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    Warsaw, Poland, 09.10

    Bearing in mind the very shallow depth of field that optics have at high magnifications, if two distant birds are both in focus in an image then they are going to be the same distance away, meaning that judgement of relative size is straightforward.
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    German Accipiter Identification

    Could you point me in the direction of any research on eye diameter please. I have a feeling that there is a subtle but significant difference in the proportions and placement of the eye between Goshawk and Sparrowhawk and I'm hoping there may be mention of this in studies somewhere. 🤞👍
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    Night vision equipment for mortals

    Sorry, should have checked the link, my initial thoughts on the T2 pro can be found here:- Affordable thermal device that comes with a screen? broadly my experience mirrors birdingbrickers closely https://www.birdforum.net/threads/affordable-thermal-device-that-comes-with-a-screen.450241/
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    Night vision equipment for mortals

    I've bought one, there's some thoughts on it here:- https://www.birdforum.net/members/okamotokeitasin.147241/
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    Frog Frenzy

    Been keeping track of frog arrivals at our pond over the last 6 years, first wave usually on or around 24th January with the main invasion on or around 31st January. This year has been quite different, it started about a week early and instead of two noticeable peaks it's been more spread out...
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    Frog Frenzy

    Well you know what they say - "no newts is good newts" :sick: (sorry!)
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    Icelandic or Eurasian Redwing?

    https://ebird.org/species/redwin1?siteLanguage=en_GB This may be useful, some good photos showing different angles.
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    Polish webcam near lake Solina

    https://youtube.com/@solinskieptakiiinnezwierza8448?si=LPAfh9VBisKtYK1p Apologies if this has been posted before. Some interesting stuff visiting, both day and night, plus the extensive archive is useful for catch up. The long-tailed tits are mostly the stunning whiteheaded form but there's...
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