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by roger dickey
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Ex PRAIRIE THUNDER - Canada
Topic: Cold Lake and the Boreal Forest
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

WESTERN TANAGER HAUNTINGS

At least there is a consistency regarding the procurement of Yellow Rail. No end of trouble if Rich had seen one!

Like deja vu reading this blog. Keep em coming.
by roger dickey
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Hungarian Owl Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Owl Roosts

Likewise I have seen LEOs roosting together and there are plenty of occasions when larger owls have come into urban areas to roost but usually in family groups. Lots of owls - lots of prey - shortly to be a cat-free region perhaps.
by roger dickey
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: EARLY MIGRANTS
Replies: 0
Views: 1656

EARLY MIGRANTS

Two Chiffchaffs joined the overwintering Blackcap last weekend in Somerton. Migration is getting confusing!
by roger dickey
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: NORTH NORFOLK - 1 JAN 10
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Northern Harrier

Thanks Tim,

Certainly from all the photos available that is a very dark bird and a clear contrast with the New Forest Hen Harriers. Worth going to have a look on Saturday!

Roger
by roger dickey
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: WAXWINGS ARRIVE IN BIG NUMBERS AND A FEW ROUGH-LEGS TOO
Replies: 5
Views: 3981

Waxwings

Not sure if this will work but should link to the Fair Isle Waxwings:

http://fair-isle.blogspot.com/2010/11/w ... lways.html

Roger
by roger dickey
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: MORE HERONS, AMERICAN DOUBLES AND MEALY REDPOLLS
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Mealy Redpolls

We ringed literally hundreds of Mealys in Sweden a fortnight ago, all heading South, and most large flocks contained an Arctic and Lessers, the latter being very distinctively darker brown.
by roger dickey
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: WAXWINGS ARRIVE IN BIG NUMBERS AND A FEW ROUGH-LEGS TOO
Replies: 5
Views: 3981

Migrants

Blow Salisbury Plain...get them all down to the Mendips.
by roger dickey
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: SENDING DEAD BIRDS FOR ANALYSIS
Replies: 1
Views: 3585

SENDING DEAD BIRDS FOR ANALYSIS

Having been 'plagued' by dead and dying Greenfinches over the last couple of weeks, I took advice from the wildlife vet at London Zoo. The following may be of use: Below are our instructions for carcass packaging and postage; please let us know if you intend to send a carcass and please phone us on ...
by roger dickey
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Orlando Final Week
Replies: 1
Views: 2555

Orlando

Andrew,

Thanks for some great reports and adding colour to the location.

You have done for Florida what Katrina did for Louisiana, but with less wind. Brilliant.

See you for the GBBF!

Roger
by roger dickey
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Apologies........
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

PHOTOS

These are really good photos Tony and will be just the job for any post tour write up!

Hope some of the development dust has settled by the time that you get back.

Many thanks and best of luck.

Roger
by roger dickey
Mon May 03, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Nightingales at RNAS Merryfield
Replies: 0
Views: 2029

Nightingales at RNAS Merryfield

Continuing to survey the bird life of this excellent training facility where I have made myself bird member of the new conservation group, I headed out just after 5am in near freezing conditions to re-count the singing Nightingales. There are now clearly, 4 males at the south site and 4 males at the...
by roger dickey
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: LECONFIELD - 20 APR 10
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

Ringing at Leconfield

Well worth pursuing and although a bit close to the AGM, it would be worth pinning down a weekend in the early summer where a few of us from AOS etc could work as a team, repeating if possible next year? Let's talk it over at the AGM. I'm keen to have a ringing rep on the committee but only if it re...
by roger dickey
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: LECONFIELD - 20 APR 10
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

Ringing

Always keen to spend a day or so ringing on new turf. From our visit a couple of years ago I can already think of some prime sites.

Continuing the warbler waggling contest...2 Garden Warblers were heard singing for the first time this year just outside Somerton.
by roger dickey
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: LECONFIELD - 20 APR 10
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

Nightingales

The count for Merryfield airfield in 2008 was 4 on the south side but this year I have added another 2 on the north side. Like all Nightingales they only sing from the thickest foliage, making photography impossible. The females tend to stand guard and make most of the alarm calls. As mist nets and ...
by roger dickey
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: LECONFIELD - 20 APR 10
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

Blackcaps

Reading Tim's account of Blackcaps just in has reinforced my belief that we Southerners are lucky to have had Blackcaps singing for several weeks. And it may just be that with the Atlas and the curious weather patterns, but I am recording significantly more Blackcaps than Robins. Chiffchaffs have in...

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