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  1. Thread: Glossy Ibis

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    Probably nearer 40 in the uk at moment with a...

    Probably nearer 40 in the uk at moment with a flock of 23 in Pembrokeshire the other day and 7 on eigg plus several singles. Nice record.
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    How does one prove that the putative 'eastern'...

    How does one prove that the putative 'eastern' Crossbill on Fair Isle is that at all without isotope analysis. Makes no sense to me. It looks like a Parrot Crossbill and thus it might be a mythical...
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    I see that there have been doubts raised about...

    I see that there have been doubts raised about this bird by LGRE publicly and I imagine others privately. What, aside from the lack of other Parrot Crossbills in W Europe this winter are the issues...
  4. Agreed but it's only piggy-backed onto my twitter...

    Agreed but it's only piggy-backed onto my twitter feed so not a lot I can do. I can't write more as I'm restricted to the 140 characters and you only get about 50 characters as a header in a thread...
  5. Hi, this message came out by mistake. It was a...

    Hi, this message came out by mistake. It was a typo that I deleted and corrected within 30 seconds or so but the twitterbot that has been set up pics up any tweets that have the word mega in them (or...
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    surely it would be monotypic (is the type...

    surely it would be monotypic (is the type speciemen of atlantis from the azores?) in which case it would be L.atlantis. Would other atlantic YLG's come under a cline of lusitanius?
  7. there is a photo by Martin Goodey on birdguides...

    there is a photo by Martin Goodey on birdguides now.

    http://www.birdguides.com/iris/pictures.asp?f=318895
  8. Looks to be a Pleske's Tit hybrid type.

    Looks to be a Pleske's Tit hybrid type.
  9. seen again this evening apparently

    seen again this evening apparently
  10. It was reported on birdguides midafternoon as a...

    It was reported on birdguides midafternoon as a fly through but subsequently I havent heard any more.
  11. peoples republic of china army?

    peoples republic of china army?
  12. Greenshank with yellow legs apparently

    Greenshank with yellow legs apparently
  13. Apologies, that was autospell taking over with me...

    Apologies, that was autospell taking over with me not paying enough attention.
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    Or not. Juv Gannet apparently

    Or not. Juv Gannet apparently
  15. I'd been given the impression that Brett had...

    I'd been given the impression that Brett had found it. My bad. Probably
    Misinterpreted what I'd been told.
  16. Apparently the tree has been found and is...

    Apparently the tree has been found and is actually at Bolton Abbey.
  17. The first WP record wasin France 1880s'ish....

    The first WP record wasin France 1880s'ish. Believe the specimen persists.
  18. Very nice - the hump nose and yellow-lick on the...

    Very nice - the hump nose and yellow-lick on the bill edge show clearly on Stuart Piner's images on RBA confirming this as Stejneger's rather than White-winged.
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    5.6million pairs means 11 million breeding birds...

    5.6million pairs means 11 million breeding birds - add the same in non-breeders and then factor in wintering birds and your probably getting near the 30million mark. 80 million may be over-egging the...
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    Hi Forktail, The next photos in the series...

    Hi Forktail,

    The next photos in the series appear to be of another bird, a pale but very streaky mealy without the seemingly unstreaked rump. I guess this is it. Hopefully the bird sticks for...
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    A friend posted this on the other forum. It was...

    A friend posted this on the other forum. It was taken in a plantation near York. Its the only picture AFAIK. Was wondering on opinions.
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    According to the uk400 blog there has been dusky...

    According to the uk400 blog there has been dusky thrush and pine bunting in untwitchable places. I'm sure thes would be well appreciated should they become available.
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    I think for me it's between the Lesser Kestrel,...

    I think for me it's between the Lesser Kestrel, Oriental Pratincole and Marmora's Warbler. All to brief views of the Lesser Kes due to mist and a horrible twitch for the Marmora's with people...
  24. Hi Colin, apologies if I sounded a little...

    Hi Colin,

    apologies if I sounded a little confrontational toward you before - that wasn't my intention, more to highlight a general trend to write off modern tech as rubbish and intrusive. Many...
  25. To dismiss twitter without using it doesn't smack...

    To dismiss twitter without using it doesn't smack of IT literacy. I am barely IT literate but use twitter to get breaking news usually along time before the news stations plus sports and comment from...
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