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by roger dickey
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: LECONFIELD - 20 APR 10
Replies: 9
Views: 3912

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: 3912

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: 3912

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...
by roger dickey
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Handover Complete
Replies: 2
Views: 3522

Helmand Brding

Tony, Its great to see that Continuity AOS is alive and working in Helmand. I'm sure that you will be convinced that you are talking to yourself at times but there are lots of us hanging on every word! Having bought the appropriate guides for the region I like to keep them utilised. Keep 'em coming!...
by roger dickey
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Migration has arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 3811

Great report Rich. Really good reading.

We'll miss you when you're back!

Roger
by roger dickey
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Whistling Wigeon of Wybunbury
Replies: 4
Views: 3347

SWINGMOOR

OK I'll go public and confess that I do not actually know what a swingmoor is.

I, for one, would be most grateful for an explanation!

(Woodcock over the town in broad daylight is my only weather induced 'oddity' to date).

Roger
by roger dickey
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Update
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Pacific Diver

Not guilty.

But a few days off to have a good look around!
by roger dickey
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Helmand Birding
Topic: Birding from a Cupola.
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Taiga Flycatcher

Thanks for another great report Richard.

Any help that we can give with the Taiga?

You'll be kicking yourself that you missed the Water Pipit and Jack Snipe at Barnes WWT this morning but such is life?

Keep 'em coming!

Roger
by roger dickey
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: BIG YIN STARTS MOVING SOUTHWARD
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Sandhill Crane

I was rather hoping that in a coincidence of the century it would drop in at Barnes when we visit on Sunday!

Thanks for the tip-off though Tim.
by roger dickey
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Musa Qaleh Birding (now closed)
Topic: Birding through SUSAT
Replies: 1
Views: 3055

Little Brown Job

Sounds like a female Eversmann's Redstart but I am way out of my depth here.

Come on the international brigade - stick your necks out!

Roger
by roger dickey
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Pashto Birding
Topic: First Reports from Pashto Twitterings
Replies: 0
Views: 2643

First Reports from Pashto Twitterings

Posted on behalf of Lynne, Am out here at the moment but it is very difficult for me to get on email. Rather like Chris (I think) it can be rather intermittent. Am usually based at FOB Delhi but am currently down on the PB line for a while. Maybe you wouldn't mind posting something up on the site fo...
by roger dickey
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Gentlemen - a good excuse for shopping!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Waxwings

Nice numbers Tony. They are still creeping south on this side of the country with the odd birds in Taunton, Bristol and north of the Levels but we haven't had the big flocks of previous years. Last Monday Birdguides texted a Waxwing sighting while the Somerset Ornithological Soc committee were meeti...
by roger dickey
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Musa Qaleh Birding (now closed)
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 2534

Happy New Year

Relaying via Bluey (after move from e-mail facility). From Chris: Happy New Year to all in the AOS. Now with 1 Rifles and mentoring the ANA. Have moved to the desert and at higher altitude so few trees or other vegitation. Bird life is sparce! On patrols, large numbers of flocking Mynas (15-20) and ...
by roger dickey
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Musa Qaleh Birding (now closed)
Topic: Priorities
Replies: 1
Views: 2929

Priorities

For anyone interested in knowing what the Musa Qualeh bird reporter is doing when not birding through a SUSAT, please visit the NOTW.co.uk website for film footage of Chris (on right of fire team) converting bullets to brass. (NOTW - News of the World) http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/video/?vxSiteId...
by roger dickey
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: THE UGLY LITTLE FALCON - AMUR FALCON (TOPHILL LOW)
Replies: 5
Views: 4449

Amur Falcon

The comment was directed more at the sometimes snidy comments that some of our better known twitchers were making. Doesn't encourage anyone from the lower orders of birding to make any comment. But I do appreciate the difficulties of sometimes the simplest IDing - Siberian Chaffinch are all over the...