Some Ornithological Chat with Paul French

Mark talks to Paul French (who was wearing his British Birds Rarities Committee hat) about rarity assessment, hundreds of different trips in a time machine, and being reincarnated as an Eleanora’s Falcon for some dubious reasons…




SOC website -

Branches – what’s going on near you?

What’s coming up at Waterston house?

Online Scottish Bird Report -

Where to watch birds in Scotland app -

Scottish Birds -


Many thanks to Xeno Canto for allowing access to the library of recordings, and in particular, the following recorders whose mega rare chat and Hume’s Warbler calls were used.

Xeno-canto -

Siberian Blue Robin – Yong Ding Li -

Siberian Blue Robin – Hans Matheve -

Rufous-tailed Robin – Per Alstrom -

Rufous-tailed Robin – Geoff Carey -

Siberian Rubythroat – Eric Defonso -

Siberian Rubythroat – Jelle Scharringa -

Humes Leaf Warbler – Peter Boesman -

Humes Leaf Warbler – Thomas Bergman -

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