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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 21:52
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By P.Sunesen
Hej Great Black-backed Gull. In case you get...

Hej Great Black-backed Gull.

In case you get dissenting opinions on it here, the (perhaps) easiest thing is to take it to my studio in Gentofte (just send me a PM).

It seems the two longest...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st November 2017, 10:41
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By P.Sunesen
Yes Pacific Golden Plover and Red-necked...

Yes Pacific Golden Plover and Red-necked Phalarope.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th November 2017, 17:24
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By P.Sunesen
MBJ, firstly, English is not my main...

MBJ, firstly, English is not my main language:-C

The kites on the photographs Corso used to illustrate Black-eared Kites, were in fact Black Kites, and (thus) his text used the "wrong"...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th November 2017, 23:29
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By P.Sunesen
1cy Black-eared Kite (M.m.lineatus), or at least...

1cy Black-eared Kite (M.m.lineatus), or at least showing the characters of said (sub)species according to an excellent paper by Dick Forsman, where false statements from an Italian birder are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th November 2017, 22:58
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By P.Sunesen
Yes, female it is. Peter

Yes, female it is.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th November 2017, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By P.Sunesen
Yes. It also has a shorter tail projection and a...

Yes.
It also has a shorter tail projection and a different jizz, although that is difficult for me to put into words.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th November 2017, 01:05
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By P.Sunesen
Yes, Peregrine it is. Peter

Yes, Peregrine it is.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th November 2017, 18:29
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By P.Sunesen
No, hadly that rounded (wings aren't perfect for...

No, hadly that rounded (wings aren't perfect for Black Kite either), but I'll leave it to others to put an ID to it;)

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th November 2017, 18:26
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By P.Sunesen
It's a 2cy+ because of active wing-and tail...

It's a 2cy+ because of active wing-and tail moult, and too red undertail coverts.

If anything the juvenile is "softer-winged", not so pointed as adults, but nothing that can be used sensible in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 19:16
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By P.Sunesen
Agree with Graham. The blotched upperparts, and...

Agree with Graham.

The blotched upperparts, and scaly scapulars too are clinchers for this smaller, delicately built Pied Wheatear.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 08:58
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By P.Sunesen
You can see emerging black- and white...

You can see emerging black- and white vermiculated feathers on the lower back, also note the yellow/black pattern emerging on the undertail, as well as the small chestnut brown specks near the base...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th October 2017, 22:53
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By P.Sunesen
Nope, nothing at all indicates other than a male...

Nope, nothing at all indicates other than a male Common Teal moulting into breeding plumage.

The bill seems pretty long, but the feathers on head/neck are very tight, creating an illusion of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th October 2017, 13:51
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By P.Sunesen
Absolutely:-)

Absolutely:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th October 2017, 08:27
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By P.Sunesen
Hi Maurizio, The first is an adult, the rest are...

Hi Maurizio,

The first is an adult, the rest are first winter birds.

Colour of bill and legs aren't useful, but the wingcoverts and tertials have well defined whitish edges in first winter, whereas...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 22:16
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By P.Sunesen
It's the larger cousin, Peregrine, a juvenile....

It's the larger cousin, Peregrine, a juvenile. Notice the barred undertailcoverts, which are diagnostic for this cosmopolitan species.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th October 2017, 23:43
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By P.Sunesen
But on the other hand: densely spotted all the...

But on the other hand:

densely spotted all the way up to the upper breast, and with the pinkish/buffish ground colour so typical of the local subspecies.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th October 2017, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By P.Sunesen
No, it's slightly smaller (3 mm) in wing lenght...

No, it's slightly smaller (3 mm) in wing lenght than the average, and the weight is 278 g (maximum app. 330 g)

;)

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 18:57
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By P.Sunesen
Agree, clearly a Tree Pipit. Peter

Agree, clearly a Tree Pipit.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 01:05
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By P.Sunesen
Because vulpinus is not an easy subspecies to...

Because vulpinus is not an easy subspecies to identify in the field, and when seen away from the main breeding areas, migration routes and winter quarters, it is therefore advisible* to record sight...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st October 2017, 07:51
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By P.Sunesen
Female Chaffinch. Peter

Female Chaffinch.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th September 2017, 22:56
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By P.Sunesen
As a matter of fact he was looking at a phone...

As a matter of fact he was looking at a phone too.....;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th September 2017, 22:50
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By P.Sunesen
Approximately three weeks. So, at the most, only...

Approximately three weeks. So, at the most, only minute numbers might still be in juvenile plumage by now.

The juveniles are quite different:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th September 2017, 20:10
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By P.Sunesen
That Booted looks so cute;) And you're right...

That Booted looks so cute;)

And you're right with the passerine too:t:

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th September 2017, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By P.Sunesen
Nope, a Nightingale/Trush Nightingale 1cy. Peter

Nope, a Nightingale/Trush Nightingale 1cy.

Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th September 2017, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By P.Sunesen
Yes, perfectly normal Tawny Pipit. Has...

Yes, perfectly normal Tawny Pipit. Has Berthelot's Pipit ever been recorded in continental Europe?

Peter
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