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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 29th August 2017, 16:03
Replies: 2
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Posted By Samwisegamgee
Brilliant, thanks Richard. Strangely this one...

Brilliant, thanks Richard.

Strangely this one is quite blue in real life but it's definitely that species and there does seem to be some variation.

Cheers
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 29th August 2017, 15:55
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Blue moth in Surrey

Hi all,

Just spotted this moth in my house (in Surrey, UK) and it is just over an inch in width.

Any idea what it is?

Sam
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 4th August 2016, 15:16
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Cheers, that's what I thought also. Unfortunately...

Cheers, that's what I thought also. Unfortunately didn't get a good look at the colouration below that.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 4th August 2016, 13:15
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Fin or Sei Whale?

Hey all,

I'm currently off South West Coast of Ireland. Can't work out if this is a fin or sei whale. Any ideas?

http://puu.sh/qpzeX/6df90e68e7.jpg

p.s sorry for the link, internet isn't great for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th August 2015, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Samwisegamgee
You sir are a scholar and a gentleman. Couldn't...

You sir are a scholar and a gentleman.
Couldn't believe how different the juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull looks compared to the adult!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th August 2015, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Outer Moray Firth - Challenge 5

Back once again with another mundane identification.

Any idea what these two are?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2015, 20:38
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Ohhhhhh do they not develop the colours until...

Ohhhhhh do they not develop the colours until they are older?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2015, 20:29
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Haha either way, now I know both names! Thanks...

Haha either way, now I know both names!

Thanks guys
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2015, 20:27
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Outer Moray Firth - Challenge 4

Ok so here goes another one just like the other one.

At first I thought this was a puffin from a distance (similar size) but the bill is all wrong.

Any ideas? Once again sorry for the picture...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2015, 14:39
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Thanks Joakim, that's the same as a guillemot...

Thanks Joakim, that's the same as a guillemot right?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2015, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Outer Moray Firth - Challenge 2

Another day at sea - sunny in Scotland... who'd have thought

Any ideas on this new one?!

(Oops Challenge 3)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2015, 20:24
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Cheers, they do look similar. As you say they are...

Cheers, they do look similar. As you say they are a bit squatter, I'll keep an eye out next time they pass to try and find out!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2015, 14:30
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Broad Winged?

Broad Winged?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2015, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Samwisegamgee
AHH Kittiwake! How on earth did I get that wrong,...

AHH Kittiwake! How on earth did I get that wrong, I saw tons of them on my last trip.
I need some practice...

Guillemots looks absolutely spot on. I guess I better find a harder challenge - There's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2015, 14:05
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Outer Moray Firth - Challenge 2

I thought I'd continue with my impossible identifications with this picture of a flock of birds that has been bugging me for the last 10 weeks. - Almost certainly some boring common bird but never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 10:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Hi Steve. I should have put something about the...

Hi Steve.
I should have put something about the behaviour. It was constantly running around like a headless chicken and as soon as I stopped walking he came to check me out which is when I took the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 08:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Ahh thanks guys. I shall endeavour to find him...

Ahh thanks guys.
I shall endeavour to find him again and take a clearer photo!
I didn't think the Temminck's would come up so far north?

Sam
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2015, 17:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Ahh here is another photo that shows that perhaps...

Ahh here is another photo that shows that perhaps you were right and the bill is shorter! Little stint? (Also has the darker patch along the top of the head)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2015, 17:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Hi Mark - Yeh I'm pretty sure that is just my...

Hi Mark - Yeh I'm pretty sure that is just my poor photography skills. It was also at midnight so it is all artificial lighting.

Thanks ken, I've not ever seen a little stint before but the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2015, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
Thanks Roy, The beak certainly looks the same....

Thanks Roy,

The beak certainly looks the same. The only difference I can see is that it didn't have any brown on the belly, just white (Could be seasonal?) and it didn't seem quite as lean as the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2015, 14:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Samwisegamgee
ID - Outer Moray Firth Scotland

Hey Guys,

New here and a complete novice.

I am currently on a seismic vessel in the Outer Moray Firth and came across this little guy on the helideck.

It would be great if anyone could identify...
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