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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By gerdwichers8
It's a buzzard all right and I think it's...

It's a buzzard all right and I think it's japonicus. The barring to the primaries is extensive towards the outermost.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st January 2018, 23:24
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By gerdwichers8
The buzzard is a dark morph Longlegged. The...

The buzzard is a dark morph Longlegged.
The eagle seems to have a well pronounced yellow eyering? so it's not the iris.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th March 2017, 19:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By gerdwichers8
hmm I am hesitant if it comes to A.orinus though....

hmm I am hesitant if it comes to A.orinus though. Long bill and claws and rounded wing make me puzzle
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th March 2017, 01:33
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By gerdwichers8
right; first is a juv female Montague's; second...

right; first is a juv female Montague's; second is a non-juv. female Palid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th November 2016, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By gerdwichers8
http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/09/bill-size-not-...

http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/09/bill-size-not-shape-distinguishes-cackling-and-canada-goose/

Even though Sibley may well have a point in stating that the bill should be looked upon in context...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th November 2016, 20:12
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By gerdwichers8
it is; can you tell us where you have taken this...

it is; can you tell us where you have taken this shot? I am quiet interested since I have only seen Short-toed this year (Black Sea-coast)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th November 2016, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By gerdwichers8
looks standard japonicus to me

looks standard japonicus to me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd November 2015, 19:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By gerdwichers8
You truly have a crush on Tundra's Lutzen (nice...

You truly have a crush on Tundra's Lutzen (nice hybrid harrier by the way)

here's some Taiga's http://birdphoto.fi/lajikuvat/ansfab/1ansfab291i.jpg
...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th November 2015, 23:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By gerdwichers8
To me the qualified guess is fair.

To me the qualified guess is fair.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th November 2015, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By gerdwichers8
I ve been trying to watch Oriental Cuckoo last...

I ve been trying to watch Oriental Cuckoo last summer but I could only get distant birds; fly by's or hiding but calling individuals so my own experience isn't that much.
However, I ve been...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th September 2015, 10:07
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By gerdwichers8
I did see a Pied Harrier juv male yesterday.

I did see a Pied Harrier juv male yesterday.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2015, 21:10
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By gerdwichers8
Useage of the term 'fulvescens' here, is...

Useage of the term 'fulvescens' here, is questionably incorrect since it refers to the yellowish or, more rare, brown juvenile plumages. The plumage in this particular case is, albeit mostly pale...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 2nd September 2015, 10:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By gerdwichers8
They are strongly dispersive too. Pretty easy to...

They are strongly dispersive too. Pretty easy to see even way outside range of that distributionmap.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th August 2015, 23:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By gerdwichers8
Thanks Peter

Thanks Peter
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th August 2015, 23:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By gerdwichers8
I wouldn't mind to step into another flourish...

I wouldn't mind to step into another flourish that it might be a moulting older adult female Marsh?
The kind of secondary pattern in the first photo reminds me more of such a plumage, rather than a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th August 2015, 14:28
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By gerdwichers8
Well, I wasn't stunned with that so much last...

Well, I wasn't stunned with that so much last June. I was a bit disappointed with it, seeing birds being much greyer.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th August 2015, 13:31
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By gerdwichers8
The thing that bothers me is the dark...

The thing that bothers me is the dark earcovertspot just below the white. Which isn't very strong. That doesn't favour Olive-backed. But for the rest I still don't see a favourable Treepipit.
Most...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th August 2015, 14:37
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By gerdwichers8
That's more like it indeed. Fat flankstreaking; a...

That's more like it indeed. Fat flankstreaking; a striking white supercilium behind the eye, strongly bordered by a fat lateral crownstripe; prominent white earcovertspot.
If it is only for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th August 2015, 14:32
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By gerdwichers8
Olive-backed!

Olive-backed!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2015, 17:51
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By gerdwichers8
Taiga Flycatcher is a bit more wide-spread due to...

Taiga Flycatcher is a bit more wide-spread due to a larger variety of forrest-types, whereas Red-flanked Bluetail seems to prefer older conifers and deciduous trees.
Funny familiar thing is that Rob...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th July 2015, 14:23
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By gerdwichers8
Nice; are the parties of UB <White-rumped> Swift...

Nice; are the parties of UB <White-rumped> Swift still in aerial display during last hours of the day? If you'r still in town; take a look at that! (Some raptors will be attracted to that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th July 2015, 13:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,420
Posted By gerdwichers8
I did but yet remain undecided since buzzards are...

I did but yet remain undecided since buzzards are tough.
The bird doesn't stand out clearly as a Long-legged (well, to me it does'nt, but can't figure out whether it is because of my lack of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th July 2015, 19:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By gerdwichers8
..or Red Knot

..or Red Knot
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2015, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By gerdwichers8
This meager toeprojection could easily be found...

This meager toeprojection could easily be found in a Common Snipe even. That said, it is'nt Common but one of the problematic pair.
I agree with Mark.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2015, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By gerdwichers8
Although it be that the coverts are darker than...

Although it be that the coverts are darker than the flightfeathers, it doesn't make a difference: they are still juvenile.
Apart from the white coverts and white underbody, I am interested to hear ...
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