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Old Saturday 12th August 2017, 07:25   #1
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What bird is this ?

A saw this bird on the west coast of Scotland Aug 16. I thought it was a wheatear. Imagery very poor so if anyone can confirm this it would be fantastic. Thanks
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Old Saturday 12th August 2017, 08:05   #2
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Wheatear for me too on what can be seen.



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Old Saturday 12th August 2017, 13:26   #3
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Wheatear for me too on what can be seen.



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Thanks Andy. I have been confident before and got it wrong so nice to get one right too ! Thanks for your help.
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Old Sunday 13th August 2017, 06:36   #4
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this has a skylark feel to me...
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this has a skylark feel to me...

Sorry - no it doesn't

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Old Sunday 13th August 2017, 08:38   #6
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Wheatear for me as well
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Old Sunday 13th August 2017, 09:17   #7
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fair enough - felt it warranted a double check
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Old Sunday 13th August 2017, 10:56   #8
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Old Monday 14th August 2017, 01:13   #9
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I'm not convinced it isn't a Meadow Pipit.
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Old Monday 14th August 2017, 02:20   #10
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Old Monday 14th August 2017, 12:23   #11
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Surely Wheatear - you can see the contrast between the blackish feathers on the wing and the grey mantle.
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Old Monday 14th August 2017, 12:47   #12
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Surely Wheatear - you can see the contrast between the blackish feathers on the wing and the grey mantle.
If it's a choice of Mipit, Wheatear or Skylark, it's a Wheatear - on probability, nothing more.


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I'm not seeing that much of a contrast, and I'm seeing a brown mantle. I'd lean more towards meadow pipit or skylark than wheatear - but it's best left unidentified.
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I'm not seeing that much of a contrast, and I'm seeing a brown mantle. I'd lean more towards meadow pipit or skylark than wheatear - but it's best left unidentified.
Not sure that the habitat looks quite right for Skylark but anyway........?


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No sure it can be identified, but I looks like a linnet to me, juvenile Wheatear would be my second choice. Deep belly and thin breast exclude Skylark imo.
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looks like a linnet to me
Twite came to mind - or Linnet
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Twite came to mind - or Linnet
Twite is not a bad option, it didn't cross my mind, but may explain the impression of very sharp-pointed beak (hard to tell with 3 pixels though).
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