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Old Friday 9th May 2008, 21:02   #1
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Question ID help please, Merseyside today.

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I apologise for the rubbish photo but there is a quite large bird that flies over the back of my garden regularly. I can't make out if it is a raptor, crow or anything! I'm not very good id-ing when they are a distance and/or in flight really. It really is a rubbish photo but somebody out there may be able to give me some idea.

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I know i forgot the pic!!! lol!
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i see a black triangle of about 15 pxels?
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I only see one of 14



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i know its a really hard one but it is drivin me insane.

I have cropped the photo a bit have no idea of that will help.
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Well, not much really ...but a description of the bird (size, colour, behaviour etc) would be very useful :-)

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Well, not much really ...but a description of the bird (size, colour, behaviour etc) would be very useful :-)

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I have no idea really that is all i ever see. Was just interested as behind my garden is a large swamp area. Thought i might get somethin interestin.
Never mind just write this one off
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I have no idea really that is all i ever see. Was just interested as behind my garden is a large swamp area. Thought i might get somethin interestin.
Never mind just write this one off
I thought I might have to play 'spot the bird' in the picture of your lovely garden. However I have just returned from Merseyside and there were quite a few Grey Herons out in the Mersey as well as a few Little Egrets on the other side of The Wirral.
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Looks like a police helicopter to me.

A regular visitor over many a Merseyside garden.

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How old is the photo, it looks like a doodlebug.
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Fantastic garden, backed onto a swamp you should have a right garden list!

As for the dot I have no idea.
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Looks like a police helicopter to me.

A regular visitor over many a Merseyside garden.
LOL, can you see if it still has the wheels on?
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thanx for all your help!

I posted this to see if anybody could identify the dot for me not for people to make stereotypical comments based on a few individuals. I am sure the areas you live in are completely crime free!!!!!
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Also i was in the garden this afternoon and a buzzard flew overhead. I have been informed that he is a regular visitor so it is possible that is what i have been seeing.

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thanx for all your help!

I posted this to see if anybody could identify the dot for me not for people to make stereotypical comments based on a few individuals. I am sure the areas you live in are completely crime free!!!!!
well said, I believe Merseyside actually has a lower crime rate than any other metropolitan area!!

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Hi Rosie

OK pic's not brill as you said but to me (if bird is moving from left to right) those aren't legs protruding (too bulky), so I'd say not Heron/Egret sp - Tail also looks rather long for Buzzard - have you considered it may be one of your local Red Kites?

Try this for gizz next time it flies over (click on image) (copied from http://www.gallowaykitetrail.com/kit...s/kitefly1.gif)
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Hadn't considered the kites. I only really see them on the school run as they seem to be always in the same area, its only about 3/4 mile away tho so could well be!!!
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seeing the crop i associated the dot with 1. sparrowhawk , 2. kestrel 3. collared dove but could well be a kite as well...
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By the way forgive me if you already know this but your pic of a Pochard is actually a Red Crested Pochard.
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If this bird is around "regularly" as you say, then it's very unlikely to be a Red Kite: there'd be a lot more discussion of it locally. Today's bird over Formby Point was notable, for example, only a handful of sightings in North Merseyside each yr.
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If this bird is around "regularly" as you say, then it's very unlikely to be a Red Kite: .
Rosie has a pair sighted regularly very near her Sig - already seen by locals and photographed I beleive
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Look forward to hearing where, exactly ...
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