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Old Sunday 21st June 2009, 07:36   #1
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At 0430 this morning in pretty poor light I thought these were Commons, but now I've got home and processed the images and seen the long (ish) bills I'm more inclined to Greens...
I'd appreciate some assistance.
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Old Sunday 21st June 2009, 07:40   #2
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Things that rule out Common include the spangly patterning on the mantle and head, the lack of a pale arm band, and the more obvious dark on the breast unbroken by any pale. General coloration overall darker better for Green too.
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Cheers Dan.
In my defence, I was having a nightmare morning (see my 'Wader (UK)' thread) and it was very gloomy!
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