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Old Thursday 17th February 2011, 19:05   #1
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Hi,

Additional photo from my brother, he thought they were flying like Swallows so I had to see the photos, not sure what they are and just curious as what they might be or if anyone can work it out?

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Old Thursday 17th February 2011, 19:45   #2
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Look like Corvids, probably Jackdaws
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Old Thursday 17th February 2011, 19:46   #3
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Look like Corvids, probably Jackdaws
I agree.
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Thought Jackdaw at first as well, but if you zoom in you can see pale upperwingcoverts. I think they're Stock Doves.
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Old Thursday 17th February 2011, 19:46   #5
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flock of fieldfare ?
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Old Thursday 17th February 2011, 19:51   #6
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Thought Jackdaw at first as well, but if you zoom in you can see pale upperwingcoverts. I think they're Stock Doves.
Really? I can't zoom in that far here at work, but all I see is light along the edges of the birds, which is just a photographic artifact.
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Really? I can't zoom in that far here at work, but all I see is light along the edges of the birds, which is just a photographic artifact.
Maybe just that, but if you look group of three bottom right it's probably not just an artifact.
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Old Friday 18th February 2011, 00:40   #8
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I don't think it's reliable to go on any apparent markings in this photo, but I think there are more birds in the photo that look Stock Dove shaped than Jackdaw shaped, the the ones that look more Jackdaw shaped seem to be those on the upstroke with the wings slightly more pushed forward and spread. I'd go with Stock Dove too if I had to put a name to them (thank God views in life aren't like this though eh? )

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Old Friday 18th February 2011, 02:43   #9
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I don't see any reliable colors on these, even when zoomed in quite a bit.

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Old Friday 18th February 2011, 04:27   #10
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Jackdaws for me too.
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Jackdaws for me, as well, the three birds in the bottom right hand corner are 'classic' Jackdaw shape. The tails are proportionally too long for Stock Doves.

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