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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 15:15   #1
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Confirmation of ID please

Could anyone please confirm that these are Pygmy cormorant,do your best as this is a lifer for me, if correct!!
Sorry about the quality of the shots but it was hazy and misty early this morning.
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 15:34   #2
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Hi Bob - apology accepted - its like saying "I'm sorry I've run out of diamonds, will rubies do insead?"

These are lovely clear shots of immature Pygmy Cormorants. The short, stubby bill is diagnostic, and Turkey is part of the known range.

Congratulations on great pix of a new bird!
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Look like Pygmys to me. Head and bill structure, and long tail all good pointers.
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 15:40   #4
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Thankyou VERY much indeed,I just was'nt 100% sure,but YES,another lifer,brilliant!!
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 15:44   #5
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Nice one Bob - I've seen them at Bafa Golu and at Lake Koyceygiz - where were yours?

lovely shots too!
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 15:47   #6
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Nice one Bob - I've seen them at Bafa Golu and at Lake Koyceygiz - where were yours?

lovely shots too!
Hi Rob,
They have just arrived at my local(saltmarsh)patch along with a lone one footed Flamingo here in Alacati,on the Izmir peninsula.
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Congratulations, Bob. These were worth a trip out on a cold misty morning!
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Congratulations, Bob. These were worth a trip out on a cold misty morning!
Hi Pere,
I don't know about down your neck of the woods but it is still quite warm up here(70f) once the sun gets over the mountain,I get down the marsh most mornings to see whats arrived overnight.
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Hi Pere,
I don't know about down your neck of the woods but it is still quite warm up here(70f) once the sun gets over the mountain,I get down the marsh most mornings to see whats arrived overnight.
That's great weather! I'm in California now visiting family and friends. I just thought it would be cold in Turkey now. We spent three days in Istanbul before leaving for CA, and froze. I mistakenly figured the cold had marched down the coast by now. Glad to hear you have such nice conditions. I hope the pygmies are still around at the end of February when we return.
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