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Recent content by AntonBE

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    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Awesome, thanks everyone for the tips! I think between all these locations I'll have bald ibis covered then. :) If anyone else knows anything additionally about Elegant tern (or others!), feel free to still respond here, I think that's still the biggest mystery I'm curious of at the moment. If...
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    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Thanks, both of you! All of this information will definitely help out during the planning of our trip, definitely with trickier birds first-hand experience like this is often a lot more useful than trying to analyse eBird records to figure out good places for each species. I hope the Laughing...
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    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Hi all! First of all, I'm not sure if this is in the right place, so if it needs to be moved then feel free to do so. Covid permitting, a few friends and I are going to do a road trip throughout Spain this summer (second half of July - first half of August), to hopefully get some of the better...
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    Buteo, Tibet

    Fair enough, and you're definitely right in the last point! Still definitely looking for someone that knows how to definitely exclude Long-legged and Himalayan buzzard from Upland - I thought the answer could be in the tail band (but dark Long-legged can have that), or indeed the amount of...
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    Buteo, Tibet

    This bird only has five fingers, I'd think that should be enough to rule out Golden eagle? Either way, thanks for the replies so far! I'm not sure how to judge the upper side of the secondaries well, isn't that more greyish than white? A very similar wing pattern to my bird can be seen here...
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    Buteo, Tibet

    Hi all! In August 2011 I saw this Buteo somewhere near Namtso Lake. I initially identified it as Golden Eagle, which retroactively is of course incorrect looking at plumage, structure, amount of fingers etc. It seems to be a Buteo instead: Upland Buzzard would be the expected species in this...
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    Joint Birdforum Lockdown List - April and May

    You can add Mediterranean gull from my backyard in Belgium.
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    Easily accessible wintering Wallcreeper?

    The Belgian bird at Dinant (not really on any buildings, mainly on 2 rock faces called the "Rocher Bayard" and occasionally on a tall bridge) hasn't been seen since the 6th of January, but then I don't know if many people have thoroughly looked since...
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition)

    Oh, forgot one for team EU, I also had a bunch of heard-only Cetti's warblers! :)
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    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition)

    A few more for team EU (from Belgium): Tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus (ssp bewicki, not sure if you split those or not) Canada goose, Branta canadensis (Cat C) Barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis Greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons Greylag goose, Anser anser Egyptian goose, Alopochen...
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    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Thanks for all this great help, yet again! We're currently considering moving the trip to February, because it'd mean we'd have a bit more time. Will any of the birds, or the birding in general, be easier then? I imagine the woodpeckers will be drumming and thus be easier to find?
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    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Thanks for all the responses! The Tatzelwurm area definitely seems interesting, so I think we will probably give it a shot! Besides capercaillie, are other 'target birds' (three-toed and white-backed woodpeckers, wallcreepers, hazel and black grouse, rock ptarmigans, alpine accentors, snowfinch...
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    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Hi! A few Dutch friends and I have a few free days in mid December, and we were looking into the possibility of seeing Western Capercaillie in Germany then. The first question is of course which of the populations is the most reliable to see, and the second is if it is reliable/possible to see...
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    Warbler in Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, September 2017

    Great, thanks for the responses everyone!
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    Warbler in Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, September 2017

    Hi all! I'm struggling a bit with the identification of this warbler from Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada from the 16th of September 2017. I only have a few bad record shots, of which this is the best. I originally thought it was a magnolia warbler in the field, but looking back at...
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