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Recent content by bob the birder

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    Golden Eagle? Findhorn Valley, Scotland

    I don't think you can dismiss the reference to kite in this situation. The bird looks more Red Kite than Golden Eagle, in my opinion. (and that's all it is my opinion) Red Kite in the field can seem quite a bit larger than Common Buzzard. The bird in question just doesn't look square enough in...
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    Golden Eagle? Findhorn Valley, Scotland

    I read on the BBC that there were about 280 pairs in Scotland in 2015. I don't know if any are located near to where this bird was spotted.
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    Golden Eagle? Findhorn Valley, Scotland

    Looks more like a kite to me.
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    Ireland Jan 2018

    Male and female Tree Sparrows look the same. Only female House Sparrows look like this. :t:
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    CONFUSED! Teals

    what's graffing?
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    ID Help Required

    We saw 2 Juv starlings with the same colouring to the head on the east coast of Ireland a couple of weeks ago. We saw another one 3 days ago in a different place on the same stretch of coast about a mile from the first 2. We presumed it was some kind of staining. They looked exactly like the one...
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    Might be a kestrel

    I can not see how this can be a positive ID of Kestrel. The colours are far too washed out as far as I can see to be of any use.
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    Later tern at Cut End Lincolnshire 6th and 7th of November

    Looks like it's sat on the back of a Nile Crocodile. ;)
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    Surprise visitor to photo

    My first impression was juv starling also. I would say that's what it is. bob.
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    Best garden bird you've ever had?

    I had a Mediterranean gull in the garden about a month ago. Feeding on bread scraps alongside the Black-headed gulls.
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    Opticron ES 80 ED | Kodak Easyshare Z1275

    Hi Pete. If I bought the latest digi kit from opticron; would I need to do anything else than connect it and shoot? (ES 80 ED v3). Is it as simple as that? No removing rubber eye caps and so forth?
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    Opticron ES 80 ED | Kodak Easyshare Z1275

    Hi. I have just bought an Opticron ES 80 ED I also own a Kodak Easyshare Z1275. http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Easyshare-Digital-Camera-5xOptical/dp/B000NOSUAU Would these be compatible and what would be the best adaptor to join them. If the camera is not suitable what compact camera would you...
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    I need help identifying this beauty

    If you have ever eaten Barbary Duck then you have eaten a Muscovy. Barbary Duck is the cooked version.
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    species of eagle?

    Ditto. Can not see a photo.
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    London Duck ID

    I think it's one of these. Common Bath Scoter