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Recent content by CARERY


    Crossbills - ID. N. Sweden

    I agree with Alex that the first looks promising for a female Parrot Crossbill - assuming that they are two different species which some people doubt. The male (it's the same individual, isn't it?) looks more like a Common Crossbill to me. Still the best criterion in field is the call. Try to...

    A few birds for identification, Titchwell marsh, UK

    The godwit is of the ssp. islandica. They do resemble breeding plumage male Bar-tailed Godwits because of their dark rusty red base colour much more than the paler mainland birds. Still, the straight (not slightly up-curved) bill with yellow-orange basal part (bill of Bar-t would be all or...

    Parrot/Red crossbill female? Bymarka, Trondheim, Norway

    For me it's a Red (aka Common) Crossbill, the bill is too weak and esp. the bill tip is too much protruding

    Bird call identification - W. France

    Do you mean too slow or too low? Anyway, to me it fits. The problem is that Great Tits have such a vast repertoire of vocalisations that it is difficult to find an exact match on XC. I don't have much time now but I found this recording which at least covers one of the notes IMO: XC659768 Great...

    Bird call identification - W. France

    Somehow it just sounds like a Great Tit to me. While the 'tak tak' (which to me is more a 'dzit dzit' 😋) is not very distinctive, the 'ti tui' has the right timbre for Great Tit. But it is a very short sequence after all...

    Tree pipit? Dovrefjell, Kongsvoll, Norway

    Looks more like a Meadow Pipit to me - per face pattern and rather fine bill plus the right hindclaw sticks out behind the twig so seems to be a bit long for Tree Pipit.

    Help please!

    You don't need to let it drop from a 4th floor window but go to a park/meadow with softer grounds like grass and throw it in the air. Most take of then, if not it doesn't land hard at least. If it doesn't fly it's not easy to take care of it as it obligatory needs small insects.

    Juvenile bird, central Europe

    Agreed, juvenile Spotted Flycatcher. I take it you keep it at the moment? It's a fledgeling, the parents should be around outside... very difficult to raise such an obligatory small insect-eating species yourself.

    Bunting ID. N. Sweden.

    Bah, that was of course a rhetorical phrase. I love the ID forum and could never stopp commenting here. Though I should be more thorough sometimes. As for birds-in-flight, all three of us unfortunately have very little time to properly work at it at the moment. Countless worksides there...
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    Is this a juvenile robin?

    ...and it has jet-black legs
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    Bunting ID. N. Sweden.

    After checking several pictures of 1cy (the bird is a 1cy for me per fluffy appearance) Rustic Buntings at this time of the year I have to admitt that I'm wrong. The flank streaking can look like this. Sorry, I would have let that one go as Reed Bunting... Second time wrong in 24 h. Damn, maybe...
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    Bunting ID. N. Sweden.

    It's not really white is it? Off-white maybe...
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    Bunting ID. N. Sweden.

    For me it's a female/1cy Reed Bunting. Despite the Rustic-like head pattern I'd expect the flank streaking to be rusty and the wingbars not as buffish
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    Merlin sex/age ID - Scotland

    Do I sense a slight disagreement there ;)? Anyway, now that you ask me I can't be 'precise'... As I stated I thought the plain back alone would rule out a female, but of course the slight blurriness of the picture and back colour, breast and face pattern shouldn't have been ignored. That we...
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    Merlin sex/age ID - Scotland

    It's a male Merlin - note the plain back. A female would show a mottled pattern.