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Recent content by DaveN

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    id help please

    Juvenile Coots
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    Skipper identification

    I'm no expert but I'd day it's a Large Skipper as the antennae are hooked.
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    Yes a Common Whitethroat
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    help identifying bird

    Little Egret
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    Herring or Lesser Black Back Gull in Preston, Lancashire

    It's a Lesser. Dark mantle, yellow legs.
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    Lots of Willow Warbler about today

    My local patch here in south Derbyshire has seen a dramatic decline in Willow Warblers. Going back to the 80's and 90's there were numerous territories. A note from 1985 says "abundant visitor and breeder." In my time down there since 2001 there are sometimes blank years. We may get 1 or 2 if we...
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    Mallard eating Slow Worm

    Mallards will eat almost anything. I once saw Mallard eating Mallard! A group were crossing the road in Norfolk when one got killed. A drake then ate several bits. There's a thread on here from a few years ago on this subject. An incident at Blashford Lakes where a Mallard killed and ate a...
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    Big Scoter Movement

    Just had some Com Scoters over my house in Belper, South Derbyshire at 00.11.
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    Tiny birds on feeder

    It is indeed a Goldcrest. They do occasionally visit garden feeders. We get one now and again after the suet and mealworms.
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    ID wanted, juvenile moorhen or water rail?

    Juvenile Moorhen.
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    Any Hawfinch at Cromford?

    There have been 5 records this year but none since 18/02.
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    Male Mandarin Duck In Eclipse Plumage? Melling Liverpool UK (this week)

    Males in eclipse still show the raspberry coloured bill so it's not an adult male. Which leaves a juv/female type. I suspect a juvenile as it lacks the white line at the base of the bill an adult female would show. And in the bottom picture there is a hint of red at the base of the bill so...
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    Your Favorite Bird(s)?

    I do like the humble Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). Never tire of seeing those. And Eurasian Hobby (Falco Subbuteo). I've had many an encounter with Hobbies and they still fascinate me.
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    yet another willow/marsh tit (UK)

    Marsh Tit for me.
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    Id Help - St James' Park, London - I

    1 are Egyptian Geese. 2 & 3 are correct. 4 is a Canada Goose. 5 correct.