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Recent content by esmondb

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    Mallorca, warbler

    Thank you.
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    Mallorca, warbler

    If you don't mind me asking; what features are you ruling in/ruling out, so I can come to the same consensus?
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    Mallorca, warbler

    Sardinian warbler, surely? At this time of year female Subalpine should/would clearly show white eye-ring and moustache. Chin appears to be lighter than chest/belly, which supports Sardinian, rather than Subalpine group.
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    A couple of BOP's NE.London yesterday and today.....

    Hi Ken, is there any reason you don't post the videos?
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    What are these two birds?

    House sparrow and Song thrush - two imports from Europe (UK)
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    S. Florida - small hawk - merlin, sharp-shinned?

    Well then, for what it's worth - I have limited experience of Sharpie and Cooper's but have observed plenty of Eurasian Sparrowhawks, the default accipiter here. Whenever assessing A. striatus vs A. cooperii I fall back on what is familiar - does it look big/bulky for an A. nisus or does it look...
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    South Californian buteo

    Many thanks
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    South Californian buteo

    A friend took these shots of a hawk in So Cal. My first thought was dark morph Ferruginous but I'm not so sure - legs should be feathered. Red tailed?
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    Owl pellet? Which owl? UK, Bucks

    In a spot where I've not recorded owls for many a year. Is it an owl pellet, is it possible to narrow the species (Little, Barn, Tawny) down by the type of pellet/prey remains? Are any of the remains identifiable?
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    Peregrine Falcon question

    Sorry, looking at this one my phone screen the bird, clearly a falcon, seemed quite slight for a peregrine. Taking a good look on a much bigger screen, I can't see what else it could be other than peregrine.
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    Peregrine Falcon question

    Is it a Peregrine, though?
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    Red kite this time ? - Lincolnshire uk 2019

    Often seen together here, in the Chilterns, especially if a farmer has just turned over the soil
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    Skua. NW Scotland. Midsummer

    Dark bill, 'blurred' edges to white belly, tail shape
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    Frampton Marsh UK Jun 19

    Looks very much like it to me
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    Willow/Marsh Tit, Poland

    Marsh tit https://britishbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Willow-Marsh-Tits.pdf
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