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Recent content by Jeff Woad

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    Mandarin or Coot?

    Given Coot normally fly with their large feet trailing I'd say not a Coot.
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    ID help please, Tontono, Canada, Sep. 2020

    Can't pretend to be too experienced with either, but don't structure, lack of eye crescents and that hook-tipped bill point to a vireo?
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    Garden/Yard List 2020

    The Thrush was an awesome record, and still a major blocker- did it visit your garden?
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    Garden/Yard List 2020

    Wow, an inland Melodious is an incredible record and would outshine pretty much anything- I'm guessing rarer than the likes of Dusky Warbler, Black-t Thrush, and maybe even Bluetail after this year!?
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    Moving from a lister to a finder

    Look up often JW
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    Blue-winged Teal

    Does BWT ever show the yellowy-green hues on the mandible edge? (last pic in particular)
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    Would you count a bird on a camera trap as genuine tick?

    I recently saw a Red Kite reflection clearly in a second storey window in front of me, but on turning round could not see the bird as it was too low for a direct line of sight. Was talking to a colleague at the time so couldn't change position. Got me thinking if that reflection was any...
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    NE Catalonia

    https://www.birdinginspain.com/birding-sites-and-itineraries-in-ne-spain.php This link may be helpful if you've not seen it yet. Cheers, JW
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    Hi Elvisboy, I stayed there in March/April '16, managed to see most of the target birds in early morning sorties not too far away, but had a hire car- will you have one? JW
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    If yr struggling for Crossbills I've found Loch an Eilein to be pretty good, just S of Aviemore. Car park area and approach road. JW
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    Cape May, early Sept., bright yellow underparts

    Those flank streaks look genuine to me so I think your best fit is correct - Prairie. JW
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    Wader - Billingham, Cleveland, UK

    You suspect correctly! As a wader lover one of my favourite birds. JW
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    Vancouver / Seattle Hotspots - public transport?

    When I stayed in Vancouver it was fairly straight forward to get to Reifel by catching a bus to Ladner then a short taxi ride to a great reserve (in late Sept so good selection of waders). JW
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    A delicate subject... toilet facilities at reserves

    Given the success of rain ponchos, perhaps there's a gap in the market for a slightly larger version, easily portable, that covers the wearer's modesty allowing for undercover relief. Dragon's Den here I come...o:D JW
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    Pipit And Bunting? Bulgaria

    Agreed, the pipit looks large & leggy and is plainy marked below & on mantle, but has a well marked loral stripe. JW