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Recent content by jforgham

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    Gull, East Herts.

    Presuming first winter Herring for this bird. Just unusual to see a solitary gull as this was at Stansted Airport Lagoons this afternoon. Many thanks, Jono
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    Gull: Cley beach this morning

    Thought so. Worth a check, though
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    Gull: Cley beach this morning

    Evening, Managed to grab a few record shots of this gull from the Beach Hotel, Cley this morning. Small dark eye and black legs. Just a Herring aberattion? Unfortunately a really grey and misty sea watch so just cropped record shots and none of mantle. It was the eye that first made me look...
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    Chiffchaff/Willow warbler

    Thanks, as I suspected.
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    Chiffchaff/Willow warbler

    My usual conundrum early in the year. Came across these two today. There was both a chiffchaff calling and a willow warbler uttering it's wonderful tune. Got these photos and now managed to confuse myself. What do folk reckon?
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    Gull, East Herts

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    Gull, East Herts

    Many thanks for that. The mirrors were a little confusing.
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    Gull, East Herts

    Struggling to sort this gull out. Can I rule out Yellow legged and if so, why? Distant shot from this afternoon. Many thanks for any advice
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    Joint BF Lockdown Listing - Autumn 2020

    I've kept a garden list of everything found since 23rd March. So far, this is the list.https://littlehadhambirding.blogspot.com/2020/04/garden-list-during-self-isolation.html Jono
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    Migrant behaviour

    Last week I was in Norfolk and managed to see both the Brown shrike and Red breasted flycatcher. Not sure there can be a definitive answer to this but what is the consensus of opinion on what happens to these birds? Presumably a.) they die b.) continue migrating in the wrong direction and...
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    UK snake?

    Morning, Just been sent this photo of a snake crossing the road in East Hertfordshire. I write a nature column for the local newspaper and have no idea on this one. Looks to be around 6 foot long as the lane here is 12 foot wide. Not aware of female grass snakes being white, or do they go this...
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    Couple of wasp sp to identify, please

    Came across these two whilst sweep netting for moth caterpillars. Suspect one is a spider hunting wasp (found dead) and the other an Ichneumon species. Be grateful if anyone could tell me more. Many thanks, Jono
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    Andrena bee sp Herts UK

    Struggling to key this one out. Any pointers gratefully received. Making progress with this tricky group, but a long way to go yet. Many thanks, Jono
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    Suspected water bug sp Herts UK

    Thank you Corixa punctata is the common one but I note there are 39 species. Thanks for the guidance. A little fact finding for me today. Jono
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    Suspected water bug sp Herts UK

    Morning All, Our cat unearthed this bug from pea shingle next to our pond. Is it a Saucer bug or just a Common water boatman? Many thanks, Jono