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Recent content by jimmyg

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    Interesting gull at Pennington Flash

    Just a heads-up for anyone birding Pennington Flash. I did the gull roost there last Wednesday, and noted an interesting large gull (present fairly early on). Alongside an adult yellow-legged gull, this bird (also an adult) looked similar to yellow-legged, with a similarly dark grey mantle, and...
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    Channel/Blue-headed Wagtail, UK

    Any thoughts on this bird, photographed at Polemere, Shropshire, yesterday evening?
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    Norfolk birding

    Some in the hedgerow beyond the windmill on Sluice Road, Denver. Can't remember if there were fewer than previous years though. Pretty much all fruits seem to have taken a hit this year.
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    Norfolk birding

    No worries, that's fair enough. I'm referring to the Collins and the Advanced Bird ID Guide.
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    Norfolk birding

    I don't know about the head profile, but I think there's nothing wrong with the bill given that this bird is a female. The black nail is only a requirement for purity in adult males, and having taken a look at photos on Birdguides (including from the breeding range) I don't think the black is...
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    Norfolk birding

    I'd like to know too (I do have a vested interest though). Surely if there are Pochard genes in there they didn't enter in the bird's recent ancestry?
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    Norfolk birding

    Good day at Holme today. Highlights included 8 Ring Ouzel, Firecrest and Black Redstart, plus (between 2.30 and 3.30 on the sea) Pom Skua, Manxie and 40+ Kittiwake. Decided to try for better views of the Arctic Warbler after my seawatch... but never made it, thank to a Locustella warbler which...
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    Young Birder

    GRIPPED! Glad you had a pretty unforgettable time Joseph!
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    Tortrix

    I think that's the boy, thank you James.
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    Oxford Moth for Confirmation

    Great stuff. I'm sure it'll serve you well when the floods dry up. Yes, would've been good to catch up. Feel free to text me if you're in Norfolk again this autumn. And thanks. James
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    Green-brindled Crescent?

    Thanks for the confirmation Harri.
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    Oxford Moth for Confirmation

    I didn't realise you did moths. Is that a recent development? Thanks for asking. I've finished at UEA - now experiencing the joy of jobhunting. Met a birder in the pub in the first week, so yes, I was able to get out a fair bit actually (the lighter workload helped!). I've already read your...
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    Tortrix

    Had a quick look on UK moths but couldn't find this one. Image is quite blurred, but the moth was fairly distinctive.
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    Green-brindled Crescent?

    Trapped last night in Denver, Norfolk. Is this F. capucina? I've only come across the green form here before.
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    Oxford Moth for Confirmation

    Looks good. In case you haven't met him yet, a birder named Liam Langley has just started at Brasenose and is looking to make Port Meadow his patch. I am jealous!
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