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Recent content by KenM

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    Another potential Flycatcher ID issue

    Most birds conform to the “classic” type, however as in most things you will find a degree of variability within a species and sometimes they can be to an extreme. Whether this is the case with the subject bird I cannot say as I haven’t seen many EP’s, but I’m sure US birders could contribute...
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    Blyth's Reed Warbler or Reed Warbler RSPB Middleton Lakes, UK, June 21st

    The emargination on p3 (image 2) appears to be in alignment within the overlying tertial area which makes it a Blyth’s Reed Warbler not to mention the short pp. Cheers
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    Gtr Manchester June 2021 - possible Cetti's Warbler

    Your bird appears to have a long-ish rufous tail, and short-ish rufous wings...going arse-up into cover...looks like you’re in with a chance Earnest Lad.👍
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    Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

    Thanks for sharing.👍
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    Peep sandpiper - Southern Ontario June 18-19/2021

    I’m thinking Semipalmated Sandpiper. Cheers
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    Garden / Yard List 2021

    I’ll let the “brotherhood” decide on that one H! FWIW H....I’ve had Black Redstart, Wheatear, Little Grebe, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Greenfinch, Firecrest, Treeper, Lesser Spot. and Coot all within a mile of my abode...and I can’t have any of them.😢😢😢
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    Garden / Yard List 2021

    Did it originate in your viewing remit area H?
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    Alder Flycatcher?

    Looking at the primary projection, they appear to be half that of the tertials, whereas Acadian’s should be almost equal according to Sibley? Cheers
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    ID please - Sanliurfa Turkey

    The primary to tertial ratio is correct for Eastern Olivaceous, half the length of the overhanging tertials. I assume you are referring to the pale edging on the secondaries of the starboard wing on image 1. Individuals can often show this feature being light and angle dependant, you’ll note...
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    ID please - Sanliurfa Turkey

    Looks like another Eastern Olivaceous to my eye, excellent shots by the way.👍 Cheers
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    Alder Flycatcher?

    Have to presume that the only other Empid range candidate would be Willow (more common thus more likely?), however I wouldn’t like to attempt separation on these images alone . Cheers
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    Odd BOP NEast London

    FWIW Alexander, here are three straight out of the can without any correction apart from being heavily cropped. Cheers
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    help please to ID this bird - Steppe Sanliurfa Turkey

    I think you’re right with EO, it’s certainly an Iduna and well within range. Cheers
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    help please to ID this bird - forest, BC Canada

    I’ll suggest (with caution) a Brown-headed Cowbird? Cheers
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