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    Small wader bird - NL

    Thank you! :)
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    Small wader bird - NL

    Hi everyone, I saw this cute wader on the Zandmotor beach in the Netherlands a few days ago (2nd of April). My best ID right now is Dunlin, Calidris alpina, mainly due to the black rump (see blurry in flight photo). However, I find that its plumage is not brown enough for summer plumage, and...
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    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    @THE_FERN I actually have that app already, but completely forgot I did... you're absolutely right that that would have been very useful for me to use! I'll make sure to remember that better for next time.
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    Pluvialis from Cape Verde

    @Alexander Stöhr ah, well that makes more sense! Seems like I was in the completely wrong direction. Thank you!
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    Pluvialis from Cape Verde

    Hi everyone, I'm having a hard time identifying these plovers seen on Sal in Cape Verde. I think they're in the Pluvialis genus, but I have no idea which species it may be. It's probably either P. squatarola or P. dominica, but P. apricaria and P. fulva are possible (though less likely than the...
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    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    Yep, I've got the RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds, and I definitely agree that it is incredibly useful and informative (the book is in a pretty poor state right now due to how often I've taken it into the field!), as well as a couple other books centered on northwest-European birds...
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    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    @KenM Ah alright those make sense, thanks a lot! And yes I did Google images of the different species, but sometimes for the inexperienced birder like myself, it's hard to determine which features are actually relevant/important.
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    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    @KenM @lou salomon thanks both! Can I please ask what features made you come to this identification?
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    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    Hi everyone, I saw this bird on the island of Sal in Cape Verde and am having a hard time IDing it. Using this Wikipedia list, I've narrowed it down to these potential species: Luscinia megarhynchos (common nightingale) Curruca deserti (African desert warbler) Iduna calligata (booted warbler)...
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    Waterfowl from Vogelplas Starrevaart, Netherlands

    @Butty Thanks for your help! May I ask which features you used to identify these birds? Particularly for Numbers 1, 4, and 6? @Alexander Stöhr Thank you too! I think Butty actually did it better in terms of the numbering system, as he followed the system I used. The first two photos I was...
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    Waterfowl from Vogelplas Starrevaart, Netherlands

    Hi everyone, Here are a few different duck/waterfowl species I photographed in mid-August in the Vogelplas Starrevaart (Netherlands) where I'd like to ask for or confirm my IDs on. The area is known for its high diversity of bird species. I believe it's likely that I was maybe in the "eclipse"...
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    Family times

    A pied avocet mother and chick in a small coastal reserve. I didn't notice the chick until it crawled out from under its mother's feathers, a very cute surprise!
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    Hello from the Netherlands/UK!

    The Netherlands is a great country, although I'm probably somewhat biased when I say that. But I do really like it there, and while I do also like it here in the UK I am always very happy to come back home. The big cities are a nice blend of modern and classical architecture, the public...
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    Comment by 'MaxesTaxes' in media 'Male Blackbird feeding young.jpeg'

    This is an absolutely incredible photo, great job!
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    Comment by 'MaxesTaxes' in media 'Red capped Mrs Blackcap'

    What a gorgeous photo!
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