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Recent content by phil baber

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    Bird ID Menorca. 29 September 2012.

    Very bad footage. Slowed and repeated. Not much to go on! Came across this today and had forgotten it for years. I remember a big fall of Robins that week. This bird appeared on an outcrop and dived for cover, soon after a Sardinian Warbler had chased a Scops Owl into a bush. The russet tail is...
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    uk pipit

    Mipit. Agreed.
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    Duck ,Northern Greece

    They are indeed!
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    Which bird could this be?

    Willow. Nice photos Frank!
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    Raven or crow? plus Twite ID? Rye Harbour, East Sussex, UK (25/01/19).

    For sure. Yellow bill on 4 and check the "curry-coloured faces" and bec-jaunes on these beauties! B (:
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    Little Tern?

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    Warbler from Cyprus

    It is. A male. A wonderful bird with a machine-gun call.
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    Plover in Mallorca

    3 votes.
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    gull from Poland

    Are they still calling it Caspian? Because it looks like one. Look at those legs. I spent 5 Springs in Polska and wondered why the Herring Gulls on the Wisla looked funky & weird, before they gave it a name. If it's not a Caspo? I'd like to learn why...
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    Lesser Whitethroat 26.9.18 London E14.

    In both images I'd suggest, looks like a Lesser Throat that might be a UK/close breeder...? Nice looking bird though! PS During Summer one hears the incessant dry-rattle and rarely see the singer. But when you do? Gorgeous and subtle bird with a hint of un--affodable after-shave! (And cheap...
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    Tundra or Taiga bean goose

    Agree with Dougie here. We used to call then rossicus... :cat: PS Like a Pinkfoot, but a bit Bean-erer!
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    Marsh or Willow Tit

    Think one might wish to see a few more pics to get all angles on an ID here? Note the demarcation zone defined on the cheek patch also. The apparent "bull-neck" imho down to angle, and the bib seems big due to shadow of fluffed feathers. Difficult species pair. More photos would help! And I...
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    Bird on feeder

    Bewick's Wren?
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    Unknown Plover at Sharm November

    Wow! The next set has put the Plover amongst the Pigeons! And lots of Cats may be watching! Hope so! ;)
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    Woodlark indeed. They love to perch on high wires. Natural habitat...