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Recent content by RichieTwitchy

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    When posting choose the 'attach file' button. If your photo is too large then open the image to view it full screen in your phone's gallery and then take a screenshot and upload that screenshot instead using the 'attach file' button.
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    Warbler sized Garden bird ID needed Crewkerne Somerset UK

    @earleybird May I suggest you record its song if it reappears as this is usually better in identifying warblers, as photos may contain colour artefacts or distortion.
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    Red and yellow bird.. any ideas anyone? Looks like a massive Robin! Maybe a red breasted flycatcher?

    Here's a size comparison with a Robin - I've affected the image as to mimic yours but not the scale - and as you can see the proportions fit perfectly. If the pair are regular visitors - you mention they've been around for 3 days - then see if you can photograph further images or a video, but...
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    Cetti's Warbler? Lunt UK (today 13th January)

    My personal colour-blindness affects reds, browns, yellows and greens (and all hues in-between) and also blues, purples and (surprisingly) greens again! I can see the difference in shades and brightness at times, but I can't determine the colours. So when a person without colour-blindness sees...
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    Cetti's Warbler? Lunt UK (today 13th January)

    Cheers guys - I think that because they are harder to see, I've developed a soft spot for them.
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    Cetti's Warbler? Lunt UK (today 13th January)

    Thanks Alexander - you're always respectful and helpful and I always enjoy reading your detailed comments in this identification section of the forum. I've learned a lot from your posts (y)
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    Cetti's Warbler? Lunt UK (today 13th January)

    I'm fairly confident that it is, but id-ing warblers isn't the most easy at times - especially for us colour-blind birders! So it looks good for Cetti's as it's pretty plain, has a pale supercilium and darker eye stripe with bright eye ring, upright tail and it was skulking around the middle of...
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    Is this a bird? Seen in UK

    Is this what you're looking at Starburst? Looks like something occupying the hollow of a tree - but I can't make out what.
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    Garden bird - Leicester UK - rare sighting twice a year winter

    Listen, there is really no need to go on and on and on explaining the reasons why - just get to the point will you.
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    Night bird not heard before.

    Butty - Joanie made 2 threads (of the same subject) and it seems Sussex UK is the location.
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    Night bird not heard before.

    Joanie could you perhaps try and capture a recording on your phone? This would help a lot in identifying your bird/animal.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Looks like you get all 3 regularly in that part of the country so make sure to visit there again soon as I'm sure they'll still be around and abouts somewhere.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Butty is correct - you say that all 3 of you agreed on its size but compared to what? If you saw a man on a beach alone would you easily be able to gauge his height? A bird's behaviour, calls and markings offer better evidence for an id when size is difficult to judge.
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    Identity of bird in painting

    Dammit - just realised it was from a painting!
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    Identity of bird in painting

    Have we any more information on where this was seen and the best location for good views? Even though I must admit I think I have this one ticked already.