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Recent content by Stephen Dunstan

  1. Stephen Dunstan

    Bird to ID in Leeds, England

    It's a young bird which may what's thrown you EmilyKate.
  2. Stephen Dunstan

    ID this goose? Seen in Leeds, England

    Greylag with some domestic Swan Goose ('Chinese Goose') in there.
  3. Stephen Dunstan

    What was your first found rare and how old were you?

    The first national rarity I ever found was a Yellow-browed Warbler in Fuerteventura when it was still a Spanish rarity. The following year I found my first BB, a Pechora Pipit.
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    What was your first found rare and how old were you?

    The Gropper and the Sandgrouse are still BBRC, and the rosefinch never has been so it's the leaf warbler.
  5. Stephen Dunstan

    Fuerteventura yesterday/today 2 more confirmations.

    Yes and mostly first winter RBGs in winter which this record would fit with.
  6. Stephen Dunstan

    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Yeah. First for Cape Verde. The only other was in the same place the following year, still wonder if it was the same individual.
  7. Stephen Dunstan

    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Another one from me. A first for the place I saw it.
  8. Stephen Dunstan

    Your WORST identifiable photos

    I'm not sure if it's a black bird, a white bird or both! Edit - clearly it's just white from what you've said. I don't think I can identify it with certainty.
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    1st Winter gull Fuerteventura today.

    When I have canvassed opinion on a bird and everybody comes back and tell me it's by far the most likely option in the location with reasons I generally accept that and move on to be honest Ken. I know we differ in our views on that but the fact that this thread is continuing might suggest to...
  10. Stephen Dunstan

    1st Winter gull Fuerteventura today.

    Less than an hour ago Ken you were suggesting potential hybrid influence and questioning the judgement of one of the foremost authorities on gull identification in Europe.
  11. Stephen Dunstan

    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Phone picture of a Gannet on a Barrow reservoir to prove it had turned up at a freshwater site.
  12. Stephen Dunstan

    1st Winter gull Fuerteventura today.

    No Ken, I mean does anyone other than yourself think it's anything other than a Black-headed Gull. It was pretty clear really.
  13. Stephen Dunstan

    1st Winter gull Fuerteventura today.

    Does anyone other than Ken think this is anything other than a Black-headed Gull?
  14. Stephen Dunstan

    Reserve/Site Lists

    I suppose it depends how you define 'site'. Walney Island is eleven miles long. I would imagine there's an awful lot that goes through Walney without being noticed never mind trapped and ringed. The north end is a nature reserve in its own right and there aren't that many active birders...
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    All the Rare Birds of Europe - book

    Extremely Rare Birds In The Western Palearctic would seem an obvious one to recommend though it's a few years old now.
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