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Recent content by stuartelsom

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    Sooty or Bridled Tern - Gulf of Thailand July 2021

    The pale hind neck contrasting with the black cap is also indicative of Bridled as Sooty should be concolourus. Stu
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    Grafham Water

    And a couple of Common Sands on the north shore
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    Eastern Ontario small bird resembles warbling vireo ID needed

    Hi Sandra, It's a juvenile nuthatch. From the head pattern I would go with White-breasted, but not living in North America, I've never seen any of the species as fledglings, so would happily accept that it might not be. Nice shot! Stu
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    Northern ("Red-Shafted") Flicker ♀ ??? (Madera Canyon, AZ)

    Appears to be an adult female Red-shafted Flicker. Noting the brown crown and pale uniform greyish face, lacking the red nape spot found on Yellow-shafted. Very nice pic! Stu
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    Cerulean Warbler/Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher/Indigo Bunting/etc? Nashville, TN

    They're certainly worth waiting for. A special bird indeed and you'll certainly know a Cerulean when it pops up, here's a taster of what's to come! The same individual as pictured in my Avatar. Stu
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    Wader ID. N. Sweden.

    Hi, The white sides to the tail and the shape of the wing bar combined with uniform upperparts and short bill suggests Temminck's Stint. Stu
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    Dark grey finch East Lothian

    Andy, to give you an idea of how rare this species is in UK, this would probably be around the 40th record or something like that! Well done, and well done to Ken! Stu
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    Dark grey finch East Lothian

    Dark-eyed Junco for me. The white bill nails it. Stu
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    UK- Isle of Wight - Can someone confirm this is a purple Heron please...

    Another vote for Purple Heron. Bill shape, small head. Overall jizz narrow and sinuous, so quite a reptilian feel to it. Stu
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    Philadelphia Vireos? Costa Rica, Dec 2017

    Hi Alanc, I should have been more accurate. The Tennessee is probably a first-winter bird, but adults and youngsters look very similar in autumn. I've photographed a number of PV's on my travels, including the second bird shown here which died whilst we were watching it. Anyway, these are...
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    Philadelphia Vireos? Costa Rica, Dec 2017

    Pic 1 appears to be a juv Tennessee Warbler. Pic 2 and 3 look okay for Philly Vireo. Stu
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    Comment by 'stuartelsom' in media 'Blue-winged Warbler'

    Really missing my fix of warblers as no travel this spring. Your image of a Blue-wing brings back soooo many memories of past trips! Stu
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    Blue Tit- banks of thw dodder River-Ireland

    Juveniles don't show any blue in the plumage, so it's a very wet adult! Nice capture too! Stu
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    Louisiana or Northern Waterthrush? USA-Northern IL

    Hi Joshua, Nice shots. For me the underpart streaking extending onto the throat and the buff eyebrow all point to Northern. Regards Stu