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    How many ditched their spotter for higher powered bino’s?

    It´s plain to see that we birders won´t leave our scopes behind when in wetlands or steppes. I often use 8x and 10x with a monopod and wonder if 15x would enhance my observations at open spaces so I welcome opinions from birders with experience about that. I think that hunt-related threads go...
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    A bird from Aladaglar Mts., Turkey.

    A young Red-fronted Serin.
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    Pipit for ID - Pune, Western India

    The thick bill fits for an Upland Pipit
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    Marsh Warbler ID Turkey

    I cannot unravel the song. But the only emargination is on p3 so it´s not an Iduna. I lean towards Reed Warbler by jizz, warm hue and long bill.
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    How to remove Velbon PH-157Q tripod head?

    Try this: support firmly the tripod on the ground, short legs open, tighten all screws and hit the handle with a dry snap, with your hand or anything harder. I have unscrewed it this way.
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    Warbler - Basrah - Iraq

    I think that wing features and jizz point to a Marsh Warbler.
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    Bird ID / IRAN

    It looks like a Great Reed Warbler to me.
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    sylvia warblers & 2 other- Iraq - Basrah

    Pics 1&2 show to me an Upcher's: robust, greyish and especially white on outer rectrices.
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    south of Iraq - near to Basrah - warbler ID

    1-4 Not sure 5-6 It seems a Great Reed Warbler to me. Overall colour, face marks, strong bill, well-spaced primaries. 7-11 A greyer Common Nightingale. Among other subtle "field marks", wing-tip=P3
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    Comment by 'Tote' in media 'Isabelline Wheatear'

    I think it´s a female Desert Wheatear
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    Comment by 'Tote' in media 'IMG_1440.jpg'

    A Dunnock.
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    Common Chiffchaff? Ethiopia, Harena Forest, Bale National Park

    Wing formula fits for Whitethroat: wing-tip, emarginations and (apparent) short P1.
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    Desert or Isabelline Wheatear (Zonguldak,Turkey)

    Desert is out of range, I think, but I agree with you.
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    Warbler ID - Istanbul / Turkey

    Rüppell's Warbler, an old female?
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    Bird from Ethiopia - Borena National Park - Sighted December 2020

    African Harrier-Hawk, a young one.