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Forum: Gulls Tuesday 29th January 2019, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Silverwolf
They are uncommon here but yes.

They are uncommon here but yes.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 29th January 2019, 16:21
Replies: 18
Views: 323
Posted By Silverwolf
I feel like this was a much more common bird in...

I feel like this was a much more common bird in my childhood. I think I only had 1 visual and 2 heard-only sightings on my last month-long trip to the UK!
Forum: New Zealand Tuesday 29th January 2019, 16:20
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Silverwolf
Shore Plover in Auckland?

Hoping to find one of these when I visit next month. I know they can be seen off-trail at Matatapu Island, but I suspect that those areas are well fenced off for obvious reasons. Is there any way for...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 06:21
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By Silverwolf
I only know of two species in the genus, the...

I only know of two species in the genus, the other being Pseudopanthera ennomosaria.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 22:49
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Silverwolf
We've had records of pink-instead-of-white...

We've had records of pink-instead-of-white magpies in England (not related to your magpies). I suspect a similar cause may be in question. Photos can help.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 19th January 2019, 19:34
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Silverwolf
Does red light really help with night photography?

I've heard a few second-hand cases that owl photographers often use a red light so that their camera can auto focus on their targets at night time, when auto focus (and even manual focus) is pretty...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 18th January 2019, 05:41
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Silverwolf
Surprised you didn't think along the lines of...

Surprised you didn't think along the lines of mottled umber Ken (which perhaps you see regularly)...similar pattern, probably on the next page. This is another of the spring species...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 12th January 2019, 01:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By Silverwolf
We have red-throated pipit show up on most years....

We have red-throated pipit show up on most years. Or at least it feels that way.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 8th January 2019, 22:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By Silverwolf
Thought someone might get a kick out of that one....

Thought someone might get a kick out of that one. We'll have to watch out for that when it comes.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 8th January 2019, 21:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By Silverwolf
Red-flanked Bluetail, California

Found by Rebecca Marschall in December, information released yesterday. Notes here by Kimball Garrett: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51448882

Tempted to go for it myself...

"This is the second...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th January 2019, 17:34
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Silverwolf
Would go as Costa's in my book. Very compact...

Would go as Costa's in my book. Very compact bird, short bill, slightly curved. Not overly dirty/smudgy looking on the underparts (tough angle of course). Wing tips are too variable based on the pose...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 27th December 2018, 06:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By Silverwolf
Wikipedia says: "Tristan da Cunha itself is...

Wikipedia says: "Tristan da Cunha itself is accessible only by sea via a seven-day sail from Cape Town, South Africa, by landing during the 60 days of the year that the harbor allows for access to...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 25th December 2018, 02:51
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Silverwolf
Don't know what this is but it is no ladybird,...

Don't know what this is but it is no ladybird, for sure. There are no subfamilies in Coccinellidae that can look like this.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 19th December 2018, 22:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By Silverwolf
Great article. This was one of the birds that...

Great article. This was one of the birds that started my interest in birding. Just the idea of something being so restricted to an obscure offshore island caught my attention I guess. Still hoping...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 11th December 2018, 22:53
Replies: 76
Views: 8,866
Posted By Silverwolf
Wasn't aware of a second subspecies of royal...

Wasn't aware of a second subspecies of royal tern...and in Africa too! Thought it was an N/S American bird only.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 9th December 2018, 17:49
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Silverwolf
If I learned anything from ladybirds, you have to...

If I learned anything from ladybirds, you have to be holding the damn thing to have any proper sense of whether it has a foreleg spur or not.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th December 2018, 18:33
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Silverwolf
Ha, my first reaction to this was "that doesn't...

Ha, my first reaction to this was "that doesn't look like coop or sharpie" followed by "well guess it has to be a goshawk then, nothing else around". My gut was not happy with anything about the bird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th December 2018, 08:00
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Silverwolf
Would not go amiss as red knot in my book. The...

Would not go amiss as red knot in my book. The bill seems about average, but the head facing a little away from us is slightly exaggerating the depth. A juvenile with that wing pattern, I imagine.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th December 2018, 02:00
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Silverwolf
I think the left leg on the left bird disappears...

I think the left leg on the left bird disappears because it is against the lit surface of the branch...! The light bouncing off the branch could easily do that. Whereas the right bird's legs are...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 7th December 2018, 01:58
Replies: 97
Views: 5,889
Posted By Silverwolf
When I speak of "suppression" to US birders,...

When I speak of "suppression" to US birders, whether it be cases that are intentional, unintentional, justified or what have you, they just shake their heads and wonder what an earth we are doing. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th December 2018, 18:19
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Silverwolf
I don't think the left bird is more blown out as...

I don't think the left bird is more blown out as much as it just has more white. Note the head colouring is just as exposed as the right bird, and so is the darker part of the tail. A bird with more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th December 2018, 17:50
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Silverwolf
Ha now that would be funny. It is not a bird I've...

Ha now that would be funny. It is not a bird I've ever seen so I'm hardly confident around it.

Two more photos were...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 22:00
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Silverwolf
If I was looking at my local buff-bellied pipit...

If I was looking at my local buff-bellied pipit flock in America while the red-throated pipit was around, I'd have called this out as RTPI for sure.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Silverwolf
My guess from the first photos which was "almost...

My guess from the first photos which was "almost like a curlew sandpiper but with a dunlin bill"!! Guess I was half right. I'll stay out of the next wader threads...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 21:55
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Silverwolf
From a head-on view it sure has that capped look...

From a head-on view it sure has that capped look doesn't it? But definitely gull-billed tern. This is a good lesson to always take multiple photos, especially of the side of the head, where possible.
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