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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th March 2020, 18:37
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Ravenwing
Western or Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Texas

I always struggle deciding between Western and Semi-palmated Sandpipers. Seen at Aransas late February. Advice appreciated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th March 2020, 07:40
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Ravenwing
Thanks for confirming my thoughts

Thanks for confirming my thoughts
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th March 2020, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Ravenwing
Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs, Texas, 2020

The bird back left is clearly a Willet. Are the other birds in the foreground Greater (as I think) or Lesser Yellowlegs ? Logic behind comments appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th June 2019, 18:37
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Ravenwing
Thanks, that is a great detailed explanation. I...

Thanks, that is a great detailed explanation. I had not heard about the leg positioning but I see what you mean. Our local guide said Western. My first thought was Semi-palmated but I didn't want to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th June 2019, 10:45
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Ravenwing
Western or Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Trinidad

I'm struggling to decide if this is a Western Sandpiper or a Semi-palmated Sandpiper. Comments and logic appreciated, Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th May 2019, 17:29
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Ravenwing
Is this a juvenile Gray Hawk ? New Mexico

I would appreciate advice. Is this a juvenile Gray Hawk or if not then some advice on what it is. Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st March 2019, 10:55
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Ravenwing
The Gambia - Purple Glossy Starling or Splendid Glossy Starling

I'm struggling to decided if the eye colour is yellow or white and I only have these views of the birds. Looking at internet photos I can't decide between Purple and Splendid.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st March 2019, 19:21
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Ravenwing
Is this a Senegal Eremomela - Gambia, March 19

I photographed this bird in The Gambia a coupl of weeks ago. Is it a Senegal Eremomela ? Thanks in advance
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th March 2019, 10:15
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Ravenwing
Gambia, non-breeding Bishop ?

Sorry about the poor photo. I suspect that these are non-breeding plumage Bishops. If so, can anyone advise me which Bishop ? Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th March 2019, 09:14
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Ravenwing
Two Terns in the Gambia

The upper bird is obviously a Caspian. Am I correct in thinking that the lower bird is a Lesser Crested rather than a Royal ? Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th March 2019, 11:59
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Ravenwing
Small Bird seen in The Gambia

I photographed his small bird in the Gambia near Kotu last week. Is it a Tawny-Flanked Prinia ? Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 11:28
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Ravenwing
Thanks, very informative.

Thanks, very informative.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th May 2018, 10:14
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Ravenwing
Eastern or Western Willet please - Trinidad

I saw my first ever Willet in Trinidad last month. I assume it is an Eastern Willet but can someone confirm this please ? Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st May 2018, 20:46
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Ravenwing
Thanks, appreciated, Why Semipalmated rather than...

Thanks, appreciated, Why Semipalmated rather than Western ?
Also in the attached photo I think I can see Greater and lesser yellowlegs, Lest Sandpiper and stilt Sandpiper, am I correct ? thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st May 2018, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Ravenwing
Shorebirds seen in Trinidad in early April

Can I have some advice on these shorebirds /waders
a) I think is either Western Sandpiper or Semipalmated Sandpiper
b) I think is Lesser Yellowlegs
c) I think is Stilt Sandpiper
A bit of ID support...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th November 2017, 07:52
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Ravenwing
Thanks very much for the detailed explanation. I...

Thanks very much for the detailed explanation. I guess that we dismissed Shikra too quickly based on apparent size
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th November 2017, 17:27
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Ravenwing
It too big for a Shikra. We did consider African...

It too big for a Shikra. We did consider African Goshawk as in some photos there is some evidence of a black line under the chin.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th November 2017, 14:38
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Ravenwing
Only problem with Shikra is that we had just seen...

Only problem with Shikra is that we had just seen a pair of those and this bird was quite a bit bigger and looked different. Some books suggest a pale morph Ovambo with no chin barring. I have a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th November 2017, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Ravenwing
That was another thought but the location didn't...

That was another thought but the location didn't seem to fit. Our guide was adamant that it was an Ovamba but we weren't totally convinced.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th November 2017, 13:14
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Ravenwing
Raptor in Namibia

We saw the bird in the attached photos in Etosha, Namibia on October 28th. We had just seen two Shikra and this bird was larger. Thoughts were that it was an Ovambo Sparrowhawk but some features such...
Forum: Worcestershire Sunday 19th March 2017, 09:31
Replies: 39,760
Views: 8,766,491
Posted By Ravenwing
Med Gull

In front of the hide at the Flashes about 2.30 yesterday (Sat) afternoon
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th January 2017, 17:28
Replies: 55
Views: 6,693
Posted By Ravenwing
Well, enough said on all of this, far too much...

Well, enough said on all of this, far too much disagreement. We all bird in our own way and that is good. I shall not bother seeking ID advice on this forum again, pity but I'm obviously not a real...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th January 2017, 16:13
Replies: 55
Views: 6,693
Posted By Ravenwing
I take exception to the expression "Blundering...

I take exception to the expression "Blundering About" ! That I do not do and I know most if not all of the regular British Species ! My problem is with some vagrants. I do know that photos can be...
Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 11th January 2017, 12:57
Replies: 1,142
Views: 193,830
Posted By Ravenwing
Dipper

I managed to photograph the Bourn Brook Dipper this morning looking upstream from near the big pipes. It then flew upstream. Also one Kingfisher in the same area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th January 2017, 20:16
Replies: 55
Views: 6,693
Posted By Ravenwing
Fascinating discussion, I only started birding...

Fascinating discussion, I only started birding about 6 years ago and have a view - if I haven't taken a photo of it I haven't seen it. I learned to identify birds by taking photos and going through...
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