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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 14:42
Replies: 2
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Posted By George Edwards
Wow amazing! The place seemed full of them - is...

Wow amazing! The place seemed full of them - is that possible or am I confusing various birds? We were so captivated I made my first iPhone recording! Will go back now as I have never seen one…
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 14:36
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By George Edwards
Birdsong, SE France 800m trees

Any help with any of these birds from today - first day of unlockdown in France - much appreciated. There's one in particular in foreground, which seemed pretty common - every 30m or so on a path....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks guys. Yes a real shame. In fact I'm not...

Thanks guys. Yes a real shame. In fact I'm not sure I've ever knowingly seen a wood warbler before, certainly not in the city. I feel like I may have made the wrong decision not to bring him home,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 12:09
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By George Edwards
Dead / stunned bird SE France Chiffchaff?

Found this poor guy in the middle of street belly up. Assumed he was dead but seemed warm. Cause unknown, cat, car, window, illness, old age, who knows. I picked him and there was no reaction so put...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th April 2019, 15:07
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks! It's a good year for crakes here...

Thanks! It's a good year for crakes here apparently. Others have also seen Spotted (also would be lifer for me) in same location so I'm going to be going back, fingers crossed…
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th April 2019, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By George Edwards
Little Crake, SE France, April

Little Crake female (new lifer :-)) ? Just checking…
SE France, today (April)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th March 2019, 07:20
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks Valéry

Thanks Valéry
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th March 2019, 06:30
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By George Edwards
Carrion Crow / Hooded Crow, SE France

Saw this pair of crows in town. Am I right in thinking one of them is a hybrid of Carrion Crow and Hooded Crow and the other is probably mostly pure Carrion Crow?Thanks - iPhone pics
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th September 2018, 11:28
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By George Edwards
At first I did consider curlew for an instant…

At first I did consider curlew for an instant…
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th September 2018, 11:27
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By George Edwards
Yes, that's it! Great shot. Indeed yes it did...

Yes, that's it! Great shot. Indeed yes it did seem to wriggle and start to disappear over the minute I took photos…
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th September 2018, 06:45
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By George Edwards
Yup I agree if you look very closely on bird 1,...

Yup I agree if you look very closely on bird 1, left wing, I believe you can just see a feather starting to grow between 4th and 6th
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th September 2018, 20:30
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By George Edwards
Short-toed Eagle swallowing a snake? Today Sep 2018 SE France

This bird was flying very high so I only saw the snake - I assume that's what it is - on the computer!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th September 2018, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By George Edwards
Booted Eagle? SE France Sep 2018

Come on these must be Booted Eagles surely! :-) 2 Seen today doing reverse migration i.e. west to east, high up in the direction of Italy.

The second one might just not be one of the pair as there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd September 2018, 07:14
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
Another rarity I was lucky to see yesterday...

Another rarity I was lucky to see yesterday during a one hour session - a Red Kite, I believe, travelling with HB. Only about 6 are recorded here each season.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By George Edwards
very good!

very good!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 09:20
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
As Collins says "very complex plumage variation...

As Collins says "very complex plumage variation especially in juveniles" ! This one seems to match with the brown chest + eye mask juvenile illustration in Collins, which concurs with Valéry's ID....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks so much for that research - that explains...

Thanks so much for that research - that explains why we get so many coming through here. I did know that there were some unusual migrations so thought it a possibility but wasn't sure.

The one that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
Not sure of the exact numbers but should be a...

Not sure of the exact numbers but should be a handful of ospreys I think - but also quite likely that they could pass by unnoticed as our local migration outpost (Fort de la Revere) is not manned...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 08:37
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By George Edwards
OK lol! Thanks

OK lol! Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 08:00
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By George Edwards
Osprey? SE France Sep 2018

Is this an osprey? Seen yesterday. I had it down as a Honey Buzzard but second thoughts
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 07:57
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
But very few pass here :-) From Collins I think...

But very few pass here :-) From Collins I think ours probably come from an isolated colony somewhere north of here between Turin and Grenoble - (very small map) All the others go west of Alps or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 07:25
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By George Edwards
For interest, here are a few more light ones from...

For interest, here are a few more light ones from yesterday

Thanks for link to Hungarian study - very useful

The one on right of pic 4 I really wasn't sure about - thought it might be an HB but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 05:38
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks Valéry! Yes, Kinthissa - just one -...

Thanks Valéry! Yes, Kinthissa - just one - although some others saw 6 coming through a day or two earlier.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 07:14
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By George Edwards
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 07:13
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By George Edwards
Excellent, thanks Simon!

Excellent, thanks Simon!
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