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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm in the Wood Sand camp - too strong a...

I'm in the Wood Sand camp - too strong a supercilium for Marsh, and I can't see the bill going behind the rock, as the rock is well behind the bird (unless the bird was designed by M C Escher :-O)
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Yesterday, 21:52
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
A bird named after a river which is named after...

A bird named after a river which is named after an insect . . . unique?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Pied Wag for that one :t:

Agree Pied Wag for that one :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:40
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Nutcracker
No orangey tones on it, so I guess that can be...

No orangey tones on it, so I guess that can be discounted; the breast is sort of pale greeny-yellow-buff, i.e., rather anonymous :-O. My best guess an Empidonax moving through on migration from...
Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 17:37
Replies: 76
Views: 22,585
Posted By Nutcracker
That must be an insect, it's got 6 legs :t:o:D

That must be an insect, it's got 6 legs :t:o:D
Forum: Your Birding Day Yesterday, 17:28
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Nutcracker
Did it succeed in finding any fish? :eek!:

Did it succeed in finding any fish? :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Nutcracker
Arctic Skua for me too :t:

Arctic Skua for me too :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Razorbill; a juvenile with the bill not...

Ditto to Razorbill; a juvenile with the bill not full grown yet (takes several months!).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:41
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Nutcracker
1st-winter males, I presume?

1st-winter males, I presume?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:35
Replies: 5,793
Views: 586,989
Posted By Nutcracker
Marsh Sand for me too

Marsh Sand for me too
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:33
Replies: 709
Views: 65,829
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes; introduced by Lord Lilford in the 1880s...

Yes; introduced by Lord Lilford in the 1880s (with some earlier unsuccessful introductions from 1843 by others). Apparently around then, they were popular as house pets for controlling cockroaches,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 27th September 2020, 12:46
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
I suspect you're living in De Nile o:D

I suspect you're living in De Nile o:D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 23:20
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks OK to me; think the white forehead (and...

Looks OK to me; think the white forehead (and probably the orangey tones on the mantle) are just feather tips on the fresh plumage?
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:50
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Don't know, but doubt it. He's on wikipedia here...

Don't know, but doubt it. He's on wikipedia here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Seebohm). Also known for Seebohm's Wheatear, of course :t:
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:36
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Must admit, I'm very surprised, given how...

Must admit, I'm very surprised, given how well-travelled you are!

Some great travelogue reading for you: Seebohm, To the Pechora Valley and The Yenesei (issued together in 1901 as The Birds of...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 19:00
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
When it isn't a burn, or a syke or sike, or a...

When it isn't a burn, or a syke or sike, or a gyll or gill, or a cleugh, or a letch, or a water, or a linn, or a grain, ....

Or . . (famous local joke) . . ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Nutcracker
Both can have off-white throats as juv/1st...

Both can have off-white throats as juv/1st winter, can be very tricky to tell apart! But in Michigan, Audubon's would be very unlikely, and Myrtle common. So on probability, overwhelming likelihood...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Lesser Redpolls for 1, 2, 4, 5 :t: #3...

Ditto to Lesser Redpolls for 1, 2, 4, 5 :t:


#3 I suspect might be a Common [Mealy] Redpoll - very white wingbar and overall 'frosted' greyish colour fits. Not 100% sure given the pic quality though.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:25
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Gambian Swallow, etc. - the country Gambia is...

Gambian Swallow, etc. - the country Gambia is named after the River Gambia
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:19
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica :t:

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica :t:
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:16
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Zambezi Nicator, Penduline Tit, etc.

Zambezi Nicator, Penduline Tit, etc.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:15
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
Yangtze Parrotbill

Yangtze Parrotbill
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 14:36
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
And of course, River Warbler - after rivers in...

And of course, River Warbler - after rivers in general, not a specific river!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 14:34
Replies: 52
Views: 629
Posted By Nutcracker
No, that's fine, the Pechora is always a river...

No, that's fine, the Pechora is always a river first and foremost.


Hudsonian Godwit & Whimbrel are named after the Hudson Bay (Canada), not the Hudson River (NY, USA). So they're not admissible,...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 26th September 2020, 14:23
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Nutcracker
They'll visit feeders, but a word of caution -...

They'll visit feeders, but a word of caution - Blue and Great Tits are better at exploiting feeders, and putting up feeders will enhance their winter survival. This in turn means a higher likelihood...
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