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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 00:37
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Nutcracker
An important paper on species limits in the Great...

An important paper on species limits in the Great Egret complex (the one cited by IOC that I mentioned above):

https://heronconservation.org/media/JHBC/vol01/01_05_Pratt.pdf
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 00:34
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Nutcracker
Not sure! I've never heard of it being used of...

Not sure! I've never heard of it being used of Ostriches, so there's a start :eek!:3:-)
Forum: Bird Behaviour Today, 00:04
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By Nutcracker
It's that daytime only, that makes me wonder...

It's that daytime only, that makes me wonder about a human source!
Forum: Bird Behaviour Yesterday, 23:55
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By Nutcracker
Sounds most like an unmated individual getting...

Sounds most like an unmated individual getting desperate.


The only other possibility I can think of is whether the owner of the woodlot might have set up a player to play their calls to try to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:39
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Nutcracker
Actually, that whole article needs some updating!...

Actually, that whole article needs some updating! Doesn't even mention that they're breeding in Britain now :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:34
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Nutcracker
A. (a.) modesta was split a few years ago, and...

A. (a.) modesta was split a few years ago, and then they re-lumped it with new evidence: makes me suspect they won't want to split it again without compelling further new evidence. IOC has the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Nutcracker
Curlew Sand was my thought too - bill far too...

Curlew Sand was my thought too - bill far too long for W-rS, and long even for Dunlin :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 18:11
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Nutcracker
Filename rather gives away the answer 8-P

Filename rather gives away the answer 8-P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:46
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Nutcracker
The other one - Golden-crowned Kinglet...

The other one - Golden-crowned Kinglet :t:



Ruby-crowned doesn't have the black and white pattern below the crown.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:45
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Nutcracker
Different species, but same genus. So it is fair...

Different species, but same genus. So it is fair to say that a raven is a type of crow.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 21:08
Replies: 41
Views: 806
Posted By Nutcracker
Definitely an Occam's Razorbill :t:

Definitely an Occam's Razorbill :t:
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 26th October 2020, 18:38
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Nutcracker
It's telling the hawk "Look, I'm so fit I can...

It's telling the hawk "Look, I'm so fit I can even sing while you're chasing! You've got no hope!"


I've had similar with Ring Ouzel, it only sang from a crag gully while a Peregrine was going over...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 26th October 2020, 18:24
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Views: 588,480
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Dunlin

Ditto to Dunlin
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 15:33
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Nutcracker
They looked Killdeer size to me! That, plus the...

They looked Killdeer size to me! That, plus the long tail (well past wingtips), and lack of any obvious yellow eye ring, is what made me think Long-billed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 10:25
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, correct on all. What you're seeing there is...

Yes, correct on all. What you're seeing there is mobbing - just play-fighting, or bullying, not any real intent (or ability) to kill. Each may also try to steal food from any of the other.


Edit:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 10:16
Replies: 41
Views: 806
Posted By Nutcracker
Not a swift, looks structurally wrong. But plenty...

Not a swift, looks structurally wrong. But plenty of other things it could be! I fear one to leave as a UFO 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2020, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Nutcracker
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus would be...

Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus would be my guess; an adult (black collar) and a 1st-winter (brown collar).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 08:54
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Nutcracker
Wader of some sort, something like a Turnstone...

Wader of some sort, something like a Turnstone perhaps?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 24th October 2020, 11:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Nutcracker
Ghastly! Whoever came up with that?? ��

Ghastly! Whoever came up with that?? ��
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 23rd October 2020, 22:06
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Link works fine for me too Odd that...

Thanks! Link works fine for me too


Odd that they avoided Kent so assiduously!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd October 2020, 21:47
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus...

Ditto to Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus auritus).

Not sure there's any records of Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus cornutus) in Europe?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd October 2020, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Nutcracker
Perhaps because name searches would bring up lots...

Perhaps because name searches would bring up lots of hits about the birds ahead of the journal title? I know that happens with searches for the BOU's journal Ibis.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd October 2020, 15:22
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree with Common Pochard :t:

Agree with Common Pochard :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 23rd October 2020, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Nutcracker
Have you got larger originals of the pics? Can't...

Have you got larger originals of the pics? Can't see enough detail on them!
Forum: Migration Friday 23rd October 2020, 10:36
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Nutcracker
No Peregrine Falcons waiting in the middle of the...

No Peregrine Falcons waiting in the middle of the ocean. There are at each and every coastal stopover, though. :t:
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