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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 17:54
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Nutcracker
Seems late for Tree Pipit even that far south,...

Seems late for Tree Pipit even that far south, but think I'd agree.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 17:53
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Nutcracker
Raven for me too :t:

Raven for me too :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:07
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By Nutcracker
Least Sandpipers, all 3 - tiny, with yellowish...

Least Sandpipers, all 3 - tiny, with yellowish legs.

Presumably Wilson's Snipe for the snipe.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 14:21
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes - nice find! Not easy to see from the 1st...

Yes - nice find! Not easy to see from the 1st pic, but obvious in the 2nd :t:
Forum: Conservation Today, 14:18
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By Nutcracker
The problem is the arcane measurement system used...

The problem is the arcane measurement system used gives the girth a 12-fold advantage; that's too high. Obviously girth is of importance: it is a smaller measure in absolute terms than height, yet...
Forum: Conservation Today, 13:04
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By Nutcracker
It's useless, as it is based on that stupid...

It's useless, as it is based on that stupid 'points' system which over-emphasizes short, broad trees and counts against tall, slenderer trees.

The Tree Register of Britain and Ireland...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 10:28
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Dunnock; also a Blue Tit at the end.

Ditto to Dunnock; also a Blue Tit at the end.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 09:53
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Nutcracker
Hooded Crow is currently Corvus cornix, and has 4...

Hooded Crow is currently Corvus cornix, and has 4 subspecies.
Carrion Crow is currently Corvus corone, and has 2 subspecies (nominate in W Europe, and orientalis in eastern Asia, which may be better...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:17
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes :t:

Yes :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:13
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Nutcracker
Black-necked for me - dusky black grading to...

Black-necked for me - dusky black grading to white well below eye (solid black with sharp edge to eyeline only in Slav), and small, slightly uptilted bill :t:
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Yesterday, 19:26
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Nutcracker
Me too, just after I posted!

Me too, just after I posted!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:25
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Nutcracker
That's OK - it is Bar-tailed that has an upward...

That's OK - it is Bar-tailed that has an upward curve :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:59
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Nutcracker
No possible confusion over species, only over sex...

No possible confusion over species, only over sex & age.

Note Mandarin Ducks have a different chromosome count to other ducks (2n=90 (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-65751-1_39);...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:04
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Nutcracker
Think the confusion is over the sex and age of...

Think the confusion is over the sex and age of the bird, whether determinable or not!


Like the Gannet pic 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:01
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Nutcracker
The outer claw on the left foot is clearly...

The outer claw on the left foot is clearly visible, folded under the toe, and clearly black - enlarged & annotated edit here :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 12:29
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Nutcracker
No problems, it's in the right place now!

No problems, it's in the right place now!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 12:28
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Nutcracker
Hybrid - too much black on the mantle, flanks &...

Hybrid - too much black on the mantle, flanks & belly :t:

They're currently treated as separate species, but I've seen some suggestions this might get reversed in the future. Wait'n'see, I guess!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep . . . Greater Yellowlegs : Greenshank -...

Yep . . .

Greater Yellowlegs : Greenshank - robust, with longer, stouter bill

Lesser Yellowlegs : Marsh Sandpiper - slender, with shorter, needle bill


Nice example of parallel evolution :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th October 2019, 21:50
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Nutcracker
No, never. Couldn't give a toss about sports...

No, never.
Couldn't give a toss about sports events, total waste of time 8-P3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 21:47
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Nutcracker
This pic looks like it was taken in very bad...

This pic looks like it was taken in very bad light - I tried brightening it in photoshop and bumping the saturation right up high, and then some red / dark pink does show on the bill (but then, all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 21:39
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Common Kestrel; brightened the pic in...

Ditto to Common Kestrel; brightened the pic in photoshop, and a couple of the claws are visible, and are black :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 21:33
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Palm Warbler; the 'brown' western...

Ditto to Palm Warbler; the 'brown' western subspecies :t:
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 18th October 2019, 20:12
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Nutcracker
Wonder why it decomposed so quickly? After all,...

Wonder why it decomposed so quickly? After all, it was alive until only a very few days before the investigation.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Nutcracker
Mandarin Duck. Wood Duck can be excluded as it...

Mandarin Duck.

Wood Duck can be excluded as it has a shorter, broader white eye line.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th October 2019, 22:49
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks right grumpy and very, very envious of the...

Looks right grumpy and very, very envious of the bee-eater above it! 3:-)
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