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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 16:07
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Rotherbirder
Going by the large, fan-shaped tail, I would say...

Going by the large, fan-shaped tail, I would say Capercaillie.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th May 2019, 12:08
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rotherbirder
No problem Abraham. RB

No problem Abraham.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rotherbirder
Bill length averages slightly longer in adult...

Bill length averages slightly longer in adult females of both species I believe so, probably yes.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th May 2019, 07:17
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Rotherbirder
Sorry, no - its a drake Gadwall! RB

Sorry, no - its a drake Gadwall!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th May 2019, 12:26
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rotherbirder
I can't see any other species to identify in any...

I can't see any other species to identify in any of these images?!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th May 2019, 08:22
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Rotherbirder
Gadwall indeed. RB

Gadwall indeed.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th May 2019, 08:21
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Rotherbirder
Yes, a male Pied Wagtail M.a.yarrellii. To me, it...

Yes, a male Pied Wagtail M.a.yarrellii. To me, it appears to be taking advantage of the high point of the roof to bask in the sun. If you do a search, I'm sure you'll find info on why birds do...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th May 2019, 07:22
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Rotherbirder
Just look at the lime green fringes to...

Just look at the lime green fringes to remiges/rectrices!

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 7th May 2019, 10:44
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Rotherbirder
Probably a robberfly as you say, but very little...

Probably a robberfly as you say, but very little chance of identification to species from your image.

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 30th April 2019, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Rotherbirder
First is indeed E.eligans; second isn't a...

First is indeed E.eligans; second isn't a hoverfly!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th April 2019, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Rotherbirder
You didn't really need to ask; Levant Sparrowhawk...

You didn't really need to ask; Levant Sparrowhawk it is.

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 29th April 2019, 20:13
Replies: 502
Views: 100,512
Posted By Rotherbirder
No problem; 'hovering' - like birding or anything...

No problem; 'hovering' - like birding or anything else - is just a case of putting in the effort.

Have fun!

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 29th April 2019, 13:59
Replies: 502
Views: 100,512
Posted By Rotherbirder
Howard, Despite the apparently dark stigma, the...

Howard,

Despite the apparently dark stigma, the image shows a female Syrphus sp. and not D.albostriatus; it is not 'doable' to species. The abdominal markings are wrong and it clearly lacks the pair...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th April 2019, 12:03
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Rotherbirder
Also, obvious 'window' showing in inner primaries...

Also, obvious 'window' showing in inner primaries when backlit indicates Booted.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th April 2019, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Rotherbirder
Images not clear enough for critical...

Images not clear enough for critical assessment.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th April 2019, 14:44
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Rotherbirder
Have you joined Sheffield Bird Study Group,...

Have you joined Sheffield Bird Study Group, 'Nuthatch'? I can recommend it; your knowledge will grow in leaps & bounds and you'll find out where to go and what's about in your local area. Drop me a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th April 2019, 10:31
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Rotherbirder
Looks like a Greenshank to me, though only...

Looks like a Greenshank to me, though only viewing on a small screen.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Rotherbirder
As Lesser Kestrel is a colonial nester, the...

As Lesser Kestrel is a colonial nester, the scenario you describe would indicate that your birds were Lesser, especially as you describe them catching insects, though without images its difficult to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 9th April 2019, 14:58
Replies: 156
Views: 4,669
Posted By Rotherbirder
FWIW, I started birding with a straight scope...

FWIW, I started birding with a straight scope more years ago than I care to remember, but once I saw sense, took the plunge and changed to an angled scope, I found it infinitely superior for all the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th April 2019, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Rotherbirder
Yes, a 2nd calender year (i.e. hatched last...

Yes, a 2nd calender year (i.e. hatched last year).

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th April 2019, 18:47
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Rotherbirder
Not possible to be 100% sure but my 'gut' tells...

Not possible to be 100% sure but my 'gut' tells me Montagu's.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th April 2019, 21:33
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Rotherbirder
You were right first time, they are Canada...

You were right first time, they are Canada Geese.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 21:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rotherbirder
I agree it's a Pluvialis and the new images do...

I agree it's a Pluvialis and the new images do seem to support this diagnosis; once you get past that, what options do you have given its structure & proportions - AGP?!

RB
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 12:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rotherbirder
Up to 400mm :eek!: is possible, apparently,...

Up to 400mm :eek!: is possible, apparently, according to their literature.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 12:42
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree; plover too 'plain' above, bill & wings...

Agree; plover too 'plain' above, bill & wings proportionately too long and supercilia too short for Eurasian Dotterel. Certainly intriguing!

RB
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