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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By lou salomon
Tree Pipit, Ody.

Tree Pipit, Ody.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th April 2018, 11:12
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By lou salomon
i agree with 'the bird nuts', 2 cassin's finch...

i agree with 'the bird nuts', 2 cassin's finch and 3 juniper titmouse (and 1 rufous-crowned sp. anyway). note the long primary projection and the straight culmen in the female cassin's finch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th April 2018, 10:04
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By lou salomon
with such a little amount of white in tail and no...

with such a little amount of white in tail and no view of the underwing i'd be hesitant to call it an eastern stonechat at all. some rubicola in spring are this contrasting and have a largely white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th April 2018, 22:36
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By lou salomon
the lark looks good for thekla.

the lark looks good for thekla.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th April 2018, 15:20
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By lou salomon
i have nothing to complain about baird's...

i have nothing to complain about baird's sandpiper - evereything there ;)
not least, jane - note the wing projection.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th April 2018, 14:27
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By lou salomon
no, it's a common buzzard, probably from the...

no, it's a common buzzard, probably from the intergradation zone between nominate buteo and vulpinus.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th April 2018, 13:34
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By lou salomon
bar-tailed godwit.

bar-tailed godwit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 14:53
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By lou salomon
many STT don't show it, they have a dipped in...

many STT don't show it, they have a dipped in white tip of the alula similar to eurasian treecreeper, but some (i don't know the percentage) brachydactyla have these white borders along the "front"...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 13:18
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By lou salomon
of course it is. but is you have a photo the best...

of course it is. but is you have a photo the best trait is the all white outer border to alula for STT, but only about half of them show it...(plus if the wingbar is well visible - no step in it).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By lou salomon
1 sanderling 2 dunlin 3 kentish plover 4...

1 sanderling
2 dunlin
3 kentish plover
4 sanderling
5 kentish plovers
6 crested lark
7 short-toed (white outer border to alula is m.o.l. diagnostic)
8 yellow wag
9 siskin female
10 male little bittern
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th April 2018, 09:59
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By lou salomon
not premature as also immatures moult their head...

not premature as also immatures moult their head and body during prealternate moult. it's a 4cy (or 3rd cycle) american herring gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th April 2018, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By lou salomon
Bleached 1st cycle California Gull.

Bleached 1st cycle California Gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th April 2018, 17:52
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By lou salomon
lesser spotted eagle. very nice pic!

lesser spotted eagle. very nice pic!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th April 2018, 17:51
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By lou salomon
no, female hen harrier.

no, female hen harrier.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th April 2018, 12:39
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By lou salomon
This bird looks very good for Kelp Gull Imo....

This bird looks very good for Kelp Gull Imo. Surely not a GBBG, which never looks this plain. The caveat would indeed be a large intermedius type LBBG, but several things are not matching but are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 15:07
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By lou salomon
great blue heron seems to be the best fit for...

great blue heron seems to be the best fit for such an impression: http://etc.usf.edu/clippix/pix/great-blue-heron-flying_medium.jpg
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 10:19
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By lou salomon
listen to the xeno-canto examples, simon - they...

listen to the xeno-canto examples, simon - they also have this coarser note than the real impression of savi's song is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By lou salomon
female cyprus warbler. ruppel's should also have...

female cyprus warbler. ruppel's should also have stronger white edges to tertials.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th April 2018, 18:35
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By lou salomon
evenly long tail feathers - another pro marsh tit.

evenly long tail feathers - another pro marsh tit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th April 2018, 16:51
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By lou salomon
bill structure more like in little stint...

bill structure more like in little stint...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th April 2018, 22:48
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By lou salomon
surely not. quite some heuglini have p9 mirrors....

surely not. quite some heuglini have p9 mirrors. and black goes down to p4 (as an almost complete band). and black on p8 reaches primary coverts. all ok for heuglini but well within variation of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th April 2018, 18:39
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By lou salomon
these are 2 common kestrels (presumably a pair).

these are 2 common kestrels (presumably a pair).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 20:35
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By lou salomon
hi michal, yes, calidris pugnax, and the geese...

hi michal,

yes, calidris pugnax, and the geese are anser albifrons.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By lou salomon
pale mantled fuscus type, so, at this time of...

pale mantled fuscus type, so, at this time of year could be either graellsii or intermedius or heuglini. you can't tell them apart in adult alternate plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By lou salomon
it is a mew gull, larus canus brachyrhynchos,...

it is a mew gull, larus canus brachyrhynchos, supposedly soon to be split from the other 3 taxons of larus canus.
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