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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 06:20
Replies: 4
Views: 13
Posted By Simon Wates
looks like Pied Flycatcher

looks like Pied Flycatcher
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:36
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Simon Wates
Thanks, nice photos and the bird in question does...

Thanks, nice photos and the bird in question does look great. Like Stuart, I've never seen a RS so not pushing an ID on this one. 11 posts here but 520 views and counting :smoke:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:35
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Simon Wates
Call sounds good too.

Call sounds good too.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Yesterday, 02:01
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Simon Wates
Many fabulous photos on your website, a pleasure!

Many fabulous photos on your website, a pleasure!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 01:49
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Simon Wates
I can't find a photo of Purple Sandpiper looking...

I can't find a photo of Purple Sandpiper looking quite like this bird. Are there any other photos, especially with the other birds?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th July 2018, 08:41
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Simon Wates
Not a Purple Sandpiper in breeding plumage? If it...

Not a Purple Sandpiper in breeding plumage? If it was a Rock Sandpiper it would be a first for the WP.....

(its nice to include the date and location on ID requests - it helps ;))
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 19:47
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Simon Wates
Would be a guess of mine too, if you don't know...

Would be a guess of mine too, if you don't know the sound its one of those sounds you just have to identify on hearing - listen here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/321544
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2018, 20:31
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Simon Wates
...I think you missed a nine or two o:)....a well...

...I think you missed a nine or two o:)....a well summed up common scenario. Often, when the inexperienced see something common very well for the first time, its such a special and personal...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Tuesday 10th July 2018, 19:52
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Simon Wates
Oh goodie, a chance for another bump...

Oh goodie, a chance for another bump https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363900

....and to keep the thread on track, Nightjars have been regular fare at the festival - even though its in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2018, 12:23
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Simon Wates
The call is completely different to the song -...

The call is completely different to the song - does this sound like what you heard? https://www.xeno-canto.org/415509
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th July 2018, 12:18
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Simon Wates
I actually thought it looked a ringer for a...

I actually thought it looked a ringer for a Black-headed Bunting but of course its a Siskin.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th July 2018, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Simon Wates
A sane suggestion could be male Siskin - but it...

A sane suggestion could be male Siskin - but it looks more like a bunting in structure!

(cross posted with Steve, so its a Siskin then ;) )
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Monday 9th July 2018, 18:24
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Simon Wates
As far as I'm concerned, a hijacked thread is...

As far as I'm concerned, a hijacked thread is more fun than a regular thread ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th July 2018, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Simon Wates
I'd say Ferruginous Duck.

I'd say Ferruginous Duck.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th July 2018, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Simon Wates
Female Red-crested Pochard.

Female Red-crested Pochard.
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Monday 9th July 2018, 08:19
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Simon Wates
I see now that there are a few squares in the...

I see now that there are a few squares in the atlas up there too and probably under-recorded, being a nightbird.
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Sunday 8th July 2018, 07:20
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Simon Wates
Bob - they breed approx south of line between...

Bob - they breed approx south of line between Cabo Carvoeiro on the west coast and Castelo Branco on the eastern border, though there are large gaps in its distribution. I think there a records as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2018, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree with the answers. If you remove the red...

Agree with the answers. If you remove the red colour from the bird on the RSPB website, which as stated is a breeding plumaged male, it looks very like your bird indeed on plumage details...because...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th July 2018, 19:03
Replies: 4
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Views: 205
Posted By Simon Wates
Very nice, makes our Old World Buteos look quite...

Very nice, makes our Old World Buteos look quite boring!
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Saturday 7th July 2018, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Simon Wates
Olá Jonathan and Atricapilla ;-) Yep, not so...

Olá Jonathan and Atricapilla ;-)

Yep, not so easy now, they do seem to have quitened down, though I was only last out for them about 3 weeks ago last time. Saying that, I could hear one up to 2...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Friday 6th July 2018, 13:41
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Simon Wates
A car is useful on a quick visit, say for a day...

A car is useful on a quick visit, say for a day because it means you can get to other areas than those close to Sagres around the wider peninsula. If one is based in Sagres, its only approx....
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Sunday 1st July 2018, 08:24
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Simon Wates
Autumn around the Sagres peninsular and its...

Autumn around the Sagres peninsular and its surrounding sea can bring fabulous birding and its always worth a visit; here's a quick oversee of some typical and some of the more unusual visitors seen...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Sunday 1st July 2018, 07:02
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Simon Wates
Sagres Birdwatching Festival, 4th-7th October, 2018

The ninth Sagres Birdwatching Festival runs this autumn from 4th-7th October. The programme for booking activities will be online from the beginning of August. Its a great opportunity to take part in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st June 2018, 06:38
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Simon Wates
juv. European Robin

juv. European Robin
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st June 2018, 06:31
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Simon Wates
Its a Common Buzzard - and fairly similar in...

Its a Common Buzzard - and fairly similar in structure to your Buteos, like Red-tailed Hawk ;)
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