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Forum: Gulls Tuesday 29th January 2019, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By Silverwolf
They are uncommon here but yes.

They are uncommon here but yes.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 29th January 2019, 15:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Silverwolf
I feel like this was a much more common bird in...

I feel like this was a much more common bird in my childhood. I think I only had 1 visual and 2 heard-only sightings on my last month-long trip to the UK!
Forum: New Zealand Tuesday 29th January 2019, 15:20
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Silverwolf
Shore Plover in Auckland?

Hoping to find one of these when I visit next month. I know they can be seen off-trail at Matatapu Island, but I suspect that those areas are well fenced off for obvious reasons. Is there any way for...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 05:21
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Silverwolf
I only know of two species in the genus, the...

I only know of two species in the genus, the other being Pseudopanthera ennomosaria.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 19th January 2019, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Silverwolf
Does red light really help with night photography?

I've heard a few second-hand cases that owl photographers often use a red light so that their camera can auto focus on their targets at night time, when auto focus (and even manual focus) is pretty...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 18th January 2019, 04:41
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Silverwolf
Surprised you didn't think along the lines of...

Surprised you didn't think along the lines of mottled umber Ken (which perhaps you see regularly)...similar pattern, probably on the next page. This is another of the spring species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th January 2019, 16:34
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Silverwolf
Would go as Costa's in my book. Very compact...

Would go as Costa's in my book. Very compact bird, short bill, slightly curved. Not overly dirty/smudgy looking on the underparts (tough angle of course). Wing tips are too variable based on the pose...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 27th December 2018, 05:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,840
Posted By Silverwolf
Wikipedia says: "Tristan da Cunha itself is...

Wikipedia says: "Tristan da Cunha itself is accessible only by sea via a seven-day sail from Cape Town, South Africa, by landing during the 60 days of the year that the harbor allows for access to...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 25th December 2018, 01:51
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Silverwolf
Don't know what this is but it is no ladybird,...

Don't know what this is but it is no ladybird, for sure. There are no subfamilies in Coccinellidae that can look like this.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 19th December 2018, 21:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,840
Posted By Silverwolf
Great article. This was one of the birds that...

Great article. This was one of the birds that started my interest in birding. Just the idea of something being so restricted to an obscure offshore island caught my attention I guess. Still hoping...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 9th December 2018, 16:49
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Silverwolf
If I learned anything from ladybirds, you have to...

If I learned anything from ladybirds, you have to be holding the damn thing to have any proper sense of whether it has a foreleg spur or not.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th December 2018, 17:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Silverwolf
Ha, my first reaction to this was "that doesn't...

Ha, my first reaction to this was "that doesn't look like coop or sharpie" followed by "well guess it has to be a goshawk then, nothing else around". My gut was not happy with anything about the bird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th December 2018, 07:00
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Silverwolf
Would not go amiss as red knot in my book. The...

Would not go amiss as red knot in my book. The bill seems about average, but the head facing a little away from us is slightly exaggerating the depth. A juvenile with that wing pattern, I imagine.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th December 2018, 01:00
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Silverwolf
I think the left leg on the left bird disappears...

I think the left leg on the left bird disappears because it is against the lit surface of the branch...! The light bouncing off the branch could easily do that. Whereas the right bird's legs are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th December 2018, 17:19
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Silverwolf
I don't think the left bird is more blown out as...

I don't think the left bird is more blown out as much as it just has more white. Note the head colouring is just as exposed as the right bird, and so is the darker part of the tail. A bird with more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th December 2018, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Silverwolf
Ha now that would be funny. It is not a bird I've...

Ha now that would be funny. It is not a bird I've ever seen so I'm hardly confident around it.

Two more photos were...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 21:00
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Silverwolf
If I was looking at my local buff-bellied pipit...

If I was looking at my local buff-bellied pipit flock in America while the red-throated pipit was around, I'd have called this out as RTPI for sure.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Silverwolf
My guess from the first photos which was "almost...

My guess from the first photos which was "almost like a curlew sandpiper but with a dunlin bill"!! Guess I was half right. I'll stay out of the next wader threads...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 20:55
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Silverwolf
From a head-on view it sure has that capped look...

From a head-on view it sure has that capped look doesn't it? But definitely gull-billed tern. This is a good lesson to always take multiple photos, especially of the side of the head, where possible.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2018, 20:54
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Silverwolf
Warbler? from Russia - not my photo

https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/28386255/original.jpg

For some reason my first thought was booted warbler but now I'm claiming insanity and redacting that ID. Any ideas? Only the one photo...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Tuesday 4th December 2018, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Silverwolf
Those are the two most common lizards in southern...

Those are the two most common lizards in southern California, by far. You have to pick a rather warm sunny day to see much else, and that still takes the right luck and circumstances. If you went...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 28th November 2018, 02:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,562
Posted By Silverwolf
This is a fun sighting! I'm surprised more people...

This is a fun sighting! I'm surprised more people haven't shown interest.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 27th November 2018, 19:17
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Silverwolf
We have some regional experts that check...

We have some regional experts that check iNaturalist observations sometimes, so if you post photos there, that can be a good start. Here is the current "database" of the European Orthoptera at...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 27th November 2018, 19:15
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Silverwolf
Definitely a Coreid (leaf-footed bug) nymph of...

Definitely a Coreid (leaf-footed bug) nymph of some species.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 27th November 2018, 02:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Silverwolf
I was thinking "well how, it sounds like just any...

I was thinking "well how, it sounds like just any other nightjar if the wings are normal, it must be a really rare local endemic", and then I looked at photos of it!!
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