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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:59
Replies: 1
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Posted By SteveClifton
Looks like a hybrid of some sort, but based on...

Looks like a hybrid of some sort, but based on just this one photo I wouldn't want to say more?
Probably got Pochard genes but not sure what else?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 31st May 2020, 21:24
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By SteveClifton
My thoughts too.

My thoughts too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 23:00
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By SteveClifton
Water Pipit :t:

Water Pipit :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By SteveClifton
2cy Med Gull (or first summer, if you prefer)....

2cy Med Gull (or first summer, if you prefer). There is a suggestion in the link that this might be a hybrid. However I can't see anything to suggest why. Maybe more pics would offer a clue?...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 21:02
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By SteveClifton
Possibly but the crown and ear coverts are also...

Possibly but the crown and ear coverts are also unusually dark in my experience, so I suspect it is an integrade of some kind.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By SteveClifton
I agree completely Dan. Almost every year or...

I agree completely Dan. Almost every year or second year I come across females that resemble your birds. Last year I found 2 in a group totalling less than 15 birds.

They occur far more frequently...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd May 2020, 10:55
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By SteveClifton
My gut feeling is saying Lesser Black-backed...

My gut feeling is saying Lesser Black-backed Gull, and I think probably a 3rd calendar year (second winter transitioning to second summer). If so that would make it approximately the same age as your...
Forum: Gulls Thursday 30th April 2020, 20:00
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By SteveClifton
It is indeed an adult GBBGull with that huge bill!

It is indeed an adult GBBGull with that huge bill!
Forum: Gulls Wednesday 29th April 2020, 21:32
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By SteveClifton
Great Black-backed Gull 2cy

Great Black-backed Gull 2cy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 19:10
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By SteveClifton
Black Kite

Black Kite
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By SteveClifton
I agree with aeshna5 it's a 3rd calendar year...

I agree with aeshna5 it's a 3rd calendar year Caspian Gull :t:

A bird in similar plumage here: http://gull-research.org/cachinnans/3cy/3cyapril04.html
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 12:23
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By SteveClifton
Agree with your IDs: Whimbrel and Song Thrush.

Agree with your IDs: Whimbrel and Song Thrush.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 12:03
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By SteveClifton
My thoughts too. Pic 3 are definitely Wood...

My thoughts too. Pic 3 are definitely Wood Sandpipers :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th April 2020, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By SteveClifton
Both Whimbrels for me too.

Both Whimbrels for me too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 21:32
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By SteveClifton
Got you ;)

Got you ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 21:07
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By SteveClifton
What's the (y) Lou?

What's the (y) Lou?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By SteveClifton
Similarly plumaged bird here:...

Similarly plumaged bird here: http://gull-research.org/gbbg/gbbg3cy/3cymarch24.html

...which I think confirms yours as a 3cy:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th April 2020, 20:56
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By SteveClifton
Definitely a GBB Gull, though I would lean more...

Definitely a GBB Gull, though I would lean more towards a 2nd winter (3cy) rather than 2cy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th April 2020, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By SteveClifton
Lapwing:t:

Lapwing:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th April 2020, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By SteveClifton
Both Whiskered Terns. Bird #1 is maybe a 2cy?

Both Whiskered Terns. Bird #1 is maybe a 2cy?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By SteveClifton
:t:

:t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By SteveClifton
Sorry Andy, I mis-read the code :-C Still a...

Sorry Andy, I mis-read the code :-C

Still a Herring Gull though.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th March 2020, 19:27
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By SteveClifton
Both adult Herring Gulls. Some individuals...

Both adult Herring Gulls. Some individuals develop white heads (summer plumage) earlier than others, with the first being in the weeks before Christmas and there is quite some variation in mantle...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th March 2020, 15:41
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By SteveClifton
Yes the stripy-tailed variant of Song Thrush that...

Yes the stripy-tailed variant of Song Thrush that is only seen in bright sunlight 8-P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th March 2020, 20:22
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By SteveClifton
Lou, many thanks for your comments. As always,...

Lou, many thanks for your comments.
As always, hugely appreciated :t:
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