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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th November 2008, 21:34
Replies: 38
Views: 4,656
Posted By BobTag
First time I've been told to "grow up" for many a...

First time I've been told to "grow up" for many a year :t:

So... giving BirdForum a bad name. Well, to some maybe, but to others the boot is on the other foot...

You know, I actually think...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th November 2008, 19:15
Replies: 38
Views: 4,656
Posted By BobTag
So your "couple of wintering Barred Warblers" is...

So your "couple of wintering Barred Warblers" is basically one late bird seen on one day.

And the Reed Warbler?

Bascially, talking rubbish.

Typical DudeForum posting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th November 2008, 08:04
Replies: 38
Views: 4,656
Posted By BobTag
Whilst you're on, I'd also be interested to know...

Whilst you're on, I'd also be interested to know where and when Reed Warbler has been found wintering in the UK in the last 3 or 4 years?

BT
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th November 2008, 07:56
Replies: 38
Views: 4,656
Posted By BobTag
Martin, When and where exactly have these...

Martin,

When and where exactly have these "couple" of Barred Warblers "found wintering" in the "last 3 or 4 years" in the UK been, please?

I remember a bird back in late '04 that stayed into early...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th November 2008, 20:54
Replies: 38
Views: 4,656
Posted By BobTag
There are more Pallas's and far more Yellow-brows...

There are more Pallas's and far more Yellow-brows wintering in the UK than Whitethroat, Garden and especially Barred Warblers....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th November 2008, 18:45
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By BobTag
Nikon Kid, as requested at the start of the Bird...

Nikon Kid, as requested at the start of the Bird ID forum, in furutre can you always put the location of your photos in the title of the thread, helps many.

And yes, as has been said, they are Reed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 21:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By BobTag
To add a bit more detail on the Scilly...

To add a bit more detail on the Scilly bird...

It was found on 3rd October 2001. I've just dug out my notes, and I saw it on the 8th October over St Mary's; the day before I'd seen a Buff-breasted...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 21:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By BobTag
1) Very early arrival date for a RLB (early...

1) Very early arrival date for a RLB (early October)

2) No other RLB's were in the UK at that time, yet one arrived in Scilly

3) Westerly weather systems

4) Neactic support cast
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By BobTag
Nice photo, and yes a Yellowhammer.

Nice photo, and yes a Yellowhammer.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 19:56
Replies: 16
Views: 2,500
Posted By BobTag
For what it's worth, I too agree with Ancient;...

For what it's worth, I too agree with Ancient; the white underwing gives the game away.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 17:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By BobTag
My memory suggests that this pale phase of...

My memory suggests that this pale phase of Rough-legged can't be seperated in the field, rather we need a dark-morph which is only found in Rough-legged Hawk (hence the problem with proving the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By BobTag
Sure is a Grackle; blue/purple head sheen, white...

Sure is a Grackle; blue/purple head sheen, white iris and tail shape with 'turned up' corners all say Grackle.

Hard to get Common or Boat-tailed for me from the angle, and hard to know tail length...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 16:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,500
Posted By BobTag
Good shout SJC; having just blown the photo up I...

Good shout SJC; having just blown the photo up I see the black on the axillsries too, so am with you on that one.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By BobTag
And me; too rufous for a Lincoln's. Strangely,...

And me; too rufous for a Lincoln's.

Strangely, I ticked Swamp Sparrow in Arkansas....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 16:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By BobTag
Which book are you using? One without Tufted Duck...

Which book are you using? One without Tufted Duck would be a problem for you; many people here on the forum could help suggest alternatives
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 15:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,500
Posted By BobTag
Having had another look, and quite a number of...

Having had another look, and quite a number of these are really hard to call....

1) On the duck with the Surf Scoters, the suggest of purple on the head gloss and the head shape suggest Lesser Scaup...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 09:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,500
Posted By BobTag
Indeed; 3 is a dark-phase Northern Fulmar as well...

Indeed; 3 is a dark-phase Northern Fulmar as well rather than a Sooty Shear
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th November 2008, 09:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,500
Posted By BobTag
Oh no it doesn't! The lack of white in the...

Oh no it doesn't!

The lack of white in the wings is a good clue that these aren't White-winged Scoters ;)

There are three Surf Scoters, and as you said a scaup sp.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th November 2008, 19:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By BobTag
Ah ha! Now I see what's going on. My comment was...

Ah ha! Now I see what's going on. My comment was based on the photo you posted Peter, which is certainly a pure Bar-headed Goose, but I see that's not the bird you were commenting on, rather the OP's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th November 2008, 14:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By BobTag
Me too, can't see a reason to suggest anything...

Me too, can't see a reason to suggest anything other than a Bar-headed here?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th October 2008, 20:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By BobTag
Yeah, it looks a little like the old path to Gun...

Yeah, it looks a little like the old path to Gun Hill before it was re-done...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th October 2008, 19:09
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By BobTag
Wow, what a rant. WiseOwl, put your teddies back...

Wow, what a rant. WiseOwl, put your teddies back into the cot. Maybe it didn't cross your mind that sometimes birders go out birding rather than sitting on their PC's all day...

Harsh truth;

1)...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th October 2008, 12:08
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By BobTag
The dark-centred tertial is an unmoulted previous...

The dark-centred tertial is an unmoulted previous generation feather, rather than it being a feature of Black-headed Gull. It's a Bonaparte's Gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th October 2008, 12:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By BobTag
Nice; it's a (Bohemian) Waxwing.

Nice; it's a (Bohemian) Waxwing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th October 2008, 12:03
Replies: 30
Views: 5,181
Posted By BobTag
Here's a good pic of a Western Reef Egret;...

Here's a good pic of a Western Reef Egret; http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/kuwait/WR-Heron_P1.jpg. To, this bird is less like the Cyprus bird than a Little Egret...

I'm still going...
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