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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 11th August 2018, 22:00
Replies: 148
Views: 14,275
Posted By HH75
'The bird was photographed at a village in the...

'The bird was photographed at a village in the Tin-Zaouten district, located in the south of Tamanghasset province. The village location (20 23N) is slightly outside of the classic limit of the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 8th August 2018, 12:48
Replies: 148
Views: 14,275
Posted By HH75
Two species, listed as Horned Lark and Temminck's...

Two species, listed as Horned Lark and Temminck's Lark, though with an acknowledgement that the authors 'prefer to await further data before a drastic split of Horned Lark is made'.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th July 2018, 18:52
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By HH75
Hi there, Looks more like an Asian Brown...

Hi there,
Looks more like an Asian Brown Flycatcher to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th June 2018, 19:41
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By HH75
Hi all, This bird is a pale 2nd calendar year...

Hi all,
This bird is a pale 2nd calendar year Common Buzzard. The black carpal marking being in the shape of a 'comma', paler remiges and pale upperwing lesser and median coverts contrasting with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th June 2018, 07:24
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By HH75
Hi there, Could it be a Collared Dove? As...

Hi there,
Could it be a Collared Dove? As written, that's what comes to mind. https://www.xeno-canto.org/390247
Regards,
Harry
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th May 2018, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By HH75
Hi there, The head pattern, with a typical...

Hi there,
The head pattern, with a typical 'bulging supraloral' and the short primary projection are good for Blyth's Reed Warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 21:34
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By HH75
Another vote for Great Tit, a bird with a...

Another vote for Great Tit, a bird with a famously varied repertoire but these calls are quite typical.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th April 2018, 20:11
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By HH75
Hi there, I would tend to favour a female...

Hi there,
I would tend to favour a female Daurian Shrike (isabellinus) for this bird. The flanks are quite apricot-buffish, the supercilium isn't that prominent or whitish and the rufous-toned...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th April 2018, 12:12
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By HH75
Hi Istvan, Adult Sparrowhawk and juvenile (2nd...

Hi Istvan,
Adult Sparrowhawk and juvenile (2nd calendar year) Goshawk for me. Note the pale markings within the greater coverts, the greater projection of the head than on Sparrowhawk, the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th April 2018, 11:06
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By HH75
. Unless the recordist made a mistake in...

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Unless the recordist made a mistake in entering the date, this appears to be a January recording, xeno canto following the confusing (from a European perspective) American tradition of putting the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 19:36
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By HH75
This recording sounds somewhat similar. Given the...

This recording sounds somewhat similar. Given the date, it's not too surprising that the bird's song hasn't crystallised. https://www.xeno-canto.org/400187
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 12:30
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By HH75
Hi all, I agree that this seems to be a Savi's...

Hi all,
I agree that this seems to be a Savi's Warbler, but would assume that this is 'plastic' song, not yet crystallised into its familiar form. It certainly sounds more hesitant, and there's a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th January 2018, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By HH75
Hi CFMAC, Is that the returning adult...

Hi CFMAC,
Is that the returning adult Glaucous Gull at Crookhaven?
Regards,
Harry
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By HH75
Hi all, Okay, having had some time to actually...

Hi all,
Okay, having had some time to actually manipulate the image, blow it up until it becomes too pixellated and so on, here are some thoughts which should, I hope, be more intelligible than my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 16:22
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By HH75
Actually, on looking at the image on my phone,...

Actually, on looking at the image on my phone, the 'brown' areas may be grey after all, in which case it would be one of the grey harriers (or a hybrid) after all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 15:28
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By HH75
Hi all, At the risk of making a fool of...

Hi all,
At the risk of making a fool of myself, why is this not an adult male Marsh Harrier? More advanced/older individuals can show reduced brown and rufous below, and, if this was one of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th August 2017, 16:03
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By HH75
We have a small but growing population of Great...

We have a small but growing population of Great Spotted Woodpeckers here in Ireland, increasing in numbers and geographical range, of recent origin...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th June 2017, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By HH75
Hi Dragnil, In this instance you are...

Hi Dragnil,
In this instance you are correct, it is indeed a Melodious Warbler. While the primary projection may seem long in the third image, it isn't markedly long when compared with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 12:19
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By HH75
Hi Les, This is a Reed Warbler. The primary...

Hi Les,
This is a Reed Warbler. The primary projection is too short for Marsh Warbler, which is a much rarer bird in Britain anyway and would only be starting to show up now, mainly at coastal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 11:53
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By HH75
I'd also imagine this is a Reed Warbler. The...

I'd also imagine this is a Reed Warbler. The primary projection doesn't look long enough for a Marsh Warbler, and the bill seems a bit thin for that species also. The primary tips seem slightly pale,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 11:41
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By HH75
I agree with both. The (European) Honey-buzzard...

I agree with both. The (European) Honey-buzzard seems to be a female, based on, for example, extensively dark primary tips below, a contrast on the upperwing between the paler bases to the primaries...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th March 2017, 11:58
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By HH75
Fair enough, Grahame, it was really only the...

Fair enough, Grahame, it was really only the apricot wash on the flanks and 'reduced' markings there that made me suspect Daurian, not the primary projection. I had never come across that as a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th March 2017, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By HH75
Hi there, I am just playing devil's advocate...

Hi there,


I am just playing devil's advocate here...believe me, I know that the reliable field identification of 1st-winter 'isabelline shrikes' is very much in its infancy and many birds may not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th February 2017, 10:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By HH75
Hi Rich, As you well know, if we are talking...

Hi Rich,
As you well know, if we are talking of the possibility of hybridisation here, and, with large gulls, one can never dismiss it too readily as an option, then we can only speak of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th January 2017, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By HH75
Hi Lazza, I am getting a Pink-footed Goose...

Hi Lazza,
I am getting a Pink-footed Goose feel from these birds. Note the small bills, shortish necks and brownish heads. Also, the underwing coverts don't seem pale, like on Greylag, but this is...
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