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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 15:11
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By PYRTLE
Ken, it is indeed a Great. Pat

Ken, it is indeed a Great.

Pat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 15:08
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By PYRTLE
Male Smew as posted. Never sure these days what...

Male Smew as posted. Never sure these days what constitutes a juvenile, 1st winter, young adult etc.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 17:15
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By PYRTLE
Common Buzzard for me.

Common Buzzard for me.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By PYRTLE
https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3824094&p...

https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3824094&postcount=4
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 12:19
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes, a Sparrowhawk.

Yes, a Sparrowhawk.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th March 2019, 16:26
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By PYRTLE
I'm still leaning towards Lesser SP though,...

I'm still leaning towards Lesser SP though, primarily through looking at the head pattern, supercilium colour, bill shape and proportion. Legs do appear to be blackish as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th March 2019, 15:47
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By PYRTLE
Agree though no.1 is the problematic image. Where...

Agree though no.1 is the problematic image. Where does the smaller race of Greater SP cross over with the largest race of Lesser SP?
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 16th March 2019, 23:00
Replies: 2,081
Views: 372,022
Posted By PYRTLE
I'd agree. The yellow globe will attract insects...

I'd agree. The yellow globe will attract insects but the deep purple variety (davidii?) has far more attractiveness especially for late summer broods of butterflies. I have both of these plus a...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 16th March 2019, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By PYRTLE
They were mine from new, a few years back. Sir...

They were mine from new, a few years back. Sir David visited the nature reserve where I worked and was going out for a walk along the new trail. I jumped at the chance to lend him my bins for the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th March 2019, 14:55
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By PYRTLE
Linnet.

Linnet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 23:26
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By PYRTLE
It's really surprising about size perspective...

It's really surprising about size perspective Rafael and that is why one has to think of black and white waterside birds.
As a youngster I remember a friend and I seeing our first ever Kingfisher,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 23:05
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By PYRTLE
Could be anything from a black winged stilt...

Could be anything from a black winged stilt through to a white stork.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 12:21
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By PYRTLE
It's quite a bold statement to confirm the...

It's quite a bold statement to confirm the species on these images. Well, certainly for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By PYRTLE
Look at those trousers on the powerful legs in...

Look at those trousers on the powerful legs in photo no.3, Gyr as well for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th March 2019, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By PYRTLE
Probably the palest Common Buzzard I've ever seen...

Probably the palest Common Buzzard I've ever seen an image of. A very first sighting of this would lead to thoughts of a Gyr falcon or possibly a Rough Legged Buzzard from northern climes.
Thanks for...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 14th March 2019, 14:25
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By PYRTLE
I have a pair of Zeiss 8 x 32 FL that not only...

I have a pair of Zeiss 8 x 32 FL that not only is it my cherished go to optic, but is unique.......it was used by Sir David Attenborough when he opened a new part of NWT Cley Marshes a few years...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 14th March 2019, 14:04
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By PYRTLE
That is interesting but I take the view that...

That is interesting but I take the view that having sold these from when they were first launched , the differences then were very noticeable. At that time, you could choose wide angled fixed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th March 2019, 19:22
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By PYRTLE
What I mistook for legs projecting out, must in...

What I mistook for legs projecting out, must in fact be the longest central tail feathers of an E.V.
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 13th March 2019, 17:13
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By PYRTLE
https://www.kowaproducts.com/_images/_products/xl/...

https://www.kowaproducts.com/_images/_products/xl/664m-1.jpg
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 13th March 2019, 17:09
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By PYRTLE
From memory, the 662 was standard glass whilst...

From memory, the 662 was standard glass whilst the 664 had the "XD" or better grade glass. It had the red ring around the body to donate a higher spec but wasn't labelled "Prominar".
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 16:21
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By PYRTLE
Are those it's feet projecting past a short tail?

Are those it's feet projecting past a short tail?
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 12th March 2019, 16:02
Replies: 495
Views: 70,573
Posted By PYRTLE
I guess they were likely to be Scandinavian Rock...

I guess they were likely to be Scandinavian Rock Pipits rather than British Rock Pipits.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 15:45
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By PYRTLE
It is a Pied Bushchat, but I cannot see where the...

It is a Pied Bushchat, but I cannot see where the 3 times the size comes from? That surely is an optical perspective error.
Andy was helping me out in regards to Oriental Magpie Robin.
Bird was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 11:44
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By PYRTLE
Cheers Andy, not been there yet. P

Cheers Andy, not been there yet.
P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 11:03
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By PYRTLE
I thought Magpie-Robin but it doesn't show a...

I thought Magpie-Robin but it doesn't show a white belly.
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