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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 17:20
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I think it may be some sort of domestic pigeon...

I think it may be some sort of domestic pigeon too Seth, but the pictures had me puzzling for a while! Don't worry though, it could always be worse!...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th April 2020, 12:30
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Looks like a Common tody flycatcher

Looks like a Common tody flycatcher
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th March 2020, 17:17
Replies: 54
Views: 2,990
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I echo the sentiments of Lieven, Lee, John etc....

I echo the sentiments of Lieven, Lee, John etc. those seconds of taking objective covers off may seem insignificant, but it could make the difference between clinching an ID or not. I struggle with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 19:58
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Looks fine for Corn bunting.

Looks fine for Corn bunting.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 27th March 2020, 18:00
Replies: 52
Views: 1,666
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Nice report and excellent photos John,...

Nice report and excellent photos John, particularly well received in the current circumstances. I've been interested in The Gambia for a couple of years, but have yet to make there - your report and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th March 2020, 07:15
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Thanks both, appreciate you taking the time to...

Thanks both, appreciate you taking the time to reply.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 17:06
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By dwatsonbirder
If you zoom in on the photo, the underwing...

If you zoom in on the photo, the underwing appears to have an apricot wash, which would also support Song thrush.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th March 2020, 17:25
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Thanks Jean, I certainly bow to those with far...

Thanks Jean, I certainly bow to those with far superior knowledge than I can hope to attain, but I wondered if the OP had additional photos (showing the mantle) which lead him to agree with kobylini?...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd March 2020, 18:51
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Did you have any more pictures of the latter bird...

Did you have any more pictures of the latter bird please Richard? kobylini photos are hard to come by, so any showing extent of grey nape/mantle and rump would be really helpful!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st March 2020, 19:30
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By dwatsonbirder
1st bird looks like adult female red backed, not...

1st bird looks like adult female red backed, not sure that the second bird is a Lesser grey, looks like a good candidate for kobylini Red backed shrike.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:38
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Not true sadly, Fox kestrel...

Not true sadly, Fox kestrel...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st March 2020, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Greater kestrel

Greater kestrel
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th March 2020, 16:01
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Yes, a nice male

Yes, a nice male
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th March 2020, 14:57
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Agree with Andy, the "bandit mask" also appears...

Agree with Andy, the "bandit mask" also appears to taper towards the nape, which is another good feature of Mangrove pitta, although a bit subjective as the bird is hunched up.
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 12th March 2020, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Incredibly Dipper is my bogey bird in the county,...

Incredibly Dipper is my bogey bird in the county, not sure how I've managed to go two years without bumping into one! As a result I am probably not the best person to comment, but the two locations...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 5th March 2020, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Thanks Mark appreciate the update. Would you be...

Thanks Mark appreciate the update. Would you be able to DM me with any more specific info re. White-fronted Scops location please?

Thanks again!
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 5th March 2020, 06:14
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Hi Chris, sounds like a wonderful idea and I'm...

Hi Chris, sounds like a wonderful idea and I'm sure you will both enjoy it. Having just returned from an independent trip to Ethiopia, I'd like to add another vote for Uganda, as it is an incredible...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 5th March 2020, 06:06
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Joe Cockram has just published a book...

Joe Cockram has just published a book (https://books.apple.com/us/book/a-trekkers-guide-to-the-wildlife-of-the-nepal-himalaya/id1501470616?ls=1) which may be of interest, it is also free.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 21:11
Replies: 404
Views: 40,002
Posted By dwatsonbirder
It's one of the White faced scops owl complex,...

It's one of the White faced scops owl complex, either Northern or Southern, can't remember the salient features off the top of my head. They're native to sub-Saharan Africa, but widely kept in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By dwatsonbirder
The only Illadopsis species I saw in Uganda were...

The only Illadopsis species I saw in Uganda were in deep forest, only showing if responding to playback or with great patience. I believe they are a ground strata rainforest specialist.
Why not Foxy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st March 2020, 16:36
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Broad hand and hips, slightly rounded tail....

Broad hand and hips, slightly rounded tail. Goshawk for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th February 2020, 21:06
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Yellow crowned night-heron indeed, not uncommon...

Yellow crowned night-heron indeed, not uncommon along beaches in Central America.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 15:59
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Agree with TFP for the first, and YB kite for the...

Agree with TFP for the first, and YB kite for the third. I suspect that the second is either juv Black or Yellow billed but I don't feel qualified to judge which from the image - same with the terns,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th February 2020, 15:53
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I am uncertain about the swift (possibily Pallid...

I am uncertain about the swift (possibily Pallid given the contrast on the wing between primaries and secondaries, blunt tips to the wings and the pale throat patch) but your hirrundine is South...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd February 2020, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I agree with Andy, 1w Reed bunting...

I agree with Andy, 1w Reed bunting (https://www.devonbirds.org/images/library/users/87/A47I1244.JPG) is a species which often catches people out.
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