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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th November 2015, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By chris butterworth
Seconded.

Seconded.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th November 2015, 16:38
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By chris butterworth
Not a Common Whitethroat, IMO, there's no yellow...

Not a Common Whitethroat, IMO, there's no yellow / pale base to the bill. Sardinian has a broad eyering, even as a juv., lacking on the OP's bird. althea Lesser Whitethroat?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th November 2015, 16:30
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By chris butterworth
Agree. Probably an escape but, they are in...

Agree. Probably an escape but, they are in israel. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th November 2015, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By chris butterworth
Agree with Brown Shrike. The similar sub-species...

Agree with Brown Shrike. The similar sub-species of Long-tailed Shrike would have the black"mask" reaching over the base of the bill in a broad band.

p.s. Welcome to Birdforum Afshan.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th November 2015, 10:28
Replies: 164
Views: 15,340
Posted By chris butterworth
Hmmm. Does travelling to NZ to see Kakapo ( and...

Hmmm. Does travelling to NZ to see Kakapo ( and putting in two weeks of free work for the privilege ) or going to specifically see Juan Fernandez Firecrown count? I twitched the UK a lot in the '70s...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th November 2015, 14:28
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By chris butterworth
... and the lemon / pale yellow eyes rule out a...

... and the lemon / pale yellow eyes rule out a possible wandering / vagrant / wintering Collared Scops.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 5th November 2015, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By chris butterworth
I think ;- 1. Atlantic Bottlenosed ( I'm almost...

I think ;-
1. Atlantic Bottlenosed ( I'm almost 100pc on this )
2. ditto
3. Atlantic Bottlenosed and Spotted s.l.
4. Spotted s.l.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd November 2015, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By chris butterworth
The only problem with the pale cutting edges is...

The only problem with the pale cutting edges is "Are they really pale, or is it reflection?" When the Parrots bred for the first time in the UK you could get very close views of them at their...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd November 2015, 09:32
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By chris butterworth
Horned Lark looks good on shape and some appear...

Horned Lark looks good on shape and some appear to have a cleanly marked black throat ( although that could easily be shadow ).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd November 2015, 09:20
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By chris butterworth
It does look rather 'bull necked' but the curve...

It does look rather 'bull necked' but the curve of the culmen appears to be better for Red / Common. Most Parrot have a more 'square' upper mandible with the culmen running straightish from the...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 31st October 2015, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By chris butterworth
I'll admit I was a touch brusque but, when faced...

I'll admit I was a touch brusque but, when faced with simplistic "solutions" and statements ( the final sentence in the post I replied to ) that just beg to be parodied I'm afraid I'm with Oscar...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st October 2015, 15:21
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By chris butterworth
It looks more like a Greylag x Canada, but...

It looks more like a Greylag x Canada, but hybrids can be confusing unless you get good views. There's a good selection of photos here http://www.gobirding.eu/Photos/HybridGeese.php ( the first bird...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 31st October 2015, 13:09
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By chris butterworth
It still amazes me that people can come out with...

It still amazes me that people can come out with trite, unthoughtout comments totally lacking any scientific basis whatsoever.Sounds, particularly subsonics, can travel for many hundreds of miles...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th October 2015, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By chris butterworth
Eur Herring Gull. The underside are possibly...

Eur Herring Gull. The underside are possibly stained by contact with iron oxide (rust).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th October 2015, 13:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By chris butterworth
Agree with Mipit. You can just make out the...

Agree with Mipit. You can just make out the rufous tone to the uppertail coverts in #3 and, IMO, the "mantle braces" aren't clear / sharp enough and the eyering is too bold for 1st W RtP.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th October 2015, 08:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By chris butterworth
The first photo appears to show a loral line and...

The first photo appears to show a loral line and a moustachial stripe, plus the bill in #3 doesn't have that big, chunky look I'd expect from Summer. The forehead doesn't look particularly flat and...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 26th October 2015, 07:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By chris butterworth
Just in case you're getting bored with E. Anglia...

Just in case you're getting bored with E. Anglia ( Ho Ho Ho ← hollow laughter ;) ) it's not that much further to the west coast. Check out http://www.deeestuary.co.uk/news.htm for the Wirral Wader...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2015, 14:58
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By chris butterworth
Agree with Larry. The "almost nonexistent"...

Agree with Larry. The "almost nonexistent" breast speckling is far better for Veery.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2015, 14:54
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By chris butterworth
1 House Finch. 2 Semi-palmated Sandpiper 3...

1 House Finch.
2 Semi-palmated Sandpiper
3 American Herring Gull
Forum: Conservation Sunday 25th October 2015, 14:42
Replies: 104
Views: 5,871
Posted By chris butterworth
Want to borrow my brick wall Mike? ;)

Want to borrow my brick wall Mike? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2015, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By chris butterworth
Another for Pomarine. Maffong sums it up...

Another for Pomarine. Maffong sums it up perfectly.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2015, 14:19
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By chris butterworth
1. I'm unable to tell from that photo. Any...

1. I'm unable to tell from that photo. Any more?
2. Fox Sparrow, at the front, and Golden-crowned.
3. Hermit Thrush.
4 + 5. Bushtit.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 23rd October 2015, 14:34
Replies: 32
Views: 3,739
Posted By chris butterworth
Retirement? It's galloping down the home...

Retirement? It's galloping down the home stretch for me, and I still haven't decided if I should move to Okinawa full time, return to the UK ( be afraid, be very afraid ;) ) or .........

1. With...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2015, 15:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By chris butterworth
1 Agree with Red-necked Grebe. It's a winter...

1 Agree with Red-necked Grebe. It's a winter plumaged bird, there's no difference between males and females in plumage.

2 Yellow-streaked?

3 Looks good for Rough-legged.

4 Looks a bit bulky for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2015, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By chris butterworth
Agree with 1st winter Northern Wheatear. They can...

Agree with 1st winter Northern Wheatear. They can show a bright, almost orange breast which 1st winter Red-breasted Flycatcher never does, and the Flycatcher has 2 white sides to the tail base, not a...
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