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Forum: Mammals Wednesday 29th August 2018, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Brosnabirder
Perhaps the pictures are not good enough for a...

Perhaps the pictures are not good enough for a positive id or don't show enough of the relevant features. If I've calculated it correctly I make the head/body length to be 7.5cm and the tail length...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 28th August 2018, 16:12
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Brosnabirder
Alpine shrew? Switzerland

Hi everybody

Could this be an Alpine shrew? The tail looks fairly long in relation to the body and the underside of the tail is white. Found it at 1,600 metres a.s.l.

Thanks in advance
Tom

ps. A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 16:23
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Brosnabirder
Agree that it sounds better for Green Sandpiper....

Agree that it sounds better for Green Sandpiper. If you manage to see the rump, then you could probably confirm Green Sandpiper. They have a very distinctive white rump and are otherwise dark. They...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Brosnabirder
I don't see them every day or even close to that...

I don't see them every day or even close to that often down here in the village in August. They are common at higher altitudes around here though but always a special sight. I hear them much more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 15:04
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Brosnabirder
I look forward to August because they descend to...

I look forward to August because they descend to lower altitudes here too and are much easier to see than higher up in the forest. Saw my first one in the village for this year last week. A...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th August 2018, 00:25
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Brosnabirder
I'd say you were right first time. Looks like a...

I'd say you were right first time. Looks like a Greenshank. Bill doesn't seem to have enough of an upcurve to be Terek Sandpiper
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st July 2018, 22:40
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Brosnabirder
Hi Henning I'm not sure if ornitho.de has this...

Hi Henning

I'm not sure if ornitho.de has this feature since I only use it occasionally but ornitho.ch allows the user to see the ranking order of different cantons based on the total number of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th June 2018, 23:34
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Brosnabirder
I can't tell you anything about birdtrack and...

I can't tell you anything about birdtrack and ebird but ornitho.de and other websites in the group generally work on a scale of 1 square kilometre. There are some special sites which are within a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 21:13
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By Brosnabirder
Can't say whether it's an escape or not. All the...

Can't say whether it's an escape or not.
All the best
Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th June 2018, 21:12
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By Brosnabirder
That's an American Wigeon

That's an American Wigeon
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 25th May 2018, 19:10
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Brosnabirder
Thank you very much Phil. Tom

Thank you very much Phil.
Tom
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 25th May 2018, 18:35
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Brosnabirder
Dragonfly id Switzerland.

Can anybody tell me what species of dragonfly this is please?
Photo taken today in central Switzerland.
All the best
Tom
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th May 2017, 17:12
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Brosnabirder
Great. Thank you very much. Tom

Great. Thank you very much.
Tom
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th May 2017, 16:18
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Brosnabirder
Butterfly Id Switzerland.

Hello all

Can anyone identify the butterfly in the attached picture please?

Seen yesterday in the Val Calanca in southern Switzerland. It's a south facing valley on the south side of the Alps in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th October 2016, 21:29
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Brosnabirder
Turkey vultures

Turkey vultures
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th October 2016, 12:25
Replies: 491
Views: 104,424
Posted By Brosnabirder
Congratulations and well done.

Congratulations and well done.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th September 2016, 21:43
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Brosnabirder
I'd go for Grey Plover

I'd go for Grey Plover
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th September 2016, 22:34
Replies: 2,876
Views: 490,858
Posted By Brosnabirder
Also possible in Ireland apparently but it seems...

Also possible in Ireland apparently but it seems to require a request from your workplace plus proof of extensive travel for work.
Much easier to have been born in the US to British citizens and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th September 2016, 22:09
Replies: 2,876
Views: 490,858
Posted By Brosnabirder
A friend of mine holds three passports. Irish,...

A friend of mine holds three passports. Irish, British and US. He usually uses his American passport in Israel and his British passport in other countries in the Middle East. He also requests that...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 4th August 2016, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Brosnabirder
Thank you all

Thank you all
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 4th August 2016, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Brosnabirder
Two butterflies. Switzerland.

Hello all

Could somebody help me with the id of these two butterflies in Switzerland please?

Pictures taken in Switzerland on Monday at 900 metres asl.

Thanks in advance
Tom
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 29th July 2016, 10:27
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Brosnabirder
Thanks very much for the help and the link. Found...

Thanks very much for the help and the link. Found it in my field guide now too. The weather was fantastic and conducive to taking some decent pictures.

The location is indeed Engelberg. Well done....
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 28th July 2016, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Brosnabirder
Flower id Switzerland

Hi all
Can anybody help me to id this plant?
Pictures taken last week in central Switzerland at an altitude of about 1,400 metres.

Thanks
Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th June 2016, 14:38
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Brosnabirder
The first is a Great Tit (juvenile) and you're...

The first is a Great Tit (juvenile) and you're right on the second
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th June 2016, 14:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Brosnabirder
That's another Meadow Pipit

That's another Meadow Pipit
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