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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 10:46
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Can a common gull ever show such a heavily barred...

Can a common gull ever show such a heavily barred tail (unless it’s a Kamchatka gull?). For me this is one of the LWH gulls
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Another for northern - the black markings on the...

Another for northern - the black markings on the thighs suit that better than isabelline
Forum: Gulls Monday 27th January 2020, 11:01
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
The eye looks light to me - I'm not seeing...

The eye looks light to me - I'm not seeing anything untoward for herring gull here.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Lovely to see a sonogram! However, it's a bit too...

Lovely to see a sonogram! However, it's a bit too grainy to do anything with. If you can change the 'window size' you should get a much clearer look at the calls. If you're using audacity there's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th January 2020, 11:58
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Superficially this looks like tristis but there...

Superficially this looks like tristis but there are a few problems, and I think that an extreme grey collybita might be a better fit.

The supercilium is weak, and certainly doesn't dominate the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th December 2019, 17:54
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Abietinus has been confirmed in the uk (DNA) but...

Abietinus has been confirmed in the uk (DNA) but at the moment remains much rarer than tristis. I suspect that DNA sampling of autumn chiffchaff that look like collybita would reveal more!

I still...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th December 2019, 12:53
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Eye roll..... Of course, tristis has a strong...

Eye roll.....

Of course, tristis has a strong super as well, and can look brown capped. And this bird has some yellow in the super, which goes against mountain chiffchaff.

You stick with it being...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th December 2019, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
At least that one looks and sounds like a...

At least that one looks and sounds like a paddyfield pipit...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th December 2019, 12:10
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
It’s all laid out very clearly in the collins...

It’s all laid out very clearly in the collins guide.

Tristis does have a pretty arresting head pattern - and the green tones in the wing of tristis contrast strongly with the rest of the upperparts....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th December 2019, 11:14
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
This is could well be a tristis - however I'm a...

This is could well be a tristis - however I'm a bit uneasy about the plumage tones in the photos (I have two monitors and it looks very different on each!).

It's not a mountain chiffchaff - green...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th December 2019, 09:54
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Pics aren't good enough I'm afraid (plumage tones...

Pics aren't good enough I'm afraid (plumage tones dont look great for tristis but I suspect the bird looked different in the field). Did it call?
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 12th December 2019, 14:58
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Well, she won a BBC best newcomer award in 2005...

Well, she won a BBC best newcomer award in 2005 and has been going ever since, so perhaps not failed. And shes going to be hosting the Great British Menu next year so perhaps not desperate for work...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 2nd December 2019, 20:31
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Audiomoth might be a decent solution for...

Audiomoth might be a decent solution for you?

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d97703_9ac305905bdd4cdfab6aee99767a56e6.pdf
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 22nd November 2019, 09:16
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
If you're into taking pics and sound recording,...

If you're into taking pics and sound recording, eBird is the way forwards
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd November 2019, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
me too

me too
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th November 2019, 09:42
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
The long PP fits white-rumped better than western...

The long PP fits white-rumped better than western sandpiper. It looks long but don't find the bill excessively long for WRS.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th November 2019, 18:15
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Me too

Me too
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th November 2019, 20:19
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
It's a chiffchaff - and surely there are no...

It's a chiffchaff - and surely there are no Iberian chiffchaffs around at the moment?

I've lightened the image (hope the OP doesn't mind - will remove if so) and all of the salient features are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th October 2019, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Yep, it’s a long-tailed.

Yep, it’s a long-tailed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th October 2019, 09:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,214
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
It’s a chiffchaff

It’s a chiffchaff
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th October 2019, 21:55
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Are the plumage tones in the first two pics a...

Are the plumage tones in the first two pics a good representation of how it looked in the field?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd October 2019, 16:31
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Sunday 29th September Another calm day, which...

Sunday 29th September

Another calm day, which means an awful lot when looking for (and listening for) interesting birds in the Northern Isles in September. The migrants started as soon as we stepped...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Saturday 28th September We were on the Sanday...

Saturday 28th September

We were on the Sanday ferry first thing, and on arriving on the island at about half eight, headed straight over to Stove, an old model farm with associated gardens. It’s one...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Thanks both - just a few days this time...

Thanks both - just a few days this time unfortuantely - but two weeks on Ouessant coming up...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 09:09
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Orkney - A flying visit…

Thursday 26th September

With my family increasing in size this year, a long time ago I said to my usual autumn Sanday companions that I’d be sitting this years trip out. Some things are more...
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