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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Nutcracker
Pics there now - my guess would be 1st winter...

Pics there now - my guess would be 1st winter female :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 21:27
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Nutcracker
A very ragged, heavily worn 1st-winter...

A very ragged, heavily worn 1st-winter Black-headed. Unless it ups its game, it'll not last the winter.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Nutcracker
+ 1 more for Corn Bunting :t:

+ 1 more for Corn Bunting :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Nutcracker
That's a mountain in USA, not confusable 3:-)

That's a mountain in USA, not confusable 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Nutcracker
Does that occur so far west? What about Himalayan...

Does that occur so far west? What about Himalayan Buzzard B. burmanicus - wouldn't that be the local common resident breeding buzzard?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:46
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Royal with the new pics - shows nicely...

Ditto to Royal with the new pics - shows nicely the value of posting a series of pics rather than just one :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:44
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Nutcracker
Laughing Gull for me too - I suspect the dark...

Laughing Gull for me too - I suspect the dark below the white 'collar' is the shadow of the right wing, but can't rule out staining as a possibility.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:41
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Nutcracker
It might be taking suppositories o:D

It might be taking suppositories o:D
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 12:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By Nutcracker
But like all machine translation, it can give...

But like all machine translation, it can give way-off, often amusingly bad results :-O
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 12:36
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Nutcracker
Watch its back end carefully, and collect up...

Watch its back end carefully, and collect up anything that comes out . . . :-O
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 12:33
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Nutcracker
Go to your ebird settings, and click on 'Use IOC...

Go to your ebird settings, and click on 'Use IOC taxonomy' (or whatever other wording it uses) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 12:23
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Nutcracker
Dito to Serin; for starters note the stort,...

Dito to Serin; for starters note the stort, stubby bill, Siskin has a longer, slenderer bill for getting seeds out of deeper crevices like between alder cone scales.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 21:17
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Nutcracker
Is it known who first lumped them, when, and in...

Is it known who first lumped them, when, and in which publication?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 21:13
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like a Black Scoter? 3:-)

Looks like a Black Scoter? 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Nutcracker
Dark wings (even with massive photoshop...

Dark wings (even with massive photoshop brightening) and orange feet makes me suspect Greenland Whitefronts, which will be on their way to Wexford and/or Mull at the moment. But I think impossible to...
Forum: Conservation Monday 21st October 2019, 10:51
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
Indeed! Giant trees need their whole habitat...

Indeed! Giant trees need their whole habitat around them unbroken - the sudden exposure removes the humidity and shelter they need.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 10:45
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes to Corn Bunting for the top bird in the first...

Yes to Corn Bunting for the top bird in the first pic.

Lower bird, and second pic, is a female sparrow; can't tell whether House or Spanish - you'd need to find a male.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 10:42
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Nutcracker
'exotic' = interesting / unusual (in this...

'exotic' = interesting / unusual (in this context!)
'iirc' = "if I recall correctly"
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 10:39
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Nutcracker
Common Chiffchaff / Tjiftjaf :t:

Common Chiffchaff / Tjiftjaf :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 10:29
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Nutcracker
Carrion has always been the nominate subspecies...

Carrion has always been the nominate subspecies when the two are lumped - I'm not aware Hooded has ever been considered the nominate subspecies by anyone in that situation.

Linnaeus of course lived...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 08:09
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Nutcracker
As a further aside - through historical accident,...

As a further aside - through historical accident, species are often first described from isolated populations at the edges of their ranges. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis is a good example; not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 07:57
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Nutcracker
It doesn't depend on range, it depends on history...

It doesn't depend on range, it depends on history of naming. Most important, whatever name was published first, wins. If two names are published at the same time (which Corvus corone and Corvus...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 20th October 2019, 23:10
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
Link broken by Birdforum's software cutting the...

Link broken by Birdforum's software cutting the end bracket off - here's the link repaired: El Grande (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Grande_(tree)) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th October 2019, 17:54
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Nutcracker
Seems late for Tree Pipit even that far south,...

Seems late for Tree Pipit even that far south, but think I'd agree.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th October 2019, 17:53
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Nutcracker
Raven for me too :t:

Raven for me too :t:
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