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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:29
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By THE_FERN
Facial colour just means it's excited: yellowish...

Facial colour just means it's excited: yellowish otherwise
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Tuesday 7th July 2020, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By THE_FERN
Coming back to this in daylight and despite too...

Coming back to this in daylight and despite too little sleep brave enough to make some comments...

According to the "ever reliable" ebird, pale-legged is at Paty trail. Not sure what this says about...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Monday 6th July 2020, 23:53
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By THE_FERN
Think the photo is probably pale-legged warbler....

Think the photo is probably pale-legged warbler. It shows pale orangy legs and a very striking bright supercilium: should be muted supercilium and grey legs for the hemispingus.

Both species are...
Forum: Opus Discussion Area Monday 6th July 2020, 23:50
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By THE_FERN
Oleaginous Hemispingus

Discussion thread for Oleaginous Hemispingus (http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Oleaginous Hemispingus). If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 23:26
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By THE_FERN
Agree 1 = green-crowned brilliant,...

Agree 1 = green-crowned brilliant, 2=coppery-headed emerald.

Suggest 3) is immature male Talamanca hummingbird. This because: we can see some evidence of the brilliant greenish/bluish throat gorget,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 01:02
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By THE_FERN
Well thanks for calling me an expert: not sure...

Well thanks for calling me an expert: not sure how true that is...

Yes hemispingus for the reason you said, but also supercilium not bright enough for the warblers, and we can just about make out...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 5th July 2020, 10:22
Replies: 210
Views: 16,859
Posted By THE_FERN
Twopence: I started learning scientific names...

Twopence:

I started learning scientific names for South American birds as I thought it would help communication with ornithologists there. Then I discovered the scientific names were changing more...
Forum: Italy Wednesday 1st July 2020, 10:44
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By THE_FERN
Unsure why we don't like a bird which hunts rats...

Unsure why we don't like a bird which hunts rats and pigeons...

Ring-necks are super common in London. Someone told me that they out-compete woodpeckers for holes. I certainly think the latter has...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 1st July 2020, 10:28
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By THE_FERN
Why not post some pics. I'm sure we can stomach...

Why not post some pics. I'm sure we can stomach them
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 29th June 2020, 09:10
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By THE_FERN
I'm not sure which this is, but i'd be surprised...

I'm not sure which this is, but i'd be surprised if things have moved on much since the Royal commission on environmental pollution's light at night report. At that time, there was essentially only...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 09:29
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By THE_FERN
The easiest difference, which you can see on most...

The easiest difference, which you can see on most birds unless the legs are covered in mud etc, is that legs of least are yellow and of western black.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th June 2020, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By THE_FERN
I think it's OK for blue and yellow. The photo...

I think it's OK for blue and yellow. The photo angle doesn't let you see how far down the blue extends. But we can see the black eye mask of blue and yellow, and although it's difficult to judge, the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 27th June 2020, 11:19
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By THE_FERN
If there's the opportunity it's great to do that...

If there's the opportunity it's great to do that (complain /lobby). Councils spend very large portions of their budgets on street lighting and in many places the cash is completely wasted. Unless...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 15:40
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By THE_FERN
Looks like a young common gallinule [also known...

Looks like a young common gallinule [also known as a common moorhen until recently]
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 25th June 2020, 10:28
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By THE_FERN
Nice one (the stag). We've had 2 this year in our...

Nice one (the stag). We've had 2 this year in our part of London: think the first was mid-May. Here they seem to turn up regularly on pavements in the day. We saw 1 greater stag fly past recently:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 22nd June 2020, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By THE_FERN
I think the face pattern is wrong for that...

I think the face pattern is wrong for that species. Perhaps white-tailed Lark?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th June 2020, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By THE_FERN
Rump pattern of first perhaps suggests female...

Rump pattern of first perhaps suggests female bronze mannikin
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th June 2020, 21:06
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes. Something must have happened... If you check...

Yes. Something must have happened... If you check carefully you can see the head patterns of the perched birds are clearly quite different... (shapes of the birds too)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th June 2020, 11:18
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By THE_FERN
I agree. Sharpie rather than Cooper's with square...

I agree. Sharpie rather than Cooper's with square tail end and gracile legs
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 14:30
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By THE_FERN
Maybe but I'd go with Cooper's for the reasons...

Maybe but I'd go with Cooper's for the reasons already stated + toes/visible talons look pretty hefty to me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th June 2020, 13:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By THE_FERN
It's a very long time ago now, but I'm pretty...

It's a very long time ago now, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing something like the pic, yes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th June 2020, 12:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By THE_FERN
Certainly look like ones I've seen in Australia

Certainly look like ones I've seen in Australia
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th June 2020, 17:38
Replies: 70
Views: 2,213
Posted By THE_FERN
What you "do" is what we "did" in Bogota. Get the...

What you "do" is what we "did" in Bogota. Get the local trespassing feral dogs to flush it (them in this case) for you
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th June 2020, 13:36
Replies: 70
Views: 2,213
Posted By THE_FERN
Back to "what should you count?" Bet most people...

Back to "what should you count?" Bet most people tick things the guide found for them. My list would be much poorer if not... But always check you agree the ID: everyone makes mistakes and sometimes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th June 2020, 21:15
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By THE_FERN
And me. Wing shape surely too "flat" for the...

And me. Wing shape surely too "flat" for the Eagle, with no secondary bulge. The hand is about as wide or wider than the rest of the wing, and the wing doesn't narrow immediately before it
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