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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 13:05
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Very difficult to be certain from these images...

Very difficult to be certain from these images I'm afraid - on second thoughts I suspect it to be Eurasian teal - not sure that any kind of useful size comparison is possible from this photo due to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Marsh harrier, Gadwall and Spotshank (long...

Marsh harrier, Gadwall and Spotshank (long straight bill with dark upper mandible and paler lower mandible, red legs, pallid underparts). Marsh sand can safely be excluded on leg color and bill...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:09
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I cannot add much to the discussion as I've also...

I cannot add much to the discussion as I've also no field experience with this particular subspecies. Here (http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsi050.htm) is an interesting article on an apparent...
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Yesterday, 16:17
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I'm sure that other members from that corner of...

I'm sure that other members from that corner of the UK will be in touch to help, but hopefully here are a few useful starters:

March/April - depending upon the timing of your visit, the number of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By dwatsonbirder
5 obvious primaries in the second picture, so I...

5 obvious primaries in the second picture, so I think Common buzzard is correct.

The latest image certainly looks like STE though (disproportionately large pale head contrasting with darker mantle)!
Forum: Information Wanted Yesterday, 14:41
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I think as a professional ecologist I'll agree to...

I think as a professional ecologist I'll agree to disagree with you Gleb, and politely suggest that further education in ecological principals involves understanding multiple stakeholders, as well as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:33
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:32
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I fairly certain it is a Common buzzard, but I'm...

I fairly certain it is a Common buzzard, but I'm not certain that I could exclude an aberrant juvenile Marsh harrier. Either way, it isn't a STE, which I guess would be a major rarity in Belgium?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Looks like a Bueto to me, but difficult to pull...

Looks like a Bueto to me, but difficult to pull out much detail.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 10:23
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Asian Glossy starling

Asian Glossy starling
Forum: Information Wanted Yesterday, 07:32
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Hi Jurek, A couple of considerations... I...

Hi Jurek,

A couple of considerations...



I agree, and it is an interesting discussion - that is not the issue that I have though, it is that much of Gleb's diatribe isn't qualified or back up with...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:38
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Yes, they are a bit good looking aren't they......

Yes, they are a bit good looking aren't they... Although I prefer the old APO62, which is the one scope I regret selling - also readily available for half the price!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:32
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Hi again Sancho. Here are a few options which may...

Hi again Sancho. Here are a few options which may be of interest at a range of prices. Leica 65...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 19:32
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By dwatsonbirder
I'm not convinced that even Gleb is sure about...

I'm not convinced that even Gleb is sure about that! It's not like we have a problem in the UK with certain introduced species...Pheasants, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Japanese Knotweed, Ring...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 19:15
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By dwatsonbirder
A simple and easy question for you then Gleb, do...

A simple and easy question for you then Gleb, do you think the landscape is the same as it was 400 years ago?

If not, then what is your scientific rationale for (re)introducing species which have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 14:53
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Looks like a recently fledged Common Yellowthroat.

Looks like a recently fledged Common Yellowthroat.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 10th August 2020, 14:44
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Forgive me Gleb, but you appear to have a very...

Forgive me Gleb, but you appear to have a very idealistic and somewhat naive view on species reintroduction. In the UK, the current legislation ensures that any (re)introduction is subject to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Impossible to identify, but for your reference,...

Impossible to identify, but for your reference, I've seen both Hobby and Peregrine flying out to sea to hunt hirundines and waders during the autumn.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 14:07
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Young Barn swallow, nice image.

Young Barn swallow, nice image.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 14:06
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Agree

Agree
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th August 2020, 11:18
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By dwatsonbirder
A brief comment from me. I used one for about 10...

A brief comment from me. I used one for about 10 years across 20 odd countries and had only two issues: the first was that one of the barrels became compromised and moisture entered causing internal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th August 2020, 12:11
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Adult Black headed gull moulting out of summer...

Adult Black headed gull moulting out of summer plumage and into winter plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th July 2020, 18:52
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Yes, a smart juvenile!

Yes, a smart juvenile!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th July 2020, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By dwatsonbirder
A genuine request as it is ages since I've seen...

A genuine request as it is ages since I've seen any juvenile shrikes, but shouldn't Woodchat show a pale base to the primaries and a pale band across the scapulars?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 17:47
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By dwatsonbirder
Hi Richard, although the feathering is extending...

Hi Richard, although the feathering is extending well down the lower mandible, and the neck looks thick, I think this is a Little egret - grey/green lores, and ratio of bill length to width of head.
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