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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 08:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By THE_FERN
Don't suppose they're updating the app at the...

Don't suppose they're updating the app at the same time? Our group of 3 quickly gave up on the paper last time we were in Africa...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:45
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By THE_FERN
Reluctantly I think that gets my vote. Suggest...

Reluctantly I think that gets my vote. Suggest bill colour wrong for morning warbler: my first thought was yellowthoat but it doesn't have a markedly different (more yellow) throat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2020, 22:52
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes golden plovers. Grey plover appears (a bit)...

Yes golden plovers. Grey plover appears (a bit) more stocky
Forum: Mammals Sunday 18th October 2020, 00:28
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes but only where they know what stooping to...

Yes but only where they know what stooping to pick up a stone is likely to be followed by. Of course that means pretty much everywhere in less developed countries: I doubt the puma knew what was...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 17th October 2020, 18:24
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By THE_FERN
Good to see the standard South American anti-dog...

Good to see the standard South American anti-dog approach works: throw a stone
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By THE_FERN
House sparrow (young bird)

House sparrow (young bird)
Forum: Germany Thursday 15th October 2020, 21:30
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes marsh tit. (Vague) indication of pale base of...

Yes marsh tit. (Vague) indication of pale base of bill spot, no strong pale wing panel, round headed appearance, cheek colour, for example.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:58
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By THE_FERN
Blackpoll warbler (orange legs, whitish wing bars)

Blackpoll warbler (orange legs, whitish wing bars)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:53
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes head shape of male alone makes it lesser here

Yes head shape of male alone makes it lesser here
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By THE_FERN
Excellent! They're all guillemots, all razorbills...

Excellent! They're all guillemots, all razorbills or some of each...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 08:44
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By THE_FERN
Get a razorbill feel from these: images ought to...

Get a razorbill feel from these: images ought to give a hint of the longer straight bill, but these indicate short and stubby
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 08:39
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By THE_FERN
Looks to me like one of the larger species:...

Looks to me like one of the larger species: curlew or bar-tailed godwit. The first pic may show a curved bill which would mean curlew, but the last 2 (last esp) seem to show a straight one. I think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 20:19
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By THE_FERN
No I don't think so. That has a stronger malar...

No I don't think so. That has a stronger malar and white barring on the back. I found this bird difficult initially because I thought it had Syrian shape but middle-spotted colours. Now I can see...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By THE_FERN
Reddish egret for me based on shaggy plumes and...

Reddish egret for me based on shaggy plumes and [esp] reddish base of bill
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 09:37
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By THE_FERN
I would say so, yes, based on (at least) short...

I would say so, yes, based on (at least) short hind claw and the even pattern of the buff wing bar (no clear step halfway along)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 09:32
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By THE_FERN
I agree with this while not committing to...

I agree with this while not committing to (sub)-species for the lesser sandplover. The other pic the op posted is greater too. To tell the 2 apart is difficult and largely based on structural...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 22:57
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By THE_FERN
Turkey vulture for me

Turkey vulture for me
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 11th October 2020, 00:28
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By THE_FERN
Yup, and if that's not enough, the really bright...

Yup, and if that's not enough, the really bright regular abdominal stripes are indicative. I've (must have been) hiding under a rock somewhere because I only saw this species for the first time...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 10th October 2020, 19:27
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By THE_FERN
First image shows it's a fly of some kind

First image shows it's a fly of some kind
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 10th October 2020, 19:26
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By THE_FERN
It's a funny looking bird with 4 wings......

It's a funny looking bird with 4 wings... Microraptor perhaps..? (Wrong forum). Think it's an ivy bee, fairly recent colonist.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 18:56
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By THE_FERN
Beak thicker and less delicate on whiskered.

Beak thicker and less delicate on whiskered.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes...

Yes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th October 2020, 18:51
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By THE_FERN
Looks like surf scoter based on bill shape

Looks like surf scoter based on bill shape
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 8th October 2020, 06:47
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By THE_FERN
Alternative, free and open source methods are...

Alternative, free and open source methods are explored here:

https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/45188/how-can-i-add-metadata-on-audio-files

I've used ffmpeg for various things in the past...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 7th October 2020, 22:14
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By THE_FERN
Depending on what the aim and your platform is,...

Depending on what the aim and your platform is, this simple solution might help: I usually make a spreadsheet with a column of hyperlinks (one to each file). Then you can add as many classifier...
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