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Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 01:19
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes, Ruddy = glowing healthily but the rest of...

Yes, Ruddy = glowing healthily but the rest of the clue is made up of an anagram of ‘terns to un’ to get ‘turnstone’ ;)

Well done - B (:

Hopefully others will find some of the clues as easy!!
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 01:10
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
and this which I was sent as part of a work quiz...

and this which I was sent as part of a work quiz (which people have probably seen before but might keep you amused for a while!)
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 00:49
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
So adding the outstanding clue above to a new...

So adding the outstanding clue above to a new list as follows:


1. Restrained, Learner gets clumsy near optic for tern-like insectivore (wp)

2. Beachcomber is glowing healthily before terns to un-...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:17
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
No worries Rysard, it was only a suggestion,...

No worries Rysard, it was only a suggestion, everybody takes a different approach - I tend to ID birds in the field rather than later, simply because I take rubbish photos or don’t take a camera at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:05
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes, Chiffchaff ID is a total mudpile :king:...

Yes, Chiffchaff ID is a total mudpile :king: However, I would have thought as a very basic starting point, tristis should show cold uniformly brown greyish tones to the upperparts in the very least...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Deb Burhinus
It would be helpful to give the location and date...

It would be helpful to give the location and date please Ken.

You may be interested in reading the article I linked to above.



As far as your above birds are concerned, the one in image 2 looks...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:24
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Thanks for posting the images Ryszard - it was...

Thanks for posting the images Ryszard - it was always a long shot as you probably realised by what you agree are ‘poor photos’ but absolutely don’t be put off posting ‘poor’ images in the future as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:49
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
that’s a bit uncalled for - the OP asked a...

that’s a bit uncalled for - the OP asked a genuine ID question which I was trying to help with. I have no problems with people having fun but I don’t take very kindly to your criticism of being...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Agree with Ruff and Curlew Sand in #1 and #2 and...

Agree with Ruff and Curlew Sand in #1 and #2 and Greenshank in #3
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:29
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Definitely not a lark species of any kind with...

Definitely not a lark species of any kind with that wing shape!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:00
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
It looks like it could be a Ringed Plover to me...

It looks like it could be a Ringed Plover to me (and probably more likely than some of the suggestions would be on the Baltic coast at the end of October!) but as everyone (with very diverse...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:26
Replies: 41
Views: 796
Posted By Deb Burhinus
This image in post #2 clearly settles it for me

This image in post #2 clearly settles it for me
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:38
Replies: 52
Views: 1,341
Posted By Deb Burhinus
For those considering using the Boots 12 minute...

For those considering using the Boots 12 minute over the counter test, beware, these are not yet being accepted by airlines as proof of covid-free prior to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 16:18
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Deb Burhinus
That doesn’t exclude Long-billed -...

That doesn’t exclude Long-billed - http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?Bird_ID=1018&Bird_Image_ID=86338&Bird_Family_ID=

but see my earlier point re eyering in non-breeding plumage for Little...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:55
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The adult looks to be moulting its primaries -...

The adult looks to be moulting its primaries - the yellow eye ring is less evident in immature birds and non/post-breeding but it is there in both individuals...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 15:42
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes, WP, a Nightbird (owl) prevented from...

Yes, WP, a Nightbird (owl) prevented from entering the establishment (barred) is of course a Barred Owl :t:



Welcome Goyter! sounds like a honey maker is of course ‘B’ (sounds like Bee) on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:17
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Absolutely but I only mentioned sindianus ...

Absolutely but I only mentioned sindianus because people were suggesting the OP is a Mountain Chiffchaff and since this clearly does not look like a lorenzii in my experience of this sub-species in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:09
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Deb Burhinus
This article is probably a case in point and...

This article is probably a case in point and makes for interesting reading (for some people ;)!) on races occurring in Northern Iran. Certainly in N.Iran, P.c.menzbieri (on range is more likely than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Deb Burhinus
For me too - 1cy and adult - I think perhaps the...

For me too - 1cy and adult - I think perhaps the low eye level view of the camera (cf to how we typically view waders) may be giving an impression of them being larger and stockier than they actually...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 01:25
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
ooo er Kits - what can I say - absolutely spot on...

ooo er Kits - what can I say - absolutely spot on - well done! :brains::brains::brains:!
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 00:35
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
#3 still to solve Feel free to post a cryptic...

#3 still to solve

Feel free to post a cryptic clue or anagram of your own :t:
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 00:33
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Absolutely right Kits with the answer - so a...

Absolutely right Kits with the answer - so a nice Kitty for you :cat:

The cook and stews was a crafty distraction (because yes the nests are edible - they are widely cultivated in Asia) BUT cook ...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 00:00
Replies: 5,816
Views: 588,432
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I didn’t notice the tip of the bill before! - at...

I didn’t notice the tip of the bill before! - at that trajectory and length from the position of the bird’s body, it needs to be downwardly curved and very long, so I am also thinking Curlew
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 25th October 2020, 23:51
Replies: 168
Views: 1,959
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yaay, D :clap: but it only sounds like...

Yaay, D :clap:

but it only sounds like ‘Blythe’s’ ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 23:37
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I agree this looks much better for Siberian than...

I agree this looks much better for Siberian than Mountain - I don’t recall ever seeing such green fringes to the secondaries and retrices on a Mountain Chiffchaff (but I am only familiar with...
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