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Forum: Cambridgeshire Yesterday, 10:37
Replies: 915
Views: 140,890
Posted By GWB77
In every respects, a standard looking female...

In every respects, a standard looking female Greater Scaup, but the interesting wing-pattern is, and as you say, rather Lesser Scaup-like. I assume this is just extreme variation within the species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th October 2019, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By GWB77
The cluster of black streaks on the breast...

The cluster of black streaks on the breast suggest Meadow Pipit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 15:50
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By GWB77
If you can't see the whole of the tail, how can...

If you can't see the whole of the tail, how can you tell the UTC's end seamlessly with the end of it....?

:eek!:

Anyway. Smiths has provided enough further evidence to put this one to bed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 11:31
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By GWB77
The bird has a dark alula, which eliminates...

The bird has a dark alula, which eliminates Savi's Warbler straight away.

Trying to claim anything based on the relative length/ratio of the tail/UTS'c is a moot point (and based on a single images,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 10:30
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By GWB77
Another vote for Reed Warbler. I think the UTC...

Another vote for Reed Warbler. I think the UTC issue is an artefact of the photo (I'm not even convinced you can see the relevant areas well enough to make that assessment!).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th September 2019, 15:14
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By GWB77
Yes, it is. Nice shot.

Yes, it is. Nice shot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 16:13
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By GWB77
The dark mark at the breast side/where the wing...

The dark mark at the breast side/where the wing joins the body eliminates WWBT, as they do not show this mark.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By GWB77
Its a Reeve (female Ruff). These are notable...

Its a Reeve (female Ruff). These are notable smaller than males.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 19th August 2019, 09:08
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
Posted By GWB77
Sounds like there was some mud slinging over this...

Sounds like there was some mud slinging over this thread during the last few days (and posts have now been deleted)..... but still no photos....

How strange!
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 8th August 2019, 09:27
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
Posted By GWB77
Are you sure about image 2? ;) I'm not saying...

Are you sure about image 2? ;)

I'm not saying HB's are not found in Wales (I'm an avid reader of the RBBP report, for example). But to suggest that because they appear in that report is some form of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 6th August 2019, 12:29
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
Posted By GWB77
What a ridiculous response! This has the usual...

What a ridiculous response! This has the usual knee-jerk haul-marks of someone who doesn't actually know what they've seen!

As for checking the RBBP report. What will that prove! for every pair of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd August 2019, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By GWB77
It probably is. Any more images?

It probably is. Any more images?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 29th July 2019, 12:21
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
Posted By GWB77
That thread also proves that even with...

That thread also proves that even with photographs, some people still identify Common Buzzards as Honey-buzzards (a number of people claiming image 2 as a HB, but it is clearly a Common Buzzard!).
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 26th July 2019, 08:35
Replies: 55
Views: 3,353
Posted By GWB77
I'd kindly suggest that if you saw four Honey...

I'd kindly suggest that if you saw four Honey Buzzards at four different site, you didn't see any!

Breeding population in UK has remained stable for many years, so a sudden increase is unlikely, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th July 2019, 14:54
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By GWB77
agreed

agreed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 13:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,134
Posted By GWB77
Original bird is Arctic Skua. As are those in...

Original bird is Arctic Skua. As are those in post 8.

Dark morph *ADULT* LTS are very rare (3-4 documented records ever, worldwide), and unlikely to be over-looked on passage. If someone was...
Forum: Gulls Thursday 18th July 2019, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By GWB77
Yes, looks like a michahellis

Yes, looks like a michahellis
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th July 2019, 12:48
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By GWB77
I initially thought LTS, then changed my mind and...

I initially thought LTS, then changed my mind and deleted my thoughts. However, I keep coming back to this bird. Why isn't it a 2CY Long-tailed Skua?

Pro-features include;

Upperwing pattern (white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 15:45
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By GWB77
Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 11:40
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By GWB77
Aren't those on Canary Isles considered to be...

Aren't those on Canary Isles considered to be 'Barbary Doves' - a domesticated form of ACD?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 12:55
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By GWB77
Yes, an American Purple Gallinule

Yes, an American Purple Gallinule
Forum: Sussex Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By GWB77
My thoughts too (on his enthusiasm levels). The...

My thoughts too (on his enthusiasm levels). The fact the birds are 'prevented' from migrating during their first few years only adds to the oddness of this project. I'm hesitant to use the phrase...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st May 2019, 10:05
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By GWB77
1st-calender year (i.e. year of hatching) =...

1st-calender year (i.e. year of hatching) = juvenile or 1st-winter.
2nd-calendar year = 1st-summer or 2nd-winter
3rd-calendar year = 2nd-summer or 3rd-winter etc.

FWIW, looks like a Common Redstart...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th May 2019, 15:43
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By GWB77
Yes, it looks like one. Those black uppertail...

Yes, it looks like one. Those black uppertail coverts are interesting though....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th May 2019, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By GWB77
Rose-coloured Starlings

Rose-coloured Starlings
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