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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 21:51
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Foxy
The wingtips look dark to me and pretty plain:...

The wingtips look dark to me and pretty plain: wouldn't Whimbrel show white notches on the flight feathers?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 21:11
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Foxy
The all white underside apart from the throat...

The all white underside apart from the throat excludes Temminck's which shows a well defined breast band in all plumages, recalling Common Sandpiper. I also think it looks a bit lanky in the tibia....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 20:51
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Foxy
It might do if they were white but they look...

It might do if they were white but they look decidedly grey, certainly not white. Plus the strong anterior eye-stripe favours Little
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Foxy
The bill looks a bit short for Whimbrel, could it...

The bill looks a bit short for Whimbrel, could it be Little Whimbrel?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 16:31
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Foxy
I would have expected to see a bit more 'shading'...

I would have expected to see a bit more 'shading' to the pectoral area for Temminck's, this seems to be too sharply cut off at the base of the neck for me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Foxy
Female

Female
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th September 2019, 09:29
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Foxy
Solitary Sandpiper for me too

Solitary Sandpiper for me too
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 12th September 2019, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Foxy
Were they fighting or displaying? Odd time of the...

Were they fighting or displaying? Odd time of the year I know but I believe some raptors do 'grapple' as part of their display and I have heard that Golden Eagles have been known to crash to earth...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 13:54
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Foxy
Yes, Variable Sunbird.

Yes, Variable Sunbird.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 22:01
Replies: 98
Views: 4,599
Posted By Foxy
Thank you but I think I'll steer clear of papers....

Thank you but I think I'll steer clear of papers. The forum has enough crackpot theories for now without even getting to the effects of air density, temperature, thermals and wing moult all having an...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th September 2019, 13:55
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Foxy
Lullula arborea does it for me too

Lullula arborea does it for me too
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 09:49
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Foxy
I visited Sri Lanka a few tears back. I'll have a...

I visited Sri Lanka a few tears back. I'll have a nosey at my notes and see if there is anywhere I can suggest. Presumably you won't be able to go too far from Colombo?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 09:44
Replies: 98
Views: 4,599
Posted By Foxy
Coming from an aviation background my two penn'th...

Coming from an aviation background my two penn'th is that the chord profile of the wing could make a massive difference to the lift generated and therefore the flap rates as well as size, weight etc...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th September 2019, 23:16
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Foxy
Brilliant

Brilliant
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th September 2019, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Foxy
Good point. Are we leaving Penguins in?? ;)

Good point. Are we leaving Penguins in?? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Foxy
I am happy to bow to greater experience but I...

I am happy to bow to greater experience but I would expect to see a lot more barring both above and below for a juvenile and the mantle looks far too rich in colour: some barring doesn't rule out...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 21:19
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Foxy
Nothing ruled in and nothing ruled out by these...

Nothing ruled in and nothing ruled out by these photos. I would suggest putting these down to experience and moving on.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 13:30
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Foxy
Chiffchaff for me. If I saw that in the UK I...

Chiffchaff for me. If I saw that in the UK I might be thinking Siberian: there seems to be little colour on the mantle, just around the carpal area. Not sure if you get them in Central Spain? Did it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 12:04
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Foxy
Terns for me. Generally tones of grey and white...

Terns for me. Generally tones of grey and white and I can see a dark crown on some and wedge under the wing of some. Some look darker underneath so possibly Whiskered but that's a guess and may be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 11:34
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Foxy
Adult female Red-backed Shrike for me too

Adult female Red-backed Shrike for me too
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd August 2019, 15:45
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Foxy
I'm going to suggest Collared Doves

I'm going to suggest Collared Doves
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd August 2019, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Foxy
Kestrels? I would have thought it odd for Cuckoos...

Kestrels? I would have thought it odd for Cuckoos to be in a barn. Apart from Switzerland where they also live in clocks.
Could they have been Turtle or Collared Doves? Many's the time I have thought...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd August 2019, 13:52
Replies: 123
Views: 17,614
Posted By Foxy
Yes, a physical problem is a good reason to...

Yes, a physical problem is a good reason to change! And congratulations on getting your pictures published in such prestigious works! You are probably right that the cost/return equation doesn't add...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:11
Replies: 123
Views: 17,614
Posted By Foxy
I have joined this discussion quite late but...

I have joined this discussion quite late but assume you publish your pictures Temmie? I have a Canon 7DII and use it primarily for bird and aviation photography for personal use. The quality is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th August 2019, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Foxy
I'm not sure the collar excludes Montagu's which...

I'm not sure the collar excludes Montagu's which remains a more likely proposal than a hybrid
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