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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 11:47
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Dawsy
Tick it now. Untick it later when you're less...

Tick it now. Untick it later when you're less emotionally attached then tick it again when you actually see one. Double the fun. That's the approach I often take with uncertain IDs.
Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 11:37
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Dawsy
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Dawsy
Scaly-breasted munias? Zhejiang, China

Are these scaly-breasted munias? I found some calls online at the time and they sounded about right. If, so are they young birds? Seen in an urban park in Haining, Zhejiang, China in mid-November....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Dawsy
Good point, I didn't read the original properly....

Good point, I didn't read the original properly. I saw a mention of water and ignored the rest...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th November 2019, 04:19
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Dawsy
Fast, straight flying whilst squawking sounds...

Fast, straight flying whilst squawking sounds like a wader (shorebird) to me. How about a willet? That's about crow-sized and the wing markings could just about match the description.

Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th October 2019, 12:19
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Dawsy
I thought a Northern Beardless Tyrannulet looked...

I thought a Northern Beardless Tyrannulet looked like this: https://bit.ly/2JgHmBo

Michael

p.s.: Sorry couldn't resist
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st September 2019, 07:27
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Dawsy
Thanks, I need to keep my eyes peeled for males!

Thanks, I need to keep my eyes peeled for males!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th September 2019, 04:40
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Dawsy
Thanks for the responses and details. Sounds...

Thanks for the responses and details. Sounds pretty convincing. Now to find a male...Are they colourful all year or just in breeding plumage?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th September 2019, 14:05
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Dawsy
Hadn't thought of that. Bill-size looks more...

Hadn't thought of that. Bill-size looks more appropriate, any other reason for suggesting blue and white?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th September 2019, 12:15
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Dawsy
Flycatcher Zhejiang, China

I saw the attached flycatcher in an wooded urban park in Zhejiang province today. There were also grey-streaked flycatchers around and this seemed noticeably bigger and chunkier. It was also a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th August 2019, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Dawsy
Agreed, hobby, and the bottom image is the...

Agreed, hobby, and the bottom image is the classic pose of eating insects in flight. Other UK falcons very rarely do that.

Michael
Forum: Bats Monday 22nd July 2019, 19:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dawsy
Interesting, noctule seems quite likely...

Interesting, noctule seems quite likely then.
Thanks
Michael
Forum: Bats Sunday 21st July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dawsy
It certainly looked larger than the default...

It certainly looked larger than the default pipistrelle but beyond that I couldn't say much about size. Descriptions I've seen of noctule mention fast, high and direct flight. This one was flying...
Forum: Bats Sunday 21st July 2019, 08:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dawsy
Day flying bat Wales

I saw this bat flying in broad daylight (1pm) earlier this week in north Wales in a wooded area. Is there enough in the picture to identify the species?

Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Dawsy
Sorry I've had a root around and can't find...

Sorry I've had a root around and can't find pictures (I know I took some) and we don't have any visiting at the moment to take new ones. It's the rufous mixed with grey on the crown together with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th May 2019, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Dawsy
Looks a lot like the ones I see in my garden...

Looks a lot like the ones I see in my garden along with the tree sparrows and house sparrows. Surely a hybrid between those two has to be thoroughly ruled out before considering rare vagrants.
Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th April 2019, 09:28
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Dawsy
That was my initial impression actually. I saw...

That was my initial impression actually. I saw eastern crowned nearby the day before too (saw the crown stripe clearly that time).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 14th April 2019, 05:13
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Dawsy
Phylloscopus warbler Zhejiang, China

I saw this warbler this morning in a city park in Zhejiang province, China. There were lots of yellow-browed warblers calling around but I convinced myself this was something different and larger....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th March 2019, 10:18
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Dawsy
That certainly describes where this flock was...

That certainly describes where this flock was and, for that matter, where I have seen yellow-browed previously.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th March 2019, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Dawsy
Thanks both. I wonder if this is one I've been...

Thanks both. I wonder if this is one I've been getting wrong often... Some have definitely been yellow-browed but not all are obvious.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th March 2019, 09:05
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Dawsy
Buntings, Zhejiang, China

I did think I was getting the hang of the local bunting options in eastern China but I'm getting myself confused again. I came across a flock of buntings in agricultural lowland Zhejiang province. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th January 2019, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Dawsy
Just agreeing with everyone else but for me the...

Just agreeing with everyone else but for me the most obvious difference in the species is the dark, reddish patch on the front of the wing (alula?) on great blue which would almost certainly be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th January 2019, 11:44
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Dawsy
Apart from anything else the yellow legs rule out...

Apart from anything else the yellow legs rule out little egret.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th December 2018, 12:04
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Dawsy
I would never claim to know enough to ID a...

I would never claim to know enough to ID a Blyth's but that is a seriously short, stubby bill for a Eurasian reed warbler. That's pro-Blyth's right?

Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th November 2018, 06:30
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Dawsy
Ah, beat me to it. Agreed.

Ah, beat me to it. Agreed.
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