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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 15:48
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Views: 3,427
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Good luck with the release Jim Fortunately I...

Good luck with the release Jim

Fortunately I managed to get hold of a very good condition original 1994 ed some time back but will be interested to see how the plates of the new ed compare to the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Thatís just what I was thinking Samsam, Iíve...

Thatís just what I was thinking

Samsam, Iíve always found this site very useful
http://www.gull-research.org/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Not at all - I can see how the plumage on a...

Not at all - I can see how the plumage on a distant bird high in the sky could have made you think of a Booted - try and clock the wing shape and tail length next time too ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 09:33
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Its an Osprey! oops cross post

Its an Osprey!

oops cross post
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 08:00
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I considered OHB but thought the hand looked too...

I considered OHB but thought the hand looked too long - (pic 2)? The arm and hand seem to be about the same length (cf OHB where arm is noticeably longer than hand)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 07:30
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I was about to write ‘Rock Pipit’ then saw your...

I was about to write ‘Rock Pipit’ then saw your latest upload which also confirms Rock Pipit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:43
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Dark morph Booted for me. (but it’s a difficult...

Dark morph Booted for me.

(but it’s a difficult image and there was probably better impression of size/plumage in the field)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th December 2019, 05:26
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Sandwich Terns have black bills year round - (...

Sandwich Terns have black bills year round - ( the terns are Common Terns which have dark bills in non breeding plumage)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th December 2019, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Agree with Crag Martin and Booted.

Agree with Crag Martin and Booted.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th December 2019, 10:42
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Then why say this was for you either a Chinese...

Then why say this was for you either a Chinese soloensis or Japanese gularis Sparrowhawk whose respective wing formulae only shows 5 extended primaries and that looks (in the case of Chinese...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th December 2019, 15:33
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I didnít even notice that but now looking more...

I didnít even notice that but now looking more carefully, I think you are right!!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th December 2019, 14:24
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Deb Burhinus
A few records from Bejing...

A few records from Bejing
https://birdingbeijing.com/2016/12/22/rare-and-scarce-birds-in-beijing-2016/

It’s not a Chinese (your bird has stongly barred outer primaries) maybe Japenese then?

( for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th December 2019, 08:33
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I’m not familiar with the birds of China but why...

I’m not familiar with the birds of China but why not a Besra?
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 8th December 2019, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Hi S John Gould (1804-81) was British...

Hi S

John Gould (1804-81) was British contemporary of Audubon and probably the most obvious comparison- I have several of his prints (you’d have to pay a fortune for originals!). I also have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 13:40
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes this is why I said Ďrufinusí in my first post...

Yes this is why I said Ďrufinusí in my first post that and the structure of the face. It does seem a fairly Ďtypicalí rufinus but Iím always happier to see the whole bird ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 13:07
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Deb Burhinus
rufinus can look very similar to vulpinus at the...

rufinus can look very similar to vulpinus at the far east of its range where both species occur, hence my caution!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Red-mantled imo too (although the female is...

Red-mantled imo too (although the female is harder?) The Buteo looks like a rufinus to me (but a flight shot would help of course)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 05:31
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Can be confused with Shikra but Besra imo also - ...

Can be confused with Shikra but Besra imo also - as well as above points, (dark bands on tail equal to white spacing) the gular stripe appears comparatively bold and dark.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 01:15
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes agreed.

Yes agreed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Hi Jalid It’s very hard, is it not, to identify...

Hi Jalid

It’s very hard, is it not, to identify a putative refectus to type when it’s very difficult to find a consensus of what might be considered as ‘archetypal’ features of Himalayan Buzzard in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 03:12
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Nice image of a skulking Reed Warbler. Not as...

Nice image of a skulking Reed Warbler. Not as unusual as a very late GRW - there have been several records of UK Reed Warbler being ringed in the months of November, December and January.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 01:02
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Several trip reports of Sri Lanka list...

Several trip reports of Sri Lanka list ‘Himalayan Buzzard’ - there’s an image of what was ID’d as ‘burmanicus showing a pale head in one of them which is a dead ringer for your bird but its a pdf...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:43
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I think just for keeping us on our toes, ( eh Ken...

I think just for keeping us on our toes, ( eh Ken ;)?)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:30
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Deb Burhinus
The ‘tapered’ shape of a Gos’s tail (in the...

The ‘tapered’ shape of a Gos’s tail (in the meaning I used it above) is referring to the proximal width of the tail base (excluding utcs) compared to the distal width measured as from the two outer...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I doubt it would be a local breeder staying so...

I doubt it would be a local breeder staying so late - hot weather in late summer doesn’t suit GRW so much as reed beds tend to dry out - wetter weather and mild temperatures in more northern European...
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