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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 05:22
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you Steve and Roland, I'll book the Tern...

Thank you Steve and Roland,

I'll book the Tern as a Common then in all peace of mind.
Also Steve's explanation is much appreciated, as it provides an opportunity to learn something more about ID-ing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Frank-birding
Unknown Tern (Netherlands Waddenzee August 20th 2018)

Could anybody help me to identify a Tern I have trouble to recognise? Photos taken from very far off, on a windy overcast day. (Sorry for the lack of clarity.) Netherlands, August 20 2018, Island of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 31st August 2020, 20:29
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Frank-birding
You're right! I was under the impression that I...

You're right! I was under the impression that I was looking at the birds underside... Whereas it's actually its upper side. And then it becomes obvious.

Thank you!
Frank
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 31st August 2020, 19:43
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Frank-birding
Unknown sea or shorebird Netherlands (August 30, 2020)

Yesterday (August 30, 2020) I saw this bird during a stormy afternoon at IJmuiden beach (Dutch coast).

What could it be? Its shape appears Gull like, could it be a juvenile Skua/Jeager? None seems...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th August 2020, 18:45
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you for your help!

Thank you for your help!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th August 2020, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Frank-birding
small bird Netherlands (vicinity Amsterdam 15th of July)

On the evening (21:09) of July the 15th I saw this bird (vicinity of Amsterdam, very small nature reserve (de Bretten) with a mixture of scrubs, open land and forest/trees.

At first I thought a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th August 2020, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you for the ID-help. And along the way I...

Thank you for the ID-help. And along the way I learned more on Marsh and Willow. Much appreciated!

Bye, Frank
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th August 2020, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you all for helping me solve this ID! As I...

Thank you all for helping me solve this ID! As I assumed one of the birds was a Black Kite, my size estimate was off. And I quietly started to think both other birds were perhaps Booted Eagles. But...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th August 2020, 07:52
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Frank-birding
;) So a Poecile Montanus / - Palustris that is a...

;) So a Poecile Montanus / - Palustris that is a Lugubris lookalike? Lugubris crossed my mind indeed, but would be far outside its range and the wedge-shape of the white cheek isn’t really that ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th August 2020, 22:16
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Frank-birding
Black Kite?

These are the images of one of the other two raptors that I mentioned, flying in formation (the left-most one). As mentioned, I think this is a Black Kite (due to tail shape, as visible in the last 2...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th August 2020, 22:03
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Frank-birding
Ah, thank you! Marsh Harrier fleetingly occurred...

Ah, thank you! Marsh Harrier fleetingly occurred to me, but I didn't associate the species with the high mountains and coniferous forests, so I mistakenly dismissed it... It was probably migrating.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th August 2020, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Frank-birding
Raptor - Queyras (Hautes-Alps, France)

Some days ago (5th of August 2020) while at an elevation of 1900 m (6200 ft) myself I noticed three raptors seemingly flying in formation. They headed between / over the mountains in more or less a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th August 2020, 13:24
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Frank-birding
Unknown Tit - Queyras (Hautes-Alps, France)

A couple of days ago (5th of August 2020) I saw this tit in the French Alps (Queyras, Hautes-Alps) in a coniferous forest at an altitude of approximately 2100m (7000ft).

Willow Tit seems by far the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 08:05
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Frank-birding
Hello Ken, Neil en Jurek, Thanks a lot for your...

Hello Ken, Neil en Jurek,

Thanks a lot for your help with this ID and explanations.

Bye, Frank
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:34
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Frank-birding
Wood or Marsh Sandpiper, Netherlands June 2020

Yesterday I saw a Wood or Marsh Sandpiper (I think), 5 miles from the Dutch coast (Noord-Holland, Schagen) on mud flats near a tiny lake.

The bird was foraging near a Lapwing, always staying very...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th May 2020, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you. Your help is much appreciated!

Thank you. Your help is much appreciated!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th May 2020, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Frank-birding
Unknown bird Netherlands 15th of May 2020

Could anyone help me to ID this bird?

Environment: Very small mixed dry grassy and wet reed land area with some wild horses and wild cattle in the direct vicinity of Amsterdam.

Size, I was under...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th May 2020, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you Richard!

Thank you Richard!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th May 2020, 16:55
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Frank-birding
Warbler in reed fields near Amsterdam (8th of May 2020)

Could anyone help me ID this warbler? I took it's picture today (end of afternoon) in reed fields near Amsterdam.

Reed Warbler seems likely, its posture and head shape matches. But I feel it has a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th April 2020, 17:10
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th April 2020, 16:25
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Frank-birding
Unknown female duck (Netherlands, 27th of April 2020)

Could anybody help me ID this duck? Image taken in Netherlands, North-Holland: inland reed and marsh lands.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 07:44
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th April 2020, 07:20
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Frank-birding
Kite 24th of April Dutch coast (Dunes Castricum North-Holland)

Can someone help met ID this Kite?

My first impression through my binoculars was Black Kite juvenile (6 fingers, broad wingtips, lack of rufous color in bright sunlight giving strong "black & white"...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th April 2020, 18:42
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Frank-birding
Thank you, Roland!

Thank you, Roland!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 15:26
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Frank-birding
Common or Eastern Stonechat Netherlands 22th of April 2020

Yesterday in the last light of the evening I noticed a Stonechat with a somewhat uncommonly large collar nearly circumventing its head. Environment: Very small mixed dry grassy and wet reed land area...
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