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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:17
Replies: 587
Views: 90,186
Posted By Stonefaction
It's an Ilyushin IL-114 (-300, I think). The...

It's an Ilyushin IL-114 (-300, I think). The extra bump on the top of the tail appears to be new, compared to other photos of what I suspect is the same aircraft.

https://youtu.be/44R3RPjnH9o
Forum: Scotland Yesterday, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Stonefaction
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 15th October 2018, 18:50
Replies: 66
Views: 3,054
Posted By Stonefaction
October 13th 2013, I wandered ahead of a bird...

October 13th 2013, I wandered ahead of a bird club outing in Denburn Wood, Crail, Fife and chanced upon a Red Flanked Bluetail which promptly flew off. Thankfully it was refound by the group and...
Forum: Scotland Friday 5th October 2018, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Stonefaction
Under my own list rules, Rob - yes. |:d|

Under my own list rules, Rob - yes. |:d|
Forum: Scotland Friday 5th October 2018, 18:25
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Stonefaction
Parakeets in Scotland

Ring Necked Parakeet is the one bird I have on my life list that I don't have on my Scottish list and I'd like to sort that if at all possible. Numbers do appear to be creeping up year on year in...
Forum: Scotland Monday 24th September 2018, 21:35
Replies: 537
Views: 125,246
Posted By Stonefaction
Great Crested Grebe was on my list of...

Great Crested Grebe was on my list of predictions. Surprised we still haven't got a Golden Plover. That's way overdue.
Forum: Scotland Monday 24th September 2018, 21:08
Replies: 537
Views: 125,246
Posted By Stonefaction
Your wee wader is a Dunlin. Great Crested Grebe...

Your wee wader is a Dunlin. Great Crested Grebe is indeed a new bird for the park list. Well done. Given the conditions, a Gannet youngster is a distinct possibility too.

143. Great Crested Grebe
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 20:16
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Stonefaction
Date-wise, there would be around 6 weeks of a...

Date-wise, there would be around 6 weeks of a difference between yours and mine for the likes of white on forecrown to potentially come through, and maybe for grey on underside to fade(?). Mine was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 19:50
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Stonefaction
Andrew, I photographed a rather late lingering...

Andrew, I photographed a rather late lingering Arctic Tern at St Andrews back in late October 2011 and the bill appeared almost completely black though this was dependent on the light hitting it, as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th September 2018, 23:49
Replies: 587
Views: 90,186
Posted By Stonefaction
Any help, Andy?

Any help, Andy?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 12th September 2018, 21:09
Replies: 587
Views: 90,186
Posted By Stonefaction
These are F-15E Strike Eagles - dark grey colour...

These are F-15E Strike Eagles - dark grey colour scheme 2 seat attack version. The F-15C/D - fighter variant, 2 tone paler grey colour scheme (C is single seat, D is 2 seat).
Forum: Scotland Monday 10th September 2018, 21:51
Replies: 537
Views: 125,246
Posted By Stonefaction
At this time of year there will likely be a Ruff...

At this time of year there will likely be a Ruff or two, possibly Spotted Redshank, and probably more than 1 Curlew Sandpiper around. Little Stint a possibility. Can be worth wandering up onto the...
Forum: Scotland Monday 10th September 2018, 20:54
Replies: 537
Views: 125,246
Posted By Stonefaction
Popped into the park for a few hours yesterday...

Popped into the park for a few hours yesterday afternoon and actually didn't notice the best bird - a Curlew Sandpiper. In my defence it was hidden at the back edge of a flock of at least 100...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th September 2018, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Stonefaction
a few more photos

a few more photos
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Stonefaction
Skua, River Tay mouth, Scotland 8/9/18

Spotted this Skua chasing a few birds not too far offshore at Barry Buddon, near Carnoustie in east central Scotland earlier today. Initially, at first glance I thought it was a Bonxie but quickly...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 7th September 2018, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Stonefaction
Agree on Silver Y for the second one.

Agree on Silver Y for the second one.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 16th July 2018, 19:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,970
Posted By Stonefaction
https://www.birdid.no/bird/quiz/ You don't have...

https://www.birdid.no/bird/quiz/

You don't have to register/log-in. Just stick with training quizzes. You get to set country etc, number of questions, multiple choice, amount of time etc. I...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 7th July 2018, 09:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Stonefaction
Except it isn't. Nice means nice. They are good...

Except it isn't. Nice means nice. They are good photos - I've taken many far worse than these. But as I said originally I've also seen many better photos taken from the same hide that didn't get a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 5th July 2018, 18:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Stonefaction
A second-hand film SLR should manage that, I'd...

A second-hand film SLR should manage that, I'd think. You'll have to wait to see how good your photos actually are, but otherwise it should still be possible to get good flight-shots of fast-moving...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 27th June 2018, 20:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Stonefaction
Nice pics, but not any different from what other...

Nice pics, but not any different from what other users of the same hide have managed to get. There's hundreds of very similar photos online, and lots of them are better than those ones. Not exactly...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 16th June 2018, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Stonefaction
It's a bit more difficult at this time of year...

It's a bit more difficult at this time of year because there's so much greenery, and the birds take advantage of that. A lot easier when there are less leaves on the trees (Spring, Autumn and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Stonefaction
Looks like Black Kite to me.

Looks like Black Kite to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 18:22
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Stonefaction
I know, that's why I'd ruled out Red Kite. The...

I know, that's why I'd ruled out Red Kite. The bird looked too long legged for Buzzard to me, which left Hen Harrier as the most likely option, and the relatively 'neat' jizz seemed at odds with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 17:26
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Stonefaction
Thanks, both. My feeling for the second bird was...

Thanks, both.
My feeling for the second bird was that it seemed "leggier" than Common Buzzard, more like when I've seen Marsh Harrier perched (I don't see Red Kite or Hen Harrier perched very often)....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th June 2018, 16:25
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Stonefaction
Bird number 2...

Bird number 2...
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