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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Simon Wates
Despite fuzzy photos, clearly a Black or...

Despite fuzzy photos, clearly a Black or Black-eared Kite to me. I doubt if its possible to say which one.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 15th October 2018, 20:26
Replies: 45
Views: 6,781
Posted By Simon Wates
I must add, I didn't really want to enter with...

I must add, I didn't really want to enter with the satirical.
Its a really nice record...but to be honest. down here at the south-western tip of Europe there are no waves of rarities like in the...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 15th October 2018, 20:20
Replies: 45
Views: 6,781
Posted By Simon Wates
Perfect - can't argue with that. (and very well...

Perfect - can't argue with that. (and very well written :gh:)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 19:50
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Simon Wates
My knee jerk was for Osprey...

My knee jerk was for Osprey...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 14:40
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Simon Wates
Rock Pipit

Rock Pipit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Simon Wates
I'd be happy calling this a Crested Lark :t:...

I'd be happy calling this a Crested Lark :t: Thekla's can be ruled out due to the long looking bill and tentatively because sandy plumage tones as well as being highly unlikely at the location, where...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th October 2018, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Simon Wates
Looks as Crested Lark to me - on structure.

Looks as Crested Lark to me - on structure.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 16:32
Replies: 62
Views: 8,054
Posted By Simon Wates
Then get the scopes on it! Its surprising just...

Then get the scopes on it! Its surprising just how far away one these can be convincing.

(that's enough for me - I'm getting stage fright looking at just how many folk are on this thread)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 16:23
Replies: 62
Views: 8,054
Posted By Simon Wates
Of course o photo showing the white-tipped...

Of course o photo showing the white-tipped secondaries would clinch it for BBRC I reckon. In direct comparison in the field they feel lighter weighted than say RR Swallow and loads smaller than...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 16:12
Replies: 62
Views: 8,054
Posted By Simon Wates
White-rumped Swifts are dainty little things :t:

White-rumped Swifts are dainty little things :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 11:49
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By Simon Wates
My most frustrating observation was one Oct some...

My most frustrating observation was one Oct some 20 years ago at some coastal pines at Sagres, Portugal. Having to lean awkwardly out of the car window to get my bins on a white looking bird perched...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 13th October 2018, 19:06
Replies: 5,183
Views: 721,380
Posted By Simon Wates
I just spoke to finder of the Western Kingbird -...

I just spoke to finder of the Western Kingbird - it was spotted while driving, what a find :t:B (:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th October 2018, 09:54
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Simon Wates
No doubt about this being a juv/imm desmarestii...

No doubt about this being a juv/imm desmarestii Shag. Structure, thin bill and pale feet alone, ignoring the pale underparts make it a Shag.
Forum: Conservation Friday 12th October 2018, 12:58
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Simon Wates
Yes good for them! I was thinking along those...

Yes good for them! I was thinking along those lines too!
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 12th October 2018, 08:24
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By Simon Wates
That Little Bunting was my first twitch too...(or...

That Little Bunting was my first twitch too...(or was it the Lesser Yellowlegs there?). Anyway, I went late in the LBs stay and had it all to myself for a couple of hours in my jenoptems. It was my...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 11th October 2018, 18:30
Replies: 5,183
Views: 721,380
Posted By Simon Wates
The first YBW this autumn in Portugal appeared in...

The first YBW this autumn in Portugal appeared in Sagres on the 9th October.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th October 2018, 10:50
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Simon Wates
It does look a little small billed but the white...

It does look a little small billed but the white rump visible in the last photo leaves no doubt; Grey Plover
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th October 2018, 10:43
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Simon Wates
As an aside, Buteo rufinus rufinus hasn't been...

As an aside, Buteo rufinus rufinus hasn't been recorded in Iberia AFAIK., only B.r.cirtensis. However, as has been extensively discussed on BF, this taxon may well be closer to B.buteo.

The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th October 2018, 08:49
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Simon Wates
Bert, although Robin is an abundant winter...

Bert, although Robin is an abundant winter visitor to your/my area, there is (and always has been) a solid breeding population in south west Portugal. They are somewhat more discreet than our winter...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 9th October 2018, 16:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Simon Wates
So did I! Here it is:...

So did I! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwJ1oMR6GU
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th October 2018, 15:45
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Simon Wates
I think they are most likely Little Stints; small...

I think they are most likely Little Stints; small size, general colour/tone and structure suggest this. Also, the chance of being something that looks similar would basically mean a rarity - and as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th October 2018, 21:18
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Simon Wates
One more for Baird's, a juv. - and yes, a lovely...

One more for Baird's, a juv. - and yes, a lovely wader. I've only seen one, similar to your bird and I found it too ;)
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 5th October 2018, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Simon Wates
I like that Booted Eagle, its so full of...

I like that Booted Eagle, its so full of "migratory urge" - really going for it!

(now what's that excellent German word for "migratory urge" again?)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st October 2018, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree with Pedro (of course). One of those...

Agree with Pedro (of course). One of those provocative rather washed out Melodious, not age-able in this photo but almost certainly a 1stW,
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th September 2018, 21:56
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Simon Wates
looks like a Dunlin to me,

looks like a Dunlin to me,
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