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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:41
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Simon Wates
Marsh Harriers habitually soar high during...

Marsh Harriers habitually soar high during migration, hardly different than any medium sized raptor in that respect - at least at migration watchpoints like the Strait of Gibraltar and Sagres,...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Today, 12:04
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Simon Wates
I'd mentioned that I'd never seen red ones - had...

I'd mentioned that I'd never seen red ones - had meant amongst the spontaneous populations. I would be interested if the red flowered photo was taken within range and if occurring outside a garden...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Yesterday, 20:18
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Simon Wates
One or two red ones here, I had no idea they were...

One or two red ones here, I had no idea they were grown in England at such scale!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poppy_Fields_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1361923.jpg
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 13:22
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Simon Wates
When I checked this post this morning I...

When I checked this post this morning I thought...mmm, bet its a Marsh Harrier after all, honest guv ;) Agree though, I'd never put my life on it with images like this, but if it was in a video it be...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Yesterday, 12:49
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By Simon Wates
I personally would take a different approach and...

I personally would take a different approach and not use any products that need spraying or sprinkling. I would remove the top 2 inches or so of soil around the area I wanted to clean, maybe more if...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 20:38
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Simon Wates
I find these kind of "impossible" photos fun,...

I find these kind of "impossible" photos fun, mainly because on raptor censuses you learn to ID raptors further and further away - and then confirm, either through colleages or because the bird comes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 20:30
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Simon Wates
My thoughts too - tail looks long enough and...

My thoughts too - tail looks long enough and little long for even juv. Common Buzzard. I can see how it can look like Golden Eagle but in the 3rd photo it doesn't at all to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By Simon Wates
One more for Corn Bunting.

One more for Corn Bunting.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 11:42
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Simon Wates
True Roland but I think the question was implying...

True Roland but I think the question was implying a juv. of the year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 11:20
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Simon Wates
Surely no fledged juv. Whitethroats this early in...

Surely no fledged juv. Whitethroats this early in the UK....or in its breeding range?

Agree with ad. female.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 07:52
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Simon Wates
They're pretty common here, there is a large...

They're pretty common here, there is a large population near the BP petrol station near Lagos for example and the only colours I have seen are as attached (bad photo) - and the odd white one - never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Simon Wates
..and quite unusual to see Bonelli's on a pylon...

..and quite unusual to see Bonelli's on a pylon but Short-toed perches on them "all the time" ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree with Blackcap.

Agree with Blackcap.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 20:18
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree with Montagu's Harrier - plenty in the...

Agree with Montagu's Harrier - plenty in the wider area of Vejer. Apart from plumage markings, a Pallid is much paler, not showing the deep rich grey of your bird.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 20:16
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree with Papaver somniferum, the normal lilac...

Agree with Papaver somniferum, the normal lilac colour is normal but white ones are frequent. Its a naturalised exotic appearing on disturbed ground.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Simon Wates
Not a problem Deb, I'm the world's worst with...

Not a problem Deb, I'm the world's worst with names ;)
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:05
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Simon Wates
Agree. We have 2 more species of Dutchman's Pipe...

Agree. We have 2 more species of Dutchman's Pipe here, always a curiosity for vistors ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:59
Replies: 438
Views: 21,038
Posted By Simon Wates
Its been over 3 weeks since a new one for the...

Its been over 3 weeks since a new one for the year - singing some distance away on the night of the 19th May and last night again..

56. Red-necked Nightjar
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:53
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Simon Wates
Thanks John, its a female Kentish alright, age,...

Thanks John, its a female Kentish alright, age, at least 2 cal yr. Don't why I was having so many problems with this but the first picture did throw me!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st May 2018, 19:17
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Simon Wates
Just for a bit of fun - compare plumage of bird...

Just for a bit of fun - compare plumage of bird in #3 with these.

Thekla's: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8469480350/

Crested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcolf/6757192101/

And...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st May 2018, 14:24
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Simon Wates
The lower mandible does look as Crested....but in...

The lower mandible does look as Crested....but in that case, what happened to the upper mandible? It doesn't look broken or worn down and seems intact at the tip. The lower mandible has a strange...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th May 2018, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Simon Wates
There is no doubt that Thekla's is the abundant...

There is no doubt that Thekla's is the abundant Galerida throughout the Sagres peninsula but during Atlas work in the early 2000s Crested was found not far from your observation - on the other side...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Saturday 19th May 2018, 19:03
Replies: 321
Views: 20,435
Posted By Simon Wates
Hobby?

Hobby?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th May 2018, 18:11
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Simon Wates
The base of the lower mandible seems to be...

The base of the lower mandible seems to be contrastingly pale, which would be better for RP it also looks broad based for KP. The legs are muddy, so leg colour is obscured. The crown seems quite...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th May 2018, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Simon Wates
At first I thought this to be Crested Lark - but...

At first I thought this to be Crested Lark - but on a closer look at the bill, the lower mandible seems to be overgrown, which throws things a bit (must be the same bird). Can't see the length of the...
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