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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By stevethehydra
If that corvid photo was taken in the UK I'd have...

If that corvid photo was taken in the UK I'd have called it an immature Rook. Can it be Eastern Rook (C. (f.) pastinator)?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th November 2019, 19:02
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By stevethehydra
Common Gallinule (Moorhen) comes to mind - it has...

Common Gallinule (Moorhen) comes to mind - it has some white in the wing, more like a white border on a black wing than vice versa, but could maybe give an impression of more extensive white in fast...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th November 2019, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By stevethehydra
I'm wondering if it's carrying prey in its...

I'm wondering if it's carrying prey in its talons, which might explain the underside/rear end looking oddly bulky for a Harrier?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st November 2019, 18:11
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By stevethehydra
Bill shape, long wings, general "angular" look =...

Bill shape, long wings, general "angular" look = imm. Rook for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:16
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By stevethehydra
Looks like some grey in the shoulder area so...

Looks like some grey in the shoulder area so potentially it has some Hooded Crow genes in it. I have seen similar birds in both Berlin and Glasgow (both of which are near the Hooded/Carrion species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:12
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By stevethehydra
I would guess Barnacle x Canada as they look a...

I would guess Barnacle x Canada as they look a bit long-billed (and possibly long-necked) for Barnacle x Cackling.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st August 2019, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By stevethehydra
Diamond shaped tail (longer central tail...

Diamond shaped tail (longer central tail feathers) = Raven. (You seem to have counted it as a pro-crow point above, but it's the other way!)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th August 2019, 14:24
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By stevethehydra
Looks heavy-bodied, short-winged and very grey...

Looks heavy-bodied, short-winged and very grey for a Buzzard to me - for what it's worth I was also getting (juv?) Goshawk vibes. But those buses variables can be deceptive, especially in poor photos...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th August 2019, 16:43
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By stevethehydra
Mineral - specifically exposed/eroded gritstone...

Mineral - specifically exposed/eroded gritstone formations that are both a climber's and a landscape photographer's paradise :) The name derives from French "roches" for rocks, IIRC.

Agreed on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th August 2019, 13:57
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By stevethehydra
Looks like a typical Canada x white domestic...

Looks like a typical Canada x white domestic Anser goose hybrid. Presumably with some sort of weed/vegetation stuck to its bill?
Forum: Somerset Sunday 28th July 2019, 11:14
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By stevethehydra
Buteo with red tail in Somerset?

While travelling to Cornwall down the M5 yesterday, I saw quite a few buzzards over the motorway while passing through Somerset. One pair in particular were quite low over the road between Taunton...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd June 2019, 14:51
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By stevethehydra
Yes, I had also been thinking that background...

Yes, I had also been thinking that background bird looked like a possible Snow goose hybrid...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 17:15
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By stevethehydra
Goosanders are a common winter bird in much of...

Goosanders are a common winter bird in much of inland/(sub)urban Northern England on canals, park lakes etc, but I do think it is a bit unusual to see one at this time of year. Usually I'd expect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th May 2019, 17:12
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By stevethehydra
Could easily be a GBBG at a weird angle.

Could easily be a GBBG at a weird angle.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th May 2019, 21:12
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By stevethehydra
Marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris). AFAIK...

Marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris). AFAIK sexes are alike.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th May 2019, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By stevethehydra
Raptor in southern Sweden

Terrible photos I know, but can an ID be possible? This was seen from a car near Kivik on the coast of Skane, southernmost Sweden. Lots of Red Kites about but this was perched on a post in a much...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th May 2019, 21:05
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevethehydra
16-19 could be a Tree Pipit? Seemed paler and...

16-19 could be a Tree Pipit? Seemed paler and more of an upright stance than I'm used to in Meadow Pipits.

Bonus question with no photo - might Bramblings be around in southernmost Sweden in May? I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th May 2019, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevethehydra
11-12 no idea, only got these shots from...

11-12 no idea, only got these shots from behind!

13-14 I can only think of Chaffinch (green rump) but the colours seem very odd ! Lighting artefacts I guess?

15 shifts between a female Chaffinch...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th May 2019, 20:58
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevethehydra
6 - This had more of the jizz of a tit than a...

6 - This had more of the jizz of a tit than a warbler to me based on how it was moving about in the branches. Only got this one shot.

7 - I thought this was a Goldcrest when photographing it, but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By stevethehydra
Some passerines from southern Sweden

All of these were at locations close to one another on/very near the east coast of Skane, southernmost Sweden (around Kivik, Brosarp, Maglehem), in pine/beech/birch forest habitat.

1-2 pretty sure...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th April 2019, 14:27
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By stevethehydra
You won't find it in the duck section, because...

You won't find it in the duck section, because it's a Red-necked Phalarope. It's a wader/shorebird, but one that swims. Something many UK/European birders would be very excited to see!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th April 2019, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By stevethehydra
Black Kite is probably the default medium-sized...

Black Kite is probably the default medium-sized raptor around there. I saw lots in the Hula Valley and Sea of Galilee area when I was there a few years ago. I don't think these photos will get a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th April 2019, 16:38
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By stevethehydra
General rule: If it looks like a Mallard but has...

General rule: If it looks like a Mallard but has odd white or dark bits in its plumage, and especially if it's bigger than a "normal" Mallard and/or looks awkward/ungainly/"too fat to fly" in its...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st April 2019, 15:06
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By stevethehydra
Doesn't look like a cuckoo (which in any case are...

Doesn't look like a cuckoo (which in any case are only just beginning to arrive in the UK now). It's a passerine fledgling and it could plausibly be a Pied Flycatcher (though it could also be a lot...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th March 2019, 13:53
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By stevethehydra
It's at least part Mallard (I can just see the...

It's at least part Mallard (I can just see the curly tail coverts). The reddish bill makes me think of a Muscovy hybrid but size and structure in comparison to Pintail and Gadwall point more towards...
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