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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd January 2020, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By GWB77
Black Kite

Black Kite
Forum: Cambridgeshire Thursday 2nd January 2020, 20:14
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
Belated news from Grafham Water yesterday....

Belated news from Grafham Water yesterday. Firecrest seen well late morning at approx. 52.290624, -0.333297 (John...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Thursday 12th December 2019, 08:36
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
I thought the nasal saddled Tufted Duck from...

I thought the nasal saddled Tufted Duck from today looked familiar, and searching my old notes I find this;

"nasal-saddled female CF9, trapped originally in France (Saint-Philbert-de-Grand) on...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Monday 2nd December 2019, 11:40
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
Hi Matt, Do you think 3 Common Sandpipers present...

Hi Matt,
Do you think 3 Common Sandpipers present currently then? This is unprecedented (I think) as usually the maximum number in winter is 1 or 2 birds.

Mark
Forum: Cambridgeshire Friday 29th November 2019, 12:23
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
Yes an interesting record Matt, as you know, we...

Yes an interesting record Matt, as you know, we usually get them in first half of the year, and autumn records are unusual - however, given a northerly wind (and drop in temperature) we sometimes get...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Wednesday 27th November 2019, 10:19
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
I've always been amazed by the number of hybrid's...

I've always been amazed by the number of hybrid's which make it on to websites as Lesser Scaups (even after reidentification in the field, it seems people don't go back and remove the images!).

I...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Sunday 24th November 2019, 11:52
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
Interesting bird (the male), but yes, presumably...

Interesting bird (the male), but yes, presumably a hybrid. I wonder if the reduced black on nail suggests Lesser Scaup x Tufted? How big is it compared to the Tufted Ducks. Whereabouts are they...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Monday 4th November 2019, 21:56
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
No sign of Slavonian Grebe today either, but 6...

No sign of Slavonian Grebe today either, but 6 Red-crested Pochards (5 drks) and female Scaup still.

Assume Bewick's are likely the annually returning birds.
Forum: Cambridgeshire Monday 14th October 2019, 11:37
Replies: 956
Views: 146,311
Posted By GWB77
In every respects, a standard looking female...

In every respects, a standard looking female Greater Scaup, but the interesting wing-pattern is, and as you say, rather Lesser Scaup-like. I assume this is just extreme variation within the species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th October 2019, 09:24
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By GWB77
The cluster of black streaks on the breast...

The cluster of black streaks on the breast suggest Meadow Pipit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 16:50
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By GWB77
If you can't see the whole of the tail, how can...

If you can't see the whole of the tail, how can you tell the UTC's end seamlessly with the end of it....?

:eek!:

Anyway. Smiths has provided enough further evidence to put this one to bed.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 12:31
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By GWB77
The bird has a dark alula, which eliminates...

The bird has a dark alula, which eliminates Savi's Warbler straight away.

Trying to claim anything based on the relative length/ratio of the tail/UTS'c is a moot point (and based on a single images,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 11:30
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By GWB77
Another vote for Reed Warbler. I think the UTC...

Another vote for Reed Warbler. I think the UTC issue is an artefact of the photo (I'm not even convinced you can see the relevant areas well enough to make that assessment!).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th September 2019, 16:14
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By GWB77
Yes, it is. Nice shot.

Yes, it is. Nice shot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 17:13
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By GWB77
The dark mark at the breast side/where the wing...

The dark mark at the breast side/where the wing joins the body eliminates WWBT, as they do not show this mark.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th August 2019, 16:08
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By GWB77
Its a Reeve (female Ruff). These are notable...

Its a Reeve (female Ruff). These are notable smaller than males.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 19th August 2019, 10:08
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By GWB77
Sounds like there was some mud slinging over this...

Sounds like there was some mud slinging over this thread during the last few days (and posts have now been deleted)..... but still no photos....

How strange!
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 8th August 2019, 10:27
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By GWB77
Are you sure about image 2? ;) I'm not saying...

Are you sure about image 2? ;)

I'm not saying HB's are not found in Wales (I'm an avid reader of the RBBP report, for example). But to suggest that because they appear in that report is some form of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 6th August 2019, 13:29
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By GWB77
What a ridiculous response! This has the usual...

What a ridiculous response! This has the usual knee-jerk haul-marks of someone who doesn't actually know what they've seen!

As for checking the RBBP report. What will that prove! for every pair of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd August 2019, 08:55
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By GWB77
It probably is. Any more images?

It probably is. Any more images?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 29th July 2019, 13:21
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By GWB77
That thread also proves that even with...

That thread also proves that even with photographs, some people still identify Common Buzzards as Honey-buzzards (a number of people claiming image 2 as a HB, but it is clearly a Common Buzzard!).
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 26th July 2019, 09:35
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By GWB77
I'd kindly suggest that if you saw four Honey...

I'd kindly suggest that if you saw four Honey Buzzards at four different site, you didn't see any!

Breeding population in UK has remained stable for many years, so a sudden increase is unlikely, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 24th July 2019, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By GWB77
agreed

agreed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th July 2019, 14:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By GWB77
Original bird is Arctic Skua. As are those in...

Original bird is Arctic Skua. As are those in post 8.

Dark morph *ADULT* LTS are very rare (3-4 documented records ever, worldwide), and unlikely to be over-looked on passage. If someone was...
Forum: Gulls Thursday 18th July 2019, 12:38
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By GWB77
Yes, looks like a michahellis

Yes, looks like a michahellis
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