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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 12
Posted By Nutcracker
Not sexable on plumage. If you can get detailed...

Not sexable on plumage. If you can get detailed measurements, males are usually larger than females, but this isn't obvious in the field (or in the river!).
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 20:50
Replies: 438
Views: 52,474
Posted By Nutcracker
5 Lapland Bunting?

5 Lapland Bunting?
Forum: Gulls Yesterday, 23:52
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Nutcracker
Not if you want to look at pages 1 and 2 together...

Not if you want to look at pages 1 and 2 together at the same time . . . 8-P
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:35
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, female Mallard on the left; female...

Yes, female Mallard on the left; female Green-winged Teal on the right :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:32
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Reed Warbler. Worth noting, Reed...

Ditto to Reed Warbler.

Worth noting, Reed Warbler is only occasionally seen out of reeds; Marsh Warbler is only occasionally seen in reeds - so if it is in reeds (as here), the overwhelming...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:28
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Nutcracker
With it being in spring, can't be a juvenile!...

With it being in spring, can't be a juvenile! Think I'd agree with 1st summer (2 cy) female.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 23:11
Replies: 438
Views: 52,474
Posted By Nutcracker
Common Gull, winter plumage on neck?

Common Gull, winter plumage on neck?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By Nutcracker
A common feature of many rainforest trees, an...

A common feature of many rainforest trees, an adaptation to shed water more effectively :t:

Ficus religiosa is probably the best-known (most often cited) species with prominent drip...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 18:52
Replies: 438
Views: 52,474
Posted By Nutcracker
Herring Gull, immature?

Herring Gull, immature?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Yesterday, 12:22
Replies: 438
Views: 52,474
Posted By Nutcracker
Garganey breast?

Garganey breast?
Forum: Gulls Yesterday, 10:57
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Nutcracker
Not without cutting it to pieces! :eek!: :eek!:...

Not without cutting it to pieces! :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: 3:-)
Forum: Gulls Yesterday, 00:38
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Nutcracker
Flew from one perch to another . . . 8-P

Flew from one perch to another . . . 8-P
Forum: Gulls Yesterday, 00:36
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By Nutcracker
I'd tend to agree, though apart from the...

I'd tend to agree, though apart from the thumbnails of adults only (no imms) on pp. 22-25 (standing birds) & pp. 26-32 (flight wingtips), it doesn't do side-by-side comparisons. The main...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:24
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Nutcracker
Then it's high time brachyrhynchus was split from...

Then it's high time brachyrhynchus was split from canus!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, agree - it doesn't show the 'drip tip'...

Yep, agree - it doesn't show the 'drip tip' typical of Ficus benjamina :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th January 2020, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm on the edge of where they've got to - one...

I'm on the edge of where they've got to - one flock of 13 for me so far, but there's been bigger flocks not too far away down toward the coast - they don't seem to have worked their way inland at all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th January 2020, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Suspected that was the reasoning but...

Thanks! Suspected that was the reasoning but wanted to check :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th January 2020, 15:46
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like the entire lower belly, undertail...

Looks like the entire lower belly, undertail coverts, and at least the side of the rump; only the retrices themselves are dark to any extent. That just doesn't fit with Alpine Swift's dark undertail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 23:56
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Nutcracker
Behind the adult Ring-billed Gull!

Behind the adult Ring-billed Gull!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 23:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By Nutcracker
Different species! What applies to one may not...

Different species! What applies to one may not apply to another. Why does Iceland Gull like it cold, while some of its close relatives like it hot? :t:

There's about 850 species in the genus Ficus,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Nutcracker
Surely not with that massive wrap-around white...

Surely not with that massive wrap-around white rump & undertail? My first impression from the thumbnail (before opening the pic) was actually Green Sandpiper, tho' obviously a swift as soon as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Red-throated Diver with that slender...

Ditto to Red-throated Diver with that slender bill :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Pomarine Skua :t:

Ditto to Pomarine Skua :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:19
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Nutcracker
Think I'd agree, but for my own interest how do...

Think I'd agree, but for my own interest how do you exclude Brown Rock Chat? Is it the wrong rump colour for that?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks to me more like a bird with a bundle of...

Looks to me more like a bird with a bundle of white fluff (nesting material at a guess) in its beak. Sorry, no idea what it is from this pic, though sparrows are certainly in the habit of making big...
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