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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By beechwood
Female lesser scaup? Helston, Cornwall

I visited Helston boating lake on 6th Nov and saw the adult male lesser scaup. I also saw what looked like the female that others have reported as a hybrid lesser scaup. Is this a photo of a female...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By beechwood
Is this a Ruff?

This was seen at Ryan's Field at Hayle in Cornwall on 21st October. Is it a Ruff? I'm assuming that a Redshank would have very clearly red legs rather than orange.

Thanks. Phil
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 09:55
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By beechwood
Hummingbird Ecuador

This hummingbird was seen in Los Bancos (Milpe), Ecuador at the end of January. Is it a female green-crowned brilliant?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th April 2017, 19:30
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By beechwood
Thanks a lot.

Thanks a lot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th April 2017, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By beechwood
Rock pipits? near Lizard Point, Cornwall, UK

These photos are of 2 different birds seen on clifftop meadows near Lizard Point, Cornwall on 5th April. I think they are Rock Pipits but largely because the markings seem dark and smudged and the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th April 2017, 15:58
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By beechwood
Black-tailed Godwit, Hayle, UK

These birds were seen on Ryan's Field, Hayle in Cornwall on April 1st. I think they are Black-tailed Godwit's based on:
- most common type in area
- short eyebrow
- no discernible curve to bill
- not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th April 2017, 20:16
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By beechwood
Thanks for the help. I've seen many a wren and...

Thanks for the help. I've seen many a wren and would not have identified this as one as I've only ever seen them being very furtive...but now that you say it I guess it is obvious. thanks again.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th April 2017, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By beechwood
Warbler - Cornwall

These birds were seen last Thursday near Kynance Cove in Cornwall. I would be grateful for some help in identifying them.

The first seems like a warbler to me and the closest I can get is a Sedge...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th April 2017, 20:23
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By beechwood
Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th April 2017, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By beechwood
Linnet? St Ives

These birds were seen last Friday on the Island in St Ives. Are they Linnets?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th February 2017, 06:58
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By beechwood
New Zealand Skylark

This very poor photo was taken on 14th jan in Waihola, South Island, New Zealand. I think it shows a Skylark but as I have never seen one (despite them being quite common) I just wanted to be sure....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th November 2016, 13:01
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By beechwood
So strike that. I have just gone over the Bird...

So strike that. I have just gone over the Bird Forum comments from 2013 and it seems it was quite a debate back then...but the conclusion was Oriental Cuckoo.

Phil
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th November 2016, 07:13
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By beechwood
Cuckoo ID in Noumea, New Caledonia

I have been checking some old IDs. This one, from Feb 2013, struck me as odd. I had identified it as an Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus optatus, but Noumea appears to be outside the range. So is it a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th November 2016, 18:35
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By beechwood
That's really disappointing. Is it likely it...

That's really disappointing. Is it likely it survived?

On a slightly more mundane point, what is the etiquette of lists. Have I seen this bird in the wild; I would guess not. Somehow it doesn't feel...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th November 2016, 17:39
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By beechwood
Yellow-faced Myna in Hong Kong?

I saw this bird in Hong Kong back in 2008 but was never able to identify it. I have just come across the Yellow-faced Myna and this looks to be the bird. However this seems to be endemic to New...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th October 2016, 12:48
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By beechwood
Nicaragua Elaenia?

This picture was taken near San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua in February. I think it is an Elaenia but cannot get further than that. Can anyone identify this please.
Thanks a lot.
Phil
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th October 2016, 14:48
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By beechwood
I see what you mean. I was going for Royal Tern...

I see what you mean. I was going for Royal Tern as it is much more common but the bill didn't seem to match the Royals.

Thanks for the help.
Phil
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th October 2016, 11:36
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By beechwood
Costa Rica IDs

I am sorting out old photos and struggled with identifying these two birds.
The first is a Tern seen on the Osa Peninsula in February 2010. I think it is a Royal Tern.
The second was seen near Arenal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th October 2016, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By beechwood
Thanks very much. Phil

Thanks very much.
Phil
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th October 2016, 17:27
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By beechwood
Namibian Birds

I'm still going through some old photos and came across these that I am struggling to identify.They were taken in the Namib Desert in August 2008.

The first two are of the same bird which I think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th October 2016, 13:08
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By beechwood
Norway challenge

Just going through some old photos I came across these which I could never identify. Any thoughts? They were May 2008. The first in Bergen and the second in Aalesund.
Thanks for any help.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th October 2016, 23:10
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By beechwood
Thanks for the correction. The birds were seen...

Thanks for the correction. The birds were seen in the Copperhouse Pool, the Carsnew Pool, Lelant Saltings and Ryan's Field but I wasn't sure which was where so had posted the location as "Hayle's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th October 2016, 18:18
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By beechwood
Thanks Mick. I have looked closely at the Herring...

Thanks Mick. I have looked closely at the Herring Gull and a diagram of gull topography and can see most of what you describe ie the anchors, oak leaves and dark secondaries. I can see the greater...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th October 2016, 17:28
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By beechwood
Sorry - thats what I had listed. Dont know why I...

Sorry - thats what I had listed. Dont know why I wrote Teal. Do you think juvenile? It looks very fluffy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th October 2016, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By beechwood
Hayles estuary, Cornwall, UK

I've done my best to identify these birds seen on 1st Oct and I believe that they are:
1) Teal - because of shape but looks very young so I have little confidence in this.
2) Wigeon - because of...
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