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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 20:22
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By THE_FERN
Neither have I, but note that Juv. clay-coloured...

Neither have I, but note that Juv. clay-coloured has these streaks. Comparing with Sibley, I thought clay-coloured a reasonable shout
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes considered that but rejected on two counts:...

Yes considered that but rejected on two counts: despite trying hard, I couldn't make the eye pale and thought the overall dull colours were better for Brewer's. But I could be wrong... Anyways, I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 10:36
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By THE_FERN
I can't make the first into the jay: although has...

I can't make the first into the jay: although has a thrush-like look, perhaps Brewer's blackbird (female or juvenile male with dark eye)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 20:14
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By THE_FERN
Well there's at least one lesser black back (4th...

Well there's at least one lesser black back (4th pic, darker mantle bird)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By THE_FERN
Certainly a buzzard rather than a falcon (bill...

Certainly a buzzard rather than a falcon (bill shape, head shape, cere, bulk etc). Suggest the default is probably common buzzard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By THE_FERN
Not sure which you're using, but the Vallely and...

Not sure which you're using, but the Vallely and Dyer guide to central America is free for download from project muse at the moment. I realise it only partially covers yucatan but you may find it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 13:16
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes: 2 of the pics show the characteristic white...

Yes: 2 of the pics show the characteristic white spot at bill base
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 13:10
Replies: 55
Views: 1,834
Posted By THE_FERN
There are several regrettable points for me in...

There are several regrettable points for me in this. I'm not sure how one squares these circles: no easy solutions:

1) it's difficult to make money from nature tourism. This is one of the things...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 11:46
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By THE_FERN
I think you're right. I had an initial look but...

I think you're right. I had an initial look but noticed it was difficult to tell the upper band colours apart in the various ebird photos of these. The red looked broader but I didn't have time to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th May 2020, 22:01
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By THE_FERN
Last one looks like masked saltator (red bill,...

Last one looks like masked saltator (red bill, red eye, black on throat)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th May 2020, 21:40
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By THE_FERN
First might be one of the dark caracara species...

First might be one of the dark caracara species with a red or orange face, but I wonder if it's meant to be hook-billed kite or crane hawk. This is mainly based on the grey paint colour of the body....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th May 2020, 07:19
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By THE_FERN
I'd say it's a Pacific golden plover (long legs,...

I'd say it's a Pacific golden plover (long legs, little primary projection, uniform gold colour and large bill)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 09:37
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By THE_FERN
I think on balance this is Northern. For me the...

I think on balance this is Northern. For me the main pro-Louisiana mark is the clear throat. The legs are just visibly and are very dull, nothing like the bright pink you'd expect for Louisiana....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th May 2020, 00:13
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By THE_FERN
Interesting you say that: I was about to...

Interesting you say that: I was about to [...fools rush in...] suggest the opposite. What's your thinking?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 12th May 2020, 21:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By THE_FERN
This title, presumably the old/current edition,...

This title, presumably the old/current edition, is one of those available for free download from Project Muse as PDF
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 12th May 2020, 12:45
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By THE_FERN
Weigela... super common garden plant, at least in...

Weigela... super common garden plant, at least in London. Mostly crosses between W. florida and other species
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th May 2020, 12:25
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By THE_FERN
[the extensive streaking here points to Northern...

[the extensive streaking here points to Northern over Louisiana]
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 14:29
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes very nice. Meanwhile, perhaps post to one of...

Yes very nice. Meanwhile, perhaps post to one of the Opus pages, with a link to it from the other?

[Oh and if you could just add in all the asian short-toed thingys too...]
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th May 2020, 12:05
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By THE_FERN
How good is throat streaking as a character?

How good is throat streaking as a character?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By THE_FERN
Agree: second probably willow warbler (my bet...

Agree: second probably willow warbler (my bet based on colours) or chiffchaff but I don't have ready access to wing formulae to confirm
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 11:14
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By THE_FERN
For the larks, make up your own...

For the larks, make up your own mind

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=323287&page=2&highlight=crested+lark
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 11:02
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By THE_FERN
Perhaps, but I worry about the vent (should be...

Perhaps, but I worry about the vent (should be brighter white than breast according to Sibley) and white throat in 2). An adult would show this, but that's at odds with the vent which should be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 10:55
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By THE_FERN
Well one of those two is a wilson's phalarope....

Well one of those two is a wilson's phalarope. The other is difficult but I'm not convinced it's a willet. I think the size (slightly larger than the lesser yellow-legs) and colouration perhaps makes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th May 2020, 01:42
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By THE_FERN
Agree 5. I wonder if 1 is a raptor given the wing...

Agree 5. I wonder if 1 is a raptor given the wing shape.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th May 2020, 12:24
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By THE_FERN
My immediate reaction was semi-palmated for that...

My immediate reaction was semi-palmated for that one too. Shape wrong for least I thought, unclear that the legs actually are yellowish (look dark, even allowing for mud)
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