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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:56
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
That's a Cape Wagtail. Perhaps a bit odd to see...

That's a Cape Wagtail. Perhaps a bit odd to see it perched like this.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 21:05
Replies: 3,879
Views: 26,438
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I found myself listening to this band from the...

I found myself listening to this band from the 90s today. It helped go with the quarantine mood. I don't think they ever softerned their sound much:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROJlUBqpWOw
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:32
Replies: 175
Views: 1,650
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Yellow-legged Gull and Greater...

Yellow-legged Gull and Greater Flamingo:
https://goo.gl/maps/8oUFvB9GvnuvzAei6
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:26
Replies: 175
Views: 1,650
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Lapwing: https://goo.gl/maps/wKPSh5EUSYAu351s9

Lapwing:
https://goo.gl/maps/wKPSh5EUSYAu351s9
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 175
Views: 1,650
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Pygmy Cormorant (and...

Pygmy Cormorant (and Coot):
https://goo.gl/maps/4SbQD7tCQGqRc7vJ7
Forum: Scotland Sunday 29th March 2020, 14:46
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,679
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Another windy day in Torry. I covered the same...

Another windy day in Torry. I covered the same areas as yesterday but in the opposite order. This probably wasn't a great strategy, as I saw a lot less. A Buzzard going north over the harbour was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 20:24
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I've moved the thread into the Bird ID Forum for...

I've moved the thread into the Bird ID Forum for you.

It's a bit hard to be sure but I'd agree that they're Whimbrel from the shape. I suspect 100 probably isn't that unusual at favoured sites at...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 28th March 2020, 18:58
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,679
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I had a fairly lengthy wander round this morning,...

I had a fairly lengthy wander round this morning, in chilly weather with strong winds and regular, boisterous showers. It was a proper old-school wander too, as I visited both the Ness and Nigg Bay...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 18:41
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
This is a good article on the complexity of the...

This is a good article on the complexity of the issues:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/is-factory-farming-to-blame-for-coronavirus
See also this article that it references on wet...
Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Saturday 28th March 2020, 16:08
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I'll try to do something for this. Top floor...

I'll try to do something for this. Top floor flat in Torry, Aberdeen. Not much of a garden but views out to sea and over the city. A house list of over 100! I could also include my exercise walk...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 12:17
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I'm not certain about the Tundra Swan but the...

I'm not certain about the Tundra Swan but the bottom bird in the second picture is clearly (measurably) smaller than the other two. The length from tail tip to bill tip of that bird on my screen is...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:44
Replies: 112
Views: 3,204
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
A nice account of the trip to Miyakejima, Pete. ...

A nice account of the trip to Miyakejima, Pete. I did the same trip around the same time last year and saw a similar selection of birds.

One comment on your phyllosc is that the Japanese Bush...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 06:13
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
They can be distinguished as Whooper Swans mainly...

They can be distinguished as Whooper Swans mainly on what can be seen of the bill pattern (though this isn't clear on all). Also they look proportionally long-necked. Having said that, on another...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th March 2020, 05:47
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
All your pictures are of Whooper Swans. I can't...

All your pictures are of Whooper Swans. I can't see any geese in any of them.
Forum: Scotland Friday 27th March 2020, 20:38
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,679
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
He was pretty big actually!

He was pretty big actually!
Forum: Scotland Friday 27th March 2020, 20:17
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,679
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
This morning's constitutional took me around Nigg...

This morning's constitutional took me around Nigg Bay again, in fairly pleasant, calm weather. It was mostly a fairly familiar selection of stuff including four Teal, three Snipe, a Lapwing, two...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 19:53
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I Will...

I Will Survive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhNSberHLE0
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:36
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Welcome to BirdForum. These look like Common...

Welcome to BirdForum. These look like Common Crossbills. Normally these are in coniferous forest, so it's a bit unusual to see them on moorland. I guess there was some forest nearby though.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:30
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
There are certainly Ebird records throughout...

There are certainly Ebird records throughout Arabia down as far 22N. Looking at records just north Jeddah gives the impression that they're fairly regular in winter in that area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th March 2020, 13:51
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
It looks more like a Song Thrush to me.

It looks more like a Song Thrush to me.
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 25th March 2020, 19:56
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,679
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Today's healthy exercise was a morning stroll...

Today's healthy exercise was a morning stroll around Nigg Bay, in calmer conditions than we've had for a while. Quite a lot was singing, including three Chiffchaffs (with another also seen). Other...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18:41
Replies: 804
Views: 33,260
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I'm not sure. The Cotswolds isn't particularly...

I'm not sure. The Cotswolds isn't particularly noted for rare stuff and I'm not aware of anything major that's been reported there recently.
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18:39
Replies: 58
Views: 918
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I can add Goosander and Linnet from today.

I can add Goosander and Linnet from today.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18:34
Replies: 804
Views: 33,260
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
https://twitter.com/CllrSabrina/status/12428721428...

https://twitter.com/CllrSabrina/status/1242872142833897473?s=20
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Tuesday 24th March 2020, 21:02
Replies: 58
Views: 918
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I can add Dunlin from my government-approved...

I can add Dunlin from my government-approved exercise today.
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