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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd March 2019, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Zheljko
I think that for beginners female House Sparrow...

I think that for beginners female House Sparrow and female Chaffinch may look very much alike but this problem seems not be recognized by your birding mentors - I also had to figure them out on my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 29th December 2018, 17:29
Replies: 62
Views: 7,375
Posted By Zheljko
Muscovy Ducks

How is domestic-type Muscovy Duck defined for purposes of having a viable feral population in a country? You will probably see small groups of free-range muscovies (including families with ducklings)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 29th December 2018, 17:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By Zheljko
I cleaned my list of birds I considered tickable...

I cleaned my list of birds I considered tickable when I was inexperienced but I would not positively identify if I saw them exactly like that now. Some I am yet to find again, supporting the idea...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th May 2018, 14:18
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Zheljko
Also check all starlings you see for possible...

Also check all starlings you see for possible Rose-colored (Rosy) Starlings as there is a big irruption in the Balkans right now.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th May 2018, 14:13
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Zheljko
It is definitively a songbird (probably a female...

It is definitively a songbird (probably a female Blackbird). There are no Bee-eaters in early April, they are among the "late migrants", and they have quite a different posture (flat head, somewhat...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th May 2018, 11:04
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Zheljko
Egretta gularis or Egretta garzetta?

This small, greyish egret was photographed at a very bird-rich location in Pirot, Serbia. At first it was accompanied by E.garzetta egrets and herons, but after they moved on it remained alone.
We...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th January 2018, 20:35
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Zheljko
Update: the next time I visited the area I made...

Update: the next time I visited the area I made more pictures of these ducks and the blue-beaked duck has curved uppertail feathers characteristic of male mallard :-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th January 2018, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Zheljko
Thank you! It is a relief as I already reported...

Thank you! It is a relief as I already reported all three birds as domestic mallards in several Big Day-type censuses. They tend to swim farther away from the bank so I never saw them this clear.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th January 2018, 18:01
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Zheljko
Domestic Mallard or Mallard x Muscovy hybrid?

These three ducks are continuing birds at one of our city hotspots. I never saw them this close and always assumed that they are just three domestic mallards. However, in this close-up picture the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th December 2017, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Zheljko
And one of sensitive species in eBird. We had...

And one of sensitive species in eBird. We had only one active nest in Serbia this year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th November 2017, 18:24
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Zheljko
The bird on the wire is a Woodpigeon (Columba...

The bird on the wire is a Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus). Once upon the time they used to be very shy of humans (to the point of deserting incubated eggs due to slight disturbance) but now they are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th October 2017, 11:48
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Zheljko
Thank you! I am not sure how clean the bird is,...

Thank you! I am not sure how clean the bird is, as this is a downtown location and there might be anything in the water. I alerted everyone on the local forum to take detailed pictures of any white...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2017, 17:15
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Zheljko
Is this Egretta garzetta or gularis?

One of our birders made these three photos of a small white heron (egret) in a very well-birded urban hotspot in Belgrade. The most logical choice in our area is Egretta garzetta, although they are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th October 2017, 17:08
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Zheljko
It is the size of a *large* gull

It is the size of a *large* gull
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 16:32
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Zheljko
The big duck is a domestic-type Mallard. Note the...

The big duck is a domestic-type Mallard. Note the blue speculum (mirror) on the wing, and the down-turned bill. In Muscovies and hybrids the speculum would be green and the bill would be more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st August 2017, 09:20
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Zheljko
Several Tringa sandpipers

Due to a large-scale drought all shorebirds in our area gathered at a few remaining lakes. Many were easily determined but some are a puzzle for us as we cannot rule out vagrants from other...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th August 2017, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Zheljko
Thank you, I added it as Muscovy to my eBird...

Thank you, I added it as Muscovy to my eBird checklist.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th August 2017, 09:04
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Zheljko
Pure Muscovy or Muscovy x Mallard cross?

This bird is completely new to the location and it was trailing at the end of flock of domestic geese. I am not sure whether it is a juvenile purebreed Muscovy, so caruncles are not properly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 16th July 2017, 10:33
Replies: 59
Views: 26,454
Posted By Zheljko
What is the profile of non-payers? I think most...

What is the profile of non-payers? I think most people not interested in birding would just stay away from the reserve (they can have fun in a normal park and pub if they want) unless they want to do...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th July 2017, 08:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By Zheljko
The green stuff looks too large for such a small...

The green stuff looks too large for such a small throat, I would use smaller bits (what is that green stuff?).

I guess it is some kind of songbird, in which case it will start fluttering in about...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 5th July 2017, 08:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By Zheljko
The duck was treating the wagtail like it was a...

The duck was treating the wagtail like it was a similar-sized and similar-shaped frog. I suspect it is not very wise for fledglings to land near little egrets (or any other mallard-sized bird;...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th March 2017, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Zheljko
I started by reading the field guide first (many...

I started by reading the field guide first (many times) and then I knew "what exists" and what page (or part of field guide) to go to when I see something unusual. There are certain groups of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 25th March 2017, 19:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Zheljko
The eBird rule is that domestic-type waterfowl...

The eBird rule is that domestic-type waterfowl mingling with wild birds at lakes are entered in checklists by observers, but they are then automatically placed outside of the total score of observed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th March 2017, 17:40
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Zheljko
I think it is one of domestic Swan Geese (but...

I think it is one of domestic Swan Geese (but ours don't have that beak shape)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th March 2017, 17:37
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Zheljko
Head shape is YLG, see the prominent forehead....

Head shape is YLG, see the prominent forehead. Caspian has a sloping forehead and bill looks like pincers.
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