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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 22:42
Replies: 21
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Posted By Nutcracker
About half-a-dozen this morning, Burradon,...

About half-a-dozen this morning, Burradon, southeast Northumbs - still feeding around farm; with several House Martins.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Nutcracker
Same species, different subspecies - if I...

Same species, different subspecies - if I remember rightly, the Ravens in that part of the US are slightly smaller than those in UK - in general, the further north Ravens are, the larger they are.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Nutcracker
Definitely Clark's Nutcracker, can take it from...

Definitely Clark's Nutcracker, can take it from me 3:-)
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Yesterday, 19:29
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
Naah, Ouzel, old name for a thrush :t: Bananal,...

Naah, Ouzel, old name for a thrush :t:

Bananal, 'of, or resembling, a banana', surely? Is it very bananal in appearance? :-O


Or is it just a prohibition on something? 3:-)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:55
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By Nutcracker
Mixture of all four!

Mixture of all four!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Yesterday, 14:44
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
Aye, it's a great pair of books! Have you got to...

Aye, it's a great pair of books! Have you got to the double glazing yet, and the ice breakup on the Yenesey? Incredible - something I'd really like to see!






:eek!: :eek!: :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th September 2020, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm in the Wood Sand camp - too strong a...

I'm in the Wood Sand camp - too strong a supercilium for Marsh, and I can't see the bill going behind the rock, as the rock is well behind the bird (unless the bird was designed by M C Escher :-O)
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 28th September 2020, 21:52
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
A bird named after a river which is named after...

A bird named after a river which is named after an insect . . . unique?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th September 2020, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Pied Wag for that one :t:

Agree Pied Wag for that one :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th September 2020, 21:40
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Nutcracker
No orangey tones on it, so I guess that can be...

No orangey tones on it, so I guess that can be discounted; the breast is sort of pale greeny-yellow-buff, i.e., rather anonymous :-O. My best guess an Empidonax moving through on migration from...
Forum: Mammals Monday 28th September 2020, 17:37
Replies: 76
Views: 22,592
Posted By Nutcracker
That must be an insect, it's got 6 legs :t:o:D

That must be an insect, it's got 6 legs :t:o:D
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 28th September 2020, 17:28
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Nutcracker
Did it succeed in finding any fish? :eek!:

Did it succeed in finding any fish? :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Nutcracker
Arctic Skua for me too :t:

Arctic Skua for me too :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Razorbill; a juvenile with the bill not...

Ditto to Razorbill; a juvenile with the bill not full grown yet (takes several months!).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:41
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Nutcracker
1st-winter males, I presume?

1st-winter males, I presume?
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:35
Replies: 5,793
Views: 587,001
Posted By Nutcracker
Marsh Sand for me too

Marsh Sand for me too
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Sunday 27th September 2020, 21:33
Replies: 709
Views: 65,836
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes; introduced by Lord Lilford in the 1880s...

Yes; introduced by Lord Lilford in the 1880s (with some earlier unsuccessful introductions from 1843 by others). Apparently around then, they were popular as house pets for controlling cockroaches,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 27th September 2020, 12:46
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
I suspect you're living in De Nile o:D

I suspect you're living in De Nile o:D
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 23:20
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks OK to me; think the white forehead (and...

Looks OK to me; think the white forehead (and probably the orangey tones on the mantle) are just feather tips on the fresh plumage?
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:50
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
Don't know, but doubt it. He's on wikipedia here...

Don't know, but doubt it. He's on wikipedia here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Seebohm). Also known for Seebohm's Wheatear, of course :t:
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:36
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
Must admit, I'm very surprised, given how...

Must admit, I'm very surprised, given how well-travelled you are!

Some great travelogue reading for you: Seebohm, To the Pechora Valley and The Yenesei (issued together in 1901 as The Birds of...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 19:00
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
When it isn't a burn, or a syke or sike, or a...

When it isn't a burn, or a syke or sike, or a gyll or gill, or a cleugh, or a letch, or a water, or a linn, or a grain, ....

Or . . (famous local joke) . . ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Nutcracker
Both can have off-white throats as juv/1st...

Both can have off-white throats as juv/1st winter, can be very tricky to tell apart! But in Michigan, Audubon's would be very unlikely, and Myrtle common. So on probability, overwhelming likelihood...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Lesser Redpolls for 1, 2, 4, 5 :t: #3...

Ditto to Lesser Redpolls for 1, 2, 4, 5 :t:


#3 I suspect might be a Common [Mealy] Redpoll - very white wingbar and overall 'frosted' greyish colour fits. Not 100% sure given the pic quality though.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:25
Replies: 59
Views: 746
Posted By Nutcracker
Gambian Swallow, etc. - the country Gambia is...

Gambian Swallow, etc. - the country Gambia is named after the River Gambia
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