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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2020, 19:23
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By dragnil
Thanks to you both, not sure why I didn't think...

Thanks to you both, not sure why I didn't think of it! They were having quite a tussle and the Monty seemed totally outgunned.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2020, 18:04
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By dragnil
Raptors Western France

Looking through some old images I found this one from May 17 shot near the coast to the north of La Rochelle. It's so poor that I've ignored it until now and I'm questioning one bird. Top is a male...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 13:57
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dragnil
I'm useless on gulls, but a cracking good shot -...

I'm useless on gulls, but a cracking good shot - well done!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th September 2020, 16:15
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, all, your comments are really helpful. I...

Thanks, all, your comments are really helpful. I was just happy to see such a beautiful bird, certainly my best yet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 25th September 2020, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By dragnil
I'm sorry, Brian, I'm not sure which "version"...

I'm sorry, Brian, I'm not sure which "version" you mean. The Kuwaiti bird is a belter and much more striking than mine.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By dragnil
That huge bill was bothering me until you...

That huge bill was bothering me until you mentioned GRW and now it all fits. Lovely shots.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 12:51
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, that's interesting. Some of the detail is...

Thanks, that's interesting. Some of the detail is beyond me but I'm thinking, on balance, it's still as suggested by Nutcracker. Crikey, it's a very grey area though isn't it?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th September 2020, 15:58
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, Nutty, I'm happy to be reassured that...

Thanks, Nutty, I'm happy to be reassured that he's not out of the ordinary. The berries were bringing in Blackcaps and hordes of Pied Flycatchers. Of course it went quiet when they'd eaten them all,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th September 2020, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By dragnil
Common Redtsrt, France

A recent discussio about a Redstart at Flamborough prompts me to ask for help too. Despite many years birding, my experience of Redstarts is very limited and I saw this bird in the Prenees this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 18:37
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, Roland, I'd talked myself into CS & D...

Thanks, Roland, I'd talked myself into CS & D despite the bill which is much more of a Knot. Grateful for your help.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 18:06
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By dragnil
Shorebirds western France

Some help needed please with more from my recent trip to France (late Aug, early Sep).
I'm rubbish with waders at this time of the year so I'd be grateful for help with the pix below, many thanks to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 13:43
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, Roland, I can log it as such with...

Thanks, Roland, I can log it as such with confidence now.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 15:16
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dragnil
OK, Thanks to you both. I'm very happy to go...

OK, Thanks to you both.
I'm very happy to go with your ideas. Thanks again for helping.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 14:29
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dragnil
Thanks, Nutty. The feature I'm looking at, and I...

Thanks, Nutty. The feature I'm looking at, and I may be barking up the wrong tree, is in the circles I've just added and I'm thinking it matches the differences shown in Collins. Of course, at this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 09:59
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dragnil
Treecreeper help please

Another couple from my trip to France, these are different birds and were in the Pyrenees, one high and one one at lower altitude. I'm looking at the wing markings in Collins and think that the one...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 08:47
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By dragnil
W France Bunting

Seen on wire near the Baie de l'Aiguillon, north of La Rochelle three weeks ago.
This is bothering me because it should be (and probably is) easy to identify but I'm still not totally convinced...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 7th September 2020, 19:34
Replies: 102
Views: 5,507
Posted By dragnil
Great morning in a wonderful valley - many...

Great morning in a wonderful valley - many thanks, Charles. "Extreme close ups of Griffons" - yes, quite close enough thank you.
Brilliant spot, wonderful birds, excellent company - what more could...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 1st September 2020, 20:10
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By dragnil
Crikey, I wish I'd been with you just for the...

Crikey, I wish I'd been with you just for the Wryneck. Super day, glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 15th August 2020, 16:18
Replies: 102
Views: 5,507
Posted By dragnil
Wow! What a sight, just fantastic.

Wow! What a sight, just fantastic.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th August 2020, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By dragnil
STE for me in the tree but not in the flight...

STE for me in the tree but not in the flight shots.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th August 2020, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By dragnil
Agreed, it's not saying swift to me, but I've no...

Agreed, it's not saying swift to me, but I've no idea what it is.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 5th August 2020, 16:06
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By dragnil
Well, we all have different ideas on this but for...

Well, we all have different ideas on this but for me the weight of the outfit is a major influence. I use black lenses so I'm unsure of the weight of yours but I've had good results at Bempton by...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th August 2020, 13:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By dragnil
Have you been in my garden, Buck? Female...

Have you been in my garden, Buck?
Female sparrowhawk with woodpigeon ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th July 2020, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By dragnil
Could the monster bill be because it's holding...

Could the monster bill be because it's holding food?
Keep the good birds until 29 Aug!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th July 2020, 09:10
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By dragnil
I'd never claim to be expert with bird song but...

I'd never claim to be expert with bird song but the repetition of each phrase certainly says Song Thrush to me.
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