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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 10:43
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Posted By Jane Turner
There is of course a lot of variation in...

There is of course a lot of variation in GGS

This is a typical bird - shorter 2nd outermost primary, white into the secondaries
www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/RealData/gallery_show.asp?galleryid=45726
as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th November 2019, 10:06
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Jane Turner
Interesting Great Grey Shrike - Kent UK

A couple of days ago, this photo of a Great Grey Shrike came through my twitter feed.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIuFMCJW4AAGlg0?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

It looked pale and the primary patch...
Forum: Merseyside Sunday 20th October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Any Omni-directional mic will work in the...

Any Omni-directional mic will work in the parabolic - but the mic is where to spend your money. I usually open my office/seawatch hide window and point the parabolic upwards and out a bit over the...
Forum: Merseyside Thursday 17th October 2019, 09:08
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
The place to spend your money on is the...

The place to spend your money on is the microphone - the expensive recorders come with much better microphones than the cheapo [12] generic Chinese voice recorders, but a good external microphone is...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 16th October 2019, 22:41
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
I use different setups depending on the...

I use different setups depending on the circumstances.

That recording came from a second hand Roland R-07

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=roland%20r%2005

a Sennheiser Lavelier microphone...
Forum: Merseyside Tuesday 15th October 2019, 19:15
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
A great day for the garden today. Best was a...

A great day for the garden today. Best was a flyover Richard's Pipit - the second for the house https://youtu.be/Yf3DYaccUu4

On the overnight NocMig recordings there were 65 Redwing 6 Blackbird...
Forum: Merseyside Sunday 13th October 2019, 21:29
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Feeling slightly cheated since we trapped a...

Feeling slightly cheated since we trapped a Willow Warbler in the garden on Saturday.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th October 2019, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Jane Turner
and me

and me
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 8th October 2019, 11:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By Jane Turner
Looks like there is another one too..... just...

Looks like there is another one too..... just exploring if there is anything useful in calls to separate them
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th October 2019, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Jane Turner
It's not safe to identify from that angle - need...

It's not safe to identify from that angle - need to see detail of the wing structure. It looks like a Marsh Warbler though and since it was singing, assuming the guy who pointed it out to you was...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 23:03
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Sound only record of Yellow-browed Warbler this...

Sound only record of Yellow-browed Warbler this morning and 10+ Chiffchaffs. It rained just before dawn. I must have been so close to hearing the YBW myself, since it called 10 seconds before I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th September 2019, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Jane Turner
It does look short for WW - but you also can't...

It does look short for WW - but you also can't see a 6th PP emargination
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th September 2019, 08:54
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Jane Turner
It would seem that the people who encounter this...

It would seem that the people who encounter this ID problem on a regular basis are pretty much certain
Forum: Merseyside Friday 20th September 2019, 20:06
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Added #11 Goldcrest to the trailcam seen...

Added #11 Goldcrest to the trailcam seen list

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EE6efqnXYAAOib5?format=png&name=900x900


and the 10th extra sound only record [Pink-footed Goose]

A small arrival of...
Forum: Merseyside Monday 16th September 2019, 08:25
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Trail cam list On camera Blackbird, Robin,...

Trail cam list

On camera
Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Blue tit, Wren, Starling, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch House Sparrow and now #10...
Forum: Merseyside Friday 13th September 2019, 14:15
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Merlin and Peregrine yesterday, but only 5...

Merlin and Peregrine yesterday, but only 5 Dunlin, which took the fun out of looking for a peep.

The drinking pond in the front garden is pulling a lot of birds
https://youtu.be/WrJSziLxmTQ
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 09:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jane Turner
More accurately I can see a moult contrast so it...

More accurately I can see a moult contrast so it has to be 1st year bird - then thinking out loud about whether its possible that this is an unusual male where the disctinctive male plumage is more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th September 2019, 16:34
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jane Turner
Sorry old greater [unmoulted and hence still...

Sorry old greater [unmoulted and hence still juvenile-type] greater coverts



I've been looking at online photos of female Redstarts and it really is eye of faith stuff to pick it up on photos - and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th September 2019, 22:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jane Turner
I can still see quite a distinct moult boundary...

I can still see quite a distinct moult boundary in the greater coverts [looks like 6 ogc's on both wings] - in both the length and the edges/tips. Its a long time since I handled a Redstart, but it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jane Turner
Pretty sure I can see a moult contrast in the...

Pretty sure I can see a moult contrast in the greater coverts which would make it a 1st year bird.

And because its possible to see a contrast, its likely that its a 1st cal year male. Hint of a 5 o...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th September 2019, 20:35
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Jane Turner
I think so.

I think so.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th September 2019, 00:02
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jane Turner
It's the upper wing that matters though surely. ...

It's the upper wing that matters though surely. Having blown up this picture I can see contrast between the flight feathers and upper wing coverts that you might expect on an adult bird.


Not being...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th September 2019, 16:58
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jane Turner
Long-tailed Skua/Jaeger Merseyside UK age needed

Yesterday I was late onto a Long-tailed Skua that flew past the house - it was an obvious LTS on build/jizz, and from behind/above and flying away, it was silvery grey uppered with striking B&W upper...
Forum: Merseyside Thursday 5th September 2019, 00:50
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
Links to the Long-tailed...

Links to the Long-tailed Skua
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDpb5VEXkAEv7L-?format=jpg&name=900x900

Steve Williams

Phil Woollen below

and one of the...
Forum: Merseyside Wednesday 4th September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 1,582
Views: 492,615
Posted By Jane Turner
A fabulous 3 hour seawatch today produced 62...

A fabulous 3 hour seawatch today produced 62 Arctic Skua and adult and subadult Pomarine Skua, 4 Great Skua and a very light and stunningly grey 1st summer Long-tailed Skua It was pleasing that the...
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