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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th December 2019, 05:30
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By NIK III
Thanks for that last bit Deb. Maybe I did see...

Thanks for that last bit Deb. Maybe I did see other males.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 18:45
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By NIK III
Thanks a lot Laurie and Deb. Your opinions are...

Thanks a lot Laurie and Deb. Your opinions are appreciated.

I must have visited this spot about 50 times between March and November. If I sat for a while I would always see grey wagtails. The only...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By NIK III
Help in sexing a UK wagtail.

Please can anyone help me sex these grey wagtails. It would also be very useful to know if their plumage is that of a mature or immature bird. They were all taken on a freshwater stream just before...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th December 2016, 07:05
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By NIK III
Thanks a lot Nutcracker. I knew less about duck...

Thanks a lot Nutcracker. I knew less about duck plumage changes than I thought I did. Your answer has prompted me to do more reading. I feel more enlightened now.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th December 2016, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By NIK III
Wildfowl plumage UK

Please can anyone tell me if it is correct to describe this drake gadwall as in eclipse plumage or breeding plumage, or are both terms correct? Photo taken in Caithness in late May.Thanks a lot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th May 2016, 10:23
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By NIK III
Thanks a lot Steve. Useful and interesting info.

Thanks a lot Steve. Useful and interesting info.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th May 2016, 08:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By NIK III
I've just had a close look at the raw image and I...

I've just had a close look at the raw image and I think you are right Nutcracker. The right hand bird's bill does look a deeper orange with just some red towards the tip. That conflicts with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th May 2016, 07:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By NIK III
Thanks for the further response Nutcracker. I...

Thanks for the further response Nutcracker. I guess I'm just going to have to get a clear shot of the ring. To me the right hand bird has a deep red bill, and left hand bird a lighter orange bill. It...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th May 2016, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By NIK III
Thanks for the responses Delia and Nutcracker. I...

Thanks for the responses Delia and Nutcracker. I watched them for a while and couldn't decide which had the largest knob. Since posting I've read Collins, which as well as a bigger knob, says the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th May 2016, 11:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By NIK III
Sexing mute swans

These birds often changed over incubation duties about 11am, which is what they are doing here. The one sitting on the nest (7 eggs) vacated it and the other one took over. The one shown sitting had...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th November 2015, 08:36
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By NIK III
Thanks a lot KGS, Jeff, & Nutcracker. Much...

Thanks a lot KGS, Jeff, & Nutcracker. Much appreciated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th November 2015, 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By NIK III
Duck ID help please, UK.

I would be grateful for any opinions on the ID of the duck please. Photographed in the sea at Eyemouth Bay, South East Scotland, 14.10.15.

Thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 6th December 2014, 08:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By NIK III
Thanks for your responses Mark, Andrew,...

Thanks for your responses Mark, Andrew, Nutcracker, and Silverwolf. All have given me useful info.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th December 2014, 11:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By NIK III
Guillemot plumage query, UK.

I took this pic in early June on the Farne Islands. I would be grateful for any opinions as to whether this is an adult bird which has failed to moult into its summer plumage, or whether it is a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th August 2013, 08:08
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By NIK III
Thanks very much MJB & Chris.

Thanks very much MJB & Chris.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th August 2013, 15:24
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By NIK III
Wagtail UK

Please can anyone give me an opinion as to whether this is an immature or female grey wagtail, or something else. Taken June in East Lothian. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2013, 18:01
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By NIK III
I've seen umpteen little grebes but for some...

I've seen umpteen little grebes but for some reason this one had me completely fooled. It never even entered my head.

Thanks a lot Tom, Steve & Samuel
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th July 2013, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By NIK III
UK grebe

Can anyone help me with this one please. The obvious candidate for me is red-necked grebe but the head plumage, neither juvenile nor adult seems to match with my Collins guide. I took it on a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th December 2012, 07:16
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By NIK III
Thanks a lot Alan & CB. ID books show a clear...

Thanks a lot Alan & CB. ID books show a clear difference but I'd been viewing both varieties on a photo library's website, and quite a few had me wondering.

I was thinking the same as you on these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th December 2012, 09:25
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By NIK III
Pale or dark bellied brent geese, help to distinguish please. UK.

I took these pics at Lindisfarne NNR in November. I read that most brent geese here are pale-bellied, but small groups of dark-bellied are also present. I would appreciate any opinions as to whether...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th May 2012, 16:49
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By NIK III
Thanks jacana & CB. I've not seen one as pale as...

Thanks jacana & CB. I've not seen one as pale as this before. I was thinking it may be an example of leucism.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th May 2012, 13:26
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By NIK III
Duckling colour variation - UK

This duckling was being shunned by other ducks and ducklings on a canal in West Yorkshire. The only birds on the water at the time were mallards. I would be grateful if anyone can tell me the name of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th April 2012, 08:02
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By NIK III
Immature Gull ID help please - UK

With these black-headed & common gulls roosting on a frozen reservoir is a larger immature gull. I would appreciate any opinions as to whether this is a lesser black-backed or herring gull, or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th March 2012, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By NIK III
Thanks very much Russ, Adam, Dave, Harry & Jos....

Thanks very much Russ, Adam, Dave, Harry & Jos. This is useful information for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th March 2012, 11:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By NIK III
Willow or Marsh Tit - Hungary

These pics were taken in January at the same location in the same session. The location was a wooded area in Bukki National Park, Hungary. They may be the same bird. I read in Collins that marsh tits...
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