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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 19:04
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I think the photos are too blurred to be sure...

I think the photos are too blurred to be sure that the features that you have mentioned are necessarily a true representation of what the bird looks like in reality.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:59
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Greater for me

Greater for me
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 12:32
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Weaver, either Village or Southern Masked. I'm...

Weaver, either Village or Southern Masked. I'm leaning towards Village
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 17th September 2020, 09:56
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Larry Sweetland
It's a Hermit Warbler

It's a Hermit Warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 15:13
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow. Wing...

I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow. Wing bars rule out most weavers too, I think
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 15:12
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow

I can't see why it isn't a Spanish Sparrow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th September 2020, 15:03
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Larry Sweetland
1,2 Brown Honeyeater 3,4 Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

1,2 Brown Honeyeater
3,4 Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th September 2020, 09:59
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Yes, Cape Barren Goose

Yes, Cape Barren Goose
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th August 2020, 18:56
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Larry Sweetland
The Smew is very unlikely to be of wild origin at...

The Smew is very unlikely to be of wild origin at this time of year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th August 2020, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Shooting from the hip I'd go for whichever form...

Shooting from the hip I'd go for whichever form of ' Western' is likely at the location (Pacific Slope?) for the first bird, and Western Wood Peewee for the 2nd.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st August 2020, 09:52
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I'd be a bit worried about this, if I'd seen it,...

I'd be a bit worried about this, if I'd seen it, because I've never seen I.opaca, and I'd want it to be one! I'd want my first one to have a more obviously broad bill and more distinctive face. But...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th August 2020, 20:35
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Well put John

Well put John
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 18:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Pretty good match I think, though the bill does...

Pretty good match I think, though the bill does look a little heavier on the OP bird. Could be angle or individual variation though I'd guess.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 15:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Talking The apparently stubby bill is worrying me too...

The apparently stubby bill is worrying me too Mac, but my experience of these is fading fast!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 09:55
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I wouldn't go on drawings to identify a lark like...

I wouldn't go on drawings to identify a lark like this. Up to you of course, but I think we need Tib here really. For me I'd first want to know why it isn't a Rufous-naped Lark before going anywhere...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Looks like a Rufous-naped to me

Looks like a Rufous-naped to me
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd June 2020, 21:21
Replies: 220
Views: 7,167
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Wasn't he the guy who picked a pile of pitta...

Wasn't he the guy who picked a pile of pitta pellets?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 22nd June 2020, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I'd (tentatively) go for Rufous-naped

I'd (tentatively) go for Rufous-naped
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 22nd June 2020, 21:10
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Agree

Agree
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 12:55
Replies: 220
Views: 7,167
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I think one of the really wonderful things about...

I think one of the really wonderful things about birding is the rich variety of names drawn from a multitude of places for a multitude of reasons at different points in time. The accelerating rate of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 17th June 2020, 20:34
Replies: 150
Views: 12,160
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Looking at the current draft of version 10.2...

Looking at the current draft of version 10.2 species updates, I see the Subalpine Warbler split (mentioned as accepted on on May 6th) still isn't included.:smoke:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th June 2020, 21:25
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By Larry Sweetland
That's how it seems to me too! There's no doubt...

That's how it seems to me too! There's no doubt that it's a Whistling Kite.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th June 2020, 19:50
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Looks like a Whistling Kite to me too

Looks like a Whistling Kite to me too
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Larry Sweetland
I went on the train from Reading on the 9th....

I went on the train from Reading on the 9th. Still haven't seen one :)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 8th June 2020, 20:53
Replies: 47
Views: 2,744
Posted By Larry Sweetland
Wasn't expecting my first Dark Green Fritillary...

Wasn't expecting my first Dark Green Fritillary of the year to be in Bristol today, where it was a totally unexpected patch tick (to the point of pondering its origin).
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