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Forum: Scotland Friday 10th July 2020, 21:37
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Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Two returning Common Sandpipers along the north...

Two returning Common Sandpipers along the north shore this evening.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th July 2020, 15:08
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:05
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Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
With a large Polish community locally, I've...

With a large Polish community locally, I've definitely seen a few Tyskie bottles about, as well as Tysties ;)

A bit of interest this evening, with a brief view of a 1st summer Little Gull offshore,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I would say these are all Chiffchaffs.

I would say these are all Chiffchaffs.
Forum: Scotland Monday 6th July 2020, 22:00
Replies: 3,613
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Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I think Burnie probably meant 'Tystie', which is...

I think Burnie probably meant 'Tystie', which is the Shetland name for Black Guillemot.

Not too much this evening, but there were two Bonxies, two Puffins, a Manx Shearwater and four Common Scoter...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 6th July 2020, 13:28
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Welcome to BirdForum Hazel. Something to keep in...

Welcome to BirdForum Hazel. Something to keep in mind in terms of budget is that to use a scope effectively you will need to mount it on a tripod. If you don't already have a tripod, you should...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th July 2020, 09:10
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Welcome to BirdForum. The third picture looks...

Welcome to BirdForum. The third picture looks like a Collared Palm-thrush, although I'm not sure that occurs at Lake Nakuru. Was it definitely taken there?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th July 2020, 19:37
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Agree with Say's Phoebe.

Agree with Say's Phoebe.
Forum: Scotland Sunday 5th July 2020, 19:34
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
A breezy, showery day today. Offshore was fairly...

A breezy, showery day today. Offshore was fairly quiet, although with plenty of Gannets feeding. A Harbour Porpoise and a Red-throated Diver were also seen.

While scanning I picked up a small gull...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:35
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Here are some Kittiwake chicks, as well as a...

Here are some Kittiwake chicks, as well as a Herring Gull.
Forum: Scotland Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:34
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I went for quite a long walk today, south along...

I went for quite a long walk today, south along the Aberdeenshire Coast Path towards Cove Bay. I passed through Nigg Bay on the way there.

An interesting sighting in Torry was of a young Bullfinch...
Forum: Scotland Friday 3rd July 2020, 21:51
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
It was a pleasant evening today, after raining...

It was a pleasant evening today, after raining most of the day. Lots of birds were feeding on the calm seas, particularly gulls. Sauntering among them were three Bonxies. Also out there were six...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 1st July 2020, 20:48
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Fairly quiet this afternoon around the Ness. ...

Fairly quiet this afternoon around the Ness. Seawatching produced four Manx Shearwaters, three Puffins and eight Common Scoters.

This Sedge Warbler was still singing strongly around the Battery.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 1st July 2020, 09:20
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Welcome to BirdFourm Jean. I suspect your birds...

Welcome to BirdFourm Jean. I suspect your birds were male Eiders in eclipse plumage. They can look very black but with some white patches on the upperparts. There are quite a few pictures here, which...
Forum: Scotland Monday 29th June 2020, 20:56
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
A day of slow moving torrential downpours here in...

A day of slow moving torrential downpours here in Torry, and I managed to get caught in one of them when I was out this evening. Quite a few scoter were moving with 114 Common Scoters in two flocks....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 28th June 2020, 20:38
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Interesting stuff. There aren't too many trip...

Interesting stuff. There aren't too many trip reports from Pakistan, so it's good to hear about what can be found there.
Forum: Scotland Sunday 28th June 2020, 19:56
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
There were one or two interesting things today,...

There were one or two interesting things today, in a walk round the Ness in the morning. Most notable were four Greylag Geese flying in off the sea and over Nigg Bay. Presumably these were on moult...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 12:40
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
That's pretty much what I mean. It's maybe hard...

That's pretty much what I mean. It's maybe hard to be certain and it would be better to have a more sideways on photo but the features that can be seen all favour Willow, to me at least.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 09:05
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Although it's not a great angle, I would say 1...

Although it's not a great angle, I would say 1 looks to have quite a long primary projection, which would favour Willow.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 08:41
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
1. Willow Warbler 2&3. Garden Warbler

1. Willow Warbler
2&3. Garden Warbler
Forum: Scotland Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:58
Replies: 3,613
Views: 714,009
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
Not a huge amount to report this week, but there...

Not a huge amount to report this week, but there have been one or two bits and pieces.

Wednesday 24th: 42 Goosander, three Arctic Terns and six Curlew going south.

Thursday 25th: Some reasonable...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:43
Replies: 38
Views: 23,599
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
I just acquired a Viking phone adapter the other...

I just acquired a Viking phone adapter the other day. I've had a quick go at phone scoping through my ATX 85. My phone is a Xiaomi Mi 9, which has quite a decent camera. I've not done too much with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 14:18
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
For several years (probably decades) I and others...

For several years (probably decades) I and others have regularly reported flocks of over 200 Purple Sandpipers at Girdle Ness in Aberdeen. These are still flagged by BirdTrack as an unusually high...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Andrew Whitehouse
BirdTrack can be a bit weird with notifications....

BirdTrack can be a bit weird with notifications. Scoters (both Common and Velvet) are quite normal on the eastern Scottish coast throughout the year. Around Aberdeen, for example, they are most...
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