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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th December 2019, 08:37
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
Would be a good comparison, almost a flying...

Would be a good comparison, almost a flying contortionist!....not only that, but also managing to compact itself to the point of looking smaller than the accompanying Corvid, when it's actually...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 23:06
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
.......can't resist a challenge....from my patch ...

.......can't resist a challenge....from my patch ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 21:09
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
One thing for sure Andy, I know when I’ve got a...

One thing for sure Andy, I know when I’ve got a “flying” Accipiter, classic female Gos v (small) male Sprawks...a doddle!

However it’s the “in-betweenies” that can often be problematic,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:00
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
.....it appears Brian, that gentilis is not alone...

.....it appears Brian, that gentilis is not alone with the ''tail tapering'' :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 17:52
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By KenM
This bird was certainly present up till Dec.15th...

This bird was certainly present up till Dec.15th 2014 at least, along with two Common Whitethroats, at the well known London birding ''hot spot'' Leyton traffic island Roundabout! :eek!:

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By KenM
Certainly an unstreaked Acro and Reed Warbler...

Certainly an unstreaked Acro and Reed Warbler would fit the bill, albeit don’t know if it’s the angle (looking slightly down on) makes the bill appear heavier?

Cheers

PS....just noticed “Great” in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th December 2019, 08:37
Replies: 755
Views: 37,982
Posted By KenM
It’s never over till the “fat lady...... Envy...

It’s never over till the “fat lady......

Envy the Merlin H! :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th December 2019, 08:34
Replies: 755
Views: 37,982
Posted By KenM
Waxwings as well Wari! I suspect they’re regular...

Waxwings as well Wari! I suspect they’re regular visitors to your garden? FWIW your Redpoll looks interesting! Common at least? :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th December 2019, 19:12
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
Regarding tail shape, here are some shots of...

Regarding tail shape, here are some shots of A.gentilis...squared, tapered and rounded, clearly tails can't be set to a single shape as this would reduce the bird's aerial movement somewhat.

The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th December 2019, 09:25
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By KenM
A.Nisus or A.gentilis NELondon ?

Unfortunately not the best shot this am.

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 18:44
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By KenM
Looks like Common Gull. Cheers

Looks like Common Gull.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 30th November 2019, 13:44
Replies: 755
Views: 37,982
Posted By KenM
Me too H, just the one and Northward...

Me too H, just the one and Northward bound!....however I nearly acquired an uninvited guest, thankfully the window was closed. :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th November 2019, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By KenM
Fraid not Laurie...just a plain landlubber...ooze...

Fraid not Laurie...just a plain landlubber...ooze dun a bit of swimming! ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th November 2019, 12:50
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By KenM
I suspect also, that if the “poo sample” is...

I suspect also, that if the “poo sample” is proven to have been from a constipated stool...this could contribute to a not inconsiderable delay. ;)
Forum: Mammals Thursday 28th November 2019, 20:30
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By KenM
It was Deb's comment on being ''over run'' with...

It was Deb's comment on being ''over run'' with imported Muntjac...that I responded with that other import...Grey Squirrel and just got carried away with the rest of the vermin that have thrived...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th November 2019, 11:45
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By KenM
What’s interesting on that last image, is that...

What’s interesting on that last image, is that the bird (to my eyes) exhibits an olive tinted port side v a very grey starboard, particularly the coverts and tertials, with an olive tint to the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th November 2019, 23:10
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By KenM
Sounds like your toe nails need clipping ;)

Sounds like your toe nails need clipping ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th November 2019, 23:30
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By KenM
Thanks to all for the confirmation. Am aware that...

Thanks to all for the confirmation. Am aware that everyone's eyes and screens will differ, albeit marginally so, I also asked two other family members (without any suggestions on my part) and there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th November 2019, 18:29
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By KenM
Coal Tit consensus.

Here are some images of Coal Tit (London) suspect all from the same bird (although not certain), what would be the consensus of the tonal value from mantle to tail expressed in a colour?

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th November 2019, 23:00
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By KenM
I’m thinking Images 1,2 and 5 are Northern...

I’m thinking Images 1,2 and 5 are Northern Rough-winged Swallows and 3-4 look good for Barn Swallow.

Cheers
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th November 2019, 22:52
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By KenM
There’s no yellow in the iris of the 1st bird,...

There’s no yellow in the iris of the 1st bird, also no contrasting pale supercillium, unlike the 2nd bird which has a yellow iris and a very obvious longer and paler super.

Cheers
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 25th November 2019, 19:51
Replies: 13,126
Views: 2,071,046
Posted By KenM
It certainly gave the peanuts a good hiding...

It certainly gave the peanuts a good hiding Mary!...and it came back for 2nds,3rds and 4ths!...fingers crossed. :t:
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 25th November 2019, 16:30
Replies: 13,126
Views: 2,071,046
Posted By KenM
A garden feeder 1st!

On a day that was almost difficult to separate from night, a garden ''feeder'' lifetime 1st!....certainly for me, just when I thought the feeder list was complete....along comes Goldcrest. :eek!:...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th November 2019, 18:56
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By KenM
Appears to have a warm grey wash to the...

Appears to have a warm grey wash to the upper-parts and a white eye-ring....think I'd go for 1st Winter Northern.

Cheers
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th November 2019, 12:25
Replies: 50
Views: 1,751
Posted By KenM
Don’t know what the reach of lights biased...

Don’t know what the reach of lights biased towards the green spectrum might be but!....the trialling of this type of light must raise concerns as to “why” the power companies have “independently”...
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