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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th May 2018, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By HH75
Hi there, The head pattern, with a typical...

Hi there,
The head pattern, with a typical 'bulging supraloral' and the short primary projection are good for Blyth's Reed Warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 21:34
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HH75
Another vote for Great Tit, a bird with a...

Another vote for Great Tit, a bird with a famously varied repertoire but these calls are quite typical.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th April 2018, 20:11
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By HH75
Hi there, I would tend to favour a female...

Hi there,
I would tend to favour a female Daurian Shrike (isabellinus) for this bird. The flanks are quite apricot-buffish, the supercilium isn't that prominent or whitish and the rufous-toned...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th April 2018, 12:12
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By HH75
Hi Istvan, Adult Sparrowhawk and juvenile (2nd...

Hi Istvan,
Adult Sparrowhawk and juvenile (2nd calendar year) Goshawk for me. Note the pale markings within the greater coverts, the greater projection of the head than on Sparrowhawk, the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th April 2018, 11:06
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By HH75
. Unless the recordist made a mistake in...

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Unless the recordist made a mistake in entering the date, this appears to be a January recording, xeno canto following the confusing (from a European perspective) American tradition of putting the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 19:36
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By HH75
This recording sounds somewhat similar. Given the...

This recording sounds somewhat similar. Given the date, it's not too surprising that the bird's song hasn't crystallised. https://www.xeno-canto.org/400187
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th April 2018, 12:30
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By HH75
Hi all, I agree that this seems to be a Savi's...

Hi all,
I agree that this seems to be a Savi's Warbler, but would assume that this is 'plastic' song, not yet crystallised into its familiar form. It certainly sounds more hesitant, and there's a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th January 2018, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By HH75
Hi CFMAC, Is that the returning adult...

Hi CFMAC,
Is that the returning adult Glaucous Gull at Crookhaven?
Regards,
Harry
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By HH75
Hi all, Okay, having had some time to actually...

Hi all,
Okay, having had some time to actually manipulate the image, blow it up until it becomes too pixellated and so on, here are some thoughts which should, I hope, be more intelligible than my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 16:22
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By HH75
Actually, on looking at the image on my phone,...

Actually, on looking at the image on my phone, the 'brown' areas may be grey after all, in which case it would be one of the grey harriers (or a hybrid) after all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 15:28
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By HH75
Hi all, At the risk of making a fool of...

Hi all,
At the risk of making a fool of myself, why is this not an adult male Marsh Harrier? More advanced/older individuals can show reduced brown and rufous below, and, if this was one of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th August 2017, 16:03
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By HH75
We have a small but growing population of Great...

We have a small but growing population of Great Spotted Woodpeckers here in Ireland, increasing in numbers and geographical range, of recent origin...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th June 2017, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By HH75
Hi Dragnil, In this instance you are...

Hi Dragnil,
In this instance you are correct, it is indeed a Melodious Warbler. While the primary projection may seem long in the third image, it isn't markedly long when compared with the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 12:19
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By HH75
Hi Les, This is a Reed Warbler. The primary...

Hi Les,
This is a Reed Warbler. The primary projection is too short for Marsh Warbler, which is a much rarer bird in Britain anyway and would only be starting to show up now, mainly at coastal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 11:53
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By HH75
I'd also imagine this is a Reed Warbler. The...

I'd also imagine this is a Reed Warbler. The primary projection doesn't look long enough for a Marsh Warbler, and the bill seems a bit thin for that species also. The primary tips seem slightly pale,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th May 2017, 11:41
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By HH75
I agree with both. The (European) Honey-buzzard...

I agree with both. The (European) Honey-buzzard seems to be a female, based on, for example, extensively dark primary tips below, a contrast on the upperwing between the paler bases to the primaries...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th March 2017, 11:58
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By HH75
Fair enough, Grahame, it was really only the...

Fair enough, Grahame, it was really only the apricot wash on the flanks and 'reduced' markings there that made me suspect Daurian, not the primary projection. I had never come across that as a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th March 2017, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By HH75
Hi there, I am just playing devil's advocate...

Hi there,


I am just playing devil's advocate here...believe me, I know that the reliable field identification of 1st-winter 'isabelline shrikes' is very much in its infancy and many birds may not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th February 2017, 10:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By HH75
Hi Rich, As you well know, if we are talking...

Hi Rich,
As you well know, if we are talking of the possibility of hybridisation here, and, with large gulls, one can never dismiss it too readily as an option, then we can only speak of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th January 2017, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By HH75
Hi Lazza, I am getting a Pink-footed Goose...

Hi Lazza,
I am getting a Pink-footed Goose feel from these birds. Note the small bills, shortish necks and brownish heads. Also, the underwing coverts don't seem pale, like on Greylag, but this is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th January 2017, 11:12
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By HH75
Hi all, First off, are the two images...

Hi all,
First off, are the two images certainly of the same individual? I ask because, even allowing for many 2nd-winter Caspian Gulls showing pale mirrors of varying prominence on P10, I'd not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th January 2017, 10:59
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By HH75
Hi there, 1) Adult type and 1st-winter...

Hi there,
1) Adult type and 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gulls.
2) Probably a 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull.
3) 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull.
4-7) Mixed groups of Yellow-legged and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th January 2017, 12:45
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By HH75
This is certainly a Brambling for me. Note the...

This is certainly a Brambling for me. Note the orange lesser coverts (i.e. at the bend of the wing, above the pale-tipped median coverts), a very characteristic feature of this species. The orange...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th November 2016, 09:52
Replies: 123
Views: 14,803
Posted By HH75
Hi all, Murat, I accept the points you made in...

Hi all,
Murat, I accept the points you made in your post addressed to me, but I was busy all day yesterday and am only getting around to responding now!
I actually doubt that I've ever seen...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th November 2016, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By HH75
Hi Orvany, While most of the images are,...

Hi Orvany,
While most of the images are, regrettably, too poor to do much with, image 4 shows the spread tail pattern, and the extent of white on the bases of the outer tail feathers surely...
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