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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th April 2018, 15:41
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By MTem
I'm sure there will be a central organisation...

I'm sure there will be a central organisation (Audubon Soc?) like Euring in Europe than will take any ring record and get it too the right ringing group. Please do report the bird, they are all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th April 2018, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By MTem
Agree all CC - look at the primary projection...

Agree all CC - look at the primary projection beyond the tertials, vs the length of the tertials. About half in a CC, about the same in a WW (as long as it's not an Iberian CC where the projection is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th April 2018, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By MTem
No need to invoke leucism. It seems that in...

No need to invoke leucism. It seems that in intermediate plumages Bald eagles will develop white patches all over the place.

See in the link below. Photos 7/8/9 look like the bird in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th April 2018, 11:26
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By MTem
Yes not that uncommon - along with one-legged,...

Yes not that uncommon - along with one-legged, one-eyed and deformed feet. We catch quite a few ringing. Doesn't seem to affect some of them much as they are often adult birds in good condition.
Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 22:18
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By MTem
Pedantic perhaps, but it's not a juvenile (that...

Pedantic perhaps, but it's not a juvenile (that is up to the first moult), it's an immature - a first winter immature to be exact.
In Common gulls most of the juvenile plumage is lost in Aug-Oct of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st April 2018, 19:02
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By MTem
I'm with Steve, Water pipit

I'm with Steve, Water pipit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 31st March 2018, 08:40
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MTem
Yes the same - Northern Mockingbird - just wet...

Yes the same - Northern Mockingbird - just wet and bedraggled.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th March 2018, 21:45
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By MTem
Ruff

Ruff
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 22:09
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By MTem
Agree both are possible - I saw both in the last...

Agree both are possible - I saw both in the last 2 weeks in S. Morocco.
I went for Eastern as the bill looks small and pointed, but agree it's tricky to be definitive on a single photo like...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 19:13
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By MTem
Certainly going by the small dainty bill and the...

Certainly going by the small dainty bill and the rufous tertials I'd agree Andrew, I was just concerned about what looks to be quite a broad dark diffuse tail band. Seen many more Desert than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 19:05
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By MTem
Looks like an immature Herring gull, most likely...

Looks like an immature Herring gull, most likely a first or second winter. Hard (for me) to be sure which from this angle!

Mick
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:33
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By MTem
Also doves and pigeons are notorious for trying...

Also doves and pigeons are notorious for trying to breed year round - as they are one of the few non-carnivorous bird groups that do not require insectivorous food for themselves or their young this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By MTem
Sound advice from John here, both about removing...

Sound advice from John here, both about removing the dead young, and getting the kids to watch Attenborough - any of his BBC series. I'm sure they're available in the US.

Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By MTem
I'd say Desert for the first three (not seen...

I'd say Desert for the first three (not seen Dunn's, but the bill looks too small, and the pp too long). Could be Bar-tailed, but the tail looks to have quite a wide diffuse dark tip from what little...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By MTem
I'd say WW, Chiffchaff, Eastern Olivaceous, WW,...

I'd say WW, Chiffchaff, Eastern Olivaceous, WW, WW
Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th March 2018, 13:55
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By MTem
It is a Merlin, a female and looks adult to me,...

It is a Merlin, a female and looks adult to me, but others more skilled might be able to age more specifically.
Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th March 2018, 20:15
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By MTem
Yes, that's what they do. They like a clear 360...

Yes, that's what they do. They like a clear 360 deg view from the nest.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th March 2018, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By MTem
It's a Lapwing (Green plover/Peewit) doing a...

It's a Lapwing (Green plover/Peewit) doing a display flight.
'Peewit' is what you can hearing it call, and what gave it it's colloquial name.
Mick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th March 2018, 21:52
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By MTem
I'd say larus fuscus intermedius - looks too dark...

I'd say larus fuscus intermedius - looks too dark for graellsi but not dark enough for nominate. Not michahellis. ..... but mantle colour can look very different with the light and photographic...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 7th March 2018, 09:07
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By MTem
Yes I think so. I recall a study of that nature...

Yes I think so. I recall a study of that nature with a conclusion of 1-2 billion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th February 2018, 08:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By MTem
Yes Japanese Green pheasants, and yes they're...

Yes Japanese Green pheasants, and yes they're included in the released bird stock for shoots 'to add interest' !
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 27th February 2018, 19:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By MTem
Got to be the most likely - even the biggest dope...

Got to be the most likely - even the biggest dope wouldn't leave it with the windows and sunroof open??
Forum: Mammals Monday 26th February 2018, 17:20
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By MTem
I'd agree with wood (field) mouse, although it...

I'd agree with wood (field) mouse, although it could be a Yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis). The photo isn't clear enough to see the distinguishing 'yellow collar' (or not), and it's hard to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th February 2018, 12:31
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By MTem
Sounds like he's not well Darren, and that's the...

Sounds like he's not well Darren, and that's the reason he hung around, and why he is less wary than normal. You are doing the best things - offering fresh food and water and some shelter, but I'd...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 24th February 2018, 14:52
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By MTem
Why very unlikely Andy? A decade ago I would...

Why very unlikely Andy?

A decade ago I would probably have agreed, but I have seen/heard Raven's (and I do know the call) far from what historicallyI would have described as their normal haunts in...
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