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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th November 2018, 09:34
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Nutcracker
That's a common pose for terns when they're...

That's a common pose for terns when they're resting, I don't think it means any problems in health :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 12th November 2018, 11:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nutcracker
Albino meant "pure white", and partial albino...

Albino meant "pure white", and partial albino meant "pure white in parts" . . . simple!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Nutcracker
Such is life!!

Such is life!!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 21:51
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to a male Bullfinch :t:

Ditto to a male Bullfinch :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 21:50
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Nutcracker
A 1st winter Pied for me.

A 1st winter Pied for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 21:39
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Nutcracker
Oooops!!! :-O

Oooops!!! :-O
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Nutcracker
Escaped domesticated duck (Mallard or Mallard x...

Escaped domesticated duck (Mallard or Mallard x Muscovy hybrid) :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nutcracker
That's why I put it in tag marks. Perhaps better...

That's why I put it in tag marks. Perhaps better called 'ivory tower scientists'?



Not really - it was what it said it was, pure white in parts. As opposed to leucism, which was pale...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:39
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Nutcracker
I thought it didn't look well with that thing...

I thought it didn't look well with that thing (tumour?) on its left wing!


I'm doubtful of Gos too - the legs look OK, but the body almost looks more Buteo-like to me; I'm wondering if it might be...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By Nutcracker
Wonder how the owner of #11 Cliff Terrace will...

Wonder how the owner of #11 Cliff Terrace will feel on drawing the curtains in the morning 3:-)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 00:36
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nutcracker
Pied Wheatear in Cornwall too,...

Pied Wheatear in Cornwall too, apparently:

https://twitter.com/cwlbirds/status/1061408382102441984
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 10th November 2018, 23:09
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Nutcracker
Highly unlikely! Should be well down in Africa by...

Highly unlikely! Should be well down in Africa by now :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th November 2018, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Nutcracker
Could also be one of the Sylvia warblers like S....

Could also be one of the Sylvia warblers like S. melanocephala?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th November 2018, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Nutcracker
Though Chihuahuas and Great Danes must be...

Though Chihuahuas and Great Danes must be effectively reproductively isolated . . . :eek!:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th November 2018, 18:02
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Nutcracker
No :t:

No :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th November 2018, 16:40
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Nutcracker
OK, reporting in! 8-P PS yes, agree with...

OK, reporting in! 8-P


PS yes, agree with Long-tailed Skua :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th November 2018, 16:13
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Nutcracker
A melanistic domesticated Mallard breed :t:

A melanistic domesticated Mallard breed :t:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 10th November 2018, 15:56
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nutcracker
It's more a matter of food recognition: chats,...

It's more a matter of food recognition: chats, etc., recognise insects mainly by movement, so live mealworms will trigger a food response (as long as they're not torpid from cold!), but dead ones...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 10:08
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nutcracker
It was / still is a 'right old skulker' because...

It was / still is a 'right old skulker' because they used to be / still are in some places killed for the pot. If people stop killing them and feed them instead, that's something positive :t:


But...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th November 2018, 09:49
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Nutcracker
I guess one simple answer is that in a...

I guess one simple answer is that in a subtropical climate, feather loss on the head is not a serious chilling risk, so there hasn't been much evolutionary pressure for rapid feather replacement. In...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 09:07
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nutcracker
A lot less exoskeleton than e.g. adult beetles,...

A lot less exoskeleton than e.g. adult beetles, which are a significant part of wheatear diet. And yes, chats do produce pellets of undigested insect parts, just like shrikes and owls, etc. :t:

True...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 08:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nutcracker
It's what always used to be called leucism,...

It's what always used to be called leucism, before the "politically correct" gang banned the term 'partial albino' and started using leucism for that instead :brains:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th November 2018, 23:05
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Nutcracker
Sounds like Perdix perdix :t:

Sounds like Perdix perdix :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th November 2018, 22:53
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Lesser

Ditto to Lesser
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 8th November 2018, 22:50
Replies: 78
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nutcracker
Disagree to both - Wheatears are closely related...

Disagree to both - Wheatears are closely related to Robins, Bluebirds, etc., and they are perfectly happy on a long-term mealworm diet on peoples' birdtables. Mealworms are very similar to many of...
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