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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Its not that unusual for BHGs to have pinkish...

Its not that unusual for BHGs to have pinkish tones to the breast feathers - I’ve seen BHGs (and HGs) with vaying degrees of pink tones over the years - it’s thought it’s to do with either feeding...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th January 2020, 21:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deb Burhinus
just goes to show how misleading/obscure these...

just goes to show how misleading/obscure these ‘one off’ images can be - I’m not sure, re your point 2, the wader is that large but rather the camera has caught it in the air - both that and the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th January 2020, 20:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Agreed But personally, Rafael, I have nothing to...

Agreed

But personally, Rafael, I have nothing to prove - I am confident in my abilities as a birder without ‘pretending’ to identify anything! and humble enough to admit if there’s doubt. (And I do...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 7th January 2020, 23:33
Replies: 123
Views: 6,053
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Jeanne D’arc springs to mind

Jeanne D’arc springs to mind
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th January 2020, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Deb Burhinus
No, they are Spotted Redshank. Strictly speaking...

No, they are Spotted Redshank. Strictly speaking when guide books describe ‘Adults in Winter’, (or ‘1st Winter’), they are referring to the ‘phase’ of plumage not the calendar months we would...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 7th January 2020, 21:29
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Did you contact the project I suggested when you...

Did you contact the project I suggested when you posted on the other thread Ken?

If you go on to the cr-b link and scroll down there’s an exact email contact for birds that have the combination of 4...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th January 2020, 05:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I really don’t think Dunlin can be ruled out here...

I really don’t think Dunlin can be ruled out here with so much confidence!

Impression of leg length from a still image depends on posture at the time surely? - the bird is running/walking alert and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th January 2020, 00:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Dunlin for me - i can’t see anything to rule it...

Dunlin for me - i can’t see anything to rule it out tbh (perhaps the slightly off’ bill shape is due to the angle/obscured by the leg of the background bird and movement on the camera and in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th January 2020, 23:28
Replies: 144
Views: 3,597
Posted By Deb Burhinus
50?

50?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th January 2020, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Then it could still be a 2cy but I don’t find the...

Then it could still be a 2cy but I don’t find the image clear enough (or perhaps lack the eye needed here) to tell the state of the plumage for certain.

Just for future reference, ‘juvenile’...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th January 2020, 00:53
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Deb Burhinus
When was the photo taken? (It’s not in juvenile...

When was the photo taken? (It’s not in juvenile plumage)
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 5th January 2020, 19:25
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Nick - you would need to wait a few months but...

Nick - you would need to wait a few months but the New Forest ‘date with Nature’ run by the RSPB could be a good introductory starting point for you to explore the New Forest area - from the Forestry...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th January 2020, 18:37
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Deb Burhinus
You could try AnimalTrack...

You could try AnimalTrack Ken


https://animaltrack.org/

http://www.cr-birding.org/taxonomy/term/2505

The bird in the first image at least looks to me it has a yellow flag above the left knee -...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I rather skipped over these quickly - I didnt...

I rather skipped over these quickly - I didnt even register EI but agree with Tom - apologies! (it’s rather a pain looking at these images on a small tablet)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 15:32
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Deb Burhinus
1) Looks like a Steppe for me too with that long...

1) Looks like a Steppe for me too with that long gape
2) agree GS (juv)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 13:29
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes to both (the RDs look nice and ‘pure’ to me)

Yes to both (the RDs look nice and ‘pure’ to me)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 09:28
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Sorry John - I added that rather too quickly as...

Sorry John - I added that rather too quickly as an edit after reading your post - it should have read ‘it seems too bulky for a Japanese’! Being swayed by your comments and questioning my own...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 07:50
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Fairly straightforward Water Pipit imo - as...

Fairly straightforward Water Pipit imo - as always a combination of features add up to the whole: obvious white super, comparatively well defined fine flank streaking on clean white ground,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 07:38
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Deb Burhinus
It’s not a very clear image but the large bold...

It’s not a very clear image but the large bold flank barring and upper breast streaking (ruling out Eurasian Sparrowhawk imo), face pattern and tail length and pattern (3 narrow dark bands on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th January 2020, 07:18
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Yes, I believe so - the ‘cute’ face, thick tarsus...

Yes, I believe so - the ‘cute’ face, thick tarsus and pattern of breast streaking supports your ID. The dark (red/orange?) iris suggests an adult male.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th December 2019, 18:52
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Deb Burhinus
I think it’s worth pointing out to avoid...

I think it’s worth pointing out to avoid confusion that choice of language/interpretation is important here imo - one does not usually refer to the bars as being ‘streaked’ on Sparrowhawk since...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 27th December 2019, 18:30
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Thanks Delia! Niels I’m using Safari - I can’t...

Thanks Delia!

Niels I’m using Safari - I can’t see anything on my settings (even those for this website) that could be causing this - its like I’m hitting an embedded sign in text field everytime I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Deb Burhinus
agreed

agreed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th December 2019, 10:41
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Deb Burhinus
possibly ‘flava but hard to say on this image tbh

possibly ‘flava but hard to say on this image tbh
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd December 2019, 15:06
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Deb Burhinus
Looks like a Tawny Eagle (on a nest)

Looks like a Tawny Eagle (on a nest)
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