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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 16:43
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By lou salomon
hen harrier

hen harrier
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 14:52
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By lou salomon
it's a dickcissel.

it's a dickcissel.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th September 2018, 13:05
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By lou salomon
They are all Yellow-legged Gulls.

They are all Yellow-legged Gulls.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 21:12
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By lou salomon
yes it is.

yes it is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 15:58
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By lou salomon
1 juvenile whiskered tern 2 black-naped tern

1 juvenile whiskered tern
2 black-naped tern
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 15:55
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By lou salomon
there's hardly such thing as 'diagnostic' in...

there's hardly such thing as 'diagnostic' in large gulls due to their immense variation and 1cy YLG versus LBBG often cause some problem especially on ground. this bird to me looks like a LBBG with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th September 2018, 10:35
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By lou salomon
Never seen a completely juvenile steppe gull, but...

Never seen a completely juvenile steppe gull, but that's what it seems to be. Don't worry about the blotches, that's found basically in all juvenile large gulls. However I think it's impossible to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 20:55
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By lou salomon
I'd say impossible. Though it has potential for...

I'd say impossible. Though it has potential for YLG, red seems to bleed into upper mandible and p9 shows a lot of black.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By lou salomon
these are all american herring gulls. f.l.t.r:...

these are all american herring gulls. f.l.t.r: 3rd cycle, adult, 2nd cycle (i think), adult. structure (slimmer wings in LBBG) and contrast in wings of the adults (in LBBG hindwing darker, in this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 19:41
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By lou salomon
agree on juvenile semipalmated sandpiper with mud...

agree on juvenile semipalmated sandpiper with mud stain on bill and legs. edit: well, not s sure about bare parts staining. the bill looks genuinely odd shaped.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By lou salomon
2cy herring gull

2cy herring gull
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 15:59
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By lou salomon
as per information about baillon's crake in...

as per information about baillon's crake in romania: in recent years it was found breeding at exactly the same site and also in 3 other places in southeastern romania. it still is rare but of course...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 20:49
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By lou salomon
Even though p10 mirror is very large I'd call it...

Even though p10 mirror is very large I'd call it an Armenian Gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 20:46
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By lou salomon
Still looks good for an Armenian Gull.

Still looks good for an Armenian Gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By lou salomon
i concur with armenian gull, a 2cy, typically...

i concur with armenian gull, a 2cy, typically pale on underwing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 15:36
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By lou salomon
looks like an armenian gull to me as well....

looks like an armenian gull to me as well. although i'd have expected a bit more black in bill during non-breeding period.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 14:55
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By lou salomon
right, 1-4 are correctly identified but 5 is...

right, 1-4 are correctly identified but 5 is another hering gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 12:45
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By lou salomon
you can see it a bit in the second photo of it,...

you can see it a bit in the second photo of it, on a good screen ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 12:29
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By lou salomon
1. Black-bellied Plovers 2. one Black-bellied and...

1. Black-bellied Plovers
2. one Black-bellied and several Semipalmated Plovers plus some peeps
3-5. Least Sandpiper
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th September 2018, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By lou salomon
but it's possible to tell it's a juvenile ;)

but it's possible to tell it's a juvenile ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th September 2018, 14:41
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By lou salomon
All observations correct. And yes swallows of all...

All observations correct. And yes swallows of all kinds do sometimes mobbing of raptors. I just think it's more of alerting other birds than mobbing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th September 2018, 11:49
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By lou salomon
both of them look like sharp-shinned hawks to me....

both of them look like sharp-shinned hawks to me. outer tail feathers in cooper's are much shorter, barring/streaks on underparts is/are bold with a transversal 'attitude', facial expression is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th September 2018, 09:12
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By lou salomon
what a short billed dunlin that is.

what a short billed dunlin that is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th September 2018, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By lou salomon
agreed: a 2nd cycle, a 1st cycle (which looks...

agreed: a 2nd cycle, a 1st cycle (which looks pristine juvenile) and an adult :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th September 2018, 10:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By lou salomon
many thanks to this contribution, Killian! it...

many thanks to this contribution, Killian! it adds some precious information and i think helps some of us to ease down a bit :)
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