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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm on the edge of where they've got to - one...

I'm on the edge of where they've got to - one flock of 13 for me so far, but there's been bigger flocks not too far away down toward the coast - they don't seem to have worked their way inland at all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks! Suspected that was the reasoning but...

Thanks! Suspected that was the reasoning but wanted to check :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks like the entire lower belly, undertail...

Looks like the entire lower belly, undertail coverts, and at least the side of the rump; only the retrices themselves are dark to any extent. That just doesn't fit with Alpine Swift's dark undertail...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 23:56
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Nutcracker
Behind the adult Ring-billed Gull!

Behind the adult Ring-billed Gull!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 23:54
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Nutcracker
Different species! What applies to one may not...

Different species! What applies to one may not apply to another. Why does Iceland Gull like it cold, while some of its close relatives like it hot? :t:

There's about 850 species in the genus Ficus,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:19
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Nutcracker
Surely not with that massive wrap-around white...

Surely not with that massive wrap-around white rump & undertail? My first impression from the thumbnail (before opening the pic) was actually Green Sandpiper, tho' obviously a swift as soon as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Red-throated Diver with that slender...

Ditto to Red-throated Diver with that slender bill :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Pomarine Skua :t:

Ditto to Pomarine Skua :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:19
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Nutcracker
Think I'd agree, but for my own interest how do...

Think I'd agree, but for my own interest how do you exclude Brown Rock Chat? Is it the wrong rump colour for that?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th January 2020, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Nutcracker
Looks to me more like a bird with a bundle of...

Looks to me more like a bird with a bundle of white fluff (nesting material at a guess) in its beak. Sorry, no idea what it is from this pic, though sparrows are certainly in the habit of making big...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 15th January 2020, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Nutcracker
Don't know, but I can bet the experiment has been...

Don't know, but I can bet the experiment has been done!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th January 2020, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Nutcracker
Or just a white breed of domesticated pigeon,...

Or just a white breed of domesticated pigeon, selected for its colour. Almost every domesticated animal, people have selected for white breeds, perhaps because they're easy to see where they are -...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th January 2020, 10:25
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to House Sparrow; a newly fledged juvenile

Ditto to House Sparrow; a newly fledged juvenile
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 22:42
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Nutcracker
Black-headed, tho' an odd one. But too dark on...

Black-headed, tho' an odd one. But too dark on the underside of the primaries for Bony's.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 14:10
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Nutcracker
What they don't like is sudden changes in their...

What they don't like is sudden changes in their environment - buy one from a shady shop and put it in direct sun, and it gets sunburn. Do a slow increase in sunlight, and they'll adapt to it OK :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 12:23
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, agree Ficus benjamina; it appears to have...

Yep, agree Ficus benjamina; it appears to have quite a lot of whitefly (aphids) on it, which is likely what's attracting the birds.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:38
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Nutcracker
Goldcrest is recorded by BWP as having been...

Goldcrest is recorded by BWP as having been taken. Also insects, though some uncertainty about that ("though many possibly from stomach contents of prey").
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:28
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Nutcracker
They're all hummingbirds, but with a good dose of...

They're all hummingbirds, but with a good dose of artistic license thrown in; that top left bird has (to be generous) a very foreshortened bill (or I could just say, [email protected] artwork :-O)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:23
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Nutcracker
Naaah . . . Rock - Ropit Red-throated - Artypit...

Naaah . . .

Rock - Ropit
Red-throated - Artypit ("RTPit")
Richard's - Dickypit

also
Meadow - Mipit
Tree - Tripit
Water - Wapit
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 13th January 2020, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 9,518
Posted By Nutcracker
Same for me once with a Magpie with no tail -...

Same for me once with a Magpie with no tail - looked reet weird! :-O

It was perched on a busy suburban railway line, so I think I know how it lost its tail . . .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Nutcracker
Does look more like Common on the new pic, tho'...

Does look more like Common on the new pic, tho' the head is still large
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 00:01
Replies: 126
Views: 34,554
Posted By Nutcracker
How about White-backed Tern?

How about White-backed Tern?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm inclined to think Parrot, at least for the...

I'm inclined to think Parrot, at least for the male (can't see the bill in pic 2 too well!) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 23:39
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm in the Goosander camp :t:

I'm in the Goosander camp :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 23:37
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Nutcracker
A mixture of both - I tried editing the pic in...

A mixture of both - I tried editing the pic in photoshop, setting the colour balance to the right green for the leaves, and much of the red tone went from the bird. But it still had a patch of...
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