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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 08:03
Replies: 4
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Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, but the OP knows that (see line 2 of the...

Yep, but the OP knows that (see line 2 of the first post!) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:43
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Nutcracker
TL was at it too, with criticism of the slip...

TL was at it too, with criticism of the slip 'Myrtle's' but adding two visually ugly grammar errors for the one, so I was just doing 'two can play at that game' 8-P


BTW, agree with Myrtle Warbler...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:04
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Nutcracker
Semipalmated Sandpiper, juvenile, for me.

Semipalmated Sandpiper, juvenile, for me.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Yesterday, 22:32
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Nutcracker
Other pics in the photographer's photostream are...

Other pics in the photographer's photostream are from Shenzhen, so likely there.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Yesterday, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Nutcracker
Variable, but usually regional. Cone crop size is...

Variable, but usually regional. Cone crop size is largely weather-related, with (in temperate areas) warm, sunny weather in late spring promoting a good crop 2 years later (pine cones take just over...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Nutcracker
Traditionally, Friday, as rare birds always leave...

Traditionally, Friday, as rare birds always leave just before the crowds arrive to see them at the weekend 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, all correct; ditto to the Starling being in...

Yes, all correct; ditto to the Starling being in winter plumage :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:58
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Nutcracker
I fear this one will be impossible unless you can...

I fear this one will be impossible unless you can get some more, better, photos :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm just wondering how short it's life expectancy...

I'm just wondering how short it's life expectancy at Windsor Castle is likely to be . . . . :-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:48
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Nutcracker
Actually no: it's "Myrtle Warbler" - it doesn't...

Actually no: it's "Myrtle Warbler" - it doesn't have a fullstop in its name. And it was named after the plant, not on the plant's behalf ;)
Forum: Bird Behaviour Yesterday, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Nutcracker
Possible, but unlikely - more probable that...

Possible, but unlikely - more probable that they'll move on elsewhere in search of better food, or else - sadly - die.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 20th September 2018, 23:15
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, abnormal - likely there's been a crop...

Yep, abnormal - likely there's been a crop failure in the area on Whitebark / Limber / Pinyon Pines, so they're desperate to find food anywhere.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 20:10
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Nutcracker
Had a similar case on new years day* couple of...

Had a similar case on new years day* couple of years ago in a wooded public park (so not window-stunned), a juvenile so 'tame' I could go right up to it. Picked it up and parked it in a bush so it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 19th September 2018, 19:59
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By Nutcracker
Excellent find! A mega rarity for Greece, I'd...

Excellent find! A mega rarity for Greece, I'd guess? Anyone know how many previous records?
Forum: Migration Tuesday 18th September 2018, 22:15
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Nutcracker
Probably a mix of both.

Probably a mix of both.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 22:46
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By Nutcracker
Thought they both did, but with AGP even longer?...

Thought they both did, but with AGP even longer? Certainly looks long-winged to me compared to EGP.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 17th September 2018, 22:44
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Nutcracker
Agreed, including the currect environment...

Agreed, including the currect environment minister Michael Gove. Highly likely that after brexit (when EU bird protection directives will no longer apply in Britain), all raptors will be removed from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 22:38
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto PGP; also note the very long primaries :t:

Ditto PGP; also note the very long primaries :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 22:34
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree - looks like a hybrid between a sandpiper...

Agree - looks like a hybrid between a sandpiper and a Cory's Shearwater 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th September 2018, 22:30
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Nutcracker
More accurately, European Stonechat Saxicola...

More accurately, European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola :t:


Renamed after the split of the old 'Common Stonechat' into several species
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 17th September 2018, 07:48
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Nutcracker
That rather suggests a minimum and maximum, i.e.,...

That rather suggests a minimum and maximum, i.e., you must not have less than 15 kg 3:-)
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th September 2018, 22:26
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Nutcracker
Get one of...

Get one of these?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkuVMQW5hrI
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Nutcracker
Chiff fo me too.

Chiff fo me too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 22:16
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm thinking Royal, from the extent of white on...

I'm thinking Royal, from the extent of white on the head - Elegant would have a bit more black on the forehead.






The skua is attacking the tern, trying to steal its food.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th September 2018, 13:47
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree on ##1-4. Think #5 might be another...

Agree on ##1-4. Think #5 might be another Herring, as it has pale notches on the tertials.

But I'm crap at immature large gulls as well, so don't rely on my guesses 8-P
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