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Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Yesterday, 11:47
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By THE_FERN
On the face of it it's a bit odd. Evidence...

On the face of it it's a bit odd. Evidence suggests that, pangolins aside, mammal insectivores are less sensitive to extinction. However, if I'm remembering the paper Fred linked properly (bird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2020, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By THE_FERN
Ruddy ducks

Ruddy ducks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2020, 07:13
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By THE_FERN
That was my first thought (as were your other IDs)

That was my first thought (as were your other IDs)
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:36
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By THE_FERN
Sounds good. I've never been to la Gomera but I...

Sounds good. I've never been to la Gomera but I found the pigeons easy in n. Tenerife. We did the ferry from there to gran canaria but only saw cory's. I've tried for the gran canaria Chaffinch...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By THE_FERN
Yep

Yep
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 25th October 2020, 05:52
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By THE_FERN
I'd been vaguely considering it. Do we know if...

I'd been vaguely considering it. Do we know if there'll still be any seabirds?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 22nd October 2020, 09:38
Replies: 33
Views: 2,790
Posted By THE_FERN
Don't suppose they're updating the app at the...

Don't suppose they're updating the app at the same time? Our group of 3 quickly gave up on the paper last time we were in Africa...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 22:45
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By THE_FERN
Reluctantly I think that gets my vote. Suggest...

Reluctantly I think that gets my vote. Suggest bill colour wrong for morning warbler: my first thought was yellowthoat but it doesn't have a markedly different (more yellow) throat
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2020, 23:52
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes golden plovers. Grey plover appears (a bit)...

Yes golden plovers. Grey plover appears (a bit) more stocky
Forum: Mammals Sunday 18th October 2020, 01:28
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes but only where they know what stooping to...

Yes but only where they know what stooping to pick up a stone is likely to be followed by. Of course that means pretty much everywhere in less developed countries: I doubt the puma knew what was...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 17th October 2020, 19:24
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By THE_FERN
Good to see the standard South American anti-dog...

Good to see the standard South American anti-dog approach works: throw a stone
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 14:38
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By THE_FERN
House sparrow (young bird)

House sparrow (young bird)
Forum: Germany Thursday 15th October 2020, 22:30
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes marsh tit. (Vague) indication of pale base of...

Yes marsh tit. (Vague) indication of pale base of bill spot, no strong pale wing panel, round headed appearance, cheek colour, for example.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By THE_FERN
Blackpoll warbler (orange legs, whitish wing bars)

Blackpoll warbler (orange legs, whitish wing bars)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 19:53
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By THE_FERN
Yes head shape of male alone makes it lesser here

Yes head shape of male alone makes it lesser here
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By THE_FERN
Excellent! They're all guillemots, all razorbills...

Excellent! They're all guillemots, all razorbills or some of each...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 09:44
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By THE_FERN
Get a razorbill feel from these: images ought to...

Get a razorbill feel from these: images ought to give a hint of the longer straight bill, but these indicate short and stubby
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th October 2020, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By THE_FERN
Looks to me like one of the larger species:...

Looks to me like one of the larger species: curlew or bar-tailed godwit. The first pic may show a curved bill which would mean curlew, but the last 2 (last esp) seem to show a straight one. I think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 21:19
Replies: 38
Views: 1,116
Posted By THE_FERN
No I don't think so. That has a stronger malar...

No I don't think so. That has a stronger malar and white barring on the back. I found this bird difficult initially because I thought it had Syrian shape but middle-spotted colours. Now I can see...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 17:47
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By THE_FERN
Reddish egret for me based on shaggy plumes and...

Reddish egret for me based on shaggy plumes and [esp] reddish base of bill
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 10:37
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By THE_FERN
I would say so, yes, based on (at least) short...

I would say so, yes, based on (at least) short hind claw and the even pattern of the buff wing bar (no clear step halfway along)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 10:32
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By THE_FERN
I agree with this while not committing to...

I agree with this while not committing to (sub)-species for the lesser sandplover. The other pic the op posted is greater too. To tell the 2 apart is difficult and largely based on structural...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2020, 23:57
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By THE_FERN
Turkey vulture for me

Turkey vulture for me
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 11th October 2020, 01:28
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By THE_FERN
Yup, and if that's not enough, the really bright...

Yup, and if that's not enough, the really bright regular abdominal stripes are indicative. I've (must have been) hiding under a rock somewhere because I only saw this species for the first time...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 10th October 2020, 20:27
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By THE_FERN
First image shows it's a fly of some kind

First image shows it's a fly of some kind
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