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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th April 2018, 15:28
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By Sangahyando
Isn't the tail too short for Red Kite, anyway?

Isn't the tail too short for Red Kite, anyway?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th March 2018, 12:44
Replies: 69
Views: 4,670
Posted By Sangahyando
I can relate to that. I was in a "national park"...

I can relate to that. I was in a "national park" (equivalent) in Sichuan once, and one of the birds that were advertised as local "specialties" was the Mallard... Also, several fairly common birds...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th March 2018, 08:56
Replies: 69
Views: 4,670
Posted By Sangahyando
I think the main reason for this must've been...

I think the main reason for this must've been technical: those warblers and flycatchers can be really difficult to identify, particularly in non-breeding plumage. Same applies to Old World warblers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 22:06
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
Thanks - that makes sense. Cheers, Andy

Thanks - that makes sense.

Cheers, Andy
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 20:32
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
Thanks Rafael and Ian. Unfortunately I didn't pay...

Thanks Rafael and Ian. Unfortunately I didn't pay enough attention to the outer tail feathers in the field.

Regarding littoralis Rock Pipits, all of the ones I've (conscioulsy) seen here in Germany...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 8th March 2018, 18:03
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Sangahyando
What I meant to convey is that given the remote...

What I meant to convey is that given the remote location, I had hoped to see a European Mink in the video.
Otherwise, I agree with Torchepot.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 16:08
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Sangahyando
He said it was in the UK though, not in Japan (I...

He said it was in the UK though, not in Japan (I initially stumbled over that too).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 16:04
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
Thank you both. That makes sense; it's not a...

Thank you both. That makes sense; it's not a lifer for me, but I just like being certain.
Unfortunatly my notes on the bird are kind of useless (was distracted by the Shorelarks, which were a de...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th March 2018, 13:14
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
But are you certain in the ID of the first four...

But are you certain in the ID of the first four pics? I could live with the last one not being certain, as I see Meadow Pipits quite often, and under better conditions, anyway.

Edit: there were at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th March 2018, 15:10
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
Thanks both. Any dissent? Indeed, my camera...

Thanks both. Any dissent?



Indeed, my camera struggles to adjust to certain colours, particularly light green, and I didn't have the time to select a manual mode or manipulate the ISO.

I had...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 7th March 2018, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Sangahyando
Isn't that an American Mink, though?

Isn't that an American Mink, though?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th March 2018, 12:08
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Sangahyando
Pipit ID help required, N Germany, 02/2018

Here we go again. Saw this pipit in the saltmarshes near Husum, North Germany, at the end of February. It only called briefly and sounded a bit like a Rock/Water Pipit. Wouldn't swear on that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 7th March 2018, 11:59
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Sangahyando
For the OP: Nice find. I'm trying to get to see...

For the OP: Nice find. I'm trying to get to see these guys each winter, but not always successfully. Note the conical bill, shorter than in Skylark, and general appearance, which is fairly typical...
Forum: Conservation Monday 5th March 2018, 06:38
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Sangahyando
It's pretty grim in Germany, too. Many iconic...

It's pretty grim in Germany, too. Many iconic rural species have suffered significant population declines. At least for Grey Partridges, it's downright catastrophic (now a very rare, if not de facto...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th February 2018, 22:16
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Sangahyando
Sounds logical. Do Rock Partridges even occur on...

Sounds logical. Do Rock Partridges even occur on Santorini?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th February 2018, 21:52
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Sangahyando
#4 is a lateral (almost central, maybe the 2nd -...

#4 is a lateral (almost central, maybe the 2nd - 4th from the middle?) tail feather of a male Pheasant. The ones from females tend to be paler (less yellowish, more brownish) and lack the red lining.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 13th February 2018, 18:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sangahyando
I guess you could say he was in over his...

I guess you could say he was in over his head?


sorry, I just head to


... On a more serious note, I think that news outlets should be forced to put "medicine" into quotation marks when referring...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 1st February 2018, 10:58
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By Sangahyando
Honestly, when I first saw this thread, I half...

Honestly, when I first saw this thread, I half wondered if it was about the question whether it's legitimate to have Homo sapiens on your mammal life list....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th January 2018, 18:48
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By Sangahyando
Not quite. At least the German 2nd edition,...

Not quite. At least the German 2nd edition, which, in addition to the scientific name, features one (!) English name for each species below the German one, lists the species as "Great Northern Loon"...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th January 2018, 12:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By Sangahyando
Sorry for being a Grammar Nazi, but I think you...

Sorry for being a Grammar Nazi, but I think you mean Saimaa ;)
Anyway, I've had great views of BtD in Finland as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th January 2018, 19:22
Replies: 57
Views: 2,200
Posted By Sangahyando
I think that "compromise" names from bird guides...

I think that "compromise" names from bird guides might be to blame. My copy of the Collins guide lists the species as "Great Northern Loon", for some reason...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 08:39
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Sangahyando
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I didn't know...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I didn't know terns could swim.
Still skeptical about the tern suggestion though, since it seems unusual for a bird in the breeding grounds (never seen them do...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th January 2018, 19:27
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Sangahyando
Mystery seabird, Finland 2016

This was taken by someone else in May 2016 in the Åland archipelago. Apologies for the quality, though in this case it's not my fault as I wasn't present. The picture is heavily cropped; apparently,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 15th January 2018, 10:51
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Sangahyando
Apart from the different bill pattern, you can...

Apart from the different bill pattern, you can see the Belcher's Gull also has a black tail band and seems to have entirely black wing tips. By contrast, the Kelp Gull is much more similar to a Great...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 12th January 2018, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Sangahyando
Agree on the buzzard. The middle toe of the left...

Agree on the buzzard.
The middle toe of the left leg on the other hawk seems quite long though, is that still within the range of variation for Goshawk?
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