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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th June 2012, 21:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Crow. General rule of thumb - if you have to ask,...

Crow. General rule of thumb - if you have to ask, its a crow.... :)
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 15th October 2011, 20:29
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Strange spider...

Sorry - birds are normally my thing, but this spider was so odd I had to take a picture. Can anyone ID it ? It could hardly move for the size of its abdomen...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 29th August 2011, 22:45
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Thanks again Dave.... learning all the time...

Thanks again Dave.... learning all the time here...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 29th August 2011, 22:11
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Unintended Moth Trap

Hi all

My wife inadvertently left a light on in our utility room, with the back door open and we got several moths in.

Would anyone care to (continue to) educate me and put some names to the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 24th August 2011, 20:31
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Just had a look online and you are spot on. We...

Just had a look online and you are spot on. We are surrounded by huge poplar and willow, (fp), so it is almost certainly right. Cheers!!!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 24th August 2011, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Wilts_Birder
We get lots of smaller underwings, so I guess it...

We get lots of smaller underwings, so I guess it would make sense. Thanks!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 24th August 2011, 19:47
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Great Big Moth

Hi

Firstly - SORRY for the horrible quality. The attached is an enormous moth that seems to have taken residence on the gable of my roof. Any guesses ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th February 2009, 11:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Thanks all - pictures are superb reference.

Thanks all - pictures are superb reference.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th February 2009, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By Wilts_Birder
UK: Sparrowhawk with white spotting

Hi

I'm sure this is a Sparrowhawk, my question is whether anyone has seen one with so many white spots !! This individual was in the garden... stunning bird.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 28th November 2008, 13:02
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Not rare, but quite amusing

Made me laugh.... below is a clip from the BBC's story on the Olympic sailing venue for 2010:

"The start of construction, using 70,000 tonnes of Portland stone, was delayed to avoid disrupting the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th October 2008, 20:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Yep - I emailed Tommy too, but no response yet....

Yep - I emailed Tommy too, but no response yet.

The trouble is, I saw the little blighter. I've been a birder for 30 years and birded all over the world - US, Africa, Australia, Middle East,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th October 2008, 19:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Hi Andrew - Thanks for having a punt at it...

Hi Andrew -

Thanks for having a punt at it !!

There were two noticeable points to this bird:
1. It had distinctly orangey plumage, with a black gorget like the Purples
2. It was noticeably...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 27th October 2008, 11:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wilts_Birder
65 people viewed with NO responses ? I'm...

65 people viewed with NO responses ? I'm resorting to replying to my own thread to get it to the top of the list !
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th October 2008, 12:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wilts_Birder
UAE Mystery Sunbird - Now with added pictures !

Hi all -

Sorry to harp on about this, but this one is going to bug me forever.

You're going to have use some faith and some imagination. The sunbird was mixed in with a bunch of Purple Sunbirds...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th October 2008, 20:52
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Wilts_Birder
UAE Mystery Sunbird - now with added pictures...

OK. I uploaded the pictures.

You're going to have use some faith and some imagination. The sunbird was mixed in with a bunch of Purple Sunbirds in winter plumage. It was significantly smaller. To...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th October 2008, 19:46
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Hi Rockfowl - Thanks for your reply. The...

Hi Rockfowl -

Thanks for your reply.

The mystery sunbird was mixed in with easily identifiable Purple Sunbirds, in drab winter plumage - olive green and yellow.

It stood out because of its even...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th October 2008, 06:26
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Wilts_Birder
UAE Dubai Sunbird - no picture

Hi all -

I am in Dubai with no field guide. I was at Safa Park this morning and saw an unusual sunbird.

It was with Purple Sunbirds, which were in winter / juv plumage. It was considerably...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th August 2008, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Thanks Jim - that was my first guess but wanted...

Thanks Jim - that was my first guess but wanted to hear it from someone else. I am surprised that I didn't see the visual connection between the bird and a european robin juv., which is not dissimlar...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th August 2008, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Wilts_Birder
**No Photo** - Mystery Grey Bird in Virginia

Hi all -

Apologies, there is no useful picture of this bird.

At Huntley Meadows near Alexandria VA on Thursday, I saw five small grey birds at the top of a tree. They were silent and disappeared...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th May 2008, 20:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Difficult to tell in that lighting - but I'd have...

Difficult to tell in that lighting - but I'd have called that as Griffon. Unless they have expanded their range, Black's are pretty uncommon in Portugal.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th May 2008, 18:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Wilts_Birder
That last picture looks about spot on - thanks. I...

That last picture looks about spot on - thanks. I didn't realise the grey/black is so variable - certainly the fieldguides make the bird look virtually painted.

Common Yellowthroat is new for me...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th May 2008, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Wilts_Birder
thanks for the replies. I don't remember the...

thanks for the replies.

I don't remember the grey border - in fact at a push I'd go so far to say, that there was no grey border at all - between the black and the back. Also - the back was yellow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th May 2008, 20:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Warbler ID help needed - Napa, California (no pics)

Hi all -

I was in Napa last week and saw one bird that has really got me stumped.

I'd describe it as a 'sturdy' warbler, perhaps Sparrow sized. Bright yellow all over, black thick stripe from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th April 2008, 19:00
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Wilts_Birder
I think its a Grey Plover....

I think its a Grey Plover....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th January 2008, 20:09
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Wilts_Birder
Black Throated Thrush ?? Just a wild stab in the...

Black Throated Thrush ?? Just a wild stab in the dark...
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