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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th September 2020, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
I think it looks young, rather than oiled.

I think it looks young, rather than oiled.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th September 2020, 15:04
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
The dark alula and rich rufous wing contrasting...

The dark alula and rich rufous wing contrasting with duller colours on what can be seen on the rest of the upperparts strongly suggests Sylvia
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th August 2020, 13:07
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
7 primary tips, short P2 and emargination on P4...

7 primary tips, short P2 and emargination on P4 make it a common nightingale
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd August 2020, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Not Siberian I’m afraid. Supercilium is weak and...

Not Siberian I’m afraid. Supercilium is weak and especially so relative to the strong eye ring. It’s also lacking the warm tones around the face that a Siberian should show.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 14th August 2020, 21:03
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Looks like a whitethroat - pale legs, rufous...

Looks like a whitethroat - pale legs, rufous tones on the coverts etc.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 15:14
Replies: 52
Views: 1,688
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
I fully agree with most of what's been written...

I fully agree with most of what's been written above, but there is a small element of luck involved - you can't find a rare bird where there isn't one. You can be the best prepared birder, and spend...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 27th July 2020, 15:36
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
This is from the BBRC website: 4.1.1 Definition...

This is from the BBRC website:

4.1.1 Definition of a BBRC Rarity
The starting point for defining a national rarity is either 100 or fewer individuals in the most recent ten-year period, or ten or...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 09:54
Replies: 34
Views: 2,454
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Agree - I think it depends on where you are as...

Agree - I think it depends on where you are as well. If you’re somewhere in the U.S then I suspect most of not all of the reviewing is covered. In the U.K., where ebird has only recently taken off,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
I have no idea I’m afraid! I guess you could ask...

I have no idea I’m afraid! I guess you could ask in the help centre?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 14:24
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
The ebird thresholds can easily be changed by the...

The ebird thresholds can easily be changed by the local reviewer. I must get round to it at some point...!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th June 2020, 13:39
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Surely this is a sparrowhawk. Hen harrier would...

Surely this is a sparrowhawk. Hen harrier would have three broad dark bars across the secondaries, including a very broad one at the trailing edge. This bird has 5/6 very narrow bars and no trailing...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st June 2020, 09:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Willow warbler only gets its strong yellow tones...

Willow warbler only gets its strong yellow tones after its post juv moult - so the yellow ones are first winters rather than juvs. While in juvenile plumage, willow warblers can be very dull...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Juv willow/chiff The eyering is often prominent...

Juv willow/chiff

The eyering is often prominent in juvenile phylloscs - see https://www.picfair.com/pics/05839968-immature-willow-warbler

The tertials are far too plain for a whitethroat, and it...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 11th June 2020, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
I use a Rode NTG4 and it's great - much cheaper...

I use a Rode NTG4 and it's great - much cheaper than the Sennheiser kit but not a massive difference in performance.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 1st June 2020, 08:44
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Looks like a chiffchaff to me with that...

Looks like a chiffchaff to me with that emaginated 6th primary, apparent short PP and strong split eye-ring
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 26th May 2020, 12:31
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Strong agree with this

Strong agree with this
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 10:35
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Plenty of pale uppertailed/rumped LTS here...

Plenty of pale uppertailed/rumped LTS here Andy

https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=lotjae&mediaType=p&q=Long-tailed%20Skua&age=i
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 08:52
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
I think this is a skua and although it's probably...

I think this is a skua and although it's probably impossible to be certain, there's a lot going for it for long-tailed skua.

I'm struggling to find any pics of Sooty gull with such a neat dark...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 29th April 2020, 15:19
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Distortion and recordings of bird vocalisations

Hi,

I was made aware of a mystery bird recording that was being discussed here: https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/ask-an-expert/207112/strange-bird-song/1288708#1288708

At the end of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 26th April 2020, 14:28
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Sounds a bit like garganey but you’d need to...

Sounds a bit like garganey but you’d need to check against some sonograms
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd April 2020, 08:44
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Primary spacing looks interesting...

Primary spacing looks interesting...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th March 2020, 11:58
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Sounds like a moorhen

Sounds like a moorhen
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th March 2020, 09:42
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
There are no Canary Islands chiffchaff on...

There are no Canary Islands chiffchaff on Fuerteventura so common chiffchaff. Iberian chiffchaff is a very slight possibility but is almost certainly rare on the Canary Islands. Best separated by...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd March 2020, 22:38
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
Even though the pics aren’t great you can still...

Even though the pics aren’t great you can still see it’s a hefty gular angle and therefore most likely a sinensis
Forum: Scotland Sunday 23rd February 2020, 21:47
Replies: 3,657
Views: 721,615
Posted By Fat Paul Scholes
There’s nothing wrong with my eyes. My thumbs,...

There’s nothing wrong with my eyes. My thumbs, however...!
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