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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:17
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Nutcracker
White-cheeked Pintail - an escape, originally...

White-cheeked Pintail - an escape, originally from South America but popular in captivity.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:11
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Nutcracker
How about juvenile Pied Wagtail? @ rylirk - no...

How about juvenile Pied Wagtail?


@ rylirk - no chance of Brambling, sorry! Strictly winter only, October to April, very exceptionally early May, definitely not July or August
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:07
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Nutcracker
They moult straight after the breeding season -...

They moult straight after the breeding season - summer plumage (more realistically, "spring plumage") is February or March to July, winter plumage August to February :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:04
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Nutcracker
Thessalon is in that part of Ontario where they...

Thessalon is in that part of Ontario where they are mapped :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Nutcracker
My guess would be 3rd year Lesser Black-back, but...

My guess would be 3rd year Lesser Black-back, but can't rule out Yellow-legged. Definitely not GBB, though.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 11th August 2018, 14:13
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Nutcracker
Was that a bit of a come-down on what you were...

Was that a bit of a come-down on what you were hoping for? :king:
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 11th August 2018, 14:11
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Nutcracker
Did you ever manage to get any leaf close-ups? ;)

Did you ever manage to get any leaf close-ups? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th August 2018, 13:50
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Nutcracker
I've colour-corrected one of the pics:

I've colour-corrected one of the pics:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th August 2018, 13:45
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Nutcracker
Somewhat rufous / orangey brown is normal for a...

Somewhat rufous / orangey brown is normal for a juvenile Blackbird; I suspect your camera has misread the colours a bit here; and even more your screen, if you're genuinely seeing this bird as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th August 2018, 07:59
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Nutcracker
4) Slender-billed Gull

4) Slender-billed Gull
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 23:36
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, Greater; bill too long and heavy for Lesser.

Yep, Greater; bill too long and heavy for Lesser.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 9th August 2018, 21:18
Replies: 137
Views: 12,185
Posted By Nutcracker
Must admit, I found this a mite odd, given that...

Must admit, I found this a mite odd, given that the senior author (Israeli) would most definitely not have access to Iran (and probably not to large parts of the Arabic-speaking world, either).
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th August 2018, 21:09
Replies: 57
Views: 1,946
Posted By Nutcracker
A bit off-topic, but . . . Yes, they do; I've...

A bit off-topic, but . . .


Yes, they do; I've seen them on the roof of my local hospital, and they often nest on the flat roofs of big industrial buildings :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 20:04
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Nutcracker
LBBG for me - dark head, slenderer bill. ...

LBBG for me - dark head, slenderer bill.


Caveat: I usually get large gulls wrong 3:-) Wait for other replies.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 19:49
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Nutcracker
The heads are too white (more obvious in the 2nd...

The heads are too white (more obvious in the 2nd photo) :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 22:33
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, guess so. I thought at first it looked...

Yep, guess so. I thought at first it looked rather small for a godwit compared to that gull's wings.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 22:24
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Nutcracker
37.073859N, 8.805785W Not too difficult to...

37.073859N, 8.805785W
Not too difficult to locate, took me about 5 or at most 10 mins of scanning. The tour leader was confident I wouldn't succeed at all, got a surprise when I showed it to him in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Nutcracker
I'm wondering if it's a summer plumage Red Knot...

I'm wondering if it's a summer plumage Red Knot with the legs and bill appearing longer than they are, because we're seeing their reflections in the water added on?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 21:54
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Nutcracker
It's a song that carries a surprising distance...

It's a song that carries a surprising distance too - that last one I had (in a marsh in southern Portugal) I triangulated its position from 2 points, and as a result managed to see it perched in a...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:45
Replies: 137
Views: 12,185
Posted By Nutcracker
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Nutcracker
It's a very distinctive song (not easily...

It's a very distinctive song (not easily forgotten once heard!), lower pitched, faster and more buzzing than Grasshopper :t:


ID is more complex in parts of Europe where it can be confused with some...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:36
Replies: 57
Views: 1,946
Posted By Nutcracker
For starters, thay can be worryingly hard to find...

For starters, thay can be worryingly hard to find in some areas now. It's several years since I've seen any in my garden.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:33
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Nutcracker
They're moulting at this time of year, so they...

They're moulting at this time of year, so they tend to keep a low profile as they can't fly so well.


Same applies to most small birds.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Nutcracker
1 - Northern Fulmar, Pacific subspecies (a...

1 - Northern Fulmar, Pacific subspecies (a potential species split from Atlantic)


Pass on the auklets / murrelets!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:29
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Nutcracker
Yep, Savi's; just audible from 42 sec on (no...

Yep, Savi's; just audible from 42 sec on (no birds audible at all in the first 40 sec, just wind noise!)
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