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Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Monday 30th March 2020, 22:28
Replies: 49
Views: 1,661
Posted By stuartelsom
Rural garden with mix of deciduous and coniferous...

Rural garden with mix of deciduous and coniferous trees bordering arable farmland, looking towards Nature Reserve Woodland. Ellington, Cambridgeshire. Lots of sky and a few pylons always worth...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 23:54
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By stuartelsom
Good call Grahame, and agree on no 2.

Good call Grahame, and agree on no 2.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd March 2020, 13:06
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By stuartelsom
1 is Himalayan Buzzard 2 Prob Pine Bunting 3...

1 is Himalayan Buzzard
2 Prob Pine Bunting
3 Black-throated Thrush
4 Green-tailed Sunbird
5 Red-vented Bulbul
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th March 2020, 00:44
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By stuartelsom
3-4 looks very much like Yellow Tyrannulet. Stu

3-4 looks very much like Yellow Tyrannulet.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th March 2020, 14:48
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By stuartelsom
You definitely did not misidentify them. They are...

You definitely did not misidentify them. They are indeed Stilt Sandpipers, with a Greater Yellowlegs in #1.

Stu
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 6th March 2020, 00:09
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By stuartelsom
I'm pretty sure this is a Robin Moth Hyalophora...

I'm pretty sure this is a Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia.

Here in UK, you used to be able to buy these at insect exhibitions, such as the AES. This and another silk moth Antheraea pernyi were...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd February 2020, 06:49
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By stuartelsom
Can't find any further refs in a quick look this...

Can't find any further refs in a quick look this morning. I only wish we had laid eyes on one John, and very envious of your albatross haul too.

Good to see you, albeit briefly at T5.

Regards
Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st February 2020, 20:20
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By stuartelsom
I think Microtus is correct. Blackpoll always...

I think Microtus is correct. Blackpoll always appears short tailed, and certainly the two flight shots #3 and 4 show a very short tail, with white tail spots. Blackpoll seems most likely on these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 21:02
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By stuartelsom
Cream-colored Woodpecker (1 & 2) Great...

Cream-colored Woodpecker (1 & 2)
Great Egret
Red-capped Cardinal
Striated Heron

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 21:00
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By stuartelsom
Hoatzin. Stu

Hoatzin.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By stuartelsom
#2 looks more like immature Little Blue Heron,...

#2 looks more like immature Little Blue Heron, due to bare part colouration.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 20:55
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By stuartelsom
Orange-breasted Falcon for #2. The parrot looks...

Orange-breasted Falcon for #2.

The parrot looks like an amazonas, just not sure which.

S
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd January 2020, 01:02
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By stuartelsom
Hi Alex, Just as an aside. I was leading a group...

Hi Alex,

Just as an aside. I was leading a group in December and we visited Kosi River on 3 different days. The only gyps we observed were Himalayan whilst we were there. We didn't have Eurasian...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st January 2020, 13:24
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By stuartelsom
Neil, Not been for a while, but the chateaux at...

Neil,

Not been for a while, but the chateaux at Les Baux de Provence in Southern France is a regular overwintering site. Close to Carmargue and Eyguieres airfield, for Little Bustard. Close to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th January 2020, 01:11
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By stuartelsom
Difficult to give a definitive ID as birds are...

Difficult to give a definitive ID as birds are very small within the image. However, prominent white eye-ring and pale bill is making me think Olive-throated Parakeet, although I'm struggling to see...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th December 2019, 23:47
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By stuartelsom
Possibly Yellowish Flycatcher for No 4.

Possibly Yellowish Flycatcher for No 4.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 29th December 2019, 00:28
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By stuartelsom
Hi all, Yes, still using Bird Journal (since...

Hi all,

Yes, still using Bird Journal (since 2011). It's the only software that I've come across which allows me to link images to records, and more importantly, non avian taxa. In a typical year I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th November 2019, 00:23
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By stuartelsom
That's a very nice pic. It's a Northern...

That's a very nice pic. It's a Northern (red-shafted) Flicker.

Stu
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 19th November 2019, 16:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By stuartelsom
Wow, Guianan Cock of the Rock looks a bit...

Wow, Guianan Cock of the Rock looks a bit special!

Great pics as usual David & Sarah!

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th November 2019, 23:53
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By stuartelsom
Your first image shows a Spotted Sandpiper, but...

Your first image shows a Spotted Sandpiper, but you are correct in that 2 and 3 are indeed Willets.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By stuartelsom
Definitely Red-necked. Head pattern very...

Definitely Red-necked. Head pattern very distinctive with isolated dark cheeks, and bill much shorter and finer than Wilson's. The mantle braces are pro Red-necked too.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th November 2019, 23:16
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By stuartelsom
And just to put this into some sort of context,...

And just to put this into some sort of context, Golden Eagle would sit around 30 inches in height, head to tail, so very nearly double the size of a RSH.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th November 2019, 00:56
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By stuartelsom
Hi Newton, They key thing is the iris. In...

Hi Newton,

They key thing is the iris. In juveniles they are dark, whereas in a non-breeding male they would be pale, or at least amber, so certainly not dark.

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th November 2019, 22:55
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By stuartelsom
Shot 1. 3 juveniles and an adult male. Note the...

Shot 1. 3 juveniles and an adult male. Note the fresh plumage and dark iris of the juveniles. Shot 2. Adult female. Note the worn plumage, bushy brown crest and pale iris.

Nice shots!

Stu
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 23:30
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By stuartelsom
Chilean Swallow should show a narrow but distinct...

Chilean Swallow should show a narrow but distinct white half-collar and very dark ear-coverts, and I would expect the bill to be slighter. I think these are fine for Grey-breasted Martin, which...
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