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    Galium Carpet - North Wales?

    Is that right? The central band looks almost purple. (I'm a complete beginner with moths!).
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    linnet or twite, Scotland

    Twite nest in North Wales as well (Snowdonia) and coastal flocks of up to 100 still occur in winter here. Otherwise it's always a Linnet.
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    Clwydian Hills AONB

    Oct 6th 2020. A year since my last post and, apart from being locked-down in Flintshire, notable how little has changed. The influx of Blackbirds, beginnings of Common Gull overflights and Goosanders (20 redheads today!) on the Star Crossing pool are happening again. One "new" species for the...
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    VietNam Dec2019-Feb2020

    Here's my first Trip Report after 35 annual visits to VietNam! Let me know if you find anything useful. And thanks for all the ID help in the past.
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    Welsh Red Kite

    Thank you both. I thought I could also see black tips to the tail feathers.
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    Welsh Red Kite

    Is this recent (poor) photo good enough to identify a juvenile bird (i.e. born this year)?
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    butterflies from VietNam

    A better fit is Abisara burnii I see what you mean - the b/w spots on the rear wing are there (see black arrows on photo), plus the rear-wing bulge (the head/antennae are more or less the same as Taxila)- still pretty "washed-out" though (my other Abisara burnii photos have much more white...
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    butterflies from VietNam

    Yes, I see. The Yellow Coster is so obvious when you point it out. Also Taxila dora looks good if the wing pattern is very washed-out or bleached - the head and antennae fit. I've photographed both spp before in DaLat with much clearer pictures. Would you mind having a look at a few more? These...
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    butterflies from VietNam

    You are probably right about 3 Mycalesis and 4 Arhopala because they are ones that I've already seen in DaLat (so probably common). There are 18 Mycalesis spp and 52 (52!!) Arhopala spp known in VietNam, but I guess most of them are rare. No 1 is quite striking - do you think it might be...
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    butterflies from VietNam

    I've been struggling with these for weeks and have now given up trying to ID them myself using the internet. These first three are all from the DaLat area and the last from Mang Den (further north near Kon Tum). Can anyone give me a clue?
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    Flycatcher in DaLat, VietNam

    Thank you all. Mugumaki is most likely here, but I wondered whether the photo might exclude it
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    Flycatcher in DaLat, VietNam

    Is it possible to ID this Flycatcher from the rather poor photo? I think I can see a whitish throat above the orange upper-chest?
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    Yet another VietNam Warbler (Xuan Thuy NP)

    Thanks. Dusky is very common here - here is a photo of one these more typical Duskies taken on the same day.
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    Yet another VietNam Warbler (Xuan Thuy NP)

    I guess this is just a Dusky Warbler, is it? It was behaving oddly - flitting at 2-3m in a casuarina plantation and calling with a higher "teck" rather than usual low "tuck". The last 2 frames are just to show the amount of cinnamon on the undertail.
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    Another Warbler in VietNam

    PS This is something that all the Field Guides seem to neglect
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    Another Warbler in VietNam

    Is there a webpage that shows other undertail patterns (e.g. Yellow-browed, Ashy-throated, etc)?
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    Another Warbler in VietNam

    Thanks. I should learn more about undertail patterns! Kloss's are singing continually at this time of year, so I don't often have to look closely. Perhaps this silent one was a female.
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    Another Warbler in VietNam

    This was on Mount Lang Bian (1800m) this morning. The common spp here are YBW, Kloss's and Blyth's, but this one has a very white, broad supercilium, especially at the front of the eye (too white for Kloss's which was singing nearby). I thought of Ashy-throated since the wing-bar is quite broad...
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    Warbler in VietNam

    I did think of Two-barred, Graham, but I wondered whether the photos were consistent with that (wing-bar-wise). I opted in this case to take the photos, rather than look through binoculars!
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    Warbler in VietNam

    Can anyone identify this bird? It was making a chirping call, different from Yellow-browed or Raddes. Location was Mang Den in Central Vietnam highlands, yesterday.
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    Heron from Thailand

    Andyb39: your Inbox is full
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    Nam Cat Tien, VietNam

    I found this terrible old photo from December 1999 (Box Brownie technology in those days). The nearest I can get is Brahminy Kite, but it doesn't look quite right.
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    Clwydian Hills AONB

    Oct 21st 2019. No posts since spring, so a relatively uneventful summer, although the local Peregrines did breed successfully. Now things are starting to pick up. The Common Gulls are back with a roost of 470 in a field near Cilcain this morning and visible migration of Redwings in flocks of...
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    Grebe near Black Sea, Bulgaria

    Thanks. It looked smaller than a GCG nearby, which is why I asked.
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    Grebe near Black Sea, Bulgaria

    What kind of Grebe is this?
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