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    Cornwall birds - Lizard and Lands End

    Bit of a photo dump from the last few days, any help with these would be great as little brown birds (amongst other things) are not my speciality!
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    Mediterranean Gull? And assorted waders. (Essex, UK)

    Is this a Med Gull in the first pic with the Godwits? Looks a fair bit different in the head to the other BH Gulls I saw. Also, in the large flock of waders I can see Black Tailed Godwits, Redshank and the odd Oystercatcher, can anyone spy anything else? My eyes are starting to cross looking at...
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    Buzzard? Rainham Marshes, England

    Pretty sure this is a buzzard but just wanted to double check , somewhat ropey photo attached. Cheers.
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    Song or Mistle Thrush, Mile End Park (East London)

    Apologies for the bad photos, only had my phone with me. I was thinking Mistle Thrush for these as it seemed a little larger but try as I might I can still never seem to tell the difference when I'm out birding, especially without my glasses!
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    Tufted Duck or Scaup? East London

    I imagine it may well be a Tufted varient but just wanted to double check this. Spotted today in Victoria Park.
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    Richmond Park, brown bird

    Richmond Park, brown(ish) bird Sorry for the terrible photo, it flew out of the long grass and this is all I could get. Thrush sized I think but the tail looks like it disqualifies itself from that - any ideas at all here? Thanks.
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    Grebe - Walthamstow Wetlands, London England

    Spotted today at quite a distance, sorry for the low quality photo. Wasn't sure if this was a Little Grebe juvenile or winter plumage Black Necked Grebe, any help would be grand.
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    Falcon - Rainham Marshes, Essex

    Can't quite tell, I imagine it's a juv Kestrel or maybe a juv Peregrine - any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Warbler? - Walthamstow Marshes today

    Can anyone help with this? Saw it this morning along the marshes in Walthamstow, East London.
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    Little brown bird (warbler?) - Walthamstow Marshes, East London

    This was the best photo I managed to get of it, shot earlier today in Walthamstow Marshes.
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    Small brown bird, East London

    Any help in identifying this? It seemed very interested in the dandelions, couldn't get too close but got a fairly clear photo here. This was in Victoria Park, East London in England.
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    Sites nearby to Kings Lynn

    Hi all. I will be visiting Kings Lynn on work this Sunday and will likely be done by 1pm at the latest - given that Im based in London and rarely get to visit Norfolk I was wondering what site in the local area would be best to check out for a few hours of birding? I dont drive so would have...
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    Fairlop Water - London

    Sorry for the pretty terrible photos, but the lighting was bad and I really couldn't make out what these were. Seen today round Fairlop Water in East London.
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    Central Park Hawk identifcation needed

    Hi all, recently went to NYC for a week and did a bit of birding in the park. This being the second time birding there I knew most of what I saw, but still haven't been able to identify this yet if anyone is able to help?
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    September in Reykjavic

    So I'm heading over to Reykjavic on Monday for five days, and would like to do a bit of birding whilst I'm out there. Can anyone suggest some good, local sites to check out, and what I might see whilst I'm out there? I don't plan on doing too much travelling, though I will likely do some of the...
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    Orlando & Tampa, Florida (also Central Park, NYC)

    Was in the States for a month, and saw these that I was unsure of. If anyone could help, it'd be great. These were all taken in March 2011. Orlando, Florida (sorry for lousy photo!) Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida...
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    Nashville, TN birds

    Taken over the past few days. I believe the red bird is a Northern Cardinal, but I'm not toally sure. Any help would be appreciated,
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    Chicago, Il - Northerly and Lincoln Parks

    Got back from holiday a couple of weeks back, and haven't ID'd all the birds I saw, hopefully someone could help me out? Photos aren't the best, I'm afraid. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs156.snc4/37162_10150285609195352_792520351_15079065_5157598_n.jpg...
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    Finally Goldfinches

    After an eternity (seemingly) of having Nyger seed out in the garden, and seeing Goldfinches in the area, two just flew in and had a good snack on the feeder. Hopefully they'll return for some more over the days and weeks. The garden's been quite busy lately, with a Mistle Thrush returning every...
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    Great day at Old Hall Marshes - 3 lifers!

    Finally I got out for a proper days birding, and picked a great day to do it, as the weather was lovely. Got the bus from Maldon to Tollesbury, then walked down to Old Hall Marshes. Pretty soon I swa some year ticks, like Widgeon and Curlew, as well as a Marsh Harrier that flew over. Little...
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    Too late for next boxes?

    I've never put one up before, so I was just wondering if it was too late to put up a nest box for this year - is it likely that a bird will take up residence now? Was thinking about dropping down to the garden centre tomorrow and picking one up, but don't want to if it's the wrong time.
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    Interesting Tufted Duck, London, England

    I was in Kensington Gardens yesterday, and saw what looked very much like a female Tufted Duck. However, it had a white ring around the base of its beak. Is this some kind a sub-species, the cause of cross-breeding or a totally different bird? Cheers.
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    Hybrid (?) Duck - Essex, England

    Took this photo at Abberton Reservoir in the mid nineties I'm guessing. Found the photo today in amongst some stuff and curiosity got the better of me - does anyone know what they are hybrids of? (I'm assuming they're hybrids, of course) Cheers.
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    Puffins on the Isle of Wight?

    I'm going over to the Isle of Wight some time soon time, and I wondered what the chances of seeing any Puffins or other seabirds that might not frequent Essex where I live? I'll be going over on the ferry, and then travelling to Ventnor. Won't have a lot of time to look about, but does anyone...
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    Cuffley Great Grey Shrike

    Apparently there's been a GG Shrike flying about Cuffley in Herts for a month or so now, I was hoping someone could fill me in on where abouts it tends to "hang out"? I'll be coming in by train, so any directions from the rail station in Cuffley would be fantastic.