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    Sooty or Bridled Tern - Gulf of Thailand July 2021

    Dear members and bird watchers! I was to report the birds in eBird and there was no Bridled or Sooty option. Only Sooty/Bridled Tern Kind Regards Aladdin
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    Sooty or Bridled Tern - Gulf of Thailand July 2021

    Thank you stuartelsom As both you and dwatsonbirder ID as it a Bridled I will go for a bridled Kind regards Aladdin
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    Sooty or Bridled Tern - Gulf of Thailand July 2021

    Thanks dwatsonbirder The light black colour and I was thinking Bridled until I checked the pictures and the dark wingtip. Kind regards Nisse
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    Sooty or Bridled Tern - Gulf of Thailand July 2021

    Dear members and bird watchers Spotted 9 of these birds yesterday. In my book "Birds of Thailand" there is only two options. Sooty or Bridled and they look the same in the book. Bridled a lighter shade of black. And the Sooty Tern shows dark wing tip under the wing and the Bridled have only a...
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    Spanish Sparrow open doors

    WOW! Believe me, you really made my day!!!! Now I know I am not crazy Thank you very much! Aladdin
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    Spanish Sparrow open doors

    Thanks! Believe me, I would have given my right arm to have that on video. But if anyone go birding on Malta. Sit in the departure hall looking at the glass doors to the outdoor smoking area. Keep the video camera ready. But I will for sure keep it in mind if I go back! Happy Easter Aladdin
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    Spanish Sparrow open doors

    Thank you! I am still not sure what I saw. Do birds have the perception of indoor and outdoor? Do they know what glass is? And the biggest mystery for me, how do they know it is glass? Other birds fly into the glass. So for me they must have hit the glass to learn that they cannot fly straight...
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    Spanish Sparrow open doors

    Dear members and bird watchers! Finished 9 days bird watching on Malta today and going to Sweden for Crane Dance and Black Grouse lek I have not been drinking alcohol or any drugs for many many years. But I still cannot believe what I saw this morning. Sitting in the departure hall drinking...
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    Tawny pipit this afternoon on Malta

    Cheers! Well, you are right in a way. I took the picture +2 or the bird would have been black as the first pictures I took at +/-0 going up to +2 step by step I corrected the exposure in Photoshop to get to see anything at all as even with +2 it was not easy to see any patterns etc. on the...
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    Tawny pipit this afternoon on Malta

    Nice pictures? I think they are very bad. Over exposure as the bird was in front of the sun. I tried to get around but then the bird took off. But I got the sound recording Thanks for the help Aladdin!
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    Tawny pipit this afternoon on Malta

    Thank you! I will changed the ID in eBird Cheers Aladdin
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    Tawny pipit this afternoon on Malta

    Thank you! I ID the bird by clean breast and the wing pattern. 5 small squares above the rectangles above the wing tip Thank you again, very appreciated
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    Common or Lesser Kestrel, Malta this morning

    Thank you! I already told my friend that he was right and I was wrong Cheers Aladdin
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    Tawny pipit this afternoon on Malta

    Dear members and bird watchers! I have ID this bird as a Tawny Pipit. Very poor pictures against the sun. But the sound recording is not for any Tawny pipit I can hear on Xano-Canto Maybe the recording is of a insect, but the sound disappeared and got weaker when the bird flew to another...
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    Common or Lesser Kestrel, Malta this morning

    Thank you very much! I was thinking about the grey head Highly appreciated Aladdin
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    Common or Lesser Kestrel, Malta this morning

    Dear members and bird watchers! I have a discussion with my friend. I took this picture this morning at the eBird hotspot Chadwick Lakes this morning. I ID the bird as a Lesser Kestrel. reason for this is the grey head. Can be light effects or reflections. But the wing is still the right...
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    Black or Common Redstart on Cyprus yesterday

    Thak you! Leaving Cyprus today after 14 days bird watching and I have seen a lot of Black Redstarts. No pictures as all of them flew away. But these two just sat there letting me take as many picture I wanted. I was a little confused with the light colour of the female as all the others have...
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    Black or Common Redstart on Cyprus yesterday

    Dear Members and bird watchers! I spotted this male and female on a tree on Cyprus yesterday. I ID the bird as Black Redstart. But now I am a little doubtful as I see that the Common Redstart also have grey cap on some pictures I see. Anyone know if my original ID as a Black Redstart was...
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    Yellow Legged Gull on Cyprus today

    Thank you again Lou! Appreciated Kind regards Aladdin
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    Yellow Legged Gull on Cyprus today

    Dear Members and Bird watchers! I spotted several Yellow-legged Gulls today. Biggest group 4 birds. I spotted one loner and I managed to get a picture. I suspect that it is a juvenile. 2nd picture. Anyone that can be so kind to confirm this? Kind regards and happy birding Aladdin
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    White Wagtail Cyprys yesterday

    Thank you! Very interesting and it seems like there is a lot of studies to do before (If it is possible) to be proficient in ID the birds. But this is also what makes it fun. And now I see that there is the eastern and western alba on the grey scale I looked at the link and I could not see...
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    White Wagtail Cyprys yesterday

    Thank you! I attach the original DNG file. Grey around the eyes, and I cannot see any bluish, neither in this picture and the processed picture. I used 1/3 overexposure as it was against the sun. Kind regards Aladdin
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    White Wagtail Cyprys yesterday

    Thank you! I saw a very strange Wagtail today. I black bib then white under the bib and then a black patch under the white throat and the black went quite far down the belly. Only got a very poor picture so it went to the garbage. Kind regards Aladdin
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    White Wagtail Cyprys yesterday

    Cheers! And the first picture, the alba almost looks like it is moulting or like a juvenile with a very mottled plumage or how they call it. I also searched for yarelli pictures on internet and there are pictures ranging from dark grey to almost black. But it is no guarantee that they are...
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    White Wagtail Cyprys yesterday

    Thank you! As per my map the yarrelli should be black on the back, this bird was not black. The picture of the alba on my map the coverts or wingbar is very small but on my picture it is wide, as compared with the map between the Alba and the ocularis and baicalensis. This made me wonder. Kind...
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