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  1. nickderry

    More birds from Hungary

    the woodpecker is middle spotted - pale unedertail, streaking on breast, head pattern
  2. nickderry

    Juvenile Stonechat?

    stonechat yes, as for the age, I can't say
  3. nickderry

    Killed in Latvia, Siberian Rubythroat

    not adding much to the discussion really, just expressing my disgust. Even if the ringer couldn't identify it, there's never any need to kill the bird - plenty of 'could haves' and 'probably was's in my experience, but apart from one or two accidents as a driver - I've never killed a bird, and...
  4. nickderry

    Marsh tit? Essex, England

    beak says marsh tit indeed
  5. nickderry

    Duck. Lithuania

    gadwall x smew? (strange mix!)
  6. nickderry

    Bulgarian Woodpecker

    syrian indeed
  7. nickderry

    Blue-eyed moths, Eastern France

    Thanks Shane! Much appreciated.
  8. nickderry

    White AND Pied Wagtail? (Eastern France)

    it has plenty of dark fathers on the uppertail coverts and mantle - this isn't something that is normal in a pure alba.
  9. nickderry

    White AND Pied Wagtail? (Eastern France)

    Any ideas if this strange-looking bird has any yarrellii genes in it, or is it possiby just an atypic alba?
  10. nickderry

    Blue-eyed moths, Eastern France

    I'm sure somebody will be able to tell me what this is! Seen yesterday in upland mixed woodland whilst failing to find hazel grouse.
  11. nickderry

    Various IDs needed, Cumbria UK

    all correct, the pipit isn't 100% safely identifiable but probably a meadow and it is indeed a female red-breasted merganser.
  12. nickderry

    Dunlin or Curlew Sandpiper

    look fine for dunlin
  13. nickderry

    Two Birds I just can't identify! UK

    The red doesn't come down to a point in the original photo, it's the same shape as on Jane's photo, there is a depression in the feathers there that is in shadow making the red seem to come to a point. It's a robin. All the things mentioned - small head, extent of white, are just the result of...
  14. nickderry

    Bird of Prey Scotland

    thirded
  15. nickderry

    Make up your own bird names

    I like using my own names for some birds. Chaffinch is now Scuttlefinch, Brambling is Northern Scuttlefinch. Purple Swamphen is Gargantuan Moorhen and Hawfinch is Slutfinch. Lesser Spotted Eagle has become Pomarine Buzzard, and Hazel Grouse - Scruffy Forest Chicken. Penduline Tit, Pendulous...
  16. nickderry

    Marsh or Willow tit

    agreed
  17. nickderry

    Green Sandpiper? SPAIN

    yes, green
  18. nickderry

    woodpeckers - west romania - part2

    the line joining the moustachial stripe and the nape is often broken in juv great spot, the amount of white in the tail excludes syrian, it's not a middle spotted for the reasons given by Stuart. It's a great spot
  19. nickderry

    Something quite difficult. Identify the victim (Cyprus)

    looks like a wader's foot, possibly little ringed plover.
  20. nickderry

    Chiffchaff call - Herts

    all I can hear there is great tit, looks like you recorded the wrong bird indeed, better luck next time.
  21. nickderry

    Waders (Spain)

    thirded
  22. nickderry

    Gulls, waders and egret, Andalucia Dec. 2013 - Part 5

    actually, yes, looking again without beer, they're little!
  23. nickderry

    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    My mom reckons she saw the egret from the car with the group of swans near the Sow at Acton Trussel today. She's not certain but may be worth checking if that's not where it's going.
  24. nickderry

    Gulls, waders and egret, Andalucia Dec. 2013 - Part 5

    Black-headed gulls, redshank, whimbrel, great white egret.
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