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    Possible Marsh Warbler Stafforshire

    ANy thoughts? - Audio below: https://soundcloud.com/philip-jenkins-419715168/marsh-warbler-online-audio-convertercom
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    American Wigeon Staffordshire

    Some "presumed" American Wigeon have been seen at Branston in Staffordshire. Pictures on the link below. What do people think? http://staffordshirebirding.blogspot.com/2018/08/thursday-2nd-august-2018.html
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    Hybrid Athya Warwickshire?

    What do people think of the parentage of the duck in link below (photos by Bob Duckhouse). It is assumed locally to be a pochard/feruginous hybrid rather than a pure Ferruginous although the wingbar/bill pattern haven't been noted yet. See here.
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    Stint - Warwickshire

    Can anyone confirm the following are of a bright little stint? Pics here by Dave Hutton. Taken at Shustoke Res this afternoon.
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    poss Wood Warbler - Warwickshire

    What do people think? See here.
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    Twite or Linnet Warwickshire

    There has been some debate about 3 finches at Draycote Water, Warks today. Twite would be a big rarity for the county. A photo here by Bob Duckhouse. Looks twite good maybe?
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    Black Td Godwit Subspecies - West Mids

    Has anyone got any thoughts on the Subspecies of Blackwit in the following pics here.
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    Mealy Redpoll West Mids

    An interesting pale redpoll at Marsh Lane today (see links). Can arctic be ruled out due to undertail streaking or other features? http://davehutton.fotopic.net/c1428506.html http://steveseal.fotopic.net/c1428480.html
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    Lee Evans Retired from Twitching

    "Lee" has posted this on this on the British Life List listing on Surfbirds. Can it be so? "Retired from British twitching in March 2007 - decided to opt out of listing after a fantastic day's birding was absolutely ruined by a 4-day twitching dip in West Wales searching for a hybrid gull. The...
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    Unidentified Bunting (Warks)

    This bunting was Photographed by Steve Seal at a feeding station in Warwickhire on 16th April. It hasn't been seen since despite searching. Has anybody got any ideas?
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    Blue Winged Teal - Bucks

    There has been some debate as to whether the recent Blue Winged Teal in Bucks is actually one or a shoveler/shoveler hybrid. What do you think? Two pictures are shown on Bucks Bird Club website. http://www.hawfinches.freeserve.co.uk Regards, Tom
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    Skua at Belvide

    Went to see the bird reported as an arctic skua at Belvide, Staffs today and was a little confused. The bird had fairly large white primary patches (ie pro Arctic feature) but looked quite small with a smallish bill and has distinct tail barring (ie pro long Tail?). Pictures by Dave Kelsall and...
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    Eminent digiscoper flushes Snowy owl

    Whilst on South Uist on Easter Sunday (11th April) our carload went to see the snowy owl on South Uist. This was roosting on an island in a bay and could be viewed adequately though fairly distantly from a track. It was possible to get closer by walking across the sand at lower tidal states. On...