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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Last of a handful from a quick holiday: broad-winged hawk in St Vincent.
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    Grey-backed passerine, Roseau, Dominica, 10 December

    Yes, I thought there was yellow there as well. There were plenty of grey kingbirds around elsewhere but they did not sit like that, they were sort of bolder.
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    Grey-backed passerine, Roseau, Dominica, 10 December

    Got from a coach, when really looking at the ostensibly headless dove on the right, but I'm more confused about the little chap on the left...
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    Crowpie

    Leucistic carrion crow flying over Keeper's Pool in Sutton Park.
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    Sutton Park

    Goosanders are back at Keeper's Pool - this time an actual flock of them, and this time several males as well as females - I've only seen one male before. Also half-a-dozen cormorants in Blackroot, highest number I've seen.
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Standing on a boom with some black-headed gulls...common gull. Could be the most mundane entry on this thread...
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    Laughing gull?, Flores, Guatemala, November 2014

    Going through old pics I noticed this rather poor one, but enough to show a white tail underside with black tips. I assume a gull but not a big one.
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    Casuarius unappendiculatus doggetti Rothschild, 1904

    Oh No It's Frederick Doggett!
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    Question: biggest genus?

    Thanks everyone. So Zosterops looks like the winner and I've never seen any. That gives me an ambition. :)
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    Question: biggest genus?

    Noticed that I think I have seen ten Corvus and ten Turdus. So I wondered which genus has the most species? I know this is a moving target but would be interested on the general views. Larus perhaps? I tried googling but it kept giving me e.g. elephant birds...
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    Songbird, Stenness, Shetland, July 2011

    Going through some old pics I found this one which I had not noticed before - grey head, rufous back, pale underneath. Sort of wheatear mask but looks too fat to be one of them. Grateful for any ideas.
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    First one this year? Lockdown obviously hitting hard. Pied flycatcher at Malham Tarn in Yorkshire.
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    Birmingham City Centre

    They're also plentiful in the suburbs when the weather turns better, they seem to hide in winter.
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    Sutton Park

    I live quite near the park but missed the firecrests, wrong side for me. Five goosanders in Keeper's Pool (one landed a rather big fish) and a pair of cormorants in Blackroot though. Not rare but unusual for me.
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    Lovebirds in Gibraltar

    They were very nervous, never rested for more than about a second, took off at the slightest start (e.g.a gull landing near them), but they were strikingly red/yellow/green, like the flag of Mali, and small - smaller than monk/ring-necked ones, they were almost like colourful sparrows. That's...
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    Lovebirds in Gibraltar

    Not John and Yoko, but this chap skittering around near the Landport gate on Wednesday. There were at least 2 of them, and I heard them on the Tuesday as well, but had not heard anything more. Is there a feral population there, or would they have been escapes/releases? I only noticed them in...
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    I don't know if this is a common rock thrush or a blue rock thrush, but, either way, it is a first for me...spotted gazing over the sea at Catalan Bay, Gibraltar, this morning.
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    Merlin?, Mainz, Germany, July 2020

    Cool, thanks. I can only tell kestrels when they're not moving...
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    Merlin?, Mainz, Germany, July 2020

    Direct links because it was very high up and I couldn't zoom in any closer. It did not do the kestrel hover so wondered if it is a merlin... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50176135906_0e3094fbf9_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50176392682_d3e61c6040_k.jpg
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Alpine swifts in Berne. Dozens of them flocking around a bridge in the old city centre, and a few of them swooping around in the centre itself. Damn difficult to photograph though...
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Common eider, in south Cumbria.
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    Song thrush with black wings/tail, Sutton Park, Birmingham, 28 May

    OK, so that's what they look like! Not sure I've seen one before. Many thanks.
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    Song thrush with black wings/tail, Sutton Park, Birmingham, 28 May

    Sutton Park is not the most obvious place to see weird stuff, but this was weird. Hopping around in company with a song thrush. Not a great pic (alas it was very skittish) but the full size version is here. Am I seeing things? Trick of the light? But those wings and tail definitely do not...
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