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  1. Silvio Davison

    Dark Dark-bellied Brent Goose, UK

    Hello all, I recently popped down at Ferrybridge to have a look at the DB Brents wintering there. There were a few Pale-bellieds amongst all the Dark-bellieds plus this odd individual. Perhaps a hybrid Black Brant x DB Brent? Or even Grey-bellied? Obvious things I noticed compared to DBs...
  2. Silvio Davison

    Yellow Wagtail ssp. beema? (NW ITALY)

    Hello all, Saw this one this morning in NW Italy, seems ok for beema...what do you think? Also saw feldegg, cinereocapilla and flava in the same spot. Cheers, Silvio
  3. Silvio Davison

    Dark juv. Gull ID, Madeira (August 2011)

    Hi all, I was in Canical harbour, in Madeira, two weeks ago and saw this gull, slightly bigger than the other atlantic yellow-leggeds that were around...it looked unusually dark on head and upper breast for juv. Yellow-legged and I have an idea about it...but I wanted to hear your opinions...
  4. Silvio Davison

    Lesser-spotted Eagle? Turkey

    Hi all, Photo taken in Istanbul last week. Lesser-spotted Eagle? Thx Silv
  5. Silvio Davison

    Buff-bellied Pipit?? N Italy

    Hi! A friend of mine took this photo in the North of Italy last week. He said it looked 1-2 cm bigger than the Meadow Pipits next to it. It also has a general yellowish tone and quite fine streaking on flanks. Could it be Buff-bellied? Many thanks, Silv
  6. Silvio Davison

    Gull ID, Italy

    Hi all, Yesterday i found this odd gull in the Venice Lagoon. It has the upperparts of a 3cy/4cy lacking only marked "mirrors" on primaries as it only had a faint spot on P10. The leg colour and the bill,though, were that of an 1cy/2cy and it had a black marking on the eye...is this just an...
  7. Silvio Davison

    Help with Eider sp. ID, Norway

    Hi, A friend of mine has just got back from a holiday in Norway. He asked me for opinions on this Eider sp. he saw briefly. Any ideas? It seems to have a pale patch near the base of bill (King eider??) Cheers Silv
  8. Silvio Davison

    Gull ID, Italy

    Taken in the south of Italy a few days ago. Any ideas? Cheers Silv
  9. Silvio Davison

    Which lens?

    Hi all, I have just received a Canon EOS D 350 but I've only got a 18-55 mm lens. Could someone give me advice as to which telephoto lens I should buy (under £150-200)? I'm not looking for the best lens, just a decent one to start with (not terribly bad though 8-P). Cheers Silv
  10. Silvio Davison

    Turkey in August

    Hi all, I was thinking of going to Turkey with my father for 10 days at the beginning of August. Could someone tell me the best places for birds and ideally for nice swims or walks for my father? The species I'd like to see most are: -Lesser Short-toed, Calandra, Bimaculated and Horned Lark...
  11. Silvio Davison

    Help ID, Tunisia 2008

    A friend of mine sent me this pic today which was taken in Tunisia last week. Any ideas? Cheers Silv
  12. Silvio Davison

    Juv. Wood Sandpiper (?), Italy

    Is this a juv. Wood Sandpiper? Thanx Silv
  13. Silvio Davison

    Great-grey Shrike ssp.?, Italy

    Hi all, Taken in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Any ideas on the ssp. of this Great-grey Shrike? Is it just an excubitor? Cheers Silv
  14. Silvio Davison

    1cy Pied Wagtail, UK

    Just to be sure...this is a 1cy Pied Wag isn't it? Thanx Silv
  15. Silvio Davison

    Great Grey Shrike splits

    Hi all, I recently saw a Southern (?) Great Grey Shrike in Linosa island, Italy. I have just read an article which splits the GGS in 3 species: Northern Great Grey Shrike, Southern Great Grey Shrike and Algerian Great Grey Shrike. Is this right? And if so, what are the differences between the...
  16. Silvio Davison

    LBBG or YLG?

    Hi, Looking through some old pics of mine I found this Gull...is 1cy type Lesser Black-backed Gull or a Yellow-legged Gull? Ciao, Silv
  17. Silvio Davison

    LBBG and Bustard, Namibia

    Hi all, I was going through my Namibia 2003 photos when I stumbled upon these pics. My guess is Lesser Black-backed Gull (if so, what ssp.?) and Kori Bustard. Could anyone help me with these IDs? Cheers, Silv
  18. Silvio Davison

    Swarovski second-hand bins

    Hi, I'd like to buy a pair of Swarovski (10x42 possibly) bins and I wanted to spend 500-600 pounds. Are there any second-hand bins out there? Cheers, Silv
  19. Silvio Davison

    Willet (??), Italy

    Hi, Antonio Antonucci from Italy saw this strange wader on 02/02/08 in the Abruzzo county. Is it a WILLET? http://ebnabruzzomolise.blogspot.com/2008/02/02022008-riserva-naturale-di-punta.html Cheers, Silv
  20. Silvio Davison

    Gulls, NE Italy

    Hi! I took these photos in October in the Po Delta. Could they be Caspian Gull and Great-black-backed Gull? Silv
  21. Silvio Davison

    Duck ID, England (Aythya)

    Hi, I took these photos in SW England las summer. Are they Scaup X Tufted Duck hybrids? Cheers, Silv
  22. Silvio Davison

    Canary island Chiffchaff?

    Hi, I took this photo in Gran Canaria this summer. Is it a Canary island chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis)? Cheers, Silvio
  23. Silvio Davison

    Whimbrel ID, UK

    Hi, I took these two photos in Devon in August. Is it just a common Whimbrel? Silvio
  24. Silvio Davison

    Could anyone identify this please?

    Hi, Last week I took these pics in Devon. My guesses are willow warbler (could it be wood?) and scaup. Is it a hybrid or a tufted duck? Thanks to whoever replies, Silvio
  25. Silvio Davison

    Spain info

    Hi all, This summer I would like to go to Spain either in June or in July for about a week. I would appreciate any comment on where and which places are best for a bunch of lifers, especially these birds: Great spotted cuckoo -Griffon vulture -Egyptian vulture -Black vulture -Bonelli's eagle...