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  1. aucarius

    Thrush species, Olmsted Park, Boston MA (May 12)

    Hello all, I could do with some more expert help on tricky thrushes. I assumed the attached was Hermit thrush but on closer examination I wondered if it could be Swainson's (or something else)? Any help and tips appreciated. Thanks, Marcus
  2. aucarius

    New Bedford, end of March

    Hi, I'm spending next week in South Dartmouth near New Bedford, MA next week & wondered where's the best place to visit at this time of year? I was hoping for some seabird watching as I'll have a new scope to try out, but assume it's not quite the right time of year? Are the harlequin ducks...
  3. aucarius

    'Peeps' at Lloyd State Park, Massachusetts, USA, 7th Sept. 2009

    Hello everyone, Attached are a couple of pictures that I took of two 'peeps' waders last year. I still haven't been able to identify them confidently & wondered if anyone else had an idea? My current thinking is Least Sandpiper. They were spotted in a creek just off the shore at the state park...
  4. aucarius

    Singapore, September 2010

    Hello everyone, Attached is a bird I photographed at Singapore Zoo (though it was not captive) & I cannot figure out what it is. The closest I can get from "Birds of South-East Asia" is a long-tailed sibia, which doesn't seem to occur in Singapore! Any help gratefully received. Thanks, Marcus
  5. aucarius

    Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, September 2010

    Hello all, I have a few pictures (attached) of a couple of birds that I saw on Hong Kong Island a couple months ago on the way to The Peak. I think one is a myna of some sort but it doesn't seem to have the colouration & yellow eye-ring of a common, or the crest of a crested. The other I have...
  6. aucarius

    600ED v 660ED

    Hello there, It's time to upgrade my old Kowa TS-601 'scope to a fluorite lens so I was wondering what the difference is between Kowa's 600 range & their 660 range? As far as I can see the only difference is that the 660 has a 66mm objective lens compared to the 600's 60mm. (They are also the...
  7. aucarius

    Eurasian Hobby

    Discussion thread for Eurasian Hobby. If you would like to add a comment, click the Post Reply button.