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  1. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    Thanks everyone :)
  2. mcmerlin

    Help! Sparrow nesting in Decorative Bird house?!

    I don't like non-native species causing problems, but where I'm from the House Sparrow is a native species, and its not doing so well :( So in a way, its nice to see it doing well somewhere in the wild. Although, like I say, If it really is causing problems, obviously thats not a good thing.
  3. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    I think one of these is an immature Bald eagle, and one is a red-tailed hawk but i'd like confirmation before I can be 100% sure. The first 3 were taken in St. Louis, Missouri. The 4th was taken in Central Park, New york and the 5th was taken by the sea in New York.
  4. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    These were all taken on the Californian coast. The loon was in a different location to the other one so just checking incase its a different species.
  5. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    thanks guys :) I may have some more needing ID'd yet, got loads of pics.
  6. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    Thanks guys, however, i see there is some difference in opinion on 3 of the birds. So here i include more pics of the same Loon, Whimbrel/curlew and Hawk incase that helps atall.
  7. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    For these five- The first two were taken at Santa Monica beach, Los Angeles. The 3rd was taken in a lagoon near the sea in San Francisco. The last two were taken in St. Louis, Missouri.
  8. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    The second picture was taken in St. Louis, Missouri. The last one was taken in the hills around Boulder, Colorado. The rest were taken on the coast of California.
  9. mcmerlin

    USA birds ID please

    Hi, I went travelling at the end of last year and the last leg of my trip took me to the USA. I was there from mid November to mid December. I managed to identify most of the birds I saw and photographed, however there were a fair few that i failed to identify. I'm new to posting images on here...
  10. mcmerlin

    How to post thumbnail pictures in a thread?

    Hi, I'd like to post some pictures for people to help me with the ID. But when I try to attach my photo's from my SD card to a post, it says they're too big, and that I need to make them smaller manually. If anybody could please tell me how to do this, I would be grateful. Thanks
  11. mcmerlin

    What can i see in North-eastern USA in autumn?

    cheers, thats v helpful.
  12. mcmerlin

    Good bird guide for North America

    ordered both sibleys eastern and western :) cheers guys
  13. mcmerlin

    What can i see in North-eastern USA in autumn?

    Hi, I am planning on visiting The North-east USA this autumn, probably around mid-october to early november, or something like that, and was wondering what i might stand a good chance of seeing in terms of birds and other wildlife. I will definetly be visiting New york, and have been looking at...
  14. mcmerlin

    Good bird guide for North America

    Cheers Cheers guys, Sibleys eastern it is then. might get the western 1 aswell actually just in case, plus i definetly plan on visiting the west at some point soon aswell.
  15. mcmerlin

    Good bird guide for North America

    Hi, I'm planning on going to North america for 2 or 3 weeks soon with a friend. It will not be a specifically birding trip- we want to visit New york and do some touristy stuff, see the sights etc. however, we will also be doing a fair bit of wildlife watching, and aim to visit a national park...
  16. mcmerlin

    Birding In Staffordshire

    scoured chasewater and the pools for the drake smew this afternoon, with no success.
  17. mcmerlin

    50 British Birds Quiz #2

    Ruddy Shelduck?
  18. mcmerlin

    50 British Birds Quiz #2

    Iceland gull
  19. mcmerlin

    Birding In Staffordshire

    According to the new birds of the west midlands, there used to be red and Black grouse on the chase aswell. In the nineteenth century 252 Black Grouse were shot in one day on the chase!!!!! If only they'd left them alone and they were still there (though today's disturbamce would probably be too...
  20. mcmerlin

    What bird? around Kiruna, North Sweden

    its certainly the right shape for a male capercaillie. I'm guessing they probably have them in sweden.
  21. mcmerlin

    50 British Birds Quiz #2

    Yellow-legged gull?
  22. mcmerlin

    Birding In Staffordshire

    keep watching all those lesser redpolls carefully chrysophylax, i was lucky enough to have a mealy redpoll briefly join the lessers in my (shropshire) garden on saturday!
  23. mcmerlin

    50 British Birds Quiz #2

    water rail
  24. mcmerlin

    Field work ... hard work!

    i'd love to have a guess at something different, but im sure this can only be a robin
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