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  1. MaxesTaxes

    Small wader bird - NL

    Hi everyone, I saw this cute wader on the Zandmotor beach in the Netherlands a few days ago (2nd of April). My best ID right now is Dunlin, Calidris alpina, mainly due to the black rump (see blurry in flight photo). However, I find that its plumage is not brown enough for summer plumage, and...
  2. MaxesTaxes

    Pluvialis from Cape Verde

    Hi everyone, I'm having a hard time identifying these plovers seen on Sal in Cape Verde. I think they're in the Pluvialis genus, but I have no idea which species it may be. It's probably either P. squatarola or P. dominica, but P. apricaria and P. fulva are possible (though less likely than the...
  3. MaxesTaxes

    Warblers (?) from Sal, Cape Verde

    Hi everyone, I saw this bird on the island of Sal in Cape Verde and am having a hard time IDing it. Using this Wikipedia list, I've narrowed it down to these potential species: Luscinia megarhynchos (common nightingale) Curruca deserti (African desert warbler) Iduna calligata (booted warbler)...
  4. MaxesTaxes

    Waterfowl from Vogelplas Starrevaart, Netherlands

    Hi everyone, Here are a few different duck/waterfowl species I photographed in mid-August in the Vogelplas Starrevaart (Netherlands) where I'd like to ask for or confirm my IDs on. The area is known for its high diversity of bird species. I believe it's likely that I was maybe in the "eclipse"...
  5. MaxesTaxes

    Which crow picture do you like best?

    Hi everyone, I'm not sure whether this is the right subforum to post this in (or whether posts like this are allowed/encouraged), so if not then the mods can feel free to take whatever action is necessary. Anyways I'm looking for some feedback on these crow photos that I took recently. All of...
  6. MaxesTaxes

    Small fluffy passerine bird from the Netherlands

    Hey guys, I saw this small passerine bird yesterday on the edge of some woods in The Hague, Netherlands. I've seen it quite a few times before, but this is the first time I actually managed to get it on camera as it tends to never stand still. I am very unsure of what species it is. The closest...
  7. MaxesTaxes

    Flying geese in the Netherlands

    Hi guys, Here are some geese flying in formation over the beach of the Wassenaarse Slag in the Netherlands. The photo was taken on the 9th of January this year (the second photo is just a cropped version of the first one). I'm really not sure that the photos are good enough to make out any...
  8. MaxesTaxes

    Larus gull from Wassenaarse Slag, Netherlands

    Hey guys, I photographed this gull in January (2021) at the beach of the Wassenaarse Slag in the Netherlands. I believe it is a juvenile Larus gull, however I am having a hard time figuring out which species it belongs to. My current best guess is Larus argentatus, but if you tell me it's a L...
  9. MaxesTaxes

    Hello from the Netherlands/UK!

    Hi everyone! My name is Max, and I'm from the Netherlands but also spend a lot of time in the UK as a student. I am actually a very keen palaeontologist, both by hobby (I've been fossil hunting for over 9 years now), and since September by study too. However, despite my main passion being about...
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