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  1. tejsmith

    Las Vegas, USA

    Thank you both! I really should have got Red-winged Blackbird so I'm face palming at myself for that haha
  2. tejsmith

    Las Vegas, USA

    Ace, thank you! Bewick's Wren is a new one for me so that's exciting :)
  3. tejsmith

    Las Vegas, USA

    Thank you very much!
  4. tejsmith

    Las Vegas, USA

    Hi all, I did a little bit of birding in Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Las Vegas on the 31st of January and have quite a few birds that I'm stuck on - I've whittled this list down from about 30 though so I'm very proud of myself :ROFLMAO: First up - raptors: 1) 2) 3) I feel this one...
  5. tejsmith

    Cape Town April 12th/13th

    Brilliant, thank you!
  6. tejsmith

    Cape Town April 12th/13th

    Long shot, but anyone around in Cape Town on 12th/13th and want to share a bird guide or car rental? I don't drive so usually go out with a guide but the only one I've found so far is min. 2 people so is out of my budget. Would also appreciate any other guide recommendations for the area!
  7. tejsmith

    Oakland Maryland

    Hello all, I'm hoping to spend a few days visiting a friend in Oakland, MD in the next few weeks and would like to get out birding a bit. Would anyone have any suggestions on good places to go (I won't have a car but can walk/get taxis!) or if anyone fancies being a birding buddy that would be...
  8. tejsmith

    Scotland, UK

    Sorry for the delay in reply! I'd say about Carrion Crow size?
  9. tejsmith

    Scotland, UK

    Another stab in the dark one from me. I appreciate with no photos I'll never confirm an ID on either of these, but I'd like to have a vague idea! The first was at the side of the road in Rannoch Moor, Scotland. On first glance, I thought possibly Harrier, but I'm not sure. Large bird of...
  10. tejsmith

    Selection of birds, Scotland UK

    There have been suggestions for both W-T and Golden for this first eagle, so I thought I'd put it on here for the wider community to help me! Took last weekend in Mallaig, Scotland. The second is a bird we noticed clambering over the train track at Mallaig train station. Initially just...
  11. tejsmith

    Cley, Norfolk, UK, this week.

    Hi, Thanks for all your suggestions and thoughts, it has proved very interesting. I should probably make a quick note - the photographer isn't a birder, just a friend that was on holiday in Norfolk and sent a selection of photos across to us as he knows we go bird watching. So it could quite...
  12. tejsmith

    Cley, Norfolk, UK, this week.

    Sorry, the large, very blurry one in the middle top of the frame.
  13. tejsmith

    Cley, Norfolk, UK, this week.

    Thank you all for your replies. Gull and Marsh Harrier were indeed the two birds we couldn't decide between! :D
  14. tejsmith

    Cley, Norfolk, UK, this week.

    Please settle a minor disagreement! A friend sent this photo from a trip to Norfolk. We're trying to decide what the blurry bird in the front of the shot is. I'm guessing we'll never know as it's so blurry, but I'd like to see what sort of things you guys would go for! Thanks :)
  15. Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa Limosa

    Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa Limosa

    Taken 02/03/13 at Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk, UK
  16. tejsmith

    Chiffchaff? Sussex, UK

    Thanks :)
  17. tejsmith

    Chiffchaff? Sussex, UK

    Apologies for the overdone question this time of year, but is this a Chiffchaff? I'm usually okay on Chiffchaff but want to check this one please as it flummoxed me a bit. Thank you!
  18. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Hello, thanks for all your posts and suggestions. I did try the rspb identifier but nothing similar to mystery bird came up unfortunately. I contacted a lovely gentleman in Manchester to see if anything similar had been spotted at the location but no reports. I didn't get a good look at the bill...
  19. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Thanks for the suggestion but not a fieldfare either - the colouring had no extra obvious markings, it was plain dark red chest, plain grey continuous head and back and white under the tail. Popped back today to try and refind it but not showing unfortunately.
  20. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Hi, it was at Chorlton water park. I love Bullfinch so it would be great if it had been one but unfortunately it wasn't! Not the right colouring/markings or posture.
  21. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Forgot to mention I saw it fly - 'bouncing' flight seems to be the best description I've found, although I'm aware many birds fly in a similar way so probably not much help in narrowing it down.
  22. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Unfortunately the bird was too plain to be a brambling either.
  23. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Wish it had been Wheatear! Not nuthatch, although did see one shortly before. The closest I can find is an American robin, so anything we have like that colour wise - maybe a slightly paler grey on the head/back. I wish I'd been able to get a picture, I can tell it's going to annoy me for...
  24. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Definitely not a chaffinch, not like any stonechat I've ever seen but I've never seen a common redstart - does it have white under the tail? Didn't look like the pictures on Google (didn't have black face, all grey like the back) but doesn't mean it wasn't one! I've not seen a whinchat either...
  25. tejsmith

    Unknown bird, Manchester, UK

    Hi, thanks for the reply. The colouring on the back/head was a lot smoother and it was sitting less upright than a bullfinch. Really puzzling me!
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