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    Meadow Pipit? (23th of October 2022, Dutch Coast, dunes)

    Thank you Kuzeycem, good to know it was indeed a Meadow Pipit.
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    Meadow Pipit? (23th of October 2022, Dutch Coast, dunes)

    Two weeks ago while walking along the Hondsbossche Zeewering (part of the Dutch coast, dunes, Noord-Holland) I saw and heard many Meadow Pipits. But in case of one Pipit I'm not sure if it was a Meadow Pipit, a Tree Pipit or a Red-Throated Pipit. (Red-Throated being very rare obviously and not...
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    Unknown small bird (Italian Alps: Alpi Marittime, 8th of August 2022)

    When underway through an uninhabited mountain valley in the southern Alps (National Park Alpi Marittime, 42 kms / 30 mls North of Nice) I noticed this bird (altitude 1600 m / 5250 ft, terrain: grass, low vegetation and boulders). At first, in the field, I assumed an Alpine Accentor. But its...
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    2 Pipits (Italy, Mediterranean Alps, Alpi Marittime, August 4, 2022)

    Thank you Lou. Good to know that these were Tree Pipits! Regards, Frank
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    2 Pipits (Italy, Mediterranean Alps, Alpi Marittime, August 4, 2022)

    While hiking in the Alpi Marittime national park in Italy I came across two somewhat unusual Pipits (time: late afternoon/evening). It was on a fairly high altitude (1840m / 5600 ft.) in a completely treeless mountain valley with low grass, barren rock and boulders and a small stream running...
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    Warbler, Italian Mediterranean coast (near Sanova), August 7 2022

    Thank you Ken, Daniel and Cajanuma for helping me with the identification and explanation! Bye, Frank
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    Warbler, Italian Mediterranean coast (near Sanova), August 7 2022

    Hi Ken, yes I think the yellow cast is indeed the light being reflected and filtered from the green foliage. When originally looking at the bird its overriding impression was very greyish.
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    Warbler, Italian Mediterranean coast (near Sanova), August 7 2022

    On August 7 2022 I saw this Warbler at the Italian Mediterranean coast, in Borgio Verezzi (between Sanova and Sanremo). A bit up in the hills (altitude 220 meters and 750 meter from the actual coast). It was in the scorching afternoon heat (>35 degrees centigrade) at 12:45. The bird was hopping...
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    Falcon (Italy, Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime, August 5, 2022)

    Thank you Butty for solving my ID question! It also explains the dark tail band. The size must have been a trick of the eye. Or would you think the bird pictured straight above, against the sky, in the last images might have been another bird? That was actually the one looking so large and...
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    Falcon (Italy, Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime, August 5, 2022)

    Yesterday I saw this Falcon (Lanner?) in the Alpi Marittime nature reserve. It was exactly at the top of the Colle di Fenestrelle mountain pass (2463m). The birds were higher, 2700m, up at the higher rock face. Time: 10:30, Date: 5th of August 2022. I’m fairly sure I saw 2 of these large...
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    Unknown Warbler? (Netherlands, Veluwemeer Gelderland, 1st of July 2022)

    Thank you Kuzeycem! I'm glad to have the ID for this bird. Bye, Frank
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    Unknown Warbler? (Netherlands, Veluwemeer Gelderland, 1st of July 2022)

    Last Friday I saw this bird (see the first 5 images) from a bird hide at the shore of the Veluwemeer near Elburg Netherlands. I'm unable to ID it, could it be a Savi's Warbler? But I don't associate the bright white edges on its folded wing with Savi's. It doesn't look good for Reed Warbler (the...
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    Buzzard (13th of June, 2022, Amsterdam Netherlands)

    Thank you all for looking at my ID question and DWarsonbirder for the explanation too! I’ll try if I can find the bird again indeed, although I have slim hopes as the bird was deep into restricted airport terrain.
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    Buzzard (13th of June, 2022, Amsterdam Netherlands)

    I was ahead of times ;) Date in title Corrected!
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    Buzzard (13th of June, 2022, Amsterdam Netherlands)

    Yesterday evening I saw this presumably Common Buzzard from far away deep into the huge restricted runway areas of Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). In fact, it was so far away that it couldn't be seen by the naked eye. I only spotted it accidentally through my binos while following a Kestrel flying...
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    Stonechat, Flycatcher or other? (Netherlands, May 22, 2022)

    Thank you Gerben, Yes, I was there for the first time, it's a magnificent area. As for the sun-bleeched effect. I just saw that I fortunately managed to take 2 other images with adjusted exposure as well. I attached the 'best' one of those. Unfortunately in this image the bird is still...
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    Stonechat, Flycatcher or other? (Netherlands, May 22, 2022)

    Hello, Yesterday on a walk over heathland in the North-east of the Netherlands (Balloërveld, National Park Drentsche Aa) I saw this bird. Unfortunately it was far away and heat waves ruined the chance for a decent image. It was only perched briefly on top of heather to fly off into the...
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    Unknown Gull, Caspian? (Texel, Netherlands, April 29, 2022)

    The moderator on the Dutch site waarneming.nl (observation.org) classified this as a Herring Gull indeed. (Only now, while adding this reaction, I see that upload of the images appeared not to have succeeded yesterday. My apologies, its quite hard to help me with this ID without images to go by...)
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    Unknown Gull, Caspian? (Texel, Netherlands, April 29, 2022)

    Yesterday I saw this immature Gull on the Dutch island of Texel. It's behaviour was slightly unusual as it was resting alone on a ploughed field (bare soil) and then after a while moving/flying a couple of metres to rest again very close to two Oystercatchers. It did look healthy though. It...
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    Juvenile Wheatear (Queyras, France, August 5th 2020)

    Thank you Carery for looking into this! A pity the bird didn’t show a bit more of itself. Ah well, at least it was there, looking cute, for me to observe and enjoy. Regards, Frank
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    Juvenile Wheatear (Queyras, France, August 5th 2020)

    Sorry Richard, I had to repost the images as somehow I managed to upload each of them twice. I hope that the bird will be only partially hidden again after a reload of the page ;)
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    Juvenile Wheatear (Queyras, France, August 5th 2020)

    A year and a half ago I saw this juvenile Wheatear in the French nature reserve Queyras. Altitude ± 1700m/5500ft in lush alpine terrain. I can't determine if it was a Northern Wheatear of a Black-eared Wheatear (with Northern Wheatear much more likely, I think, a bit too far inland and high-up...
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    Unknown bird - Italy Stenico (July 27, 2021)

    Ah, then I understand it. Thank you Alexander.
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    Unknown bird - Italy Stenico (July 27, 2021)

    Hi Ken and Alexander, Does the abbreviation UTC mean uppertail coverts? Frank
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