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    Duck I.D. Please

    Hi , This duck was with the Whooper Swans and other "wild" birds on Martin Mere and I didn't immediately recognise it . Can anyone help ?
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    Dudk I.D. Please

    Hi , This duck was with the Whooper Swans and other "wild" birds on Martin Mere and I didn't immediately recognise it . Can anyone help ?
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    Willow Warbler ?

    We don't normally have Warblers in our garden , so I was surprised to see this today . Can you tell me if it's a Willow Warbler ?
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    UNKNOWN OWL - help from owl experts please

    Visited Turbary Woods Owl Centre near Preston on Tuesday and photographed this owl but forgot to ask what it was ( may be foreign ). Can anyone possibly identify it for me as they don't seem to have an e-mail address .
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    Willow Warbler ?

    Saw this warbler today and it wasn't "chiffchaffing "....is it a Willow Warbler or something else ?
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    Immature female sparrowhawk ?

    Could anyone please tell me if this is an immature female sparrowhawk ?
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    Which Redpoll ?

    This Redpoll was on my feeders today . Can anyone tell me if it's Lesser , Common or Mealy ?
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    Dunlin ?

    This wader was on the beach at Southport today . Is it a Dunlin ?
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    Ringed Ruff

    Took this pic at Martin Mere , Near Burscough , Lancs on the 31st January. Can anyone possibly tell me where the bird might have been ringed ?
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    Ruff or Redshank ?

    Can somebody please tell me if this is a Ruff ?... I've always thought that Redshanks were the only waders with red legs ?
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    is this a Knot or not ?

    Hi , I photographed this bird today at Martin Mere and wasn't sure if it was a knot as I thought they only occured on the coast ?
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    Birding on the BBC

    If you missed the first part of the four-part " Birds Britannia " last night there's another opportunity to see it tonight between 7.30 - 8.30 . Similarly, if you missed " Twitchers - A Very British Obsession " on Monday that programme is also repeated tonight between 10.30 - 11.30 . The first...
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    Birding on the BBC

    BBC FOUR are showing a number of programmes next week that might be worth watching :- MONDAY 1st Nov 9pm-10pm " Twitchers - A Very British Obsession " . 10pm -10.50pm "Natural World - The Cuckoo" and 10.50 -12.10 " Why Birds Sing " . At 9pm on WEDNESDAY 3rd Nov " Birds Britannia " , a new 4...
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    Crosby to Hightown

    Decided to take the train from Birkdale to Waterloo today and have a look at Crosby Marine Lake and the beach . Saw this gull ( is it a Common Gull ? ) dancing up and down on the grass , presumably to attract worms to the surface . The beach was very windy with quite a few waders on the...
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    Scouser in the Highlands

    Doesn't seem to be a lot happening in the North West at the moment so I thought I'd mention that I'm in Inverness at the moment seeing what's happening around here . A visit from a Little Egret has caused much excitement hereabouts , even making the local papers . We've visited a few local...
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    Wandering the West Lancs Mosses

    Places such as Downholland Moss , Plex Moss and Altcar Moss don't seem to receive much recognition on the bird forums so I thought I'd give them a mention as being worthy of an occasional visit . At Plex Moss flocks of Whooper Swans and Pink Footed Geese included a number of Bean Geese in...
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    beach birds

    Took a walk along the beach from Ainsdale to Birkdale today and saw a couple of birds that I'm having difficulty identifying....your expert help would be much appreciated !
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    Pennington Flash - Pomeranian goose ?

    Earlier in the year when we visited Pennington Flash we photographed this goose . A few people have suggested that this is some sort of hybrid but the nearest I can find to it is a Pomeranian goose . Opinions anyone ?
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    Birkdale beach and dunes

    Here's a few photos that I took over the last couple of days from quite an underrated site .
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    which warbler ?

    Okay folks, I could do with your expert identification skills again . I've tried looking in books but only end up confused ...maybe one day I'll be able to identify most birds without any difficulty. In the meantime are both these birds sedge warblers ? They don't look similar to me .
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