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    Bird of prey, Italian Alps

    Thanks Alexander, that's really helpful. It didn't seem to have the 'hovering' style of a kestrel, rather seemed to drift on the breeze. Tom
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    Bird of prey, Italian Alps

    Saw this from Rifugio Champillon, above Aosta, Italy earlier this week. Was told by a local farmer this was a 'gxxxxx?? falcon' - didn't quite understand what he was saying. Can anyone id? Thanks TomC
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    Aosta valley meadow. Wagtail?

    Saw this bird today in a meadow in Italian Alps Doues north of Aosta. Part of a small group. Looking a bit like a wagtail to me. Can anyone id? Thanks TomC
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    Wader id Scotland

    Please can someone help id the birds in the photo. They were flying today over the Forth Estuary, Edinburgh, Scotland in a flock of about 10 to 15. I noticed the tan coloured chest of one of the birds. Dull, cloudy evening. Thanks Tom
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    Water bird Edinburgh Scotland

    Please can I get some help identifying this bird photographed today on a freshwater pond on the edge of Edinburgh near the estuary. Interesting eye colour when sleeping. TomC
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    Wasit Wetland, UAE - sightings

    Been in UAE this last week. Took these two shots today of a couple of bird in Wasit Wetland reserve in Shajah. Any one please help with id? Maybe some form of finch and a sandpiper? Tom
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    Possible willow warbler?

    Photographed last week East Lothian, Scotland. On river bank. Is it a willow warbler? Tom
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    Whitethroat? East Lothian

    Took these today. Firth of Forth, East Lothian, Scotland. I'm thinking a whitethroat but is reed warbler a possibility? Tom
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    Chiffchaff or not

    Hoping someone can help me id this bird. Photos taken today, coastal woodland East Lothian, Scotland. Tom
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    New South Wales - bird of prey

    Visiting the region so don't know what's likely /possible... Took this yesterday - just inland from Kiama. Could it be a black kite? Or too difficult to tell? TomC (normally at home in Scotland ­čśä)
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    Bird of Prey, Malaysia

    Saw the attached bird of prey above the Botanic Gardens, Putrajaya, Malaysia. A sign was suggesting sightings of Crested Goshawk. But doesn't look likely to me. Anyone? TomC
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    Scottish coastal sighting

    Of course - I didn't recognise it from the front. Thanks.
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    Scottish coastal sighting

    Can anyone help identify this bird - photographed today, Aberlady Bay, East Lothian Scotland TomC
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    Raptor - Lothian, Scotland

    These are dreadful images - but all I could manage in my panic. Farmland to the west of Edinburgh city. Used to seeing buzzards in this area. Felt this didn't really look much like a buzzard - can anyone advise? TomC
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    Juvenile gull - Scotland

    Can someone please confirm what this is? Juvenile common gul? Taken today Firth of Forth, Scotland. Tom
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    Derbyshire Dales, England - duck

    I'm getting confused with so many juveniles about - finding it difficult to identify things. Please - what is this? Photographed last week in Monsal Dale, Bakewell, England. In all honesty it looks like a mallard, but beak and feet don't look right. TomC
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    Black redstart Derbyshire England

    Thinking this is a black redstart - taken at Hoe Grange Quarry, near Bakewell, England. But so many internet images look really different. So confirmation or otherwise would help. Thanks, TomC
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    Firth of Forth Scotland - waterbirds

    Needing help to id the birds on the two images - taken today. Maybe the that's asleep (with the very red eye) is confusing me. TomC
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    East Lothian Scotland - reed bunting?

    My first thoughts on seeing this was a reed bunting. But when I started to zoom in on images I began to doubt myself. Can anyone help? TomC
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    Wader, Scotland

    Photo taken 1 week ago in freshwater reservoir in Pentland Hills, Scottish Borders. I'm sure this is very simple and maybe I'm over thinking things here. But trying to id this wader. I'm thinking sandpiper but web is suggesting they don't have orange beaks and the photo'd one does seem to...
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    Warbler - Mallorca

    Took these shots yesterday in Parc de la Gola, Mallorca. I'm thinking warbler - same species? TomC
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    Mallorca 2022

    Dropped off at Parc de la Gola for an hour this afternoon. Saw some interesting (well fir me anyway) birds. But I need your help with identification - hope you don't mind... Gola 1 and 5 - different birds but maybe the same species? Gola 2a and b - a corn bunting? Really over-exposed - really...
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    Mallorca 2022

    Thanks Stew, I'll give that a look. Tom
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    Mallorca 2022

    Hi, I'm in Mallorca for a few days bird watching. Spent this morning at S'Albuferata - a platform just off the main road between Port Pollen├ža and Alc├║dia. I could see another platform across the water - see the photo where I've dropped a pin. This afternoon I tried to get to it but a sign...
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    Identifying chiffchaff or willow warbler, Edinburgh Scotland

    Photographed this in central Edinburgh garden - silver birch tree, with a few blue tits. The legs look light coloured to me, hence presuming its a willow warbler. Can anyone advise. TomC