I could do with some more expert help on tricky thrushes. I assumed the attached was Hermit thrush but on closer examination I wondered if it could be Swainson's (or something else)?
Any help and tips appreciated.
I'm spending next week in South Dartmouth near New Bedford, MA next week & wondered where's the best place to visit at this time of year?
I was hoping for some seabird watching as I'll have a new scope to try out, but assume it's not quite the right time of year?
Are the harlequin ducks...
Attached are a couple of pictures that I took of two 'peeps' waders last year. I still haven't been able to identify them confidently & wondered if anyone else had an idea?
My current thinking is Least Sandpiper. They were spotted in a creek just off the shore at the state park...
Attached is a bird I photographed at Singapore Zoo (though it was not captive) & I cannot figure out what it is. The closest I can get from "Birds of South-East Asia" is a long-tailed sibia, which doesn't seem to occur in Singapore!
Any help gratefully received.
I have a few pictures (attached) of a couple of birds that I saw on Hong Kong Island a couple months ago on the way to The Peak.
I think one is a myna of some sort but it doesn't seem to have the colouration & yellow eye-ring of a common, or the crest of a crested.
The other I have...
It's time to upgrade my old Kowa TS-601 'scope to a fluorite lens so I was wondering what the difference is between Kowa's 600 range & their 660 range?
As far as I can see the only difference is that the 660 has a 66mm objective lens compared to the 600's 60mm. (They are also the...