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  1. Tomwbhx

    Bird Id Help - Near Mysore, Southern India

    I cant make my mind up on this using the field guide "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" so a definitive id would be much appreciated.
  2. Tomwbhx

    Westwood Pool Question

    I have seen a few references to Westwood Pool recently and that it is a permit only site. However I can't seem to find any details about access, ownership or how to obtain a permit anywhere. Could anyone enlighten me? Thanks Tom
  3. Tomwbhx

    Holkham Shore Larks Question

    We have being coming to the area for a number of years and have walked around Holkham Woods and Beaches many times in the hope of seeing Shore Larks to no avail! I know they have been seen recently, I just wonder if anyone can give any pointers? Thanks Tom
  4. Tomwbhx

    darwin Wetlands id

    Finally finishing off going through my notes and photos and am not sure about this one. Any help appreciated Thanks Tom
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    Honeyeater ? Darwin Wetlands

    We have just returned from a long non-birding trip to Oz and NZ, but did manage to fit a couple of days in, one was a Wetlands trip near Darwin (Highly recommended by the way!) at the moment one bird is causing me trouble, I thought it was a Honeyeater of some sort but can't seem to find it in...
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    Zakynthos Buzzard

    Saw this last week on Zakynthos, pretty sure it's a dark morph Common Buzzard, but not 100%
  7. Tomwbhx

    Haden Hill & Corngreaves NR

    Despite having out local park and natures reserve down as our local patch on my blog site, we have seriously neglected it for the past couple of years, thinking that we don't see much! Well on a very busy Monday we took an hour out and went to the park, and what a brilliant hour we had. The...
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    BHG at Thornham Marshes 22/11?

    Came across this Black-headed Gull at Thornham Marshes, Norfolk behaving strangely and staying well away from all the winter plumage BHGs. Well I'm sure it's a BHG it can't be anything else, although my sister in law says it doesn't look quite right, just need to settle this as she doesn't...
  9. Tomwbhx

    Lake Skadar, Montenegro - Marsh Harrier?

    While at Skadar lake we saw what I think is a Marsh harrier last week, I didn't get a great photo as it was silhouetted, what does anyone think?
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    Saltmine Conservation Area Clovelley (Fish Hoek)

    Went for a brief walk around the conservation area this afternoon. Quite quiet, but saw; Red Wing Starling, Speckled Pigeon, Cape Weaver, Cape Bulbul, Southern Double Collared Sunbird, Karoo Prinia, Cape Sparrow, Lesser Striped Swallow, Yellow Billed Duck, Fiscal Flycatcher and African Turtle...
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    Blue Throat? - Agra, India

    I have just returned from India and just have one ID query, this was seen through our fairly dirty hotel window near the Taj Mahal, so the pic isn't great, the blue on the throat has me puzzled, so any help would be gratefully appreciated. It doesn't look quite right for a Blue Throat to me...
  12. Tomwbhx

    Glaucous Gulls on Orkney

    I have just returned from a week on Orkney and came across these 2 Gulls, I believe both are Glaucous, but I have trouble with identifying Gulls, so a confirmation would be appreciated. Thanks Tom
  13. Tomwbhx

    South Africa - The Cape Some ID help needed again!!

    One more, again not sure from the field guide! This was taken at Amakhala I was thinking a juvenile Yellow-fronted Canary, but it's not quite right
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    South Africa - The Cape Some ID help needed

    We have recently returned from SA and going through my snaps I'm having a few issues tying up the photos with the field guide, so any help would be appreciated, the first was at Chapman's Peak just south of Cape Town. The second at Storms River near Knysna (if anyone gets this I'll be...
  15. Tomwbhx

    Moroccan Warbler

    I need help with identifying this one, I don't have a Moroccan Field Guide as it wasn't a birding holiday and searching the net has proved fruitless. This was taken last week up in the High Atlas Mountains at the Tizi n'Tichka pass Thanks in advance if anyone can help. Cheers Tom
  16. Tomwbhx

    Wader at Titchwell RSPB, Norfolk

    Hi All, hope someone can help me. Spotted these two waders at Titchwell on Saturday and took a quick shot before they flew off. Winter waders always prove difficult for me, but the yellow legs are confusing me even more! So any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  17. Tomwbhx

    Another Gull. Findhorn, Scotland

    My Gull ID skills are non-existent!! I think this poor shot is just a Common Gull, but could someone confirm it for me please Thanks Tom
  18. Tomwbhx

    Baggeridge Country Park & Himley Hall

    After a visit to Baggeridge yesterday, I see that there isn't a thread for it under Staffs, so I thought it might be worthwhile starting one. We didn't spend to much time there yesterday as the objective was to see the Tawny Owl, which we did, so didn't venture out into Himley (the weather was...
  19. Tomwbhx

    Charlecote Park

    For anyone interested, paid one of regular visits to Charlecote Park at the weekend, I have put some pics up on my blog. http://blackcountrybirder.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/charlecote-park.html It's a great place to visit with quite good birding opportunities on quiet (public) days. Cheers Tom
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    Mojarra area

    Hi all, We have the opportunity of a week in an apartment in Mojacar in April and would appreciate any advice on birding sites within a couple of hours drive. Look forward to any responses Cheers Tom
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