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    ID challenge, Lothian

    Attached is a mobile phone photo I have received for ID - in large garden on edge of Pentland Hills, Lothian, cowering down beside fence beside a grassy bank, tall trees nearby, 09:30hrs 12/11/11. Initially said by observer to be "big and looked young - it wasn't a Pheasant" - when queried...
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    Eastern Common Gull (heinei?)

    Hi folks I see there have been a number of previous discussions of ID of heinei, e.g. http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=48526&highlight=heinei, but I thought I'd start a fresh one for this query. Last Sunday, 28/1/07, I came across an unusual Common Gull at my local roost by the Seton...
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    Redwing taking bread at bird table

    I'm trying to find out how frequently Redwings (Turdus iliacus) come to garden bird tables to take bread. I've not come across this before, but my parents had one at a bird table, squabbling with Blackbird for bread, for a whole morning last week (23/2/05) - in Banchory, Scotland. Snow was...