Heard this 'quivering' trill-like call but only managed to get a couple of seconds of a recording due to the bird moving on.
There were many Nuthatches active in the woods at the time and I recognised their other various calls so was thinking to myself was this another Nuthatch call...
Heard these guys - quite a few all together - all chattering away.
I'm partially colour-blind so to me they looked yellowy.
The birds also looked 'chunky' and big-headed - like Greenfinch.
I've had a listen on xeno and it seems like Greenfinch, but I though I'd ask you guys.
Firstly, sorry for the awful photos - I grabbed my camera and before I could focus properly the bird was gone.
I've sharpened the photos, but the colours are washed out as they were taken against a bright grey sky.
It was flying very high up and the bird was using short flappy wing...
This fella made such a racket that by the time I got my camera out he was miles away - hence the distant shots from behind.
High up and seemed small - pigeon-sized? hard to tell really - flying hap-haphazardly and making quite a racket as I've said.
With that straight bill it seems...
Saw this fella as I was out walking with a friend so snapped a few long shots.
I'm thinking Bar-Tailed as the bill looks slightly upturned and the legs look shorter - but this could all be artefacts as the lens was at its longest.
Help always appreciated - cheers
Photographed this bird last week but I was only looking through my photos today and couldn't decide if it's a Peregrine or a Hobby.
It was quite far away so I was at the limit of my 300mm lens - and the soft end too - so sorry for the pictures.
At first I thought I was photographing a...
Sorry for the poor photos but when you realise that I took them whilst riding my bike pointing a long lens to the skies then you'll appreciate what I did get ;)
The photos have been cropped but not enhanced or sharpened.
I think it's possibly a Harrier - Marsh?
anyhoo - thanks for any...
Whilst on my health walk - taking my camera with me - I noticed a bunch of waders near the water's edge.
So I quickly grabbed my camera and managed to take a couple of photos before they flew off.
Now at first I thought they were Dunlin but thought the head shape didn't match and the...
I've been wrong with these 2 before ;)
The Scaup(?) was near to but not with the rest of the Tufties on the lake. It didn't look like it had a 'tuft' but I know the tufts can vary from bird to bird.
The Whimbrel(?) was with Curlews. It looks significantly smaller and I think I can make...
I am certain this is a Marsh Harrier but is montage 2 that the same Harrier 'hovering'?
I know birds don't 'really' hover as such and just use the wind to keep position, but do Marsh Harriers regularly hover or is this another bird?
The thing is, I put down my camera when the Harrier...
I have seen Ravens before - a pair of them - and they were HUGE!
But these guys didn't come near enough to gauge their sizes so 0-0.
There were about 6 of them together with the group seemingly picking on one individual - and I understand that Ravens don't tend to be in groups so 1-0...
It looks like it's either moulting or has an issue with its feathers.
I can see paler legs and it is in the reeds by a canal but the head variation and seemingly long beak makes me hesitate in jumping to any conclusions.
Any help appreciated thanks.
Noticed this guy VERY high up and at first thought it was the size of a Buzzard, but my photos seem to tell a different story (?).
Anyway, it was the behaviour of the bird which caught my eye.
It rose up circling high up on the thermals, as a Buzzard would, but then it would turn into...
Is this a juvenile Linnet or Chaffinch?
The photographs are the same bird photographed away from the sun and into the sun and the colour difference from those 2 angles is jarring.
My gut instinct says Linnet.
This isn't a major thing as both birds are quite common but I'd just like to...
There was a report of a Garganey and this is all I could get.
Sorry about the poor quality photos but the bird was a fair distance away and the heat haze generated by the sunny day didn't exactly help.
I had 10x42 bins but still couldn't make the bird out clear enough to make a...
I saw this chap on a neighbour's roof so grabbed my compact zoom - I couldn't make it out originally but it looked 'different'.
When I first looked at the images I thought it had a very noticeable bib/beard but, as is best with these things, common sense says that it must just be a...