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  1. buck mulligan

    Jumail abonded villageAbu Al Dhalouf

    Hello everyone We are passing through and just squeezed in a half day And thought that others might like to know about this spot Not on ebird afaik 35W3+2X8 Abu Al Dhalouf This a Google map ref. All sorts of waders Will post the photos when I can Hth BM
  2. buck mulligan

    France - 2024

    Hi very late to this we would recommend Brittany / Loire Atlantic / Maine et Loire Basically between Nantes Vannes Angers There is lots to see and do and less driving Tolls Like the others we wouldn't dream of driving long distances on anything other than toll roads in France Corncrakes...
  3. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Er.... some white in the wing (bars ?) and white (external ?) rectrices too like this https://www.oiseaux.net/photos/thierry.becret/capucin.bec-d.argent.2.html#espece Hth
  4. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Hello The behaviour I ,so poorly, described seems to me to be "exotic" and there were several exotics observed even photographed My personal photographer was there for the raptors and so had his/her longest lens hence the poor image thanks to wonderful community here I am now leaning...
  5. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    thanks for this Yes we had found similar images A friend from SE Asia thinks that the behavior is "about right" but doesn't like that we never saw them on the stalks... We had a great day in the rice fields so we can let this on go ;) Having said that ... I spent an other hour on the...
  6. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Great thanksI I wasn't clear inthe first post the bird in the photo is the Waxbill which were present in small numbers but st least they stayed still long enough for us to spot the bill colour etc. We didn't see any distinctive features on the "mystery" bird 😞 Cheers
  7. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Thanks for this I hoped for someone that had a a similar experience👍 afaik there are no Black headed weavers in the area but it is not a busy spot The few locals were saw ( 1km from the site) did not understand what we were up to in the rice fields😎
  8. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Yes Scaly Breasted Munia well established in the Algarve
  9. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    thanks for this but we saw no clear supercillium
  10. buck mulligan

    LBJ Rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão Portugal yesterday

    Hello everyone after a wonderful week in the Algarve... we had great difficulty with a Little Brown Job (LBJ) in the rice fields on the Rio Arade north of Portimão - the rice had been harvested in parts of the field with the remaining stubble much higher than wheat Exact location ...
  11. buck mulligan

    Greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) ? Algarve today

    Halo Alexander thanks (again) for the quality of your reply long days in the sun are taking their toll on us 😀 and yes being able to read is cool 😀 Best regards
  12. buck mulligan

    Greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) ? Algarve today

    Hello again Please tell me if this really is a short toed lark or not Thanks again
  13. buck mulligan

    Iberian chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus) Algavre today

    Hello everyone Could someone tell me if this is an Iberian chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus) or not, please? TIA
  14. buck mulligan

    western France today : Bunting

    Hi Alexander Thanks again for your help very frustrating but no sorry only this photo :( Taken on the edge of the salt-marshes on the last bushes before the salt evaporation ponds Temperature about 14° My wife, who takes the photos, only got this one shot before it disappeared I noted...
  15. buck mulligan

    western France today : Bunting

    Hello we got confused by this one the brown crown the white supercillium the dark bill help pls cheers B
  16. buck mulligan

    western France today : chiffchaff....

    ah ... got it ! thanks B
  17. buck mulligan

    western France today : chiffchaff....

    Hi thanks for the rapid reply photos 4 and 5 are of the same bird I am a little surprised by the Cetti for 2 and 3 as it "seems" to have Olive green upper-parts rather the brown /buff that I would expect for a Cetti and on the bird was on the top off a bush but not singing Even I, with my...
  18. buck mulligan

    western France today : chiffchaff....

    Hello everybody amongst the birds we saw this morning ... These three A - 1,2,3 B - 4,5 C - 7,8 What do you think, please. Cheers B
  19. buck mulligan

    Pipit : Ouessant / Ushant Mid october

    Thanks Alex may be the wing bars are a bit bright ... thanks again and for the other one? B
  20. buck mulligan

    Pipit : Ouessant / Ushant Mid october

    Hello everybody, we have been going through the photos taken during our week on the rock and can"t agree on these two so.... help please. photo #329 is this a Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) ? photo #330 is a ? TIA Buck TIA Buck
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