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  1. phil baber

    Great-tailed or Boat-tailed Grackle? Nolton Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    Thanks for that Ruff-Leg! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
  2. phil baber

    Great-tailed or Boat-tailed Grackle? Nolton Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    Yep. Of course. Just providing lots of images for people to understand how to ๐Ÿ†” these 2 species. From the outset there has been no instructive information as to how this bird has been identified as a GtG? Without saying why it's not a BtG? This thread is not designed to claim that it's either...
  3. phil baber

    Great-tailed or Boat-tailed Grackle? Nolton Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    As a lot of birders in the UK are aware, there is a Grackle species at Nolton Haven, in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It was discovered last week. And could represent a first record for the British List. (Whether ship-assisted or not, it is a very important record!) From its initial discovery to...
  4. phil baber


    Delia, It's up .
  5. phil baber

    Comment by 'phil baber' in media 'MAGNOLIA WARBLER ~ St Govan's, Pembrokeshire (26 Sept 23)'

    Best at 1080p. And yes! "Anerican" is an embarassing typo!
  6. MAGNOLIA WARBLER  ~ St Govan's, Pembrokeshire (26 Sept 23)

    MAGNOLIA WARBLER ~ St Govan's, Pembrokeshire (26 Sept 23)

    On 23 Sept 23 the third Magnolia Warbler ( Setophaga magnolia) for the UK, and the first ever for the UK mainland, was found in Trefallen Valley, St Govanโ€™s. On 26 Sept I was able to capture footage in less crowded conditions. This edited film the result. It gives a good overview of the bird's...
  7. phil baber


    Thanks a lot Delia! Filming a bird has been an absolute asset, when sketching is well nigh impossible. You can break down what you have seen, and turn the bird through its dimensions later. Upload the YouTube video to the Gallery? I'll have to work that one out! Good to be back.
  8. phil baber


    MAGNOLIA WARBLER W.I.P. #3 This bird was difficult to work out as it flitted from deep cover into deeper cover. But filming it, and studying grabs of the footage, allowed me to break it down into how it's actually put together. Luckily a few hours of observation at very close range, with only...
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  10. phil baber


    Untitled Is Unfinished! MAGNOLIA WARBLER W.I.P. #1 Well well. Hello again. It's been a hectic and not always agreeable 11 years since I last posted on this thread. Since that time all sorts of curved balls have been thrown in my direction. So, the ability to keep this thread going drifted...
  11. phil baber

    Bird ID Menorca. 29 September 2012.

    Very bad footage. Slowed and repeated. Not much to go on! Came across this today and had forgotten it for years. I remember a big fall of Robins that week. This bird appeared on an outcrop and dived for cover, soon after a Sardinian Warbler had chased a Scops Owl into a bush. The russet tail is...
  12. phil baber

    uk pipit

    Mipit. Agreed.
  13. phil baber

    Duck ,Northern Greece

    They are indeed!
  14. phil baber

    Which bird could this be?

    Willow. Nice photos Frank!
  15. phil baber

    Raven or crow? plus Twite ID? Rye Harbour, East Sussex, UK (25/01/19).

    For sure. Yellow bill on 4 and check the "curry-coloured faces" and bec-jaunes on these beauties! B (:
  16. phil baber

    Little Tern?

  17. phil baber

    Warbler from Cyprus

    It is. A male. A wonderful bird with a machine-gun call.
  18. phil baber

    Plover in Mallorca

    3 votes.
  19. phil baber

    gull from Poland

    Are they still calling it Caspian? Because it looks like one. Look at those legs. I spent 5 Springs in Polska and wondered why the Herring Gulls on the Wisla looked funky & weird, before they gave it a name. If it's not a Caspo? I'd like to learn why...
  20. phil baber

    Lesser Whitethroat 26.9.18 London E14.

    In both images I'd suggest, looks like a Lesser Throat that might be a UK/close breeder...? Nice looking bird though! PS During Summer one hears the incessant dry-rattle and rarely see the singer. But when you do? Gorgeous and subtle bird with a hint of un--affodable after-shave! (And cheap...
  21. phil baber

    Tundra or Taiga bean goose

    Agree with Dougie here. We used to call then rossicus... :cat: PS Like a Pinkfoot, but a bit Bean-erer!
  22. phil baber

    Marsh or Willow Tit

    Think one might wish to see a few more pics to get all angles on an ID here? Note the demarcation zone defined on the cheek patch also. The apparent "bull-neck" imho down to angle, and the bib seems big due to shadow of fluffed feathers. Difficult species pair. More photos would help! And I...
  23. phil baber

    Bird on feeder

    Bewick's Wren?
  24. phil baber

    Unknown Plover at Sharm November

    Wow! The next set has put the Plover amongst the Pigeons! And lots of Cats may be watching! Hope so! ;)