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    Norfolk mammals

    Thanks Steve, great to look back on, a real event in local natural history.
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    Norfolk mammals

    That was me Ticker, you old Polecat smuggler. Great shots John, don't think they will be matched. Kieran
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    Norfolk birding

    I'd rather guide my Dad into my Mum, than be forced to read another page of this thread...
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    Norfolk birding

    Not familiar with that species, is it Acrocephalus savilei?
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    Norfolk birding

    Shame your horse was struck in traffic.
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    Norfolk birding

    According to the Daily Mail, it was the over use of foreign deodorant cans, applied by illegals. Also, it's likely to give you cancer and decease the value of your home. Hope everyone one is well and getting a few birds, Kieran
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    Wainscot UK for ID

    Thanks Martin. Just found a date too, 20th October; if that helps? Kieran
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    Wainscot UK for ID

    Hey guys, My own thoughts are Large Wainscot, but a friend had it down as Bulrush. If location helps, it was picked up on the Norfolk coast, but frustratingly no date. Cheers, Kieran
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    Earliest Footprints Outside Africa Discovered in Norfolk!

    I heard they were from the last guy to call news out from east Norfolk.
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    GP at Wolverton

    Best place to position yourself is at the vertex angle of the triangle, which is formed by the two roads meeting. Here is a small green you can pull your car onto and you can view for a reasonable distance down both roads. Also, you can use the hedge as some cover. Kieran
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    Thanks, Phil, much appreciated. Mute Swan was a terrible example. The passive aggressiveness of my last post can now be upgraded to just niceness. You're not a bad sort, lad. Cheers, Kieran
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    Good point, Tarsiger. I am sure, Phil would have gotten round to pointing it out, he's good like that and with such politeness too. What a guy. He'll sort your spelling mistakes out and everything. Cheers, Kieran
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    I tried to leave a wee avenue to explore for the guy, Phil, that's all. Ruddy Shelduck isn't a Cat.C in Britain, Mute Swan does fall under that section and so does Greylag. Was silly to use Mute Swan as an example, as you pointed out and as I admitted. What did I write which was 100%...
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    The lad said he was new to the game, Phil, so I was just skimming the topic. You and I know that there are many branches of discussion in terms of classification, with the amount of categories many birds fit into. In terms of Greylag, for sure. Mute Swan was perhaps a bad choice; maybe because...
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    That's OK, Chris. This will explain the categories in which British birds are placed - http://thebritishlist.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/species-categories.html You can also find the latest British List on this site too. Kieran
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    Can someone ID this bird for me please?

    It's a Ruddy Shelduck. A feral bird in this country and not yet on the British list as a feral breeder with a self sustaining population (Cat. C's), such as Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Graylag Goose etc. Hope this helps. Kieran
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    Small bird in a tree, UK

    Male Redpoll, almost certainly a Lesser. IMO Kieran
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    Stonechat or Whinchat?

    Sorry, buddy, I miss-understood. It wasn't you being unclear, me just not reading it properly. ATB, Kieran
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    Stonechat or Whinchat?

    It could just be an old female, as they do look very much like 1st winter males. Also, why couldn't a 1st-winter/sub adult be in an area it wasn't hatched? The sub-adults of migratory birds move to wintering grounds. We get sub-adult Siberian Stonchats in western Europe, as over shoots, just as...
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    Stonechat or Whinchat?

    Hey, I can't see any reason why this isn't a Stonechat. Link to a immature Whinchat, taken by a friend on my local patch. http://showingwell.com/the-kelling-rectangle/kelling-rectangle-life-list-bou/kelling-cleaver-year-list-bou-2014/#jp-carousel-3446 Kieran
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    Warbler and Bunting?, Andalucia Dec.2013 - part 2

    Bunting looks good for Corn, to me. Kieran
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    Norfolk birding

    There was also the controlled explosion on Blakeney Point, the morning that a Parrot Crossbill was reported at Stiffkey (13/10/13). The explosion rattled your teeth, even from where we were stood. They say it comes in threes, so let's hope that this is the end of such incidents. Kieran
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    Mealy Redpoll? Worcs, UK

    Some useful online reading, Bill: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/sites/default/files/The-Separation-Of-Lesser-&-Mealy-Redpolls.pdf Kieran
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    Norfolk birding

    Reports of military helicopter crash at Cley, on shingle bank!!! Services on scene now!!
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    ID Help Please.

    Sedge Warbler, buddy.
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