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  1. neil78

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2023

    Another very early record, with at least one Willow Emerald photographed on Hadleigh Downs (south Essex) yesterday.
  2. neil78

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2023

    Small Red-eyeds were out at Hadleigh (south Essex) on Sunday 11th, along with at least 3 Southern Emeralds on Canvey Island - both very early.
  3. neil78

    UK Dragonflies & Damselflies 2021

    Fair enough, the Emeralds in SE Essex are probably a bit of an anomaly as Scarce are common and very much the default species, and there's nowhere I'm aware of locally where Common are present and Scarce aren't. Definitely a case of roles reversed, hence my comment. Also worth pointing out that...
  4. neil78

    UK Dragonflies & Damselflies 2021

    If you're after Southern Emeralds they favour the north east side of the hedge line which runs alongside the A130 Canvey Way. If you start in the corner of the field nearest the big roundabout and work your way along from there you should be fine (will be obvious when you get there). Best...
  5. neil78

    Grebe identification help

    I'm with Adam on Red-necked...
  6. neil78

    Perpignan and Canary Islands

    Middle one looks like a Lammergeier to me.
  7. neil78

    Guess which bird from my terrible photo?

    Are you sure you haven't seen a Jack Snipe..? ;)
  8. neil78

    Buteo hawk in Myanmar

    Could it be a Black Eagle?
  9. neil78

    Where am I?

    :smoke:Second pic: GBbGull on the water. Can't even see a bird on the rocks so will take a stab at Shag.
  10. neil78

    Where am I?

    If you turn the first pic 90 degrees then I'm seeing 2 Bee-eaters..
  11. neil78

    Waders in Scotland

    Number 2 looks like the same bird in number 3 to me... not sure you could rule out a Sanderling for the other bird in pic 3 either.
  12. neil78

    Migrant or Southern Migrant Hawker, Essex

    Thanks very much Adrian. It's one of the earlier sightings locally so hopefully there'll be several more appearing over the next few weeks. Out of interest, is it usual for a female to show so much blue on the abdomen and eyes?
  13. neil78

    Migrant or Southern Migrant Hawker, Essex

    Photos taken by a friend at Bowers Marsh, Essex this morning. They assumed Migrant, but I'm leaning towards SMH - anyone able to confirm either way please..? Edit: Not sure what's happening with these photos - link to originals below: http://www.sognet.org.uk/Photos.asp
  14. neil78

    Yellow Warbler?

    Palm Warbler.
  15. neil78

    What am I?

    That only leaves Hume's Yellow-browed then..?:smoke:
  16. neil78

    20 Questions

    Is it the only European species which migrates north for the winter..?
  17. neil78

    What am I?

    Got to be a Wryneck, surely...
  18. neil78

    RFI Willow Emeraid

    The Scarce Emeralds at Wat Tyler are on the small pool to the right of the entrance track, approx. 100m after the entrance gate, i.e. before you get to the cottages on the left. Probably the easiest place nearby is at RSPB Bowers Marsh, just east of Wat Tyler. Take the track from the car park...
  19. neil78

    Tern ID UK

    Echo what's been said above - nothing to suggest Roseate if that's where you were trying to go with this..
  20. neil78

    UK dragonflies and damselflies, 2016

    From the main car park by The Bull pub, head down the east side of the woods with the playground on your left. Continue down the hill with the gardens on your left and at the end of the gardens you'll cross a small stream and be on a gravel path. Turn left here and last week the SMH were 200m or...
  21. neil78

    2 Martins, 1 Bunting, Malaga (Spain) in July

    House Martin for me..
  22. neil78

    UK dragonflies and damselflies, 2016

    Check here for more updates on SMH sightings: http://www.sognet.org.uk/News.asp They were fairly easy in Hockley Woods last week, surprising that they're there given the habitat is apparently at odds with their normal haunts on the continent, and completely different to the other sites they've...
  23. neil78

    Cutest, ugliest bird in the world!

    Marabou Storks take some beating in the ugly stakes..
  24. neil78

    Biking Birder 2015 - A cycle ride to every RSPB and WWT reserve.

    I think it's probably all the same wood, but we saw them this year from the small car park which is on the minor road east from Spean Bridge, south of the river, just after it crosses the railway. Grid ref would be approx. 228 815.