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  1. Joseph Bouvier

    Gull/Wader/other seabird, I have no clue!! ---- Almeria, Spain.

    Ohh, really? I just looked online, and I can see that they have a white line along the outer edge of their wing, quite visible in flight. I think I can see small black eyes when I zoom in on the photo, like SBGs, so I think you could be right! I have seen them around here before, so I wouldn't...
  2. Joseph Bouvier

    Gull/Wader/other seabird, I have no clue!! ---- Almeria, Spain.

    Hi people. I have included below the worst quality picture you'll be able to find on this forum. I saw these 3 birds flying a long way off shore, didn't have my scope on me and just took a quick shot. Having looked back at the photo, I have no clue what the birds are. They are probably some sort...
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    Male and female mallards fighting.
  4. Joseph Bouvier

    Do Kestrels fly very high up? --- Almeria, Spain.

    That's really helpful info, Lou. Thanks! And that's just incredible!
  5. Joseph Bouvier

    Inentify this

    Looks like a yellow bellied sapsucker.
  6. Joseph Bouvier

    Do Kestrels fly very high up? --- Almeria, Spain.

    Well, brilliant! Thanks Alexander, very nice photos! And I can absolutely see the similarities between that bird and the one I saw. Thanks guys (:
  7. Joseph Bouvier

    Do Kestrels fly very high up? --- Almeria, Spain.

    Really! Wow! I have been dying to see one for ages, they aren't a normal sighting round here!!!!! How can you be so sure that it is a peregrine?
  8. Joseph Bouvier

    Do Kestrels fly very high up? --- Almeria, Spain.

    Here is another one of my rubbish photos. Saw this bird today whilst out walking. It was extremely high up in the sky (300-400m +). I see lots of kestrels around this area, but I have never seen any fly this high up. It was gliding, didn't even see it flap its wings, slowly flying in circles and...
  9. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Ok, I understand. So I guess it's a sandwich tern. It was just the bill, it looked so weird. Thank you everyone for your help.
  10. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    If you think it will help, here it is, but... (this is a heavily cropped photo from the back of the camera taken with a phone, excuse the poor quality)
  11. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Look, when I saw the bird yesterday it looked odd, I didn't know why at the time but I got a photo. When I got home and looked at the photo I could see why this bird looked odd, the bill was orange. No, I did not see the orange beak in the field, but since the bill colour is not obvious in the...
  12. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    So what's it going to be? Lesser crested or common tern?
  13. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    No, the bill was definitely dark orange, although I think it does have a yellow-ish tip (like a sandwich tern, but I am sure that this bird is not a ST). So both sandwich tern and caspian are out. I am pushing for common , even though it is an odd time to see them here, because it looks very...
  14. Joseph Bouvier

    Identify these birds - Pagham Harbour RSPB site - Hampshire, UK

    Well, the larger central bird looks like a species of godwit to me, either black tailed or bar tailed godwit. The other larger ones on the island could be golden plovers or black bellied plovers. The smaller birds look like a dunlins. No curlews there though :cry:
  15. Joseph Bouvier

    Identify this flock of birds - Pagham Harbour - RSPB site - Hampshire, UK

    They look like curlew to me, the bills are a bit too long to be whimbrel, also the birds in the photo have a white rump and white 'armpit' which can be seen on curlew.
  16. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Yeah, there are no recorded sightings of it in march on eBird, but who knows, it really looks like a common tern.
  17. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    But it looks very much like a CT
  18. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Well, I think they may be out of season for my area.
  19. Joseph Bouvier

    Female Scaup(s)? - UK

    Looks spot on to me (y)
  20. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Yeah, I was really thinking about that, but I thought that the beak colour was a bit wrong. Don't you agree? In LCT the beak is a pale orange, almost yelloe, whereas the bird in the photo seems to have a dark orange bill.
  21. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Sorry mistake! When I said I doubted that it was a common tern I meant to say that I doubted that it was a caspian tern, and that common tern was a possibility!!!!
  22. Joseph Bouvier

    Tern Sp. --- Almeria, Spain.

    Saw this tern and snapped a quick photo in a fishing port today. I saw several sandwich terns, but soon realised that this bird was not one of those. As can be seen in the photo, It has a mostly white body, slightly forked tail, black cap and an orange beak. Less obvious are the dark legs. I...
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