These 2 species have had me scratching my head. I think I know what they are and if so, one would be a tick. I'm fairly sure the weaver is common but the eye colour is confusing me. Both taken in February this year at Abuko.
Any help would be appreciated.
Many birders would have seen this bird at Spurn on Friday and ticked it as a Pied though subsequent research and comments suggest it's a Collared. The bird was present until 5pm not far from the carpark, this shot was taken just before 11am.
Thoughts and armchair ticks welcome!
I saw this on BBC this morning and thought it was worth sharing. As for making a nest, well, that's just the usual journalism when it comes to anything bird-wise!
Great shot nonetheless.
I've just watched this on iPlayer, a must watch for anyone interested in conservation & wildlife in Peru or anywhere for that matter.
'Series following wildlife cameraman Charlie Hamilton James, who has bought 100 acres of Peruvian rainforest. Charlie establishes camp and makes some unpleasant...
My g/f bought a pair of Opticron Oregon binos a few years ago for a trip to Kenya. We're off to The Gambia soon and she was complaining about the eyecup being loose.
Two of the screws had fallen out so I phoned Opticron to see if they had them in stock. Two days later a new set arrived, the...
I've been looking at reserves is Brittany for a potential visit and Google Translate came up with this for one of the reserves;
In addition, the reed of Trunvel is of great importance for nesting breadcrumbs mustache and is a feeding area for paludicoles warblers during migratory stopovers...
I'm struggling to find anything like the first bird in Birds of the Indian Subcontinent but it can't be rare as I saw 2 birds 300km apart. From memory it's about the size of a large chat.
The second bird I had down as a Minivet but again, I can't match it to any of the illustrations. Any ideas...
I had a chat & picked up an information sheet at the Birdfair and I'm planning a trip soon. They cover all the places I want to visit at a good price and I was wondering if anyone had first hand experience of travelling with them. Any info gratefully received, cheers.
Easier heard than seen but here's my meagre list with my favourites in bold;
Large Hawk Cuckoo
Red-winged Crested Cuckoo
Levaillant’s Striped Cuckoo
Hi All, I'm curious to find out more about the diet of one of my favourite birds, Bohemian Waxwing. Back in February I saw one bird food passing to another and it looked like green plant matter although there were plenty of berries around.
I've seen them fly-catching on sunny days and nipping...
I took these photos at Thornham Creek on Feb 12th and presumed it was a Rock Pipit although there are a few features that don't quite fit, also the habitat isn't quite right. I briefly considered rubescens but the bill looks too sturdy and the wing coverts aren't particularly well marked.
I've been trying to get the complete ring number of this bird at Billing, Northampton over several visits and I've finally pieced it all together.
it looks like IA 128517 VOGELWARTE NIDENSEE and possibly GERMAN A.
Does anyone know any more about this adult bird?
Edit - I meant Black-headed...