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    Raptor, East Sussex, UK.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I had considered that too but I wasn't sure the head looked quite right, but I don't think I've ever encountered juv. Goshawk before either so you could be right.
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    Raptor, East Sussex, UK.

    Hi all, this raptor floated high overhead today when I was out birding at Old Lodge on Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Against a bright sky I only saw it in silhouette and assumed it was a Common Buzzard, but now I've got the image on my computer and lightened it I'm now unsure of the ID. My...
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    Two Warblers, Armenia

    Thank you all for the replies and suggestions.
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    Two Warblers, Armenia

    Here are two warblers that the group I was with were unsure of, both in the Yeghegnadzor area of Armenia last week. The first four images are of the same individual, the last two of a different individual at another location nearby. The question was whether they could be Eastern Olivaceous or...
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    Pipit, Rainham, UK

    Great, thank you.
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    Pipit, Rainham, UK

    I look forward to the day when I can ID Pipit species without having to start new threads on here... This bird was active around the edge of the pool in front of the Shooting Butts Hide this afternoon. From distance I thought it looked most like Meadow Pipit, but the strong supercilium has made...
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    Pipit, London.

    Thanks. I'm getting better at Pipit ID when they're on the deck, but not in flight. Shame I couldn't get better images. I actually tried increasing the saturation of the image to see if there were any buff tones but it stayed pretty neutral, which made me lean towards Water Pipit. It was taken...
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    Pipit, London.

    Hi all. Just a quick confirmation please of this Pipit that flew overhead when I was on the Walthamstow Reservoirs yesterday. There were some Meadow Pipits around but we've also had Water Pipits on site recently and I wasn't sure of this individual. Apologies for the poor quality of the images.
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    Possible Skua, Scotland

    When I first saw it through binoculars the body shape and beak looked good for a skua species. Otherwise it just appeared very dark - almost black - and it was only after reviewing the photos I noticed the white on the tail area. I didn't notice anything specific about flight characteristics...
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    Possible Skua, Scotland

    I might be asking a bit much to get an ID on this one... On a boat crossing across the Sea of the Hebrides from Mallaig to Lochboisedale last week we saw a few skuas relatively close-up - identified by our tour leader as Pomarine - but only I saw this particular bird. I only saw it side-on for...
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    Juvenile Passerine, Scotland.

    Thanks, I think you could be right. The habitat did look a bit wrong for Redstart, but there was a reason (which I can't remember) why the general thoughts were towards Redstart. Having cross-referenced it with other images online after your suggestion I think you're right.
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    Juvenile Passerine, Scotland.

    This young passerine was on farmland on the Black Isle near Inverness. In scope views it was in silhouette against the sky but we thought it resembled a juvenile Redstart. Now I've been able to get the photos home and brighten them, I'd welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance. N.B. It's the...
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    Waders, Scotland.

    Thank you. I was considering a reasonable difference in size between the two birds in the first photo, but perhaps it's just a trick of perspective.
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    Waders, Scotland.

    Hi all, I've just returned from a birding tour in Scotland where we were taken to Udale Bay on the Cromarty Firth for the waders. It was mostly Redshank, Dunlin and Knot on the mud. Looking through my photos I've noticed a few small waders I'm not 100% sure of, and would like your...
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    Wader, Essex, UK, January 2020

    Great, thanks for the confirmation.
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    Wader, Essex, UK, January 2020

    Hi all, I'd just like thoughts on this wader I photographed at Shoeburyness recently. I always struggle with telling winter Knot and Dunlin apart in the field (unless they're close together) but at the time I felt confident this was a Knot. Now I'm second-guessing myself having looked at some...
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    Gull, London

    Great, thanks.
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    Gull, London

    Hi all. I'm terrible at identifying gulls, and every time I think I've identified a Yellow-legged Gull it turns out to be an LBBG. I was looking through the gulls on this structure on the Thames shore near Rainham today, knowing that there have been several dozen reported in the area in recent...
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    Terns, London

    Great, thanks. That'll be helpful for the future. Arctics have been reported here quite a few times recently so I'm going to keep watching and see if I can spot any. And apologies for posting so many photos!
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    Terns, London

    Final photos...
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    Terns, London

    More photos...
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    Terns, London

    Hi all. There have been a number of terns going through Walthamstow Reservoirs in recent days - with a mix of Common and Arctic reported. This morning there were around half a dozen on one reservoir, but I'm not too familiar with Arctic and trying to ID them in the field. I took a number of...
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    Crossbills, Speyside, Scotland

    Great, thanks all.
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    Crossbills, Speyside, Scotland

    Hi all. I've just returned from a trip birding in Scotland and I photographed these two Crossbills. I'd be interested to know what people on here think, regarding their species. Any help is much appreciated as always.
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    Marsh or Willow Tit, Surrey, UK.

    Thanks everyone. I did raise an eyebrow when I read Willow Tit on the recent listings board, but I thought I'd check to be sure.
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