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    Northern Ecuador August 2024

    Wife and I are definitely interested. As always for retired folk, it depends on cost. Peter
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    Lark 1 from Tsavo East - Nov 2022

    My best n00bie attempt is that these are red-capped larks. Seeking confirmation or gentle ridicule.
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    Tsavo West raptor ID - Nov 2022

    Thanks all for the education.
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    Tsavo West raptor ID - Nov 2022

    @tconzemi @lou salomon
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    Masai Mara - early November 2022 - blue-sheen seed eater

    I think Larry and THE_FERN nailed it. See Lars Peterson's São Tomé photos on ebird. https://ebird.org/species/whwwid1
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    Tsavo West raptor ID - Nov 2022

    This bird was perched nearby.
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    Tsavo West raptor ID - Nov 2022

    I want to say tawny eagle pale morph ..... but what's with the horizontal stripes?
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    Big bill - Tsavo West Nov 2022

    If this is a Red-billed Buffalo Weaver I am switching to knitting.
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    Masai Mara - early November 2022 - blue-sheen seed eater

    LOL ... you're a star Butty. Thanks :)
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    Buffalo Springs (Samburu, Kenya) sparrow-like with doubts

    Initially I had this as a parrot-billed sparrow, but now I am not sure. What's with the rufous eye, the weird cheek stripes and a distinctly non-convincing parrot bill?
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    Masai Mara - early November 2022 - blue-sheen seed eater

    Steel-blue whydah emerging into (adult) plumage?
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    Buffalo Springs (Samburu, Kenya) thrushlike

    You are a star Dr Watson :-) Many thanks.
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    Buffalo Springs (Samburu, Kenya) thrushlike

    Those grey legs ruled out a lot, so I thought 'thrush'. But no match. Help?
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    Thomson's Falls (Kenya) foliage skulker

    Relatively large bird (25cm?). Eye definitely not red. Apologies for quality - tricky lighting and snap views.
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    Masai Mara (Kenya) November 2022

    @Butty - OMG, that is brilliant !!! Well done. The very"not-epitome" of the name. Thank you so much. I would never have got it.
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    Masai Mara (Kenya) November 2022

    Any help welcome.
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    Masai Mara ID assistance, please.

    To Tom And Andy: Good question. Here's what I gleaned - Eurasian buzzard (Birdlife; Arthurgrosset; Natureweb) = Common buzzard (Avibase; Ebird), which is distinctly uncommon in the Americas and Australia = Steppe Buzzard - which is a migratory subspecies (Buteo buteo vulpinus), pertinent to...
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    Masai Mara ID assistance, please.

    Eastern Masai Mara (Kenya) on 13 November. Small copses in rocky 'kopje' terrain set in a small valley in surrounding savannah. When I first saw the bird I immediately thought - 'buzzard', from the size, robust shape and the 'necklace'. By a fellow-traveller suggested a female Montagu's harrier...
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    Waxwings limited edition prints

    I really enjoy your work. I can just feel the wind ruffling those feathers, with the odd bird bobbing to maintain its balance. Only a skilled artist can invoke such sensations.
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    Ian Lewington doing his thing

    Gracias Rafael. He maligns himself when he states that he is not an artist, just an illustrator.
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    Church peregrine

    Stunning use of light and shade, Ian. Having tried watercolours unsuccessfully I am green with envy at your mastery of the medium. Well done!!
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    One year later in wildlife

    Since this is my first post on this topic, a short intro. Raised in South Africa and as a geologist I worked in the 'bush'. I only became interested in birds at a relatively late stage. Regarding art, I started in Spain about 5 years ago (after retirement) doing water-colours, mostly Spanish...