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    Algarve Shearwater

    Just finished going through the rest of the photos from this morning. Took a photo later of a Cory's from a similar angle which makes for an interesting comparison. Sorry, maybe should've posted at the same time. Same photo as previously posted is reposted alongside for comparison.
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    Algarve Shearwater

    Thanks everyone, will go with Scopoli's
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    Algarve Shearwater

    Taken this morning off Carrapateira, Western Algarve. I assumed this to be Cory's Shearwater but seems to have white webs on the inner primaries and also seems quite clean underwings. So might this be Scopoli's?
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    Algarve Lark

    The reason I posted the first pic was that it was more side on. The second two, have the face tilted away somewhat, which would make the bill appear shorter. Given the location, I would expect Thekla. My reason for putting it up, was that in the field it seemed to exhibit a more crested feel -...
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    Algarve Lark

    Not sure if these show anything much different, other than the bill is closed.
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    Algarve Lark

    Taken at Vale Santo, near Cape St. Vincent two days ago. Thekla's Lark is by far the most common lark there - but Crested Larks seem to be very rare in this particular location. This one looks like Crested to me - longer bill with a straight lower mandible. But as it is unusual, am posting for...
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    Cook Strait New Zealand, 6th March

    From a recent holiday - well off patch for me so working from a Guidebook. Initial thought Sooty Shearwater, but bill too pale? So maybe Flesh footed Shearwater, but no evidence of flesh coloured feet. So maybe Westland Petrel? Stuck. Assistance appreciated.
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    New Zealand Shearwater

    That's great thanks, will go with Fluttering 👍
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    New Zealand Shearwater

    Taken off the ferry near Picton yesterday. Saw what looked like a Shearwater among a group of red billed gulls. Suspect Huttons or Fluttering. Help appreciated. Have included a pic with gulls in for size comparison
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    Paihia, New Zealand today

    Here is a pic of the same bird with what I believe is an ACD?
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    Paihia, New Zealand today

    I assumed this was an African Collared Dove but lack of neck ring, and peculiar beak shape leaves me pondering. Also looked a little smaller than the other AFD feeding nearby. Any thoughts?
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    Birds from Central Macedonia Greece

    First is Avocet, second Shelduck
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    Algarve Gull

    👍
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    Algarve Gull

    Taken in the Port in Sagres on a week or so ago. Is this a (pink legged) Yellow Legged Gull, or a Herring Gull?
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    Algarve Gull

    Thanks Alexander
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    Algarve Gull

    Taken this morning at Port do Baleeira in Sagres. My opinion is Great Black Backed, based on size (2nd pic has Yellow Legged (?) in front as size comparator), but Gulls not my forte so would appreciate confirmation/correction. Thanks.
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    Algarve Seawatching

    ....oh and the massive bills and cute expression 😆
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    Algarve Seawatching

    Thanks. It was a busy morning 👍
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    Algarve Seawatching

    Taken off Carrapateira this morning. Firstly, just to confirm that these are Razorbills? I estimate 300 - 400 passed through in about 2 and a half hours. Interspersed with them (about 1 in 20) were what look like Puffins? and also a few groups on their own There appeared to be a few...
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    Algarve Wader

    Thanks both.
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    Algarve Wader

    Taken at first light this morning, so quality pretty poor I'm afraid. Lots of Redshanks around and a few Greenshanks, but this bird had a longer bill - I think I can detect a slight droop at the tip of the bill as well (in img 6238). Also a strong white forehead, so was wondering Spotted...
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    Algarve Warbler

    There was a young Subalpine there on the same day -
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    Algarve Warbler

    Yes could be subalpine, but I felt the wings looked too rusty in colour. But the lighting isn't great - I saw the bird, snapped one photo and it flew off, so I had no chance to watch it for any time. To me the eye doesn't look right for Sardinian.
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    Algarve Warbler

    Tidying up photos - missed this - taken 21st October at Ponta da Atalaia in Sagres. Only one photo and not particularly good. Suspect Spectacled, due to rust colouration on wings, but not patterned enough for Whitethroat. Head looks relatively big. Can't really make out the primary projection...
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    Black-winged Kite Central France

    Confirmed 👍
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