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    Warbler - North Devon - 18th May

    Can anyone confirm chiffchaff for me please? And comment maybe on slightly unusual colouration?
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    Warbler - North Devon - 18th May

    Just checking on this one please. I only heard chiffchaff and no willow warbler song, so assume it is a chiffchaff. It has the dark beak and legs but the proportions didn't look quite right for chiffchaff, it has a very white breast and a very distinct eye stripe as well, with a yellowish bib...
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    Various Raptors - South Essex UK - 12th May

    Hi all, yes the area was flat open marsh scrubland around Fobbing near the Thames. Size wise, I would agree that they are unlikely to be eagles, I didn't get that impression. It was mainly the shape of the dark bird in question that deemed different from the usual area raptors. Thanks for...
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    Various Raptors - South Essex UK - 12th May

    Yes, really was one photo
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    Various Raptors - South Essex UK - 12th May

    Hi, I was using a Sony DSC rx10 iii zoom bridge camera. Sorry, I do not have any further photos that would help. It was an amazing couple of hours for raptors though near the Thames because as well as these I also saw a red kite and common buzzard which I have not posted the photos of
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    Various Raptors - South Essex UK - 12th May

    Thank-you and wow, never expected it to be a Honey Buzzard.
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    Various Raptors - South Essex UK - 12th May

    Please could you help ID / confirm ID of the following raptor pictures 1) Marsh Harrier 2), 3), 4) Male Hen Harrier 5), 6). 7) Not sure. 6) Could be another Hen Harrier but am not sure about 5) - is it a Buzzard. The wings seem very long. Many Thanks
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    Wader - Essex - 20/08/23

    Thanks to you both, I have only ever seen Knot in winter when they are more fluffed up, so had overlooked it this time.
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    Wader - Essex - 20/08/23

    Could anyone help identify this wader please. It hasn't got orange legs but I can't think of anything else with a shortish bill like that, so I'm thinking it is a Ruff. (Does that make it a Ruff guess? :-) ) Seen today at Two Tree Island, Thames Estuary Many Thanks
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    Raptor, East Sussex, 5th Aug

    Not fully sure on this one - it didn't look like a Kestrel, more like a Hobby, but no red trousers - so is it a female Hobby?
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    Another Damselfly ID, Essex UK

    Stumped by another Damselfly; I can't seem to find anything that looks quite like it in pictures on the web. The blue at the base of the wings coupled with a red stripe on the Thorax, red eyes, overall green with blue rings on the tail. Seen at Langdon Hills, Essex Many Thanks
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    Buzzard ID, Peak District UK, May 2023

    Many thanks - still trying to learn - there is a lot of variation on Common. Thanks for the pointers.
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    Buzzard ID, Peak District UK, May 2023

    Just wondering if this could be a Rough Legged Buzzard rather than Common. I first noticed the white patch on the rump and the witer under-tail, but reading up it does seem to have slightly longer wings when I compare with some of my other Common Buzzard photos, and it was hovering a lot as some...
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    Dameselfly ID, Essex UK

    Thanks to you all for your responses. I actually saw it at Fobbing, quite close to Corringham. Looking at the map at the link above (also see screenshot), it does look like there is a patch of Variable close by at Wat Tyler, but am also happy to accept the consensus that it is Azure,
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    Dameselfly ID, Essex UK

    Hi, Could I get an ID please. I don't think it is Common Blue as the black bands are too large. Variable Damselfly looked similar, but I understand it is quite rare, so am not convinced. Many Thanks.
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    Raptor ID Please - Stanage Edge, Peak District, Today - UK

    This is the best of some very poor pictures, is it possible to ID please? Yellow eye, barred tail, thick thigh feathers, I would say larger than a kestrel, carrying something in its talons
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    Possible Raven, Mam Tor, Peak District, May 22nd

    I'm thinking that the first picture could be a Raven, but the 'spiky hair', size and the overall length are confusing me. Comparing with the carrion crow picture I took today, it does look significantly different though
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    Finch, Essex, Early April

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the insights.
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    Finch, Essex, Early April

    At first I'd dismissed these photos as a female linnet, but looking at them again, the shape doesn't seem quite right for a linnet, the back is heavily streaked and the bill also looks slightly different. Could it therefore be a Twite? Many Thanks
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    White or Pied Wagtail - Essex UK - Today

    Great, thank you for the pointers.
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    White or Pied Wagtail - Essex UK - Today

    Hi, is this a white wagtail please? Seen today in South Essex. Light grey back with white underparts, but the cap does not look distinctly black and the bib is slightly mottled so am wondering if it is a female or first winter bird? Any pointers would be most welcome please.
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    Raptor - Essex UK

    Thank-you - a lifer for me!
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    Raptor - Essex UK

    Often see Marsh Harriers there, but didn't recognise this as one, at first I thought it was a Falcon except for size. It was much closer at first but dropped down behind the sea wall before I could take a photo, but then popped back up a little further away, hence why I thought it was too large...
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    Raptor - Essex UK

    Date was today - it was at Fobbing creek, which is not far from the Thames Estuary.
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