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    Birds in St James' Park, England

    Ah, well if its wings are clipped then clearly it's captive, thanks for that.
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    Birds in St James' Park, England

    Thank you both, very helpful. Fern, I'm curious what the line is on captive birds. I just did some quick research and eBird lists the Chiloe Wigeon and Rosy-Billed Pochards in St James' Park as escapees - if that's true, are they really captive birds? I've always been curious about how to deal...
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    Birds in St James' Park, England

    My sister took some videos of some birds in St James' Park, and I was helping her ID all the birds later on. Two have me stumped. The first two photos, I know the Black Swan, of course, but can anyone please ID the bird in the water behind it? The third photo looks like a hybrid Tufted Duck -...
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    Wood pigeon question

    Hello, we ended up not having to move house after all, so there was no actual conclusion to our situation that would be helpful to you, unfortunately. But I would say, if it's only a few blocks away in a city, I would think that it's likely that your pigeon might find you again.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Yes, you are quite right, and I knew before I posted that there was little hope of achieving an ID of a pipit with no photos or audio. But you have all been very helpful, and I appreciate it. One of my goals for next year is to improve my ID'ing skills so that I can obtain more positive IDs...
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    I did indeed use xeno-canto.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    It only called intermittently, and it sounded more like a Rock or Water Pipit than Meadow. I think I shall just have to accept that this will remain an unconfirmed species of pipit. But thank you all for the help!
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Thank you. I was afraid from the start that a positive ID would be almost impossible. Sadly I did have a field guide in my hand but even that didn't help! Having done quite a bit of research between yesterday and today, I'm almost certain it was not a Meadow Pipit, but whether it was Rock or...
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Thanks for your input, but 100% not a Skylark.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Thanks. However, I have just remembered that the bird wasn't alone the whole time! I'd forgotten that a pair of Greenfinches showed up at the end. So I can say, with safety, that it was a bit larger and definitely chunkier than a Greenfinch. One question I have is just how uncommon are Water...
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Thanks, I will bear that in mind.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    I agree, but all three of us were unanimous in agreeing on its size - clearly larger than a Dunnock and only just smaller than a Skylark.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    It did, yes, thanks for reminding me. We've just now listened to the flight call of Rock, Water and Meadow Pipits. The Meadow Pipit is the least similar. Hard to tell between Rock and Water, although again just leaning towards Water.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Sorry, that was a typo, I meant to say the bird we saw was too big for a Meadow Pipit, not too small. It was noticeably larger than a Dunnock.
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    Pipit - Breydon Water, UK

    Hello everyone, Tricky question today, as it concerns pipits and I have no photos! So I was at Breydon Water in Norfolk yesterday afternoon with fellow birders (my mum and sister, to be precise), and saw two pipits, although one of them disappeared quite early in the proceedings. I've never...
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    Great Crested Grebe nesting behaviour

    I've been keeping an eye on a pair of Great Crested Grebes nesting in my local marina. The first egg hatched on Wednesday, second hatched on Friday. I went to see them this morning, and only the female was there on the nest, looking around quite a bit. No sign of the male or the two chicks. A...
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    Juvenile - UK

    Thank you! We've had Dunnocks in our garden for years, but I've never seen a juvenile before, which is odd.
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    Juvenile - UK

    Good morning all, I saw this young bird in my garden this morning, and I'm not sure what he is. Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Old photos 3 - Virginia

    Thank you all!
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    Old photos 3 - Virginia

    The photo, if I recall correctly, was taken in a field in Delaware, in winter, right by the coast.
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    Old photos 3 - Virginia

    Thanks, I don't think it was a Greater Yellowlegs though - the legs were too dull in colour, and the bird was too small, if I recall correctly.
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    Old photos 3 - Virginia

    Thank you, I think you are quite right with Hermit Thrush - I do have a record of having seen one years ago, so that photo is probably it.
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    UK (SW) - Warbler type?

    I agree it's either Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler. Hard to tell from the photo if there is a faint eye ring or not. The bird looks like it is singing though - did you hear it at all? Might be worth listening to both their calls online, as they are quite different.
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    Hawk (Virginia)

    Thanks!
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    Hawk (Virginia)

    Sorry folks, found another photo of hawks in Virginia. Photos #2 and #3 are the same bird. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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