Can anyone help me with the ID of this bird please? It was found in the high street of a town in Central Serbia yesterday. I considered Marsh warbler but that reddish brown tail doesn't seem to be right nor does the short primary projection or leg colour.
Any observations much appreciated.
Hi all, hoping you can help with Id. of this harrier seen in Serbia. Not my photo but asking on the behalf of someone else. Its been suggested that it's Montagues based on 4 primary fingers showing and striped and very smudged secondaries.
I'm unsure because the pale sub secondary band doesn't...
Not one for treading well known paths these days and back for a breif visit to my beloved Blighty I spied a diamond in the rough. Between Lickey and Lydiate Ash stands a mound of rugged grassy scrub, a heath no less. Suspecting a prior landfill site with its unobtrusive methane vents and having...
Have been living in Serbia for just over 2 years now. Great birding country. Here are a couple of visitors to my garden. The middle spot is a regular and the Rock bunting was a first for me this morning !!!
This was taken by a young birder in Serbia at Belgrade rubbish dump last week.
She identified the Black headed gulls but I noticed the much smaller bird far right. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Can anyone tell me is the following up to date and correct ? It was taken from IUCN.
Melanitta fusca has been split into Melanitta fusca, M. deglandi and M. stejnegeri following a review of recent literature (Livezey 1995, Garner et al. 2004, Sangster et al. 2005, Collinson et al. 2006, AOU...
Hi all, I have recently become very interested in a relatively new phenonomen, a design system currently sweeping the globe called Permaculture. If you haven't heard of it I urge you to look it up because I believe, it has great potential for life on earth. A little dramatic may be and you may...
Best in-field recording method
Birdtrack is an excellent resource and conservation tool and I think anyone interested in helping to protect birds should be using it. In case you wern't aware you can now post your sitings from around the globe.
I recently acquired an android tablet and...
I moved to Serbia just last October and the birding is just fantastic.
This spring just gets better and Im seeing species on my doorstep that would take me all year trolling round Blighty to possibly see.
Im in central Serbia and feel like I have the place to myself as most of the small birding...
can anyone give some thought to these attached feathers please ?
Found on my patch yesterday, Im thinking owl because of the amount of down on the quill, however I cant pin it down to any species decisivley except possibly tawny owl, however the only tawny owl feathers i can see with...
Weather causing some odd bird movements - today had 2000+ starlings feeding on pasture in Mamble Worcestershire. As you might expect this is unusual for 1st week of April, last week my local Starlings in same county were nesting.
I guess these birds are re-grouping to wait out this Arctic blast...
have had a really 'oily' starling on my bird table this morning with next to no spots.
Realise its unlikely to be a spotless not least because of how sedentary they are, just wondering if anyone has seen similer birds in UK ?
Havnt really got to grips with this individual yet and light is...
Nobody seems to mention 'jizz' much any more in relation to bird ID.
I don't think enough regard to jizz is given in relation to bird ID.
Is it because so much reliance is given to field guides, photos and videos?
Or worse are we risk averse, afraid of our instincts or intuition ? Afraid to...
Have discovered Common Crossbill feeding on cones of what i believe to be Western Hemlock at 2 different sites in the Midlands. Went in search of this species with Larch and spruce in mind as directed by the literature.
Just wondering if anyone else has seen Crossbill on Hemlock and whether its...
Has anyone seen waxwing in Worcestershire this winter? as every bordering county appears to have some as do many other counties across the country.
Must be some lurking in here somewhere.
Hope someone can help.