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    Juvenile Meadow Pipit or something else? Isle of Wight UK

    I took this photo last week at the Needles battery, Isle of Wight, UK. Poor quality pic as it was taken through glass with a smallish camera. My first thought was female/juvenile Black Redstart. The habitat and size were right and there was a slightly rusty look in the rear parts. Meadow...
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    Yellow legged vs. Lesser black backed Gull, Kent UK

    The mantle colour of this gull makes me think that it is a Yellow-legged Gull but are there other features that would identify it as a Lesser Black Backed Gull? Grateful for any help and especially reasons if you can ID. The bird was in an estuary and there was at least one other of this type...
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    Pipits or Buntings, Kent UK

    Two different birds. Are they both Meadow Pipits or something else? Male Reed Buntings were also seen. Bird 1 had a very thin, quiet song. Thanks for amy help. Pat
  4. Amazon Kingfisher - male

    Amazon Kingfisher - male

    Viewed from a boat in the Cano Negro area. A species of Kingfisher where the males and females look quite different.
  5. Great Kiskadee

    Great Kiskadee

    A common bird throughout Costa Rica, it constantly says its name.
  6. Bare throated Tiger Heron

    Bare throated Tiger Heron

    Photographed close to the beach in a forested area in Tortuguero.
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    More South Africa (Kruger) birds

    No.5 could be Fork-tailed Drongo.
  8. Little Blue Heron

    Little Blue Heron

    Taken on the waterways at Tortuguero
  9. Southern Lapwing

    Southern Lapwing

    One of a small flock of Southern Lapwings on an inland site in the grounds of a hotel in the Arenal area.
  10. Whimbrel on the beach

    Whimbrel on the beach

    Taken at Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast. This is shown in the books as out of range for the Whimbrel, which is in any case uncommon on this coast.
  11. American Pygmy Kingfisher

    American Pygmy Kingfisher

    Seen during a boat trip in central Costa Rica
  12. Hoffmann's Woodpecker

    Hoffmann's Woodpecker

    A visitor to a bird table at a restaurant in northern Costa Rica.
  13. Cherrie's Tanager - female

    Cherrie's Tanager - female

    Seen in hotel grounds near Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
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    Costa Rica, large Grey bird

    I have a feeling that the ID of this bird, pictured in Tortuguero in March, should be fairly obvious, but it isn't. Not helped by the angle. Can someone ID please? Thanks Pat
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    Costa Rica 9-21 March 2017

    And a few more
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    Costa Rica 9-21 March 2017

    A few more pics.
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    Costa Rica 9-21 March 2017

    We booked this as a Natural Splendours of Costa Rica trip through Cox and Kings and travelled as part of a group of 20, mostly non/inexperienced birdwatchers. It was our first trip to Costa Rica but some of the birds were familiar from Florida and elsewhere in North America/the Caribbean...
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    Kingfisher Costa Rica

    Cannot decide whether this is a male Belted Kingfisher or female Amazon Kingfisher. Taken on the Rio Frio, Cano Negro 2 weeks ago. Thanks for any help. Pat
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    Which way is up? Costa Rica bird March 2017

    I think you might be right. There were a lot of those throughout Costa Rica but I didn't see another one behave like this. Thanks Pat
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    Which way is up? Costa Rica bird March 2017

    Just reviewing my photos from a couple of weeks back and came across this one. It was taken on the Caribbean side of Cost Rica and shows the bird displaying. There was a Montezuma Oropendola colony in the grounds of the lodge but I cannot reconcile the colour scheme of the bird in the photo...
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    Four Hummingbirds and a Raptor - Costa Rica

    Grateful for any help with these, all taken in the last few weeks. No idea about the Hummingbirds, which were at the Monteverde Hummingbird Garden. Sorry for the poor quality pics. Raptor was close to Monteverde NP and I have been given an opinion that it is a Gray Hawk.
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    Costa Rica Birds March 2017

    Yes, this bird was on the Pacific side, indicating Cherrie's.
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    Costa Rica Birds March 2017

    Grateful for any help with IDs on these 5 birds, all photographed in Costa Rica in the last few weeks. My thoughts: ID1 - Black cowled Oriole ID2 - Female Blue-black Grassquit ID3 - Thrush species? ID4 - Female Cherri's Tanager ID5 - Inca Dove Thanks Pat
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    Field Guide for Costa Rica

    Thanks. BTW - both Stiles&Skutch 2014 and Garrigues are out of stock on Amazon in the UK. Does anyone know of a different supplier here?
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    Field Guide for Costa Rica

    Thanks for posting this as I was about to ask the same question. Could someone also please recommend an app for iPad? Thanks Pat