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  1. Henry_Flower

    Gulls and a raptor, Netherlands, UK and Germany

    Thanks, that was quick!
  2. Henry_Flower

    Gulls and a raptor, Netherlands, UK and Germany

    I have a few queries from a recent trip to NW/Central Europe. Hopefully someone can confirm or correct: bird 1: The Hague, Netherlands, 7 July. Lesser black back? bird 2, same place and time: 2nd winter Herring? bird 3: Oxfordshire, UK, 9 July. Yellow-legged? bird 4: Koldinger Teiche near...
  3. Henry_Flower

    Common Crossbill? Spremberger Talsperre, Brandenburg, Germany

    Thank you both -- chaffinches were certainly around, and very likely greenfinches, so they sound more likely!
  4. Henry_Flower

    Common Crossbill? Spremberger Talsperre, Brandenburg, Germany

    Another "would be nice" audio recording -- Merlin suggests there's a crossbill in the first few seconds of the attached recording, but I'm not at all familiar enough with them to judge. The landscape is a (mostly pine) plantation/forest, near a reservoir.There have been crossbills in the general...
  5. Henry_Flower

    Green sandpiper? Brandenburg, Germany

    This may be a long shot, but is it possible to ID from this recording a possible green sandpiper, suggested by Merlin 5 seconds in? It's a plausible habitat -- an old open-cast mine now being rewilded as a lake; we saw a little ringed plover in the area. The call sounds similar but not identical...
  6. Henry_Flower

    Which falcon? Spreewald, Germany

    Thanks, that is more interesting -- I so rarely see hobbies that I'm not good at recognising them!
  7. Henry_Flower

    Which falcon? Spreewald, Germany

    Can anyone help with this falcon, flying high (and interacting with a black kite, not photographed) over the Spreewald region of Germany yesterday? Just kestrel, or hopefully a peregrine (beefy body and larger white area around the eye mask)?
  8. Henry_Flower

    Meadow/Tree pipits? Klinge, Germany

    Thanks everyone -- it's good to know I was only half completely wrong!
  9. Henry_Flower

    Meadow/Tree pipits? Klinge, Germany

    Can anyone help with some suspected tree or meadow pipits? My best guess in tree pipit, as bird 2 seems to have a strong supercilium. Seen today in an open woodland area, near an artificial lake, NE Germany. Both were unfortunately silent. Bird 1 sat at the top of a tree: Bird 2 may be the...
  10. Henry_Flower

    Sandpiper? Spreewald, Germany

    Good point! Here are the other ones I have:
  11. Henry_Flower

    Sandpiper? Spreewald, Germany

    I have another challengingly blurry picture, from today -- unfortunately the best one of this bird. Is it possible to ID the wader in front of the preening duck from this? The best I can guess is some kind of sandpiper, but that doesn't get me very far!
  12. Henry_Flower

    Harrier and wheatear (?) -- Geiseltalsee, Germany

    Not very helpfully, I think -- here's the full recording I made, with more wind and not much else!
  13. Henry_Flower

    Harrier and wheatear (?) -- Geiseltalsee, Germany

    There were certainly stonechats nearby (I saw them a few minutes later), so that might fit.
  14. Henry_Flower

    Harrier and wheatear (?) -- Geiseltalsee, Germany

    This was at the top end of a vineyard/tree plantation area on a slope above the lake. No reeds within 100m or so. I scanned the tree frames and wires of the vineyard, but saw no sign of the bird.
  15. Henry_Flower

    Harrier and wheatear (?) -- Geiseltalsee, Germany

    Can anyone help with a couple of IDs from a visit last week to Geiseltalsee (lake surrounded by fields) in Germany? The first I think is a hen harrier (rather than Pallid or Montagu's) -- I'm not familiar with the other harriers, but I gather five fingers rather than four rules them out? The...
  16. Henry_Flower

    Lesser whitethroat? Spreewald, Germany

    I"ve never knowingly seen or heard one -- ebird maps suggest it's much less likely in this area.
  17. Henry_Flower

    Lesser whitethroat? Spreewald, Germany

    Can anyone confirm whether the bird in the attached recording (at e.g. 2 seconds and 11 seconds in) is a lesser whitethroat? I was sure when I heard it, and birdnet agreed, but it's very early for this area (near Vetschau in the Spreewald region of Germany; the bird was in a bush near a lake...
  18. Henry_Flower

    Goshawk? Berlin

    Yes -- I've had glimpses in the Tiergarten, but they're easier to locate in a smaller area! This was in one of the churchyards. :)
  19. Henry_Flower

    Goshawk? Berlin

    Thanks -- it's good to be sure!
  20. Henry_Flower

    Goshawk? Berlin

    I went looking for the famous Berlin goshawks today -- can I check whether I actually found one, rather than a female sparrowhawk? There were male sparrowhawks around as well, and this bird was significantly bigger -- I had an impression of buzzard size. If it helps, I can also provide an audio...
  21. Henry_Flower

    Raptor -- Cottbus, Germany

    Any thoughts on this raptor flying into some trees today (meadow/reed environment, city outskirts)? At the time our impression was buzzard-sized, but too flappy in flight for buzzard, so we thought sparrowhawk and misestimated size. Looking at the photos, the black wingtips suggest marsh harrier...
  22. Henry_Flower

    Gull, Peitzer Teiche, Brandenburg -- Germany

    Hi, is it possible to ID this gull, seen on its own today? Lake/fields landscape. Both pictures are of the same bird (unfortunately I couldn't get a clear picture of the upper side).
  23. Henry_Flower

    Which crest? Cottbus, Germany (audio)

    One more question for this year! Can anyone confirm whether this recording is of a firecrest or a goldcrest? (Merlin IDed it as firecrest, for what it's worth, which would be more interesting for this time of year). The recording is from December 11th.
  24. Henry_Flower

    BOP -- Raddusch (Spreewald, Northeast Germany)

    Unfortunately I can't really add much on behaviour -- I'm familiar with kestrels, but not merlins, and there was nothing un-kestrel-like; it rose steeply from behind some trees, then flew off over the small lake out of sight. :(
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