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Old Friday 8th October 2004, 09:52   #402
tom mckinney
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Originally Posted by Bluetail
Perversely, I didn't find this a problem. When I first saw the bird it was alongside a Curlew and I reckoned it was 20% smaller, which is within the accepted range - though I admit I find such percentages difficult to judge.
Cheers, Jason. Yes this is all pretty crazy!

I think this all boils down to an act of faith? There are features on this bird that are spot on for SbC, but wrong for EC. There are features on this bird that are spot on for EC and wrong for SbC. For me there are more pro SbC than pro EC so in my rather simple and unrefined mind I'm willing to have this as SbC. I really think that if this bird wasn't quite so rare and if nailing this ID was not of such huge importance then many more people would have this as SbC...?

Agreed (with whoever said it) that this is the best BF thread for ages.
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