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Old Saturday 15th November 2014, 21:03   #1
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Birds in Famous locations

Got the idea from a couple of photos I took on my last trip.

My hope is that other people will have similar shots to share and keep the thread running as there is a bit of a lack of quizzing here these days.

Anyway, here are two photos. In the first, can you ID the species and the famous landmark?

In the second, you might guess the species but can you find it in the photograph. The location is harder but the first picture may give you a clue.
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Old Saturday 15th November 2014, 21:13   #2
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Egyptian Goose, Atomium, Brussel/Bruxelles.
Peregrine? (in the top "window"), Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Brugge.

Sadly, most of my pictures are either/or... but I've attached one which combines bird and famous site.
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Old Sunday 16th November 2014, 08:09   #3
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Spot on and impressively quick too.

The closest thing I have to a reveal on the Peregrine is attached.

For yours I am guessing shags on the white cliffs of Dover?
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No: different bird and different (and in my opinion more impressive) white cliffs.
Though it's possibly an infamous landmark rather than a famous one.
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No: different bird and different (and in my opinion more impressive) white cliffs.
Though it's possibly an infamous landmark rather than a famous one.
Cormorant and Rugen maybe X.

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Old Sunday 16th November 2014, 09:26   #6
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Cormorant on Beachy Head.
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Cormorant on Beachy Head.
That was my guess - based on the "infamous" tag.
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I photographed this Ocellated Turkey on Yavin IV back in 2007.

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That was my guess - based on the "infamous" tag.
And certainly more logical than my suggestion
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Cormorant on Beachy Head.
Correct. I bought a single bus ticket to Beachy Head once. Not a nice thing to do!
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Ok, this may be too tough, let's see.

2 species and name the city.
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Feral Pigeon and A. N. Other (which I can't even find!). Somewhere in Greece?

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Here's a nice easy one name the bird and what they're on.
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Feral Pigeon and A. N. Other (which I can't even find!). Somewhere in Greece?

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Here's a nice easy one name the bird and what they're on.
If there is a feral pigeon around it's incidental, not the species I'm looking for although I appreciate that this is quite tough, I have some 'better' pics which give them away I'll post later if nobody else responds.
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From your location, I'll go for Kittiwakes on the Tyne bridge
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Ok, this may be too tough, let's see.

2 species and name the city.
Blue Rock Thrush and a couple of dunnos (if I can't count Feral Pigeon)

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If there is a feral pigeon around it's incidental, not the species I'm looking for although I appreciate that this is quite tough, I have some 'better' pics which give them away I'll post later if nobody else responds.
What I think are Feral Pigeons, ringed in red below. Possibly another bird, ringed in green?

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From your location, I'll go for Kittiwakes on the Tyne bridge
Yep! Knew it'd be easy!
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What I think are Feral Pigeons, ringed in red below. Possibly another bird, ringed in green?


Yep! Knew it'd be easy!
Ok, I had a look at your top red ring on my larger photos and you are right, there's a flock of Feral pigeon up there I'd obviously blotted out so if this was for points then 1 to you!

Your green ring is just a crack in the stonework but your right hand red ring is one of the birds you're trying to find, the other is somewhat more obvious here.
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Lesser Kestrel perhaps for the bird at the foot of the statue (new pic; it's invisible in the first pic!!). And is the right hand bird perhaps blue enough to be a Roller, rather than just another Feral Pigeon?
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Lesser kestrel indeed, which may help with the country if not the city.

The bird was visible in the original with zoom but unfortunately reducing the size to post on here took away too many pixels.

The other bird is neither a rock thrush nor a roller. I'll post the reveal shot when I get home this evening.
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As promised
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Ha! Ring-necked Parakeet. Not much of a clue to the location, unfortunately!
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somewhere in spain i guess?
Yes, this was Cadiz, although we saw lesser kestrel and ring necked parakeet in Seville too, these parrots seemed to take a liking to the building rather than being in the parks.
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Hopefully not too difficult to find. As previously, the bird and the location!
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