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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 14:50   #1
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3 from the channel islands.

I feel sure I should know all of these 3 easily....and yet I don't.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep-blue/4083307550/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep-blue/4083303038/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep-blue/4083298386/

Thanks in anticipation.
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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 14:54   #2
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Stonechat
Sanderling
Meadow Pipit?

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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 14:56   #3
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The middle bird is a Grey Plover IMHO.
Agreed on the other 2.
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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 14:56   #4
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Basic Whinchat
Basic Black-bellied Plover
Pipit sp.
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1) Stonechat
2) Grey Plover
3) Meadow Pipit

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Looking again at the Stonechat.
I cannot copy your photo to enlarge it, but it appears to have a light rump slightly visible?
Could you post it on here so that region can be enlarged Isurus? Or supply other photos with a view to seeing the rump more clearly?
It may be just my broken eyes, but if it does have a light rump it could be a Siberian Stonechat. And that's a good bird!
Also, when was this photo taken?
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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 15:09   #7
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Help me out, guys. I don't have much euro. experience, but what makes this bird a Stonechat and not Whinchat?

I see a pale eyebrow, dark auriculars and pale throat and short-looking tail. What am I missing, in terms of field marks, that makes it a Stonechat?

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Looking again at the Stonechat.
I cannot copy your photo to enlarge it, but it appears to have a light rump slightly visible?
Could you post it on here so that region can be enlarged Isurus? Or supply other photos with a view to seeing the rump more clearly?
It may be just my broken eyes, but if it does have a light rump it could be a Siberian Stonechat. And that's a good bird!
Also, when was this photo taken?
Phil try this:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/...55bb200e_o.jpg

Taken about a week ago
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Doh! Sanderling my eye....

Shoulda looked more closely.

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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 15:21   #10
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Thanks for that Isurus!
False alarm sorry!
On enlargement you can make out a few dark centered rump feathers.
It is a Common Stonechat.
Very nice photos!
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Thanks everyone. If I'm honest Phil you had me going pretty well as a siberian stonechat was seen in the area a while back but (a) I had no idea of the distinguishing features and (b) I have no fieldguide with me here so I was thinking I might have missed iding something awesome.
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On initial views the undertail coverts look like the rump! The bird is slightly tilted up in this region.
With the luxury of being able to enlarge the photo, the illusion becomes apparent.
Had me going for a while there!
Here's the real McCoy....

http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Trip...tonechat-2.jpg

And i found this pic, which has really upset me!!!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5JU5ZFn0jt...t+DSC04931.jpg
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Old Saturday 7th November 2009, 15:43   #13
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http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=70331

Basically, among other things a Sibe Stoner should show an unmarked buffy rump.

Stonechats always get my heart thumping around this time of year!
Looking at Stonechats' arses is one of my favourite pastimes. Maybe i have a behavioural problem?
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