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Old Monday 27th April 2015, 12:22   #26
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Reminds me of those eye tests in my primary school days!


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Old Sunday 12th July 2015, 10:33   #27
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Forgot to put the answer up for this one - sorry. A difficult one I'll admit

Small green and in evergreens - yes its a female Common Crossbill.
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Forgot to put the answer up for this one - sorry. A difficult one I'll admit

Small green and in evergreens - yes its a female Common Crossbill.
It's actually in a European Larch (deciduous, not evergreen ) . . . so (at least according to the books) it could be a Two-barred Crossbill . . .
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Old Monday 13th July 2015, 06:25   #29
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It's actually in a European Larch (deciduous, not evergreen ) . . . so (at least according to the books) it could be a Two-barred Crossbill . . .
Thanks NC. That's just confirmed I'm cac at IDing trees as well as birds

Perhaps it was the a new subspecies - Welsh Crossbill

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Old Monday 13th July 2015, 14:51   #30
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Perhaps it was the a new subspecies - Welsh Crossbill

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A full species, surely! Just as plausible as an endemic crossbill in Scotland
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Old Monday 13th July 2015, 14:57   #31
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I got one.. a bit too easy I think, but nice hiding!
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Old Monday 13th July 2015, 18:03   #32
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I got one.. a bit too easy I think, but nice hiding!
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Old Monday 13th July 2015, 18:08   #33
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Agree with NC.

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Old Thursday 16th July 2015, 15:05   #34
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yep, Goldcrest .. was it obvious? or is it a good one for future quizzes?!
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Old Thursday 16th July 2015, 15:53   #35
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fairly obvious.
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Old Thursday 16th July 2015, 18:52   #36
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yep, Goldcrest .. was it obvious? or is it a good one for future quizzes?!
It's a fine line between stupidly hard and too easy Peter. Oetzi(?) does it well. I took a photo the other day of a few trees with a buzzard in it. Was watching the buzzard through the bins for a while. Thought it might be good for this thread. When looking at the photo though do you think I could find the bloody bird again? Even though I remembered roughly where to look

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Ps Incidentally there was a Crossbill again at the same location earlier in the week. Seems to be a good location (Garwnant) for a species which I struggle to pick up around here.
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Old Thursday 1st October 2015, 12:51   #37
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and here?
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Got it. Or at least I think I have. Will wait for others to have a go though Lou.

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Old Thursday 1st October 2015, 13:48   #39
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Think I have a bird but not an ID
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so you think you know what it is, rich? you can pm me if you like.
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Hirundine or a swift of some sort, but no idea what!
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correct. and it's in europe, so there ain't too many choices.
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Old Thursday 1st October 2015, 18:00   #43
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Crag Martin?
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Lol. I was so far out I'm embarrased to say Lou.
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That was my thought too
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yupp, it's a crag martin from western carpathians (romania).
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Too difficult (?) for what am I? so where am I? Taken at Sker Point, South Wales this morning.
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Old Monday 28th December 2015, 19:31   #48
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black redstart perched on top of the darker pole, in front of the house? but on top of the green bush i see another birdlike blob which could be a song thrush or something.
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Spot on with your second guess Lou It's not actually on the tree though (it's behind it) and it's not a Song Thrush. Anybody want a stab at the species?

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