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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 18:31   #1
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2 from Lesbos

Could I please invite comments on 2 pics from Lesbos in May last year.

The raptor I recorded as Lanner but have had a nagging doubt in view of the fact that the moustachial stripe seems rather indistinct and ends well short of the eye. The head also looked rather pale though this could have been a trick of the light. It was fairly distant and since it didn't move have no other id features to add. On the other hand I can't think what else it could be.

The pipit was perched when I noticed it and disappeared quickly after the photo so again I have no further notes

Sorry that both pics lack sharpness but confirmation of id will be appreciated
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 18:38   #2
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Could I please invite comments on 2 pics from Lesbos in May last year.

The raptor I recorded as Lanner but have had a nagging doubt in view of the fact that the moustachial stripe seems rather indistinct and ends well short of the eye. The head also looked rather pale though this could have been a trick of the light. It was fairly distant and since it didn't move have no other id features to add. On the other hand I can't think what else it could be.

The pipit was perched when I noticed it and disappeared quickly after the photo so again I have no further notes

Sorry that both pics lack sharpness but confirmation of id will be appreciated
Long-legged Buzzard? (no books to check)

Can't do pipits.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 18:57   #3
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Is it a really a pipit ?? Primary projection seems far too long. Isn't there a hint of blue on the throat .... , or is it my poor eyes and monitor ??


And agree it looks more like a buzzard.

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:09   #4
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Longlegged Bussard ,

and I think the other one is a lark (but not really confident here)
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:10   #5
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Pipit looks more like a lark to me...
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:14   #6
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Long-legged Buzzard, but the belly shield aint too visible
the Lark is a Woodlark
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Long-legged Buzzard? (no books to check)

Can't do pipits.
I thought the same at first look - Long legged Buzzard but no books available at the moment.

Also don't think it's a Pipit, for some reason I thought Crested Lark but I reckon I'm way off course.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 20:39   #8
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Long-legged Buzzard, but the belly shield aint too visible
the Lark is a Woodlark

although it looks a bit odd, it certainly has the woodlarky-structure, with a nice short tail. You can also make out the little black and white patch on the lower edge of the wing if you squint hard enough...
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