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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 15:47   #1
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divers?

not sure if first pic are slav grebes or perhaps red throated divers ?
second pic looks too heavy billed for cormorant ?
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 15:53   #2
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1. The birds in the water look like Cormorants (though maybe a Shag on the left?). The bird in flight looks like a diver but I wouldn't want to say which species.
2. This also looks like a Cormorant

Where were the pictures taken?
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 16:44   #3
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Second pic is definitely (Great) Cormorant, possibly with something in its bill or the bill half open.

First pic, definitely 3 Cormorants on the water and a diver sp in flight, but the bird behind the Cormorants keeps flipping when I look at it between another diver and a cormorant at a deceptive angle (facing more towards the camera than the others)... if it is a diver I think it would have to be a Red-throated on bill size/shape?
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 16:46   #4
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Where were the pictures taken?
My guess would be Stag Rocks by Bamburgh, but getting this info from the source is like getting blood out of a stone, in my past experience . . .
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:02   #5
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The second pic is the Loch Ness monster
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Old Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 21:08   #6
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thanks for helpfull replies and it was northumberland Thanks also for some idotic comment from the resident genius /*****
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Old Thursday 23rd January 2020, 17:25   #8
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thanks for helpfull replies and it was northumberland
Northumbs is a large county; what's likely at one site can be very different to another. Please give site names when asking for identifications. I can't see what your persistent, repeated objection to doing so is? Do you regard where you go birding as some sort of classified secret to stop other birders wanting to go to the same places or something? It really isn't helpful, either for yourself, or for others trying to help you.
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My guess would be Stag Rocks by Bamburgh, but getting this info from the source is like getting blood out of a stone, in my past experience . . .
Maybe he doesn't want YOU to know. Speaking about any forum user in that way isn't likely to get the information you seem to think you are entitled too
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If I was really keen on keeping sites secret i would'nt be asking dumb questions about id !
In future I will put the rock I'm nearest to on the details ��
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Sorry if I came over rather badly, but detailed location really does help - thanks for adding it in the future
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Although its always better to state site location as per rules ...but in this case i dont see what the fuss is all about ... the birds are what they are regardless of where they are in the UK never mind where they are in Northumberland ... the pics show enough for i.d
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