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Brown Duck with Golden Eyes, UK (1 Viewer)

Butty

Well-known member
Goldeneye has different body colour, head shape and bill shape. Always identify birds by your field guide and never by their name! 😉
Could you upload your video again and relink it? - also with your other recent thread. It makes this forum rather pointless if such things just disappear after someone gives you an ID. Thanks.
 

Butty

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Even common and dull birds can pose interesting ID issues.
The purposes of this forum are:
  • To provide OPs with IDs and ID information.
  • To provide others with the opportunity to give and to discuss IDs.
The second purpose is arguably the more important, and removing a photo/video immediately after one ID is given largely prevents it from taking place. That removal also means that the OP misses out on subsequent posters potentially correcting duff information contained in the first ID.
 

snoopx

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United Kingdom
Agree with you about your last point on misidentification, especially on rare birds.
Although once the bird's been identified, much better and clearer footage is available by searching on Youtube.
 

Waxwings

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Although once the bird's been identified, much better and clearer footage is available by searching on Youtube.
There is much brilliant bird photography on the internet, and I'm sure most birders do regularly refer to this. However, we browse this forum specifically to learn how to identify birds from distant and incomplete views, and from poor photographic footage, because this is much more likely to reflect our own experience in the field.
 

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