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Ireland - Is this a pipit? (1 Viewer)

deiseboy

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Ireland
We have more videos but I have cut this down a lot.
We estimated from all the videos that there were around 30 in total.
I think they first came on 10 August.
I would be very grateful if people could give their opinions on whether these are mistle thrushes or something else.
 

pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
Not many people can boast a snipe in their garden - love it

Edit: I was referring to an earlier post :)
 

Butty

Well-known member
More like Linnets.
MJB
Things have got a bit confused... The most-recent video birds are indeed linnets. Love the eye-level wide-angle shot - go work for the BBC! (y)

(When you want help with a new ID, it's much better to start a fresh discussion than to tack it onto the end of an old one.)
 

deiseboy

Member
Ireland
Things have got a bit confused... The most-recent video birds are indeed linnets. Love the eye-level wide-angle shot - go work for the BBC! (y)

(When you want help with a new ID, it's much better to start a fresh discussion than to tack it onto the end of an old one.)
Ok Butty, will do. The linnets have been around for a couple of days now and the one bird definitely feeds the other at one point.

I can't claim any expertise with the filming.
The camera is an Apeman H68 Trail Camera which is attached to a weight at the side of the pond (so it doesn't fall in).
The birds don't seem to mind it at all and often land on it. Thrushes particularly come right up and stare it in the eye.
 

Jonno52

John (a bad birdwatcher)
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United Kingdom
I'm very late to this thread, but would just like to say that seeing the excellent video of the Snipe in particular was absolutely jaw-dropping. Congratulations on having created a wonderful little bit of prime habitat, and thank you for sharing!
 
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