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Pavel

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Help please! Photo taken this evening near Shabla, North Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. Thanks for your comments.
 

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Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Adult winter
Sorry, nope - it still has juvenile (black with narrow white fringe) tertials and a few remaining juvenile mantle feathers, so is a first-winter :t:

Distinguishable from Red-necked Phal by the stouter bill.
 

jforgham

Birding for fun
I would agree with first year bird. Only vague markings on the neck and chin, but enough to say 1st year. A few week's ago these would have been darker and with a hint of orange. See here, one I photographed in Norfolk, UK a couple of week's ago.
Cheers,
Jono
 

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