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U/D Long Billed Bird - South East England (1 Viewer)

Hi there,

I have had my trail camera out by a puddle that formed behind my wildflower meadow where there are tons of birds and I got a video of this guy.

He seems to be grey, have a long, slender, straight, pointy black beak. He also has a black patch on the back of his neck. I've never seen him before and have no idea what he might be, please have a look at the attatched images and let me know of any ideas!

Thank you very much in advance,
Jake

PS; bonus photo of Kestrel that I took on the way to retrieve camera.

Long Nose Bird SS1.jpg Long Nose Bird SS2.jpg
Long Nose Bird SS3.jpg
Long Nose Bird SS4.jpg
 

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pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
I think it is only in picture 1 that the bill looks long, and I think there is a coincidental branch in the background that makes it appear longer. In the other pictures the bill and the bird look rather thush-like. I'm going to hazard Mistle Thrush
 

Jon Turner

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I think it is only in picture 1 that the bill looks long, and I think there is a coincidental branch in the background that makes it appear longer. In the other pictures the bill and the bird look rather thush-like. I'm going to hazard Mistle Thrush
I think that's a much better shout than my first attempt. That beady eye....
 
I think it is only in picture 1 that the bill looks long, and I think there is a coincidental branch in the background that makes it appear longer. In the other pictures the bill and the bird look rather thush-like. I'm going to hazard Mistle Thrush
You are right, I had a look at the footage and realised that is the case, and it does have a relatively normal beak, I'll attatch a screen capture of me flicking between frames to illustrate it better.
 

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Butty

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...that's the 2nd bird. The first isn't necessarily the same at all - more like a collared dove though looks oddly miniature.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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