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Help with ID please
Hi All wow first off, couldn't make a forum harder to use huh? LOL never seen anything like it! Anyway, onto my question :) Today I heard what for us is an uncommon bird call, it's almost identical to a Great Tit, but faster and only in sets of 4 calls rather than 6 (using the...
18 May 2013
What is this bird?
This bird was sighted near Aviemore, it was quite nervous and only visited the one day and there was only one of them - have not seen this bird in the garden before. Your help with identification would be appreciated - could it be a redpoll or a rosefinch or something else? It is easily the size of...
17 May 2013
I saw this duck (the one on the left) amongst a group of Tufted Ducks in a flooded quarry works in Surrey. I'm not sure what it is. is it a male Scaup by chance? But it's head seemed to be brownish.
1 Apr 2013
Can anyone help identify this little fellah?
This 'robin-sized' bird has been a frequent visitor to our garden over the past few days and just wondered if anyone knew what species he/she maybe .... possibly a warbler of some description?
20 Feb 2013
Great Grey Shrikes?
Sorry that the photos below are quite small and poor quality, the light conditions were dim. They are much clearer and higher quality on my Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/photos/117770732612106820204/albums/5845607383121010321) I took these photos today, in my garden in the North East of England...
16 Feb 2013
Interesting goose, not in RSPB book.... help?
I was wondering around Knowsley safari park (outside of the drive through safari) and spotted this rather odd goose sized/shaped bird. It was near some Canadian geese. It was with two others that looked identical. I can't seem to find it in my latest RSPB book, and the closest i could find would...
16 Feb 2013
Question 3 of 3 - complete mystery to me...
Dave - CH
And so to my final question for today (I promise). Walking back to the car from seeing our mystery bird of prey (and tons of other things including our first pintail) we looked across the canal to the other bank. First we used binoculars, then a scope. I said 'mistle thrushes' and there...
11 Feb 2013
Question 2 of 3 - Identify a bird of prey based on no information whatsoever
Dave - CH
My second question for the day... Out recently at a local nature reserve, we were very excited to see - what for us was - a new bird of prey. We're used to seeing many birds of prey close up, but the only thing we're any good at identifying are kites, particularly since red kites hang around...
11 Feb 2013
Re: Curlew Sandpiper?
Thanks guys, finding wading birds difficult to identify (obviously new), can I assume these are Bar-tailed Godwit 's also?
9 Feb 2013
Sorry, this is a terrible photo but wondered if this is a female Bullfinch or something else ?
22 Jan 2013
We were ready to give this up as a Meadow Pipit, but looking again, not sure it's not a Tree Pipit. Spotted last night on the heath of the New Forest right on the edge of a dense woodland. What do people think?
1 Jul 2012
What is it?
Just driving down from Wymondham in Norfolk, a glimps court my eye and to my destinkshown i thought it was a Buzzerd, or Kestrel. hovering over a particular shrub.
8 Jun 2012
ID Help Please
Saw this bird today, at first I thought maybe a sparrow but on closer look on computer saw thew pointed beak. Could it be a male Dunnock? Apologies for the poor quality of the pic its about a 200% crop! -wrong lens as usual!!
13 Mar 2012
Starling from India??
Hi. Our cousin is working in India at the moment. She sends back lots of bird pics for us to ID, but this one has got us stumped. Anyone good on birds of India??
13 Mar 2012
Saw what I identified as a Hen Harrier this afternoon, at Stocks Golf Club outside Albury, Herts. From a distance it looked like a pigeon, but it was unmistakeably a bird of prey, with a hooked beak. Thoughts?
19 Feb 2012
2 Birds in need of ID.
Hello... I'm new to this game and know practically nothing about birds. I've spotted a couple of birds in my garden that I initially thought were sparrows (as we have loads of sparrows around, both House and the other one) but I'm not so sure after taking a photo or two. The first one...
26 Jan 2012
HELP!!! What birds are these?
I ran across these birds and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify them. The first one looks very much like a small hawfinch, but its wings are all brown (the white and black parts are below, in the belly near the legs and the tail) and its beak is off-white. For the second one, I have no...
2 Jan 2012
Not sure what this is?
Not sure if it is a reed warbler, Spotted it at Otmoor by the first hide, has really pronouced yellow claws, any help IDing this would be great.
29 Sep 2011
Bird On a Wire
Hello Looking for help on an ID please. BTW please don't think I come here first, I do try... promise! Been through the TWO books I have (I will get more soon...). Shot this bird up at Gigrin, actually it was a quick one off, and a very bad photo, totally wrong exposure and everything else...
27 Aug 2011
mystery foot prints
can anyone identify these prints which we found on our night-tracker? With hindsight I should have put a tape measure down as well to give an indication of size! a) b) c) They were all found on the same morning so it must have been a busy night for wildlife! Any help would be appreciated...
23 Aug 2011
Is this a Dunnock?
Hello all, Is this a dunnock? I have one or sometimes two of these which visit the garden, normally in the late afternoon. They always feed on the ground, and stay close to cover. Sorry about the picture quality but my camera seems to be on the blink.
4 Aug 2011
Sorry if this topic has been covered before (probably many times) but the more I read the more confused I get. Have several of these visiting the garden and settling down on the roof for the night, I'm just not sure what to call them. Dove, white pigeon? Any help would be most appreciated. Cheers
27 Jul 2011
ID Help Please.
Just got back from a week in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire, it was sheer bliss. Being relatively new to Birding I saw a number of species that I had not seen before, didn't manage to get pics of them all though. One I did manage to photograph, albeit at a great distance hence it's not...
1 Jul 2011
This bird has been around the garden for the past 2 days, always with other Sparrows. It doesn't act or look like a juvenile. What causes this strange colour?
20 Jun 2011
Can anyone ID this?
Tit sized, very long beak. white stripe down back of black head, blue legs. Happy eating sunflower seeds on a feeder and sitting on branches in the garden. I have other photos too, but I seem to only be able to load one!
16 Mar 2011
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