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Can anyone help. Spends a lot of time on the ground. Not a Songthrush. Not a baby Blackbird.
3 Aug 2012
what kind of bird is this? black cap maybe??
20 Feb 2013
What bird is this please?
Photographed yesterday afternoon, perched on a boat in High Wycombe, a very cold and icy afternoon, the bird was virtually motionless, just moving its head occasionally from side to side. It has a strange bill, turning up at the end. Its plumage is mostly coal colour but with a whitish chest. It is perhaps...
27 Dec 2010
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
Two Unidentified Feathered Objects near Bath
Hello everyone, I'm a newcomer to the UK and just beginning to come to grips with the bird scene here. (Here's a bird ID puzzle for you overseas travellers: can you guess by my avatar where I come from??) I'm visiting Bath at the moment and did the National Trust's excellent Bath...
21 Aug 2012
Ok, here's a new visitor to my garden ... anyone any ideas ...
18 Aug 2011
Help please - What is this?
Hi, Saw this at the lake in local park (West Midlands). Not sure what it is, and can't see anything likely in my books.
4 Jun 2011
Sparrowhawk versus Goshawk
I was recently told this bird that appeared in my garden (on top of a dead pigeon!) was a Sparrowhawk rather than a Goshawk. I found it difficult to tell the difference when consulting a guide. How does one tell that this is definitely a Sparrowhawk? Thanks a lot.
5 Feb 2013
Is this a Fieldfare?
Apologies for the poor quality image, the camera and lens were stretched to the limit as I couldn't get very close to the birds. First time I have seen this bird. There was a large flock in a nearby field coming and going over a couple of days. The closest match i can find on the RSPB Identifier...
30 Apr 2012
Can you identify this little fella for me please
27 Jun 2013
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
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
A fledgling in my garden, but I have no idea what it is, can anyone help please.
22 Jul 2012
Small duck like bird?
Hi, I saw this bird at JCB lake in Rocester on New Year's Day. Have checked the RSPB identifier and a couple of bird books but can't find it. It's pretty small as can be seen by the mallards next to it in the pic. Any ideas? Also does anyone know of a species list for this place...
14 Jan 2011
Re: white-capped tit-sized bird in Central Manchester
Well... the bird identifier is a webpage, not a skilled human being, so it's never going to be quite the same. If you only pick 'urban' you'll get all sorts of things, from gulls to grey herons to goldcrests (and also the species you mention). It's more effective if you give it...
14 Dec 2011
Identification from birdsong recording
I have a recording of a small brown? bird that was singing primarily a string of single notes whilst being bounced around by the wind in the top of a tall contorted willow. The light was such that the bird was only a siloette. It seemed to be about the size of a sparrow, but boy was it loud. If there...
31 May 2012
Re: Hoopooe in Woodford
I would be very surprised if it was a hoopoe but you never know. I once saw one in Spain while playing golf, a very distinctive bird and beautiful to see.
1 Nov 2011
Black Wheatear in the Basketball Arena, Olympic Park??
Hello - I was lucky enough to have a ticket for the Paralympics on Saturday, and while sitting in the gods watching the wheelchair rugby in the basketball arena, a v interesting bird swooshed past - mainly dark, black brownish wings with a dramatically white rump. Bird had distinctive slightly curved...
10 Sep 2012
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
Nothing matches this bird.
I have very a noisy bird that has just arrived in my garden that I have never seen before. It has not stopped still long enough to get a photo of it or even to get a good look at it. It is flying around very fast from tree to tree. It is bigger than a black bird but not bigger than...
26 May 2012
Re: Seagull Pigeon Tern
Hi Laurasianz You mention you couldn't find it on the website, did you try the bird identifier , it might be of some help. I can't help think that this sounds more and more like a male sparrowhawk , blue grey plumage, stripey tail, bold nature, orange plumage to the chest, yellow in the...
8 Oct 2010
Is this a Lark????
17 Feb 2012
Help Identify Scruffy Bird
Hi, we have this friendly little fellow living in our garden, in a hedge and generally around and under anything when it rains, he really has been this scruffy all winter though he loves bread crumbs, seeds and cake crumbs:-). He will feed off the ground or off the patio table. He holds his own with...
24 Apr 2012
Could it Really be a Wheatear?
I've seen many Wheatears during my walks in the Scottish countryside and there I was looking at a small dark coloured bird with a white rump......but I wasn't in Scotland, or even on land, I was on a ship crossing the North Sea, about half way between Norway and Northern England...and it was...
21 Oct 2011
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
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