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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
Big Buzzard type bird? Please help identify :)
I took this photo from quite a way away and then it flew off pretty quickly so I only got two blurry photos... Is it just a buzzard?? Thanks very much & hope you're all having a good Saturday :)
11 Feb 2012
Re: Yellowhammer and Cirl Bunting adult female ID
Really good tips there S, if anyone fancies going out and putting these tips into practice then maybe a visit down to our Labrador Bay reserve would appeal! The autumn is great time to get out to see them as they are forming flocks in the winter stubble, always a challenge to identify small brown birds...
11 Nov 2010
Re: Little brown bird
Hello Sparrow. Not sure what the bird could be, although I'm tempted to say a robin but obviously don't know if you saw the front of the bird, so I'm not going to speculate. If you can identify other features such as beak and legs, the following link might be of use. http://www.rspb...
23 Nov 2009
I was somewhat worried to find bumble bees dead in my garden and neighbours also. When I found out that the "bee" in the picture was attacking them, it didn't touch any other honey bees at all, but from watching I noticed it was almost patrollin
21 Aug 2009
Is this a yellowhammer?
Hi, we live in Northumberland near Rothbury in an area which is farmland. We have a feeder which mainly attracts Rooks however, under the feeder collecting scattered seeds we have seen what we at first thought were canaries, are they yellowhammers?
22 Apr 2010
Can you help me identify this huge bird in my garden? Rhymney valley Wales
23 Aug 2009
ID help please from feathers in next box
Hi, I built a Little Owl nest box 2 years ago and today I had a peek inside and there has been some activity. Is it possible to identify who has been visiting from the feathers that have been left behind?. The box is very clean inside, no sign of poo, or food remains. Here is the box The box...
31 Oct 2011
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
White Bird - Any Ideas
I saw this 2nd August lunchtime in Jersey - Sitting on airport fence - Any ideas anyone? Thanks Gf
3 Aug 2011
Can anyone ID this please
I'm leaning towards Redstank but bill looks too long to m
17 Mar 2012
Whilst walking round a reservoir recently I saw a bird that I am certain was a Dotterell. Initially, I assumed it was a thrust but it was quite a different shape and did not have the long tail of a thrush. I went home and looked at the RSPB site and identified it immediately. It was near a lot of lapwing...
14 Jan 2010
Can someone please tell me what this noisy bird in my garden is (there are two of them actually!)
Can someone please tell me what this noisy bird in my garden is (there are two of them actually!) Thank you
12 Jul 2010
Coal tit or Great tit?
I think this is a coal tit but my friend says Great tit. Can anyone tell me which one it is. Thx
26 Feb 2012
Ok, here's a new visitor to my garden ... anyone any ideas ...
18 Aug 2011
Hello again everyone, i know all i seem to be doing is getting identification on birds, but i promise once i have caught up with identifying all the pictures i have taken i'll become a more active member. Okay, i have this picture; This is the best picture, the problem i'm having is...
13 Apr 2012
Re: Pond Invertebrate ID
Hi ffroglet Good question. Once you start looking into a pond, it's amazing just how much stuff there is in there. I've had a garden pond for the past two years . I love it almost as much as life itself :o) I've got a couple of books which have been useful for identifying pondlife...
9 Jun 2010
What ducks ????
Here,s a challenge for you all. Great photo dont you think lol. They were gone before I could try to take a better one.Have 2 waders for you as well but will have to post seperately cuz cant work out how to send all together.
28 Feb 2012
What does this skull belong to?
Hello lovely forum people, I found this mammal skull on a small, uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides (West Loch Roag). I've done a bit of sniffing around online and I think it is a rabbit skull - and it looked like it had been in a pellet (judging by the amount of grey fluff I pulled off...
27 Jul 2011
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
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
Can you identify this little fella for me please
27 Jun 2013
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
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
Proably a stupid question but.......
While cycling to work this morning I saw a group of female mallards on the canal with what appeared to be a male, but it was completely black with a white breast.......is this a colour variation or could it be another species of duck ? as i cycle the same route each day I shall attempt to get a picture...
19 Jul 2010
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