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Help!!! Was this really a scarlet rosefinch?
My usual garden visitors are blue tits, great tits, goldfinches, bramblings, chaffinches, sparrows, dunnocks, robins, blackbirds, greenfinches the occasional longtailed tit and bullfinch. For the first time this year we have been inundated with siskins and today a small finch sized bird with a red...
12 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
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
An unexpected and unknown bird in Crystal Palace
I was preparing to take a photo in Crystal Palace Park, south London - focussing on the reflections of the clouds in the water. Suddenly, a bird I had not previously noticed rose from just out of the shot and flew across the viewfinder. It was certainly not a common British bird - I pressed the shutter...
23 Aug 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
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
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
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