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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Starling bill colour
Hi, This last few days, I've noticed at least 3 starlings, amongst the rest, that have bright orange bills. Is this a common thing or just a genetic mutation? I've not seen it before, myself, and they really do stand out from the crowd. Paul
29 Dec 2013
Bird identification? Leucistic Sparrow?
There are actually two of these colour living with a huge sparrow family in my garden. They were around all spring and I was so happy to see them return again now that autumn is coming. What do you think?
26 Sep 2014
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