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  • Forum Thread: Quick question about Marsh tits

    Morning! A few months ago up in the forest I saw what, for me, was a strange bird. Hanging out with what I took to be Marsh tits in a clearing around 10 meters away was what looked like an all-cream, Marsh-tit-sized bird. The only dark patch I could see on the bird was a strip on the crown of its head;...
  • Forum Thread: Three sounds, one sighting, and one piece of forum advice

    Hello all, Just a quick post to ask for your opinions on the following: 1. In Tuscany in September in the grounds of a property on the border between mixed agricultural land and mature mixed woodland. On several mornings (at around 07.00) I heard 'cat birds' meeowing in the grounds. Short meeows...
  • Forum Thread: 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?
  • Forum Thread: Wader ID help needed, please photo No 3

    See previous thread 3. Unidentified birds - again, the bird in profile looks like a curlew sandpiper maybe? - what are the standing birds in this shot? Someone told me golden plover at the hide but I am not sure about that
  • Forum Thread: Wader ID help needed, please photo No 2

    See previous thread 2. Birds in flight - these birds took off almost as soon as the spoonbills touched down. Are they curlew sandpipers?
  • Forum Thread: Wader ID help needed, please

    I am not very experienced at identifying birds. Went to North Norfolk last week and took these photos at Cley next the Sea salt marshes but have had trouble identifying some of them - can anyone help? I don't know how to embed them in the post either but they are attached as follows - 1. Medium...
  • Forum Thread: What owl is this please?

    The owl was photographed by a CCTV camera at a house in southern Brittany at 9am on 1 August 2014. We have seen owls after dusk flying around the house, but it was always too dark to be able to identify them. We have never seen one in daylight. We know that a lot of voles live around the house, which...
  • Forum Thread: Unknown bird

    Sorry for another question again in such a short period of time!!! I photographed this in southern snowdonia, in one of the sheep fields near Harlech. I think it is some kind of lark but I am not sure about it. Thank you in advance!!!!! (:
  • Forum Thread: Bird of prey seen in conifer wood nr Bodmin Cornwall

    Any help gratefully received...
  • Forum Thread: Can you identify this little fella please.

    Hi Everyone can you id this little fledgling, my hubby took this pic. I thought it was a Greenfinch but not sure. Many thanks Pat
  • Forum Thread: Unidentified bird call, low pitch, 7 notes

    I live in Norfolk and there is a lot of farmland and woodland nearby. Today, in the midday sun I heard a song I've never heard before. It was a tune that repeated twice, and then I didn't hear it again. The pitch was low, not terribly varied but not monotone either. It was a series of 7 notes...
  • Forum Thread: My HQ video of some birds, some unknown to me

    Hi, I read that great-tits are not adverse to taking up homes in nest-boxes, I think I have some blue-tits but I'm not sure, check my video out and at the end there's a bird I've never seen before, anyway I hope you enjoy the video, it's all in the best quality I could muster and it's...
  • Forum Thread: Sorry for my ignorance, but any ideas?

    Came across this baby bird in undergrowth in woods in N wales. Odd feathers forming tufts on the top of its head.
  • Forum Thread: Can Anyone Help ID This Duck?

    Saw these ducks on Derwentwater but I'm a bit of a novice and can't find anything that looks exactly like this in the bird book. If anyone has more expertise could you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this bird please?

    There was quite a flock of these birds in the field opposite me. They were feeding on the ground in the grass. Sorry the photo's are not good. I hope they will be back tomorrow. They are about the size of a starling. I would be grateful for any help.
  • Forum Thread: 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
  • Forum Thread: Swan calls/cry

    Im interested to know if male and female swans make the same noises ie is there a difference between the sexes ? I was asked this by a friend who having witnessed a pair of swans (species unknown) fly over, believed one bird's noise/cry seemed much deeper in pitch than the other. I would be grateful...
  • Forum Thread: Mystery Diver

    This bird was seen at a distance from Bempton Cliffs, not sure if it is a red or black throated diver. Any help greatly appreciated.
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this?

    Just spent a great couple of days at Stokenchurch with all the Red Kites and spotted this. Is it a Buzzard? It seems to have a very short tail and rather rounded wings so I'm not so sure now.
  • Forum Thread: Identification Help please

    I came across this bird admiring itself in the Jardim Botanical Gardens in Madeira last week. I would love to know what it is. Help appreciated.
  • Forum Thread: Can you identify this pair of geese?

    Recently seen at Ruislip Lido, NW London, but can anyone tell me what they are, please?
  • Forum Thread: Not a redstart?

    Hello again, My second of three posts for the day. We spent Sunday afternoon on a flat plateau of land at between 800 and 1,100 meters above the three lakes region of Switzerland (around 10km away) and at the foot of the Jura mountains (Chasseral, at 1,600m, was at our backs). It's mixed pastoral...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Bird Identification Help

    Hi. I lied, in trawling through the photos again I found this shot which might help identify it. Its not the exact same bird but its certainly the same type. Hope this helps identify the one missing one. Many thanks
  • Forum Thread: Bird Identification Help

    Hi, I just joined the Community today as I am getting more and more interested in birds. I retired a while ago and have now decided to get back into photography now I have more time and birds are one of my favourite things to photograph. However although I am learning fast my ability to identify what...
  • Forum Thread: BBC Wildlife Finder

    I came across this via a link on the Autumnwatch site. BBC Wildlife Finder - Birds I think it's been around for a while, but they seem to have uploaded lots more videos, clipped from recent wildlife series. As a novice, I find these films useful for bird identification, learning about behaviour...