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  • Forum Thread: Bird singing late at night

    Out the back of where I live, late at night there have been two birds calling to one another from about 2200 into the night for the past few days. I live in Southampton near the river/estuary if that helps. I have recorded it and hopefully you can determine what it is from the calls in the recording...
  • Forum Thread: Clicking Bird Song

    I've seen many people asking about a bird which makes a sound like clicking marbles. I have checked through the internet and the bird which does this is almost certainly a Lesser Spotted Warbler. "Bird songs and bird calls - the sounds of UK bird species." Google - www.british-birdsongs...
  • Forum Thread: Identification help

    Red-footed falcon 5th may The bird about the size of a hobby or kestrel flew over the housing estate in Evesham. The flight was fast and direct and appeared to dive as it was lost from view. Not sure what it is RBA thought it was 'ok' for RF falcon but weren't 100% as the legs look yellower...
  • Forum Thread: Mealy with a couple of Lesser Redpolls?

    I've very recently been getting five or so Redpolls visiting (West Berkshire). The one on the left looks a little different, is it?! I'd be really happy to have some clarification, thank you :)
  • Forum Thread: Little Brown Job?

    What bird is this? It popped onto my fence this evening, and I just had time to grab a photo before it flew away. I couldn't find a name with the online identifier.
  • Forum Thread: Some type of Finch??

    Hi, For the last couple of weeks we have a new Finch type, we think, on our feeders that we have not been seen before. Our search of books and the internet has left us unable to positively / confidentially ID it. A couple birdwatchers thought it could be lost Junco, but I am not sure because of the...
  • Forum Thread: Is this a ....Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler?

    Hello.....once again hoping to help identify subjects of my photography. I've had people mention that the difference between a Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler can be hard to pick out. From what I have learnt before I was suspecting that this shot is of a Chiffchaff....I was going by the fact it has...
  • Forum Thread: Bird of Prey but what is it, can you help

    I saw this bird flying around and it came to rest on trees at the back of my house. I am not a bird expert but looks like a bird of prey, any help with identifying it? Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Redpoll?

    Hello - and a plea for help! We've had loads of exciting feathered visitors to our garden over the last couple of months but can't decide what the little redheaded ones are (started with a loner and we've got 4 or 5 pairs now). Some sort of redpoll?
  • Forum Thread: Is this a......Dunnock?

    Hello.......with my hobby of photography I like to use it to learn about what I see and identify any birds. I believe this is a shot of a Dunnock but would appreciate confirmation. It was taken early October. Thank you, JB
  • Forum Thread: Is this a......Chiffchaff?

    Hello.......with my hobby of photography I like to use it to learn about what I see and identify any birds. I believe this is a shot of a Chiffchaff but would appreciate confirmation. It was taken early October with it feeding on berries in a tree. Thank you, JB.
  • Forum Thread: Bird Identification

    Hi......this is another shot I was hoping for clarification on in helping me identify subjects of my photography. It was taken in a farmland/nature reserve location at the beginning of October. I have been told that it might be a Reed Bunting but was hoping that someone would be able to confirm if this...
  • Forum Thread: Bird Identification

    Hi.....hoping people will be able to help me with some bird identification. I am an amateur photographer who is building in my photography of all things wildlife but am learning as I go along what it is that I've captured. This shot was taken in a farmland/reserve location at the beginning of October...
  • Forum Thread: Bird identification help

    Any suggestions what this is?
  • Forum Thread: Chiffchaff or..?

    Taken along a hedge path at RSPB Cliffe Pools, North Kent, this afternoon. Moments earlier I had heard the call of a chiffchaff, although this bird was quiet. Is it a chiffchaff or something else? Thanks for your help.
  • Forum Thread: Help Please

    Saw this at Minsmere on Saturday Night near to the East Hide, heard it singing and looked in the bush and there it was bold as brass...
  • Forum Thread: is this an albino Starling?

    hi all, i have a new comer to my garden and cant figure out what it is. my friend is telling me it is an albino Starling, but i wanted to see what other people think as we are novices on the bird watching front! I have several other pictures if this one is not helpful, including one of it sitting on...
  • Forum Thread: Crow or raven?

    On a walk recently I saw a large black bird perched at the top of a tree. It was throwing its head back and making a knocking sound or a 'quork' type sound. Was it a raven, or just a particularly big and noisy crow? There are pictures on my linked blog post as files are too large to attach....
  • Forum Thread: Red kite with red and yellow wing markings?

    Hi have just seen what I think is a red kite flying over the garden, however it has red on one wing and yellow on the other, is this common?
  • Forum Thread: Can you please identify these birds?

    I was participating in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch when I saw this pair of birds at the end of my garden. They were about 150 feet away from where I was standing. Can you tell me what they are please?
  • Forum Thread: Unknown Bird

    Can anyone identify this bird photographed on 20.12.2014 in Wick fields by the river Stour between Christchurch and Southbourne. Other birds in the same field were curlews, godwits and herring gulls. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Unknown Bird of Prey

    I'm not much of a bird watcher, so hopefully someone here can help me identify this bird. Here are some more details: Age: Young - Still has fluff feathers and is still learning to fly Colours: Mostly brown, but has black spots, yellow feet, black claws and a dark beak (Almost a dark grey) Size...
  • 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?