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    Vancouver Island birds

    Hi

    Could anyone id this bird I seen in Vancouver Island last month. I think it might be a Chipping Sparrow, but not sure.

    Also the 2 gulls. I think they are different species has their legs...
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    2 more birds from Goa

    I also seen these birds in Goa, the first was at Bondla, while the other was seen in the hotel grounds. I think it might be a Blyths Reed Warbler, but am not sure. Any help would be great, thanks.
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    Is this a Grey or Yellow Wagtail

    I saw this wagtail in Goa in January. Not sure if it is a Grey or a Yellow Wagtail. Can anyone help? Thanks
  4. Thread: Any Ideas

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    Any Ideas

    I found the remains of what I think was a Starling in our garden. Apart from the legs, beak and 1 or 2 small bones, there was only feathers left. I have not found any other body parts. Could this...
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    Willow Warbler???

    I seen this bird a couple of weeks ago in Portugal, it appeared very yellow, that I thought it was a Yellow Wagtail at first, with it being on the ground. But further study, and I think it may be a...
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    Thanks for the help. I think if there had been...

    Thanks for the help. I think if there had been red on it's crown I would have gone for Redpoll as well, but the yellow had me stumped.

    Will remember this for next time.

    Once agin thanks for...
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    ID help needed

    I photographed this bird at the feeding station at Pennington Flash, Gtr Manchester today (12/06/11). It has some yellow colouring on its crown.

    Any ideas?



    Thanks
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    Thanks very much for your help. Only the 2nd...

    Thanks very much for your help. Only the 2nd time I have seen them, so never 100% sure when it comes to making an ID.

    Thanks again.
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    Is this a Twite or a Linnet?

    I photographed these birds just outside of Southport today (21/03/11). I know Twite are often seen in this area during winter. I could never get a really decent view, this is about the best photo I...
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    2 more id's needed please

    These are 2 other birds I seen in Cuba, which I am having difficulty identifying. I think the first 2 might be La Sagra's Flycatcher, but have no idea what the other 3 photos show. Can anyone help?
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    Thank you for your help on that!

    Thank you for your help on that!
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    ID needed please.

    Can anyone identify this bird photographed in Cuba in January. I think it is a Water Thrush, but not sure which one. Any help would be great.

    Thanks
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    My top 3 would be 1 White Tailed Lapwing at...

    My top 3 would be

    1 White Tailed Lapwing at Seaforth
    2 Waxwings at leaast 30 in Bolton
    3 Red Backed Shrike at Cley

    All lifers for me, and a very good years birding all round.
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    Thanks for the information on these, I have...

    Thanks for the information on these, I have passed it on to the couple who took the photo's.
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    Any ideas what this is?

    I was shown these photos of a bird which was seen in a garden in the Ormskirk area in NW England. Does anyone know what it is?
  16. I visited Egypt in January, more so just for...

    I visited Egypt in January, more so just for sightseeing, but tried to do some birding whilst there. Around Cario managed both Little and Cattle Egret as well as Hoopoe. Also got Crested Lark at...
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    You're visiting Norfolk in late May and only...

    You're visiting Norfolk in late May and only visiting one reserve?


    Hopefully I will be visiting more than one reserve, but just thought I would see if anyone place was "unmissable".
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    Thanks for the help. We ended up booking a...

    Thanks for the help. We ended up booking a cottage in Trunch.

    I guess I am opening a can of worms with this question, but here it goes.

    If you only had the chance to visit only one reserve...
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    I was in Luxor and cruised along the Nile for a...

    I was in Luxor and cruised along the Nile for a week in January. I seen some terns, but was never able to idenify them. Your pictures certainly look like what I seen, although I only ever saw them...
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    Norfolk

    Can anyone suggest an area to stay in Norfolk that's both good for birding, but also to keep a non birding wife happy? Don't mind having to drive a bit to get to the birds, but close to good walking...
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    Thanks, having looked at some images of Yellow...

    Thanks, having looked at some images of Yellow Billed Kite I am certain what I saw was a Marsh Harrier. Just some hunting behaviour I had never seen before and the fact I was in Egypt made me a bit...
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    Thanks, still a new bird for me anyhow.

    Thanks, still a new bird for me anyhow.
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    Did I see a Marsh Harrier?

    Whilst on holiday in Egypt, I seen a large bird of prey flying across the Nile. I was certain it was a Marsh Harrier, but then it hovered low over the water, dipped it's feet in and then flew away...
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    Just back from a 2 week holiday in Egypt...

    Just back from a 2 week holiday in Egypt including a 1 week Nile cruise. Must say, some amazing birds about, but as it was not a birding trip only managed to see 30 odd birds. But 4 types of Heron...
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    It will be 3 nights in Luxor in the Nile Palace,...

    It will be 3 nights in Luxor in the Nile Palace, and 4 nights in Cario. As of yet, we don't have a hotel booked there, but definately don't want to stay near the pyramids. Any suggestions??
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