April 19th, 2009, 11:42 AM
ID help please
I have just come back from a week in Nerja, Costa Del Sol and, apart from having spotted some more definite life ticks such as Black Wheatear I have some birds I cannot identify or am unsure about. Can anyone help?
I have made some assumptions in one or two file names!!
Thanks in anticipation
April 19th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Less than perfect images (!) but I would go for:
1. Female Blue Rock Thrush.
2. Crested Lark (but the lower mandible is a
rather too straight, and if the bill were shorter I would have said Thekla).
3. & 4. Short-toed Eagle.
5. Little Tern and Sandwich Tern.
April 19th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Concur with Colin, except I think the two terns are the same species, just one being more distant than the other. Not 100% sure which species, though probably Sarnie.
April 19th, 2009, 06:16 PM
I'd call the terns Sandwich on account of the dark bills and heavy build.
April 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the help
Help much appreciated folks - I must admit to being surprised at there being agreement on the raptor as I thought my pics were pretty dire.
I was fairly hopeful over my naming the thrush file as female Blue Rock Thrush partly on account of there being an obvious male nearby - unfortunately it wasn't really in range of my camera.