November 13th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Some more for ID
Some more for ID.
Photo 1: I think is a common Gull. Thre is no black earspot which would rule out black-headed gull. (Compare to BH Gull on the left on the rock)
Photo 2: Also Common Gulls? (BH Gull to the left on rock)
Photo 3: A Starling? Lots of these small passerines were seen individually darting around the are untill (Photo 4), a flock landed in this tree.
Photo 4: A Member of the large suspected Starling Flock.
Photo 5: A really appauling photo of a seemingly red passerine that was darting across the path at the RSPB Headquarters at about 100mph. I could hardly see it!
November 13th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Photos 1 & 2 are all Black-headed; the black earspot can be inconspicuous in some individuals at this sort of distance. Common Gull is larger, a darker shade of grey on the back, and has white spots on the black wingtip (and also greeny-yellow legs, in closer views).
3 & 4 - yes, Starlings
5 - looks brown to me, not red! Too blurred for anything definite, but my guess would be female Blackbird
November 15th, 2011, 05:34 PM
The Brown/Red thing was far smaller than a blackbird, about the size of a Blue tit.
November 15th, 2011, 07:49 PM