November 13th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Just 4 more
Photo 1: Teal or Pintail. Black legs rule out Mallard but it also seems to have a slight bit of pink at the very start of the bill before it blends into the black. Hint: The bird is under the geylags feet.
Photo 2: A Greylag but with Orange legs. It couldn't be a Lesser W-F goose could it? It has a fair amount of white on its face. (Bird on the right)
Photo 3: Really unlikely because of the beak but due to the size of the bird, it couldn't be a Raven could it. It was notebly larger than a Carrio, roughly the size of a Buzzard and its wingspan was about the size of a Buzzard to.
Photo 4: The Corvids mighty Wingspan.
Photo 5: Another far out shot of the Corvid. This time for comparisons with the size of the surroundings.
November 13th, 2011, 06:08 PM
1 - yep, female Teal
2 - both Greylags; leg colour varies a bit (particularly where their ancestry includes feral birds derived from farmyard geese), but the big heavy bill is a clear sign for Greylag, other geese have smaller bills. The narrow white line at the base of the bill is common on Greylags.
3-5 - all look like Carrion Crow to me. Raven has a heavier head and bill.
December 3rd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by MichaelF