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  • BHG chick.
  • Anting.
  • Speckled Wood.

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26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Nice one.

On photo: What's that rat up to?

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Lovely to see this one.

On photo: Nuthatch

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Very cute!

On photo: Dunnock

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Lovely.

On photo: Canada Geese Goslings

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Well spotted.........he is well camouflaged.

On photo: BHG chick.

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Lovely shot

On photo: Mouthful

26 May, 2017
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stickitoffee said:

Thanks Avocet, I was fairly sure it was a BHG but didn't know the linnet at all.

Thanks Eric, the walk was between Covehithe and Southwold, Suffolk with Benacre nature reserve alongside the beach.

On blog: A walk along the coast

26 May, 2017
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popestivvy said:

Cheers Tony, I have put it in the questions section and hope that someone can identify it. PopeStivvy

On photo: P1040703.jpg

25 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

Nuthatch?

On photo: Nuthatch

25 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

Hi

Some really lovely photos. Is there any chance of your good self, and other members giving the name of the bird in the title? if unknown, perhaps place them in the questions section. We have had a lot off unidentified bird photos lately, and I do not know all the birds posted. Thanks. Tony

On photo: P1040703.jpg

25 May, 2017
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eje said:

What a wonderful blog Pippa and brilliant birds especially the Sand Martins. Where is this place? Eric.

On blog: A walk along the coast

25 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

Nice set. Stonechat. Linnet. Sand Martins. Black Headed Gull.

On blog: A walk along the coast

24 May, 2017
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m_squared said:

Lovely image.

On photo: Great Tit

24 May, 2017
A_menzies_hunt
m_squared said:

Lovely image.

On photo: This one's called 'Grubby'

24 May, 2017
A_menzies_hunt
m_squared said:

Well captured.

On photo: Feeding time

Latest Answers

25 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

What was the sound like?

On question: Good morning

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25 May, 2017
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arundel said:

Yes, it is a Mandarin Duck. Sorry for the blurry pic, I can zoom in on the original pic. But it's a Mandarin Duck indeed. Thank you.

On question: Could you please tell what bird is the one on the picture?

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25 May, 2017
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tattoo_tom said:

From the blurry pic it looks like a Mandarin Duck :-)

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25 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

Not very clear to identity.

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23 May, 2017
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tattoo_tom said:
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21 May, 2017
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eje said:

Hi there, I have just Googled Mockingbird and it states that - The Northern Mockingbird is known for it's intelligence and has been noted in North American culture. A 2009 study showed that the bird was able to recognise individual humans, particularly those who had been intruders or threats. Also bird's recognise their breeding spots and return to areas in which they had greatest success in previous years. Urban birds are more likely to demonstrate this behaviour. I hope this is of help to you and well remember this, just one of your many fabulous birds that my wife enjoyed on our six holidays spent in the States. All the best. Eric. Portsmouth. U.K.

On question: About a month ago I started watching some birds from my apartment window and I became interested in feeding them and making my patio a safe and comfortable place for them to visit

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21 May, 2017
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tattoo_tom said:

When the sun in the morning peeps over the hill
And kisses the roses 'round my window sill
Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockingbird Hill

On question: About a month ago I started watching some birds from my apartment window and I became interested in feeding them and making my patio a safe and comfortable place for them to visit

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19 May, 2017
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tattoo_tom said:

No doubt at all from the new pics ! can I delete my its a Sparrowhawk posts :-( lol

On question: Hi, I have another bird photo I need to identify

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18 May, 2017
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jon said:

Hi,
thanks again everyone, the other photos were hard to find as I was not happy with them being unsharp at the time!
Blurry or not, they would have made it a lot easier!
Oops!
John

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18 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

Could just be the angle. There must be slight variations between birds. Tony.

On question: After many years I have just noticed a difference in some Black-headed Gulls head markings

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18 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

The first picture confirms it. Perhaps the moral is to add as many pictures as possible to identify it? Any chance of putting the original one back as well?

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18 May, 2017
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oxfordboy said:

Now it is a Kestrel for sure.
John.

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18 May, 2017
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jon said:

hi,
I`ve added some more photos of the same bird (a bit fuzzy but should help? Forgot I had more!
Jon

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17 May, 2017
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muddywalters said:

Female Kestrel for me.

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17 May, 2017
Avocet
avocet said:

I think the photo alone, excellent shot though it is, highlights the difficulty of bird identification. Flight pattern, location and habitat, call, colouration, eye colour, time of year etc, all help in this. We cannot see the top of the bird and only a glimpse of the face and facial patterns. The bird also resembles a juvenile Hobby, and given the location of Cricklade, quite near to the Cotswold Water Park lakes, would include some potential for Hobby habitat. It may be too early in the year however for juvenile Hobbies. What we can see of the face could be either Hobby or Kestrel, there are similarities. The stripes on the chest seem quite pronounced bold enough for a juvenile Hobby, but the slight brown colouration that we can see may suggest Kestrel. The tail, if it was fully open would reveal more information. What we can see of the tail suggests a dark band at the end of the tail, more kestrel than Hobby. The wing shape for me suggests kestrel. What we can see of the underneath of the wings suggest Kestrel, it may be far darker in a hobby. If the bird hovered and stayed in one spot for some time, then Kestrel. As for Hovering, a Hobby does quite a bit of aerial gymnastics, which may include a little hovering I would imagine, as it feeds on the wing. I observed a Hobby hunting at length some time ago, and there was very little hovering, rather stalling and turning with more swooping and diving. I just hope it is not something else after all this. The following video is quite interesting.

https://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-id/bto-bird-id-hobby-kestrel

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