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StevenNFFC
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Can you identify these birds?

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:11 pm

Hi all,

I included these in another post but I was hoping to draw more answers from a specific post. Many thanks for your help in advance.

It's worth noting that both these species were spotted in Exmoor on mountainous ground with heather and gorse bushes being the predominant vegetation. They are both small birds. Also the images are heavily cropped due to distance between me and the bird so apologies for the lack of quality.

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DSC_0480 by StevenNFFC, on Flickr

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DSC_0554 by StevenNFFC, on

Thanks guys!

Steven.

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by pawlee1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:43 am

Hi Steven,
I'm no twitcher but the first one maybe a Tree Pipit ?
Link below has a wide selection of Tree Pipit images.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tree+ ... 60&bih=664

Now to see if I can suss out something for the second image.

hth

pawlee

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by nigelblake » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:56 am

First is a Whinchat and the second is a Linnet

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by Nighthawk237 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:58 am

Second one looks like a Linnet to me. There appears to be a slight rosy-ness on the breast.

HTH.

P.

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by beefsteak » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:24 pm

Second one is definitely a Linnet

Taken at RIAT departures this year :-


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Jim Bowen, on "Bullseye" :- In which state of the U.S.A. is Dallas, Texas ??

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by harrier123 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Whinchat and Linnet

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:35 pm

Well that's pretty conclusive then - thanks one and all for clearing this up for me. I've never spotted these birds before so very pleased - thanks again!

Steven.

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by pawlee1 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:54 am

:Oops: Steven, sorry for the duff info.

pawlee

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by StevenNFFC » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:37 pm

Well Pawlee - when I was first trying to identify the first bird I too settled on Tree Pipit so there's no shame there!

Steven.

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by beefsteak » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:10 pm

May we keep this thread going ?

Unidentified Raptor over mt garden this evening. Might be a very big female Kestrel but it didn't stop to hover, it just kept circling as if on a thermal (Which I'm pretty sure it wasn't)

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Jim Bowen, on "Bullseye" :- In which state of the U.S.A. is Dallas, Texas ??

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by Tristar500 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:31 pm

It looks like a Sparrowhawk or, just maybe, a goshawk.

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by beefsteak » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:04 pm

I thought Sparrowhawk too, but it wasn't grey on the back. You're probably right though as our urban conurbation ain't exactly renowned for its ornithological rarities ............... :whistle:
Jim Bowen, on "Bullseye" :- In which state of the U.S.A. is Dallas, Texas ??

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Post by steve149c » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:12 am

Possible female/Juvinelle Hen Harrier
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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by StevenNFFC » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:24 pm

Beefsteak - I think this is a fairly good idea for a sticky thread - providing there are enough birdwatchers etc on this forum!

Steven.

P.S Does look like a juvenile Hen Harrier!

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by harrier123 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:07 pm

No doubt it is a Sparrowhawk

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by beefsteak » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Sounds like a good idea, I'm sure I have a few (identified) pics I can winkle out
Jim Bowen, on "Bullseye" :- In which state of the U.S.A. is Dallas, Texas ??

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by radionut » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:08 am

Its a female Sparrowhawk

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by beefsteak » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:42 pm

Yup , agreed it's a Sparrowhawk.
Jim Bowen, on "Bullseye" :- In which state of the U.S.A. is Dallas, Texas ??

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:33 am

Hello!

I'm back with this one. My mum thinks it might be a juvenile Greenfinch but I'd like to hear your opinions!

Noted at Coningsby - 31-10-13

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Re: Can you identify these birds?

Post by radionut » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:21 am

Yes Greenfinch female/immature

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