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Blyth's Reed Warbler

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Bird ID | Scoop.it
in Spring! by Andy Cook, photos and comment by Martin G and Brydon T. "I had just completed the last field on a voluntary RSPB wader survey on my neighbour’s croft... Blyth's Reed Warbler, Everland...
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Long-legged Buzzard - Britain next?

Long-legged Buzzard - Britain next? | Bird ID | Scoop.it
by Lukasz Lawicki, Andrea Corso & Leander Khil In our forthcoming paper in Birding World we described a very large increase in sightings of Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in central and nort...
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Atlas Flycatcher - variations

Atlas Flycatcher - variations | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Myth and Legends in Birding : one typical case – the Atlas Flycatcher wing pattern by Andrea Corso Birding, as any human fields of knowledge, is full of false myth and misleading legends. These are...
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Mongolian, Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers

Mongolian, Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Postscript: by Martin G. Given Yoav's excellent posts below on this 3rd, 4th or 5th* record of Lesser Sand Plover for Israel, and a Mongolian Plover in Scotland seemingly heading south and to becom...
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Juvenile Caspian Gull

Juvenile Caspian Gull | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Scary one- 25th August 2013 Steve Arlow sent these photos of a  juvenile Caspian Gull from last week in Essex, including shots of the distinctive long call posture. As Steve points out, this is sti...
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White-faced Storm Petrel: Juvenile plumage

White-faced Storm Petrel:  Juvenile plumage | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Rarely photographed by Martin G. One of the less headline making observations on our Lazararote pelagic in August was of the first apparent JUVENILE White-face Storm Petrel seen on these trips. Do ...
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Surfbirds.com - IDENTIFICATION OF ADULT VEGA GULL: FIELD OBSERVATIONS FROM JAPAN

hybrid gulls breeding in belgium a detailed look
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The Fair Isle Collared Flycatcher

The Fair Isle Collared Flycatcher | Bird ID | Scoop.it
by Roger Riddington Sunday 9th June 2013 was day 2 of the FIBOT AGM weekend, and in the morning I was helping out with the daily census, since warden David Parnaby had gallantly forgone census duti...
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Eastern Red-backed Shrike ssp. kobylini

Eastern Red-backed Shrike ssp. kobylini | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Valid or not? Northdale, Unst, May 2013 (Above) male Red-backed Shrike. Easily a favourite 'find' on this springs Shetland guided holidays. Quite a few of the 10 or so we came across were first see...
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Baltic Gull in Late Autumn

Baltic Gull in Late Autumn | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Can you or can't you? I keep lookin', but haven't found any in Britain yet. Baltic Gull that is. Larus fuscus fuscus. Birds in their 2nd calendar year, (first summers) are often identifiable in May...
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Atlas Flycatcher photo

Atlas Flycatcher photo | Bird ID | Scoop.it
by Andrea Corso  Following on from THIS POST  (below) on Atlas Flycatcher, a photo illustrating one of the core ID issues, the variation of white patterning in the greater coverts. Also see first p...
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Identification of first cycle Cape Gull

Identification of first cycle Cape Gull | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Identification of first cycle Larus dominicanus vetula: The Cape Gull of Good Hope?  by Chris Gibbins The two Cape Gulls Larus dominicanus vetula recently found in Portugal (Birding World, 26(6), J...
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Help with Mystery Small Gull

Help with Mystery Small Gull | Bird ID | Scoop.it
Mediterranean X Common Gull? by Martin G. Flamborough 13th September 2013 Wind only just turned NW as I arrived at 7:00 am for a couple hours of seawatching. Not enough to produce a much in the sku...
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