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#46

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:06 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Yeaaaaaah I got one right, now I'll sleep tonight.


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#47

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:09 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Quote: johnsulli wrote in post #46
Yeaaaaaah I got one right, now I'll sleep tonight.
Clever Lad..

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#48

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:45 pm
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Just wondering, if any of the attached images are possibly Roseate Tern or Terns.
Centre bird of image 2.

Photos taken today at S.Shields, there were approx, 50 Terns, which included the attached and 3 Sandwich Terns
Any help appreciated.

Attached pictures:
_MG_5764.jpg
_MG_5927.jpg
_MG_6062.jpg

Ray

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#49

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:22 pm
by chrismckie | 104 Posts

Looking at those I would have said Common Tern - haven't Roseate's got a darker bill with a reddish base? Just beginning to pick out terns properly like so I could be wrong.


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#50

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:19 am
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

I think you,re right Chris, I've recently had a reply from the Durham I.D. forum, which seems to point that way also.
Although, you mention the bill colour as been reddish base, which seems to alter depending whether breeding or not, also, the book mentions rosey chest when breeding. The bill etc changes colour, i.e. black bill, white front depending on age, breeding etc.
Hence It confuses the life out of me, Think I'll just look to see if they are ringed on both legs, that seems to work for me.
Thanks for the reply Chris.


Ray

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#51

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:43 pm
by chrismckie | 104 Posts

No bother mate - keep having 'funny terns' myself :)


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#52

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:14 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Just managed this shot of bird through tree today at Station Burn,Is It a Young Whitethroat.......

Attached pictures:
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#53

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:55 am
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Looks like a common whitethroat to me, Sid.


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#54

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:05 pm
by chrismckie | 104 Posts

Yip - Whitethroat for me as well


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RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:16 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Quote: Ray-S wrote in post #50
I think you,re right Chris, I've recently had a reply from the Durham I.D. forum, which seems to point that way also.
Although, you mention the bill colour as been reddish base, which seems to alter depending whether breeding or not, also, the book mentions rosey chest when breeding. The bill etc changes colour, i.e. black bill, white front depending on age, breeding etc.
Hence It confuses the life out of me, Think I'll just look to see if they are ringed on both legs, that seems to work for me.
Thanks for the reply Chris.

Nice one Ray, But don't go off both legs having rings on them.Ive seen a canny few with only one ring and some with none.

Back to studying terns for all of us soon I hope....

Attached pictures:
rosy red (Large).JPG
rosy (Large).JPG

http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#56

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:36 pm
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

I Steve, If the first photo is a Roseate, It's even more confusing than I thought, or maybe Its a Common, which is even more confusing, as It looks like It's got a ring on each leg.
It was much more easier when I was able to play golf LOL.


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#57

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:35 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Thank's to Ray & Chris for reply regarding Whitethroat,Don't know what I'd do without you both...


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#58

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:30 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Quote: Ray-S wrote in post #56
I Steve, If the first photo is a Roseate, It's even more confusing than I thought, or maybe Its a Common, which is even more confusing, as It looks like It's got a ring on each leg.
It was much more easier when I was able to play golf LOL.

They are both Roseates Ray. I stuck these shots on to highlight the different colouration of the bill.
Roseates seen around our shores are nearly all from the Couquet island breeding site. But the birds at the few colonies around the UK and Ireland (and Europe) have been known to inter-mix resulting in birds reared at different colonies showing up ( and no doubt birds from further a field). This sort of explains why we see varied bits of jewellery worn (or not)and a young-un or two will escape the ringers/wardens eye etc.

Shot 1 .. Just to highlight the jewellery issue more, this shot shows 5 Adult and 3 Juv. Roseates on Sandhaven with Common terns.
The Roseates are ringed -both legs,one leg and not at all.


Shot 2.. Arctic tern from last year on Sandhaven. (not like you see them on the farnes).

Its still a massive learning curve for us all.

Attached pictures:
IMG_6541 (Large).JPG
IMG_1078 (Large).JPG

http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#59

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:43 am
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Cheers Steve,
I'll keep trying,and more than likely, asking again.
Nice shots, by the way.
I see that there is one like you've got in shot 2 just been reported down Teesside, I think It's been classed as a none-breeding Arctic.
We live and learn.


Ray

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#60

RE: Bird I.D Thread

in Birds & Birding Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:10 pm
by pwduncan | 49 Posts

Anybody help me with identifying this?



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