#781

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:00 pm
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Here is me showing my ignorance again. Can Someone ID this for me? Taken yesterday at Trow

Cheers Paul

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#782

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:16 pm
by jarradug | 154 Posts

I'm the worst at ID so here goes. Is it a skylark?

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#783

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:19 pm
by jarradug | 154 Posts

Salthome today. Observed the White Rumped Sandpiper. 8 Little Egrets, Great Crested Grebe with chicks and a beautiful pair of Black Tailed Godwits. A cheeky Fox was hanging around also.


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#784

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:46 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Originally posted by Paul Dan
Here is me showing my ignorance again. Can Someone ID this for me? Taken yesterday at Trow

Cheers Paul


Its a Juv. Linnet Paul, great to see you yesterday on the beach....any luck with the trowls?


http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#785

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:12 am
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Originally posted by Steve Egglestone

Originally posted by Paul Dan
Here is me showing my ignorance again. Can Someone ID this for me? Taken yesterday at Trow

Cheers Paul


Its a Juv. Linnet Paul, great to see you yesterday on the beach....any luck with the trowls?



http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#786

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:50 am
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Originally posted by Steve Egglestone

Originally posted by Paul Dan
Here is me showing my ignorance again. Can Someone ID this for me? Taken yesterday at Trow

Cheers Paul


Its a Juv. Linnet Paul, great to see you yesterday on the beach....any luck with the trowls?




Cheers Steve It's obvious when it's pointed out. It was because of the juvenile bit the markings were confusing me. No I didn't see the trowls I'm beginning to think they either don't exist or they see me coming and are taking the mick out of me, in fact other than the linnet I saw nothing at trow -apart from a dozen Gannets offshore. There was nothing else anywhere else either a really poor day-even my regular Owls at Marsden were nowhere to be seen.

PS Cheers for the guess Dug I guess we've a lot to learn-maybe I need to get out more.

Paul

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#787

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:55 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Storm petrol ringing is taking place this evening if anyone fancies popping down. Starts about 9.30 pm. pm me for further details.


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#788

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:48 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

I come across this nest yesterday morning.(empty) Anyone know what bird It belong's to. ( Goldfinch) ?

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#789

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:17 am
by Berb | 133 Posts

Watched a pair of House Crows building a nest on shoreside crane head for two weeks now,crane was flattened for maintenance last week and i was amazed to see the whole neast was constructed of non natural material,mostly steel wire,spent welding rods,plastic cable ties etc,even the lining was small strands of polyprop rope,electrical wire and fishing line,few pics attached but dont really do it justice.

Bob

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#790

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:04 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Totally amazing Bob and I just wouldn't have believed it that a bird could have made a nest out of the materials you say involved in the construction of it.

John

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#791

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:21 am
by Berb | 133 Posts

John
Come to think of it its a shame that the crows did not build the ship that i am working on at present,i know they would have made a better job than the Chinese did.
Couple of more pics attached of local beasts around here,Moniter is a good 6 ft long and is one of the smaller ones.

Bob

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#792

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:30 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Hi Bob
Great pics mate, I take it you are not down at Jarra Slakes though.

Is pic 1 a mud skipper or lung fish not that I know much about these things just looks familiar.

John

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#793

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:07 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Two Stormies ringed last night, another bounced out of the net and others flying around.

At least 15 off Trow this lunch time....

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#794

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:16 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Originally posted by Jarra Sid
I come across this nest yesterday morning.(empty) Anyone know what bird It belong's to. ( Goldfinch) ?



Not a 100% sure but might be a Chaffinch nest, they tend to weave around small branches. Goldies nests are normally high up in trees.


http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#795

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:46 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Are Goldfinch getting ready for migration,As I walked along Don Road this morning there was about 50+ next to where nissan park there car's. Also along don Curlew,Oyster Catcher.Redshank.Common Sandpiper.lot's of gull's.

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