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  1. This bird was photographed in North Yorkshire in Sept 2023. Any Ideas?
  2. Thank you. 3. This was a similar area, Mallos de Riglos north of Huesca. We saw plenty of winchats up high in the Picos but this was lower down so could be a stonechat. 4. Nice. We thought we saw one from a far greater distance the day before but this confirms it.
  3. 8. Immature red-backed shrike. https://flic.kr/p/2oYxMdT
  4. These were taken in Northern Spain in August. 1. Bird of prey in Southern Foothills of Picos de Europa (Castilia y Leon). At first i thought just a common buzzard but the darkish eye and really hooked beak look a little different. Possibly an immature honey buzzard? 2. Wading bird on a reservoir near Huesca.. 3. Flycatcher? 4. Eagle near to Loarre Castle (Huesca). 5. Finch. Same area. 6. I have this as a spotted flycatcher. Same area. 7. Black kite? Same area. 8. This one is on the Northern side of the Pyrenees in France. I have this as an immature red-backed shrike.
  5. Great; this makes a lot of sense. Thanks everyone.
  6. Some advice needed. I was in Toronto this weekend in my first trip to North America. I saw a bird that looked exactly like a Northern Mockingbird with very clear white patches on the wings and really long tail. It was too quick to fly away for me to photograph but I was convinced it was a Northern Mockingbird until I got home and read that they are only summer visitors to Canada. So I have two questions: 1. Are there some Northern Mockingbirds that overwinter in Southern Canada? 2. If not a Northern Mockingbird; then what?
  7. These were taken in Yorkshire, Northern England in Jun 2022. Any Ideas?
  8. Taken in Galicia in North West Spain in April. 1. Cirl Bunting? 2. No idea. Possibly a type of Pipit? 3. Some type of chat? 4. Unsure.
  9. Any help is appreciated in identifying these from coastal North Portugal in Apr. 1. Siskin or Serin? 2. Could also be either Siskin or Serin. 3. Looks a lot like a Stonechat but darker than those i've seen previously. 4. 2 pictures of waders - likely the same species. 5. Gulls. 6. This is a Waxbill and he is awsome!
  10. Taken in the Pyrenees foothills in Southern France in Feb 22. 1. Brambling? 2. Some type of finch or bunting? 3. Unknown (bad photo as it moved just before i clicked. https://flic.kr/p/2n3gzw2
  11. Taken at Teesmouth and RSPB Salthome in Feb 22. 1. Godwits i think; but which type? And the duck in the top left? 2. Grebes; Great Crested? Little Egret, Shoveler and an unidentified duck in the background. 3. Female Teal or Wigeon? Or something else? 4. No help needed to ID this one. Spoonbills are reasonably rare in Northern England and this was a first for me.
  12. Taken at Sealsands near Hartlepool. 1. The unidentified duck behind the Oystercatcher. 2. The next two pictures are of the same specimen. Any ideas?
  13. 1. Unidentified ducks. 2. Might just be a non breeding Black-headed Gull.
  14. This Egret was observed at Mogadishu International Airport in September. Any Idea?
  15. Help needed identifying these at Mogadishu International Airport in November: 1. Some type of Sandpiper. 2. Almost certainly a Western Reef Egret. 3.4.5. All the same bird(s). Possibly a type of Weaver? Thank you.
  16. These birds were photographed at Mogadishu International Airport in September. Any help gratefully received. 1. Possibly Grey Plover (non-breeding) 2. Unsure. 3. Possibly same as 2. 4. 2 more unidentified waders. 5. Might be a Common Sandpiper. 6. Another Sandpiper. 7. No idea on this one.
  17. Great picture but shouldn't Costa Rica be in the North America forum?
  18. Thank you and I agree on the sparrow. I hope you are bored tomorrow.. ? ?
  19. These were photographed in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2020. Photos 1, 2 and 3 are the same bird. Photos 4 and 5 were of another bird which was in the same tree - possibly a female of the first species. Any help appreciated. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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