Anyone want to guess?

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Conifers
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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Conifers » Tue May 21, 2013 10:41 pm

Nope! It's a Black Kite icon_thumright

How about this one then? Seaton Sluice, Northumbs., 19 May.
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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Clive60 » Wed May 22, 2013 7:23 pm

Juvenile Red Backed Shrike.


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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Conifers » Wed May 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Right species, wrong age :wink: - couldn't be a juvenile in May, it's an adult female.


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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Clive60 » Wed May 22, 2013 9:39 pm

Should have thought of that first!! particularly as they are virtually a non breeding species here now.

I have some great pics of a Woodchat Shrike in Morocco last month and I have seen Lesser Greys in Cyprus but I have yet to see a Red Back here or anywhere.


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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Conifers » Thu May 23, 2013 1:07 am

There's been a big fall of Red-backed Shrikes (and other east European migrants) on the coast here the last few days; saw 4 myself including 2 males (but too distant for photos).

Don't forget to post your Woodchat Shrike pics!

Here's a Lesser Grey Shrike from Northumbs a few years ago (May 2008):
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Re: Anyone want to guess?

Post by Andy P » Thu May 23, 2013 10:56 pm

I work as a bench joiner. We have a very large timber shed where we store the different types of wood that we use. Every year we get birds nesting in the eaves about 30ft up. They make nests made from mud and straw up there. For years i assumed that they were Swifts and have enjoyed seeing their arrival as it usually marks the start of Summer.This year they`ve been very late to arrive but i spotted them a few days ago and managed to get a close look at one that was sitting still on some planks of Oak. I googled Images of Swifts and think i`ve found that they are actually Barn Swallows and not Swifts.They have a red breast but in flight look the same as swifts.
Well you learn something everyday.
Only problem with them is that they poo a lot on the wood. :lol:
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