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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby phalarope » Thu Sep 30, 2021 09:15 pm

Does the UK have a rule about ringing exotics? That's one way we in the USA can tell if a really weird bird is an escapee. Although something native to Indonesia is scarcely likely here or there. :wink:
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby chrisboote » Mon Oct 04, 2021 09:34 am

phalarope wrote:Does the UK have a rule about ringing exotics? That's one way we in the USA can tell if a really weird bird is an escapee. Although something native to Indonesia is scarcely likely here or there. :wink:

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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby phalarope » Thu Feb 10, 2022 06:24 pm

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Saw this yesterday: Maryland bird #361. Immature male Yellow-headed Blackbird. Vagrant from the West....
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby phalarope » Thu Feb 10, 2022 07:10 pm

I neglected to post about Maryland bird #360, a milestone of sorts, being a record divisible by 10. A male Mottled Duck. For the non-birding folks it's kind of a let-down, because it looks superficially like a common run-of-the-mill female Mallard.
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Feb 24, 2022 05:32 pm

The pretty little vermillion flycatcher is back at the park. He always makes me smile. :D
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby Squigglyx » Wed Oct 05, 2022 08:22 pm

Trying to identify this bird seen in Rhodes, Greece
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby phalarope » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:25 am

My first thought is Dunlin (winter plumage), but there may be loads of small European shorebirds I have no clue about.
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 08, 2022 07:48 am

I think it's a Sandpiper. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpiper
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Re: The Birdie Thread.

Postby Penners » Mon Oct 10, 2022 05:50 am

My local Wetlands Trust Centre now have these Dalmatian pelicans which are quite fun to watch.
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