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More Birds to ID

More Birds to ID


Postby Punkywull » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:57 pm

Can anyone help identify these
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Stobart » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:41 pm

I think the first one is a Black Tailed Godwit.
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby spiderwebb » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:14 pm

I'd hazard a guess at No 2 being a Redshank, and 3 being a juvenile herring Gull or Lesser Black Backed Gull :D
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Punkywull » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:05 pm

Thanks for your help Stobart and spiderwebb
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby David-Main » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:51 am

Spiderwebb is correct.
1... Black-tailed Godwit
2... Juvenile Redshank
3... Juvenile Common Gull.
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Punkywull » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Thanks for your help David. Much appreciated.
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Mark Darling » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:46 pm

No 1 is a Black-tailed Godwit
No 2 is a Ruff
No 3 is a Herring Gull
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Punkywull » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks for your help Mark

Redshank or Ruff. How would you distinguish?
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Mark Darling » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:15 pm

Hi Punkywull

The shape, structure & plumage of Ruff & Redshank are different from each other.

Have a look at this page on Ruff:

https://www.birdguides.com/articles/species-profiles/focus-on-ruff-the-great-pretender/

Ruff plumage can vary a lot but on this page there is a bird that looks similar to your bird. Your bird is moulting into a winter plumage.

When & where did you see these birds?
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Re: More Birds to ID

Postby Punkywull » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Thanks again Mark

Seen the bird early August
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