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More bird ID help!

More bird ID help!


Postby denfinella » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:59 pm

Some more rubbish photos, this time from the glens west of Amulree, last month.

1.JPG


2.jpg


3.JPG


I'm sure no. 1 is a red kite - we saw several of these throughout the day. But the other two? (the last photo is a small bird - definitely smaller than a blackbird, for example)
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Re: More bird ID help!

Postby Skyelines » Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:30 am

No 3 looks like a merlin
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Postby Skyelines » Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:36 am

No 2 possibly Hen Harrier
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Postby Mal Grey » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:38 am

No1 Red Kite

No2 That dark edge to the underside of the wing might be buzzard. How big?

No3 Not sure, but he's eyeing you up as a possible meal.
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Re: More bird ID help!

Postby denfinella » Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:32 pm

Mal Grey wrote:No2 That dark edge to the underside of the wing might be buzzard. How big?

No3 Not sure, but he's eyeing you up as a possible meal.


No. 2 - I would say smaller than a buzzard. And (though it's not obvious in the photo), it was more of a grey colour than brown.

No. 3 :lol: he was tiny!
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Re: More bird ID help!

Postby K Armstrong » Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:12 pm

denfinella wrote: (the last photo is a small bird - definitely smaller than a blackbird, for example)


Fieldfare..?
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Re: More bird ID help!

Postby K Armstrong » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:58 pm

K Armstrong wrote:
denfinella wrote: (the last photo is a small bird - definitely smaller than a blackbird, for example)


Fieldfare..?


Actually looks a lot like a male kestrel, now I've zoomed in more.
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Re: More bird ID help!

Postby Mark Darling » Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:42 pm

1. Red Kite
2. Buzzard
3. Fieldfare
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