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Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby CharlesT » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:16 pm

White Wagtail for me.
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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby David-Main » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:35 pm

Juvenile Pied Wagtail
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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby jmarkb » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:37 pm

Edit: too late, David M has the definitive answer!
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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby denfinella » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:47 am

Thanks, pied wagtail makes sense - there were so many of them around there!

This might be a long shot (well, it was literally was a long shot), but can anyone identify the bird in the grainy photos below? Again, this was in the Pentlands.

1.JPG

2.JPG
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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby Tom282 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:28 pm

Looks like a skylark to me. I've seen plenty of them in the Pentlands before.
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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Postby David-Main » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:41 am

Tree Pipit or Meadow Pipit. Hard to tell. Forked tail. A skylark has a edge to the tail.
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