The Bigg Bird Forum Index The Bigg Bird Forum
The Family Friendly Birding Site
 
AlbumAlbum   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Elizabeth and Malcolm's Bluetit Pages
The Bigg Bird Forum Index

Me again

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Bigg Bird Forum Index -> Help with Bird Identification
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Me again Reply with quote

Just another (Extremely Poor Quality) set of pictures I'm hoping can be Identified.

For the 1st pic, I'm thinking some sort of Warblerish Passerinish Bird. The size stumped me, look at it compared to a Starling! I'm not expecting a lot, the bird was so far away, grabbed through a scope and edited like hell! It caught my eye just because of its size. There were a lot of trees around (Chiffchaff?). I know of a Chiffchaff nest I self-found nearby.
A few local Birders popped down to the site and posted a few pics up of the bird and its chicks (A first nest in the town 'centre' for some years). One of the pics I saw was the Chiffy next to a Blue Tit, the size of our Chiffy was larger than the Tit, which put me off Chiffchaff, but I'm struggling to think of any other bird it could be. I also know of a neighbouring Chiffchaff nest in the moorland which technically is in the town, just very remotely out and most of Birds don't take their lives away from the reserve.

For pic 2, I'm unsure but would put a bit of cash on a Starling!
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st pic LOST! Will be up tonight! Promise!

For now, try and ID the 2nd pic!
Back to top
Kit



Joined: 25 Sep 2005
Posts: 2547
Location: Nottingham

england.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd put money on blackbird for the one you've posted...I think! Thinking
_________________
>>>
Kitty
>>>
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Kit"]I'd put money on blackbird for the one you've posted...I think! Thinking[/quote]

Ha, soould I no I've checked the photo of it I took 6 seconds later.
I lose!

Also, heres my first picture of that other bird, I saved it in the wrong file and was then in a hurry to meet a freind of mine 4 miles away, in 2 minutes!

Please check out my later thread too.
Back to top
Kit



Joined: 25 Sep 2005
Posts: 2547
Location: Nottingham

england.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, no, that one is TOO hard. It took me ages to locate the bird! Laughing

(Sorry, I'm not casting asparagus on your photos...)

_________________
>>>
Kitty
>>>
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Kit"]Oh, no, that one is TOO hard. It took me ages to locate the bird! Laughing

(Sorry, I'm not casting asparagus on your photos...)[/quote]

I wouldn't be sorry, its ridicolously hard. I'm looking for a 'EXTREMELY' advanced, knowledgable and experienced Birder for this, if there is someone on the forum whose spent the majority of their life birding.

I have as little clue as you, but to me, it won't hurt having one ID missed out. I'm really begging for an ID on the thrush, I could have a lifer. Those posts are the ones I'm really worried about.
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive moved the thrush and this warbler onto the surfbird forum for bird ID. Hoping someone can ID them on there.
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="BedfordshireBirder"]Ive moved the thrush and this warbler onto the surfbird forum for bird ID. Hoping someone can ID them on there.[/quote]

Warbler thing = Siskin (LIFER)

Thrush = Song Thrush ot Mistle (YEAR FIRST)
Back to top
Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 2554
Location: 61N25E

finland.gif
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BedfordshireBirder wrote:
BedfordshireBirder wrote:
Ive moved the thrush and this warbler onto the surfbird forum for bird ID. Hoping someone can ID them on there.


Warbler thing = Siskin (LIFER)

Thrush = Song Thrush ot Mistle (YEAR FIRST)

Thrush looks dark like Turdus merula (blackbird).?.

_________________
Save the karri.
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Karwin"]
Thrush looks dark like [i]Turdus merula[/i] (blackbird).?.[/quote]

No, can't you make out the pale belly with the darker spots. 2 experts told me song thrush on Surfbirds. That's the bright but blurry picture.

And yes, the image labelled Song Thrush2, the darker and less blurry picture does show a blackbird.

You sound good at your thrushes, I've got a different one from today if you think you can id it. I think it's mistle but I'm unsure.

What are your thoughts on the siskiny thingy?
Back to top
robinred



Joined: 20 Jan 2012
Posts: 6

blank.gif
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 2nd set of photos you put uo - where is the bird? I am afraid I cannot see it.
Back to top
Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 2554
Location: 61N25E

finland.gif
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BedfordshireBirder wrote:
No, can't you make out the pale belly with the darker spots. 2 experts told me song thrush on Surfbirds. That's the bright but blurry picture.

You mean this one?
First thought to me is Turdus pilaris (fieldfare), but it can be any other spotted-belly thrush, too.
BedfordshireBirder wrote:
What are your thoughts on the siskiny thingy?
It seems to have wing bar typical to Carduelis spinus (siskin). C. chloris (greenfinch) doesn't have that. Also, siskin is a typical spruce bird.
_________________
Save the karri.
Back to top
BedfordshireBirder



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 19

uk.gif
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant the picture on the other ID forum of mine which is labelled Song thrush2, that is a blackbird. The one labelled Song Thrush1 is a Song Thrush. 2 Experts confirmed that on surfbirds.

Are there any other possibilities for the siskin, or shall I go with it.
Back to top
Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 2554
Location: 61N25E

finland.gif
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BedfordshireBirder wrote:
I meant the picture on the other ID forum
Okay, I haven't seen that (where is it?).
BedfordshireBirder wrote:
Are there any other possibilities for the siskin, or shall I go with it.
Karwin wrote:
It seems to have wing bar typical to Carduelis spinus (siskin). C. chloris (greenfinch) doesn't have that. Also, siskin is a typical spruce bird.
I can't be sure it is not a greenfinch.
_________________
Save the karri.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Bigg Bird Forum Index -> Help with Bird Identification All times are GMT adjusted for DST
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group, subGreen style by ktauber
BBF 1.18.4 integration and modification © 2005, 2011 gasteropod