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Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

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  • Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

    OK, as we have several bird togs here on e-group, I thought I'd try to kick off a new thread where we post a pic we have taken of a bird, and the person who gets the ID correct has to post a pic of a bird... et al. Doesn't have to be a brilliant shot, could be a crop of a selected area of a shot, or a nicely composed bird portrait.

    Just a bit of fun, nothing serious.

    I will kick it off with an easy one for ya, a shot of a bird I spotted in the tree whilst out walking with Jen earlier this fine evening. Blustery it was, but sunny nonetheless. Here it is... your starter for 10...

    What is it ?

    John


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    Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

    THE LIGHT AND WIND ARE CONFUSING ME.....thats my excuse anyway...is it a
    Garden Warbler.

    Keith
    Keith


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    Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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    • #3
      Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

      Hi Keith, nice try, haven't seen one of those this year yet. Sorry, it's not a Garden Warbler...
      John

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      • #4
        Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

        Do I get another go.........if so can I have 2...Chiff Chaff/ Willow warbler.

        Keith
        Keith


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        E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
        Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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        • #5
          Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

          Originally posted by ringneck View Post
          Do I get another go.........if so can I have 2...Chiff Chaff/ Willow warbler.

          Keith
          Go on... I shall let you have that one. It's a Chiffchaff

          OK, your turn...
          John

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          • #6
            Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

            Thanks John ...I got there in the end..as you said they don't have to be brilliant images,here's a terrible one that adds to the mystery.
            It was at the local reserve on Sunday evening and never stayed still,head down feeding.
            Another easy one I think !
            Keith
            Keith


            http://www.flickr.com/photos/68459774@N05

            E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
            Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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            • #7
              Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

              A sandpiper perhaps?

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              • #8
                Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                Dunlin in winter plumage?
                Stephen

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                • #9
                  Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                  Sorry Guys Not a Dunlin or one of the Sandpipers.
                  I knew there was one of these in front of me and luckily I took shots of various birds BUT even though they have charts up in the hide It took some detective work to get it.

                  hard luck,
                  Keith.
                  Keith


                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/68459774@N05

                  E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
                  Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                    Hi Keith, I'd have a guess at this being a Greenshank...? Am I close...?
                    John

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                      Hi John,
                      Good game this.............Not a Greeny...I got mixed up with the Greenshank..........CLUE.......the Bill.

                      Keith
                      Keith


                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/68459774@N05

                      E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
                      Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                        Sanderling?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                          Ahhh, you know I think wfk has nailed it. I'd second guess at a Sanderling too.
                          John

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                            Not Sanderling...too small..plumage similar though

                            keith
                            Keith


                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/68459774@N05

                            E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
                            Now also 4 items from the dark side...........

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours

                              WOW, it's still anyones game this... and yes Keith I agree with you, it is a good thread this. I am glad I started it!! Right time to have a think and get in before Peter sees the thread - he'd know...
                              John

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