Bird spotting ID

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Old Merc

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136 months

Saturday 10th April
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Calling all you bird spotters, please identify this one please.


moorx

2,441 posts

83 months

Saturday 10th April
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Could be a juvenile robin, but not sure it's the right time of year?

Someone with more knowledge than me will along soon I expect.

Turn7

20,381 posts

190 months

Boosted LS1

20,182 posts

229 months

Saturday 10th April
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Seconded, dunnock, note the grey areas. They have a lovely song to. Sometimes they're called a hedge sparrow but they aren't sparrows.

knotweed

1,927 posts

145 months

Saturday 10th April
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Yep, definitely a dunnock. One of my favourite garden birds.

Old Merc

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136 months

Saturday 10th April
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Dunnock it is then, well done guys and thank you.

Turn7

20,381 posts

190 months

Saturday 10th April
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knotweed said:
Yep, definitely a dunnock. One of my favourite garden birds.
Yeah I like them too. We had a pair at our last place, always flitting around inn the bottom of the hedges, until something used the feeder and they picked up the crumbs that got shaken off.....

Old Merc

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Saturday 10th April
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You guys seem to know your birds, here are two more.



This one crashed into my patio door, then sat there stunned while I took some photos

Turn7

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190 months

Saturday 10th April
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Sparrow Hawk, decimator of Songbirds.....

Old Merc

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This one I think is a different bird? its on top of a very high tree, hence the poor image.

Turn7

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190 months

Saturday 10th April
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Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...

Old Merc

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Saturday 10th April
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Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
You know the birds Turn7, thank you.
As you say, this one just sat at the top of the tree for most of the morning.
I was thinking Red Kite, but they never seem to land, we get loads of them zooming around all day.

Boosted LS1

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229 months

Saturday 10th April
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Although buzzards are usually seen cruising for a bruising they can be quite spectacular when they go into a dive. I've only seen that once when a pair were doing a courtship display that was really great to behold.

Turn7

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190 months

Saturday 10th April
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OldMerc,if interested check out https://www.johnstantonphotography.co.uk/

Ive been to his hides many times, he takes some stunning pics of all our native birds.

MDMA .

6,648 posts

70 months

Saturday 10th April
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Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
The grey head makes it look like a Red Kite to me.

Evanivitch

10,699 posts

91 months

Saturday 10th April
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MDMA . said:
Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
The grey head makes it look like a Red Kite to me.
Definitely not a Buzzard, and I and Google Lens would agree, Red Kite.

And Google Lens said Dunnock too. Really can't recommend it enough for flora and fauna identification...

Turn7

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190 months

Saturday 10th April
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Evanivitch said:
MDMA . said:
Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
The grey head makes it look like a Red Kite to me.
Definitely not a Buzzard, and I and Google Lens would agree, Red Kite.

And Google Lens said Dunnock too. Really can't recommend it enough for flora and fauna identification...
Now you say that, having given the original pic a bit more time, I am inclined to agree, especially with Kites in the OP's vicinity....

I stand corrected sir !

MDMA .

6,648 posts

70 months

Saturday 10th April
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Turn7 said:
Evanivitch said:
MDMA . said:
Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
The grey head makes it look like a Red Kite to me.
Definitely not a Buzzard, and I and Google Lens would agree, Red Kite.

And Google Lens said Dunnock too. Really can't recommend it enough for flora and fauna identification...
Now you say that, having given the original pic a bit more time, I am inclined to agree, especially with Kites in the OP's vicinity....

I stand corrected sir !
Can see the tail in the flying pictures. Grey patch on the underside of the wings too. Easy to spot.

Turn7

20,381 posts

190 months

Saturday 10th April
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MDMA . said:
Turn7 said:
Evanivitch said:
MDMA . said:
Turn7 said:
Buzzard...they like to sit still and just keep watch.

Also, have a pretty stocky round body with dull plumage and a short tail...
The grey head makes it look like a Red Kite to me.
Definitely not a Buzzard, and I and Google Lens would agree, Red Kite.

And Google Lens said Dunnock too. Really can't recommend it enough for flora and fauna identification...
Now you say that, having given the original pic a bit more time, I am inclined to agree, especially with Kites in the OP's vicinity....

I stand corrected sir !
Can see the tail in the flying pictures. Grey patch on the underside of the wings too. Easy to spot.
In my defence, my claimed Buzzard was on my phone...yer honour...... smile