Terence Baker
4th ever for the U.K., today in Kent, and obviously a life bird for me.
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Andrew Goodall
Well done #Terence
Terence Baker
Southerly winds coming, so I heard, so it might not be here tomorrow, or at least that is the general opinion I heard today.
Terence Baker
Yup, it disappeared last night.
Andrew Goodall
Never mind you have the memory and the record.
Terence Baker
One of my favourite species, as a pair nested in our house in Erith, Kent, for four years in a row in the early 1980s.
Terence Baker
Is it a Caspian gull? They are appearing along the Thames in the last few years. Juvenile, obviously. Any comments gratefully received.
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Terence Baker
I am now thinking Yellow-legged gull.
Terence Baker
I’ve been told it is a second-year Great black-backed gull. It is no shame that experiencied birders, and then also people like me, get into a mire when it comes to gull identification.
Terence Baker
Hurrah. I seem to find one Bar-tailed godwit for every 3,000 Black-tailed godwits.
Terence Baker
Terence Baker
Harlequin duck...male and female. I found the first two of spring 2018 in Iceland, mid-April.
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Alexander Maricich
Such a cool pattern!
Andrew Goodall
Stunning ducks
Terence Baker
A photo pre-lockdown. The iconic, hard-to-find, vulnerable Green-billed coucal from the Sinharaja National Forest, Sri Lanka ...
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John White
Awesome bird! Looks very similar to the uncommon Black Coucal that we get here in South Africa
Terence Baker
Great grey shrike, Frensham Common, Surrey, U.K.; Sat., 22 February, 2020, ca. 12 noon. My second sighting ever of this elusive winter visitor.
Terence Baker
The only photo I managed of the annual Bonaparte's gull in Oare Marshes, Faversham, Kent, England ... this particular bird has returned for the last seven or eight years, always coming to moult. Happy...View More
Terence Baker
Little bittern, Iviron Monastery, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece
Terence Baker
Dear birders. Might I please have some ID help. This warbler was taken in Mouth Athos, northeastern Greece, on 7 May. Any ideas? My thoughts were Aquatic, due to the light-coloured back, or maybe Mous...View More
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John White
Tough one Terence! Based on the seemingly widening supercilium, dark lores and white throat, I would go for the Moustached Warbler. Second guess would be the Sedge Warbler :)
Terence Baker
Thank you, John. Heart of hearts I hoped for an Aquatic; my mind told me more likely Moustached. It appeared out of the corner of my eye when I was watching my first-ever Little bittern, of which there can, I think, be no doubt. ... photo coming in one minute.
Terence Baker
One of the best birds I saw this year in England, a Pallid harrier (Circus macrourus), only one of a handful seen over here in 2018. This was the late-October bird in the Royston, Hertfordshire, area ...View More
Terence Baker
The Serendib scops-owl (Otus thilohoffmanni), a species endemic to Sri Lanka discovered only in 2004. It took some walking over rocks, boughs, streams and thickets to get even this angle. Ornithologis...View More
Terence Baker
Some members of a flock of 32 Eurasian crane seen at Welney Wetland Trust Centre, Norfolk, last Saturday. This species is establishing itself slowly in the United Kingdom after being extirpated for 40...View More
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John White
Awesome to see them making a comeback!
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