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funtimefrankie

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Any Bird spotters
« on: August 26, 2010, 07:47:59 pm »

What's this chappie? He/shes a bit smaller than a mallard.
In the second pic its the one at the back nearest the water
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Pirate

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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 08:36:25 pm »

At first glance its a 'Smew' but closer inspection ...'Red crested Pochard' normaly from water fowl collections or a visitor to the east coast. Strange if it is!!!
I stand corrected as there are surely better naturlists than I.
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Wasyl

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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 11:04:52 pm »

Looks like a wee Duck to me, ;)..not worth shooting,not enough meat,

Wullie
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Martin13

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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 11:25:08 pm »

Rats, the feathered kind  O0 - not the bird watching we do down here in Oz %) %)

Mdu
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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 11:52:42 pm »

Apparently, it's a White Cheeked Pintail, resident of Argentina. :-))
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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 07:35:59 am »

Thank you for finding out, my knowledge is rather limited and that adds to it.
How did you find out?
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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 08:09:10 am »

I posted a picture on

http://www.ispyabird.co.uk/

got an answer back within hours, a bit like Mayhem for birders
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Re: Any Bird spotters
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 10:31:56 am »

Our local wetland centre, Martin mere tell me it's a Lesser Bahama Pintail which they have in their collection but it's not one of their's
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