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Oct 03, 2018 23:14 |  #26341

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18721916 (external link)
Nice shots Richard, however it does not appear to be old. :-P

How do you know a sparrow is old or not? It becomes bald? :-P:lol:




  
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Oct 03, 2018 23:37 |  #26342

shalu wrote in post #18721919 (external link)
How do you know a sparrow is old or not? It becomes bald? :-P:lol:

When Richard mentioned that it was a common old sparrow, I started looking for feathers missing on its head and drooping eyelids (always a dead give-away). Only on rare occasions do they go completely bald. 8-)


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Oct 04, 2018 02:58 |  #26343

shalu wrote in post #18721919 (external link)
How do you know a sparrow is old or not? It becomes bald? :-P:lol:


Lame-Duck wrote in post #18721927 (external link)
When Richard mentioned that it was a common old sparrow, I started looking for feathers missing on its head and drooping eyelids (always a dead give-away). Only on rare occasions do they go completely bald. 8-)

Sorry folks. My mistake and ignorance.
I did say a while back I didn't know my bird species  :p
It is in fact Passer domesticus
I see information says it's in decline in UK. Wonder if they'd like some (all back). We could do a roaring trade.:-)

So not common old Sparrow at all. Apologies all round  :p

Now we do have Bald Coots and they are real birds, just not bald :oops: How confusing



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Oct 04, 2018 03:02 |  #26344

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Now we do have Bald Coots and they are real birds, just not bald :oops: How confusing

We have bald eagle in the US, and they are not bald at all ;-)a :p:lol::-P




  
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Oct 04, 2018 03:23 |  #26345

avondale87 wrote in post #18721984 (external link)
... I see information says it's in decline in UK. Wonder if they'd like some (all back). We could do a roaring trade.:-)

Only if they're going cheep.

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Oct 04, 2018 03:29 |  #26346

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Only if they're going cheep.

I'm here all week folks!

If my wife had any say they wouldn't be any cheep at all  :p Quite the opposite



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Oct 04, 2018 03:42 |  #26347

I'm not sure I like the conversation around here - I'm off before something bad happens


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Note the full head of feathers. :p


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Oct 04, 2018 03:43 |  #26348

Another Spadger! Keep 'em coming. I love Spadgers.


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Oct 04, 2018 03:52 as a reply to  @ Spencerphoto's post |  #26349

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Note the full head of feathers. :p

This one could be old after all, notice the grey hair in the middle of the head. :p




  
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Oct 04, 2018 03:57 |  #26350

Grey Shrike-thrush, having a very brief breather from its antics


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Oct 04, 2018 04:35 |  #26351

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18721609 (external link)
Nice shot, Sidknee. I kind of always had it in my mind that they only eat fish. I guess I had that wrong. :oops: It certainly makes sense that they would other aquatic organisms.

Thanks Mike, first time I've seen one eating anything but fish, but then I've only seen them eating fish a few times! :)




  
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Oct 04, 2018 05:16 |  #26352

Here's an old one which I don't seem to have posted before - a Buff-breasted Sandpiper.


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Oct 04, 2018 05:58 |  #26353

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Here's an old one which I don't seem to have posted before - a Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Now that is beautiful. Beautiful markings
really nice. A real bird!



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Oct 04, 2018 08:02 |  #26355

avondale87 wrote in post #18722045 (external link)
Now that is beautiful. Beautiful markings
really nice. A real bird!

Thanks. I love them. This is actually a Canadian species, but a very few fetch up in the UK every autumn. It's said that they are actually easier to see in the UK than in North America.


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