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Sep 02, 2009 06:19 |  #1

Hi all,

Once again it seems my bird book has come up short so it's another name that bird request from me. (no, his name is not Dave) :)

Took this one today in fields along the River Crouch in Essex, UK.

Any help would be great.

edit - Id from Birdforum is a female Wheatear.


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Sep 02, 2009 06:43 |  #2

I've been going through some more of this mornings shots.

Seems this one also has similar markings on its head so i'm wondering if the first is a young one or a female?

Still can't find it in the book though.


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Sep 02, 2009 11:33 |  #3

Isn't the last one a Meadow Pipit.


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Sep 03, 2009 03:10 |  #4

Artyman, Thanks for looking. I've checked my book and it seems that a Meadow Pipit has pinkish legs whilst these have black. Maybe they changed them?

I've got another book to look through today. Fingers crossed


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Sep 03, 2009 08:14 |  #5

Last one is a Winchat - female or juvenile. That was my first thought on the first one as well, but the markings on the back don't look as distinct.

The tail is too short for a Pipit, and there are no streaks on the flank. If it were a dark-legged pipit then a Rock Pipit would be quite possible in that location - but, again, that has streaky flanks.

It may be worth posting the pix here (external link).


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Sep 03, 2009 10:38 |  #6

Cheers Frank, I've just joined and posted the pic on the birdforum. Seems like a lot of hardcore birders there so hopefully shouldn't be long for an id.


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Sep 03, 2009 10:53 |  #7

Well that was quick. 2 replys on the birdforum have given it as a female Wheatear. Thats a new one for me along with the Winchat.

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Sep 03, 2009 10:54 |  #8

Scoobs wrote in post #8576263 (external link)
Cheers Frank, I've just joined and posted the pic on the birdforum. Seems like a lot of hardcore birders there so hopefully shouldn't be long for an id.

Damn! Wheater, whinchat. I always get them two mixed up.


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Sep 03, 2009 15:29 |  #9

Yep, 1 is a Wheatear and 2 is a Whinchat.


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