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Galana

I'll take a punt and say that all appear to be Meadow Pipits. Have you forgotten @offshorebirder's excellent link from last year already??

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@Zim Girl, I will not be of any assistance re. bird ID, but I can give you assurance that in a year or two, being guided by the fellow birders on ST, you will improve so much in your birding skills.! Sometimes the answers are similar to those given in the Apolon temple in Delphi :D however there is always an answer in them, and by searching for it you learn a lot. Speaking out of my own experience :).

A few guidelines:

- forget about gulls if not accompanied by a pro guide

- legs and eyes - colours are important

- use several sources to compare your bird with; same species comes in surprisingly wide variety

- make a mistake - there will be someone to correct it 

 

 

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Zim Girl
14 hours ago, Galana said:

I'll take a punt and say that all appear to be Meadow Pipits. Have you forgotten @offshorebirder's excellent link from last year already??

No, I did look at it again - honest!!

But what with eye stripes and finer or heavier streaking and more or less buff on the body etc, etc, oh and one of them has a heavier bill :wacko:

In the end I did think they were all meadow but I just wanted to check in case I missed out.

Thanks for looking.

 

3 hours ago, xelas said:

@Zim Girl

- use several sources to compare your bird with; same species comes in surprisingly wide variety

And therein lies the problem with pipits, all the same bird but you can still see slight variations

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Soukous

I'm struggling to ID this fella.

The closest match i can find is a Rock Pipit, but the bill looks wrong and the legs look very thick and dark

photo taken on the west coast of Scotland

 

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Soukous

this is not the same individual, but quite possibly the same species

 

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TonyQ

As you know, I am not an expert, but I would say they are both Rock Pipits 

Legs dark red-brown or blackish. Broad, blurred streaks coming further down onto stomach than Meadow Pipit.

Water Pipit looks like a Winter visitor only and colouration different.

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7 minutes ago, TonyQ said:

As you know, I am not an expert, but I would say they are both Rock Pipits 

Legs dark red-brown or blackish. Broad, blurred streaks coming further down onto stomach than Meadow Pipit.

Water Pipit looks like a Winter visitor only and colouration different.

Agreed 100%!

 

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Soukous

Thanks you @TonyQand @Dave Williams

 

Whilst it is disappointing that I cannot add another species to my list, it is reassuring to know I am not completely inept at bird ID.

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Soukous

Another one

 

I'm inclined towards Meadow Pipit, but I'm not sure

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Soukous

and another one

 

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Soukous

they just keep on coming :rolleyes:

 

This looks to me like a juvenile Yellow Wagtail, but if it is then it is a bit out of its comfort zone.

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michael-ibk

Juv. Wheatear and Juv. Pied Wagtail I'd say. 

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Galana
10 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Juv. Wheatear and Juv. Pied Wagtail I'd say. 

I agree.

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