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@BRACQUENEAs I said I only did a quick skim through for verification of my choice. I may read the report later.

 

Meanwhile as I cannot locate the folder with the Nightjar in it I offer the bird below.

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Could have been easier for my second try as Gulls and I suppose it is one , are notably difficult to distinguish even for the "pros" :D and the picture quality is not exactly stellar but I will give it a try with a double proposition : Ring billed or Yellow-legged ? 

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On 10/9/2021 at 2:17 PM, BRACQUENE said:

@Galanaseek  Peter Mana Chapter VI Page 3 Picture 26 

Done that now. Not all the report but interesting episode with spike.

 

Sadly your offerings for the bird have neither a Ring Bill nor yellow legs.

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BRACQUENE

Anyway who can see the legs or even the bill he may rise now :lol: 

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@Galana

  

 

I hope you don't mind but as there seem to be no others players for the moment I will continue with a juvenile European Herring Gull and I promise I will not name them all :D

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inyathi

@GalanaI'll offer a suggestion, I'm pretty sure that's an EBC :lol: 

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@BRACQUENENot a Herring Gull, sometimes known as Silver Gull in Europe.

"What does being gulled mean?

A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe. tr.v. gulled, gull·ing, gulls. To deceive or cheat. [Probably from gull, to swallow (obsolete), from Middle English golen, to pretend to swallow, from gole, throat, perhaps from Old French goule; see gullet.]"
 
@inyathiOf course they all count. Some more often than others.
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cunning photo. Is that a black tip to the bill or just a shadow on the waves?

 

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WYSIWYG. There seems to be something similar at the other end. Probably weed.

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That bill looks pink to me.....................

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4 hours ago, Galana said:

WYSIWYG. There seems to be something similar at the other end. Probably weed.

 

thanks for the heads up, I thought it might be legs

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Which bird has a bill that is pink at the base like @wilddognoticed and dark at the tip according to @Soukouswhich indeed could well be the case here and as this is perhaps again not what it looked like so I will go for a Godwit  : four main species but the Marbled and the Hudsonian below are my favorites but the differences are not always clear so if it would be the Black-Tailed or the Bar-Tailed don't shoot me :D

 

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1 hour ago, BRACQUENE said:

Which bird has a bill that is pink at the base like @wilddognoticed and dark at the tip according to @Soukouswhich indeed could well be the case here

 

I think you missed the post where @Galanasaid that the black smudges at the end of the bill and under the tail were shadows on the sea. :rolleyes:

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I also have the impression  @Soukousthat @Galanais a master like we say in Dutch : om ons op het verkeerde been te zetten or putting us on the wrong foot ! So if it isn’t a Gull or is it which bird is it ? 

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49 minutes ago, BRACQUENE said:

So if it isn’t a Gull or is it which bird is it ? 

 

that is the point of the game sir :P

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Galana
22 hours ago, BRACQUENE said:

as this is perhaps again not what it looked like so

Ummmm!Well at least there are many less Godwits than Gulls.

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On 10/14/2021 at 4:40 PM, BRACQUENE said:

so if it would be the Black-Tailed or the Bar-Tailed don't shoot me 

If necessary I would leave that to the lady entrusted with our safety in the Luangwa valley.

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The Bar-Tailed Godwitt , in Dutch Rosse Grutto , is my final guess to avoid being shot :lol: but where are all the connoiseurs?? At least I know that you saw a lot of them in Walvis Bay Namibia in December 2017 and this could well be the place where the picture was taken 

 

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You may not have read of my recent ID problems on Big Year with this species but I can say my photo was not in Walvis Bay and the subject bird is not Bar-tailed. One down three to go and you are safe from  Veronica as sadly she passed some years ago.

Yes. I too wonder where the other players are.

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@Galana Well I thought it was only fair to let the new boy @BRACQUENE have a proper go at it, since he's decided to join us here, I did think he was on the right track, the long bill and long legs give away that it's wader, I might be proved wrong, but it would seem sensible at this point to fly across the Pond and suggest the one species not mentioned yet, so I will ask is it a Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)?

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The marbled has been already suggested by me @inyathion Thursday !

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@inyathiI think so too. To be fair to Hercules he did mention it and indeed scraped up a good image of it but faltered at la moment critique.

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@BRACQUENEOops, sorry, I had seen your post :rolleyes:, but I only remembered that you'd said bar-tailed and black-tailed and didn't look back at your post, before I jumped in, since you mentioned Marbled even if you didn't go for it as the answer, I think it would be only fair to give it back to you, you did correctly identify that it was a godwit and there are only four species and having looked back at your post, you did mention all of them, so back to you.:) 

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Very kind and sportsmanlike of you @inyathi to let the "new boy" win and looking back the Marbled was honestly my first choice ( together with the Hudsonian ) but I had the impression that neither of them was the winner or misunderstood @Galanaand so I continued to investigate the other two this morning ; I will have to find another one now which hopefully won't take so long as my investigation of Gulls and Godwits ;)

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23 minutes ago, BRACQUENE said:

misunderstood @Galana

Well naming all four in the Genera was not really 'Specific' (no puns) an answer to gain a pass mark.:P

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