Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

Acid House

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i need a hand to identify a bird i have seen, this didn't work at all so i'll throw it open to the forum, 5'6'' brunette, late 30's, gets off the train at Glasgow central.

Hi my name is Bernard and i'm blond now. I am saving up for the operation but open to offers in the mean time. Are you the short fat bloke with the twitch?

:D
 

Mrtrout

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Right lads, need your help, got two birds, I assume a cock and a hen.
Sparrow size and features, light brown, male has a large white ring around its neck, female similar but less pronounced white ring.
Very smart, I thought Reed Bunting at first, but I can’t find a picture in any of my books that match.
I’ve tried three times to get a photo, but no joy.
S.
 

ohanzee

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Right lads, need your help, got two birds, I assume a cock and a hen.
Sparrow size and features, light brown, male has a large white ring around its neck, female similar but less pronounced white ring.
Very smart, I thought Reed Bunting at first, but I can’t find a picture in any of my books that match.
I’ve tried three times to get a photo, but no joy.
S.

Female Ring Ousel?......



Or....

Whitethroat?



Reed Bunting

 
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ohanzee

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Hi my name is Bernard and i'm blond now. I am saving up for the operation but open to offers in the mean time. Are you the short fat bloke with the twitch?

:D

Just seen this 5 years later! Bernard is it really you?
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Right lads, need your help, got two birds, I assume a cock and a hen.
Sparrow size and features, light brown, male has a large white ring around its neck, female similar but less pronounced white ring.
Very smart, I thought Reed Bunting at first, but I can’t find a picture in any of my books that match.
I’ve tried three times to get a photo, but no joy.
S.

Tree sparrow?



Col
 

ohanzee

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Yes, male, the female is the same but plain brownish.
 

ohanzee

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With a narrower band on the neck. :thumbs:
Wouldn’t have thought Reed Buntings would be common to a regular back garden?
S.

No idea, never seen one, I think I'm right in saying that buntings are quite specific to their habitat, you will never see a snow bunting in your life but if you sit down at the top of ben Nevis they near eat out your hand, I'd imagine reed buntings don't venture much out of reeds, maybe arrivals or the reeds are not up yet for them.
 

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Would it help to I.D. the legendary Oozlum Bird :D:D:D
I could have sworn I caught a glimpse of one once, & it winked at be before vanishing from view..

[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oozlum_bird"]Oozlum bird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

"A variant of the oozlum, possibly a mutation, is the weejy weejy bird"

Are those the ones from the west coast that drink buckfast ? :whistle:
 

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Has anyone tried the Merlin Bird ID software from The Cornell Lab (2,000+ species).
Will identify from photo or from information supplied (rather limited in my view).
Free to download ...
 

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Rock Pipits are said to have 'dark' legs.
It may be the light, but the legs on this bird appear to be light/pink.
When/where was the picture taken?
 

dingley

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Rock Pipits are said to have 'dark' legs.
It may be the light, but the legs on this bird appear to be light/pink.
When/where was the picture taken?

Taken last week, high Pennines, Lancs/Yorks border. Other pics suggest legs are pinkish.
BT160126.JPG
 
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guest54

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meadow pipit, white outer tail feathers, rock pipit are grey. legs also point to meadow pipit. Note the long spur, shorter in the rock pipit.
 
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