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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:39 am 
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Fro sure :thumbs_up: Glad I could help and that I'm getting them right now and then :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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A few more that I'm not quite sure about :hmz: all seen along Darling Hills Road in late December 2012.

3. I think this is an immature chat of some sort, possibly a socklewinged chat?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Waiting patiently! :whistle: :wink: :D


Yarwell... these things take time...

The third bird is a juv capped wheatear (yellow base to bill, orange/red edges to wing feathers)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks so much, Johan! I'd never have guessed the wheatear as the juvie drawing in my Newman's doesn't look at all like my bird :?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheatear: Capped
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I have been unlucky with getting decent shots of capped wheatears, except for juvenile birds who for some reason seems less weary of me. All those frustrating and fruitless years of trying paid off when I discovered this breeding pair at their burrow, a borrowed excavation that may have beeen a rodent's tunnel.

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Legend has it that the bird's family name came about from a misunderstanding. When asking a Scot for the bird's name he said: "White Arse" and in his broad accent it came to be wheatears... :lol:

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