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Bird, as in avian, recognition.


Just saw this in the garden. I’m usually pretty good at bird recognition, but I’ve no idea what this is. Anybody know?
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  • edited June 30
    hazy picture but could be a Jay?

    Scrub that, on second look don't think it is. 
  • edited June 30
    It's a red legged partridge. 100%

    Edit: completely wrong. Second picture shows it's a green woodpecker
  • Green woodpecker?
  • Here’s another shot. In flight, it had a pale yellow rump. 

  • Not particularly clear - maybe a woodpecker?

    Lesser spotted woodpecker  London Wildlife Trust


  • Daddy_Pig said:
    It's a red legged partridge. 100%
    where's it's pear tree then?
  • Green woodpecker?
    Beat me to it and I had 2 attempts
  • edited June 30
    It didn’t look green but a bird recognition app says it is indeed a green woodpecker. 


  • Knew it was a green woodpecker from 0.5 seconds looking at the first pic :p
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  • That’s a Norwegian Blue that is.


    Green Woodpecker 
  • That’s a Norwegian Blue that is.

    Beautiful plumage.
  • Absolutely a Green Woodpecker from how it holds itself (poise).
  • Wilma said:
    That's a cracking tool. 

    We've got a couple of bird feeders in the garden and as I've been working from home for the past year or so I'm getting quite good at identifying birds and their songs/calls.

    As well as the standard sparrows, blackbirds, starlings, robins, wood pigeons, blue tits, great tits, magpies, crows, etc, we've recently started getting visited by a pair of great spotted woodpeckers, a goldfinch, a wren, dozens of parakeets and, thanks to that link what I now know was a chiffchaff! 

    The older I get the more I feel like I'm turning into Bill Oddie.
  • edited June 30
    PS. Great Tits are my favourite. Had a lovely pair hanging off it the other day.
    :-)

    Are Great Tits In Decline or Endangered - Garden Bird Feeder

    (Not my picture)
  • Definately a norwegian blue. It only looks green because it's pining for the fjords.

  • Definitely a bald eagle. 100%, Nigel.

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  • Did you take the photo on a potato?

    at a guess it looks Woodpeckery….when in flight did it swoop up and down?  Distinctive flight pattern on woodpeckers
  • Green Woodpeckers are ground feeders. The bird in that picture is definitely a green woodpecker. The have very bright red cap plumage. 
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  • edited July 1
    Swisdom said:
    Did you take the photo on a potato?

    at a guess it looks Woodpeckery….when in flight did it swoop up and down?  Distinctive flight pattern on woodpeckers
    Green Woodpeckers are ground feeders. The bird in that picture is definitely a green woodpecker. The have very bright red cap plumage. 
    No, I was on the floorboards when I took the picture.

    It didn't swoop up and down, it flew straight when it went from the lawn into a tree.

    It was feeding on the ground which threw me somewhat, if it had been bashing its head against a tree I'd have said woodpecker straight away.

    Its plumage was very dull, not bright at all.  A family member suggested it's a female because of that.
  • Green Woodpecker. Not the brightest of plumage but I’m pretty confident that it’s the bird in the photo.


  • Green Woodpecker. Not the brightest of plumage but I’m pretty confident that it’s the bird in the photo.


    we have one of these come into our garden regularly - eats all the ants/grubs etc in the grass.
  • Can someone set another challenge please
  • I know what it is, but if it's a challenge you want.


  • Osprey?
  • Full marks to AA...not 
  • Stig said:
    I know what it is, but if it's a challenge you want.


    A Fulmar?
  • looks like a Fulmar to me.

  • You're both wrong, this is a Fulmar.
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