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What Bird is This?

Posted: November 27th, 2010, 9:41 pm
by Jo UK
Bociany found this Kuwaiti news report about a falcon.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/ ... 1-1.319171

Can anyone identify it, please?

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 27th, 2010, 10:48 pm
by Kitty KCMO
I am the furthest thing from an expert, but based on my observations here at Looduskalender & a quick image search on Google, I believe it is a lesser spotted eagle. It is certainly not a peregrine as stated in the news article. The poor thing is being terribly mistreated, that is for sure. :cry:

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 27th, 2010, 11:41 pm
by Jo UK
Kitty, I felt concerned for it, too. At least, the farmer is going to release it. Let's hope that really happens.

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 28th, 2010, 12:43 am
by NancyM
Jo, thank you for posting the link for me.

I agree with Kitty that it surely is not a peregrine falcon, and probably a species of eagle.

I have not (yet) found any updates on this story, I really hope they let the bird go.

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 28th, 2010, 3:00 pm
by Urmas
Sorry for being quiet so long!
That eagle should be by my knowledge a Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) a immature specimen of 1st calendar year probably. The image is not sharp, peculiarities are not visible.
This species should be not very rare in Arabic peninsula, but has great size for sure.
They feed on carrions quite often, but could take also living prey (like sousliks).

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 28th, 2010, 6:26 pm
by Jo UK
Souslik - a ground squirrel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souslik

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: November 29th, 2010, 6:24 am
by alice44
Jo UK wrote:Souslik - a ground squirrel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souslik
I know those as one of the potential major carriers of plague/black death. We often forget how important the whole system is -- the eagles (and others) for keeping down disease vectors.

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: December 12th, 2010, 11:52 pm
by NancyM
Thank you , Urmas, for the identification.

(I forgot to look for a reply before today :slap: )

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: January 2nd, 2011, 12:29 am
by andu
Image

Image

which birds are? :help:

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: January 2nd, 2011, 11:40 am
by alice44
andu -- there may be some useful discussion in the winter bird feeder thread about the Tit at least, and you might get help if you post a link to your question in that thread.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=263&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=40

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 9:36 pm
by Liis
The article about world's oldest (ringed) WTE http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/9327 made me wonder about Estonia's Grand Old Lady, hmmm Vanaeit.
She would be - what? 26 years now?
Is anything known about her now, Urmas and Kotkaklubi, please?

PS, March 2, 2011: Notice in Sweedish newspapers today: world's oldest ringed WTE found dead on Foglö, the Åland Islands.

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 10:41 pm
by Urmas
We, like you are very curious to now...

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: February 24th, 2011, 5:18 pm
by Liis
Urmas wrote:We, like you are very curious to now...
Thank you, Urmas!
And since the Swedish eagle was "lost" for several years there is hope to see the Estonian lady again?
For those who missed it HERE is a translation of Ulvar Käärt's article about her

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: April 27th, 2011, 11:07 pm
by Jo UK
This bird was seen on the WTE nest.
Is it a buzzard?

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This question is referred from viewtopic.php?p=98323#p98323
by beans

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: April 29th, 2011, 6:37 pm
by Urmas
Sorry for late turn here!
But this is really Common Buzzard, slightly darker as usual. And seems small comparing with WtE nest...

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: April 30th, 2011, 2:18 am
by beans
Thank you very much! :thumbs:

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: June 25th, 2011, 2:57 pm
by Felis silvestris
We have seen birds at the bear cam, first Bleggi saw it

viewtopic.php?p=107057#p107057

then we had a few more sightings, like Alice saw it at the same place

viewtopic.php?p=107754#p107754

and Mannike's guest at the bear hide, photographer Aare Udras took a picture as well, we think:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1096259691 ... 4151699794
Can this be a thrush (Mistle thrush - my guess)? Or is it a complete different bird?

Another bird, I think it is not the same, it looks bigger, appeared the other day, Fleur captured it quite well and also filmed it

viewtopic.php?p=107762#p107762

Maybe somebody here knows them? :wave: Thanks!

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: August 13th, 2012, 1:16 pm
by Chimega
andu wrote:Image

Image

which birds are? :help:
The bird at the top appears to be a Black-capped Chickadee. I have them here in the US at my feeders.


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Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: August 13th, 2012, 8:02 pm
by asteria
Thу bird on the first photo looks like a willow tit. Two years ago such birds ate seeds from my palm.

Re: What Bird is This?

Posted: August 14th, 2012, 2:06 am
by Chimega
I suppose it is important to know where that 1st photo came from. It looks like part of an internet card to me.

Here is another Black-capped Chickadee. These are from the US. I suspect they are related to, or in the same family as your tits.

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Info about them can be found on the Cornell site. :wave:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/blac ... ickadee/id