Author Archives: Tristan Reid

The Workington Mediterranean Gull – an update

Back in January we published Chris Hind’s observations on the identification of a 4th winter Mediterranean Gull that has been returning to Workington Harbour. You can read the original article <HERE> The same bird has returned in its 5th winter; … Continue reading

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Eastern Olivaceous Warbler – Vocalisation Comparison

The rather showy Eastern Olivaceous Warbler that is currently present at Kilminning in Fife (UK) has given opportunity not only to study morphological details but also to study vocalisation. Chris Hind discusses the vocalisation of the warbler in the following … Continue reading

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SOME NOTES ON IRANIAN SHIKRA IDENTIFICATION Andrea Corso – MISC Very scarce information are available on the identification of Iranian Shikra Accipiter badius in the Western Palearctic with nothing reported neither on the main raptors’ book for this area, the … Continue reading

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Sounds like one!

Martin has asked me to post this on his behalf; he has limited internet access over the next few days but will follow up on any comments etc when he is able to! Sounds like a Two-barred Crossbill…. A crossbill sp. I … Continue reading

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Birding is exciting!

Birding highlights can come from some surprising directions! by Tristan Sometimes when you go out birding the highlight of the day can come from some surprising  directions. During the latter part of the spring I was visiting Northumberland with a couple … Continue reading

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Yellow-billed Stork in Turkey

Anything is possible! by Tristan Turkish birder and photographer Emin Yoğurtcuoğlu recently contacted me with the exciting news that he had photographed a Yellow-billed Stork at Mogan Gölü, (Ankara Province). The bird was found by two Turkish photographers and constitutes the 4th … Continue reading

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The Hartlepool Western Orphean Warbler – now with sound!

Alarm/ Contact Call Tom Francis managed to capture the call of the recent Western Orphean Warbler at Hartlepool Headland as it was being processed in the hand. You can listen to it <HERE> I have made cursory comparison of calls of Eastern and Western … Continue reading

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