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Hi all. Today I saw a solitary duckling going about its business and don't have a clue what it is. It's head was brown, shoulders/lower head light brown/beige, top part of body brown and bottom
RE: grey wagtail ?
Hi Dave Thanks alot for the reply. Much appreciated. Dominic
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Buzzard ID Quiz
It’s a crisp winter’s morning, and you are birding a favourite patch of coastal grazing marsh. Scouring the open landscape with a scope, you quickly home in on a strikingly pale raptor alighting on a fencepost.
The bird has settled on its lookout perch, so you have some time – but can you clinch it? Clearly a Buteo on size, shape and ‘jizz’, it has the extensive pale areas typically associated with Rough-legged Buzzard. What’s more, BirdGuides has been buzzing with reports of this very scarce northern winterer in recent days. Can you identify with certainty, or is a pale Common Buzzard a real possibility?