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RE: Marsh or Willow
Hi, The Marsh Tit has a pale mark at base of bill whereas Willow Tit it is entirely dark. Also the pale area around the cheeks and side of neck is white (or buff-white) for Willow Tit, but
White-fronted or Greylag Goose
Hi, Another identification problem - is this a White-fronted Goose or a Greylag Goose. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mzk259/16375621045/in/set-72157650079566857 This was taken at Abberton
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Cormorant, Shag & Double-crested Cormorant ID Quiz
SCANNING Cormorants and Shags on the coastal rocks during a day’s birding, you spot an odd-looking immature bird among them. The bird on the left is an adult Shag, and this individual is almost the same size. However, its gular area is tinged prominently with orange – have you just found the second Double-crested Cormorant for Britain, or is it an unusually coloured example of a carbo or sinensis Cormorant?
Once you have digested Keith Vinicombe's info-packed ID photo guide in the February issue of Birdwatch, let us know the identity of the front bird in this photo.