4 Mystery Photos

from ‘Pushing the Boundaries Tour’

by Martin

Some taster photos from my talk. Plenty of stuff coming up on the Pushing the Boundaries Tour: on amazing migration, wows and wonders from the year, new stuff on bird sounds, new ID stuff,  and the great fun of birding and learning from others. Never mind what Tormod’s up to! Hope you can get to one of the venues.

A Prize…

Can you identify them? First UK-based person to get all 4 correct (and I have last say on answers ; ) Sorry the main prize part has to be UK-based as it has to be collected in person, preferably on the tour. Down to lowest possible taxonomic unit…

Maybe a small prize for first fully correct overseas entry.

Can you name each of these, down to smallest taxonomic unit ; )  ???

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26 thoughts on “4 Mystery Photos

  1. Rael

    Caspian Stonechat (veriegatus)
    Common redpoll – (islandica)
    steppe Buzzard (adult)
    Semi-collared Flycatcher (1st cal male?)

    Can You give input on mistakes please Martin, like to learn from mistakes. Espescially the Redpoll


  2. Paul French

    Siberian Stonechat – prob not safe to say variagatus or armenica, as white not extensive enough for a really safe variagatus, but on many armenicus the white tail bases are almost totally hidden. So prob variagatus only.

    Common Redpoll – flammea

    Common Buzzed – vulpinus

    Semi-collared Flycatcher.

  3. tomw

    1. Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola torquata variegatus)
    2. Coues’s Arctic Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni exilipes)
    3. Steppe Buzzard (Bute buteo vulpinus)
    4. Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

  4. Sean Minns

    Caspian Stonechat-variegatus
    Coue’s Arctic Redpoll – exlipes
    Steppe Buzzard – vulpinus
    Semi-collared Flycatcer – semitorquata

    Looking forward to seeing if I got any actually right.

    I do know that the Stonechat came to meal worms at Houbie 🙂 A lovely obliging bird!!


  5. DH

    1. Caspian stonechat – variegatus
    2. Coue’s Arctic Redpoll – exlipes
    3. Steppe Buzzard – vulpinus
    4. Semi-collared Flycatcher – semitorquata

  6. Grahame Walbridge

    1.Eastern (“Caspian”) Stonechat S.m.hemprichii (prev. S.m.variegatus)
    2.”Coue`s” Arctic Redpoll C.h.exilipes
    3.”Steppe” Buzzard B.b.vulpinus
    4.Semi-collared Flycatcher

  7. Pete Lewis

    “Caspian” Stonechat Saxicola torquatus variegatus
    “Mealy” Redpoll Carduelis flammea flammea
    Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus cirtensis
    Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

  8. Marc Hughes

    I know all the answers as I went on the ‘tour’ date at Bangor last night 🙂
    Not going to resubmit though as that would be cheating 🙁
    Good learning and thoroughly recommended if you get the chance to go along.


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