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Sunday, November 1, 2015

SEO or LEO ?

Just got an e mail from Mick Cunningham who says he,s pretty sure tonight's SEO, below, is actually a LEO. Mick, for those of you that don,t know him, is an ex Bradford birder now at Huddersfield and is somewhat an expert in bird i.d., especially raptors.
The bird looked very pale but I did only see the underside through the camera lens.
Under wing patterns are near the same with LEO more streaking.
Will recheck the photos although micks word is usually good enough. Any comments welcome.
AMENDMENT
Looking closer at blown photos, as expected, MC was right and it is a LEO.
Won,t have to take the jizz for granted next time.
Thanks to sharp eyed Mick Cunningham for correcting me and for taking the time to view and study my blog.  Thanks to AC for comment and NK for text comment.
BS

3 comments:

AndyC said...

Agree looks like Leo ,

mark murray said...

Not upto your LEO standards but we had had 2 lesser redpoll ,nut hatch and about 30 greenfinches on the feeders on Sunday

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right Andy, well streaked under belly and wing shape match

Nice one Mark, waiting for another of your Firecrests