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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Unknown bird - URL corrected
From: fredhess at (Fred Hess)
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 18:05:24 +0100
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Hi  Douglas,

I do not know where this is taken, but when it was in Europe
 it seems to be a fieldfare (Turdus pilaris).a member of the

Kind regards from The Hague/NL

Fred Hess
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Sharp" < at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: maandag 8 maart 2010 11:43
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Unknown bird - URL corrected

On 08.03.2010 11:25, Douglas Sharp wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not a particularly good snap, but I think it shows enough to identify it.
> This bird has been visiting our neighbour's garden for quite a while
> (Posy the cat seems to be too much of a threat in ours).
> It's about the size of a thrush or blackbird, but it doesn't have the
> typical thrush spots on its pale grey underside and the colouring of
> its head seems wrong. A closer look through binoculars showed that it
> has barring on its rump just below the wings (a bit like on a hawk)
> rather than spots.
> The only bird I've found that is similar is a Fieldfare, but it
> doesn't look quite right either.
> Would appreciate help with identification, so TIA.
> Cheers
> Douglas
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