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#386098 - 4th Feb 2010 8:10pm Birds
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I was out and about on the Wirral today had a spare 5 mins, so I pulled over for my lunch, I don't want to say where, anyway I spotted this bird (feathered variety) sitting on top of a hedgerow. It was about a foot and a half tall had a medium sized yellow beak and it had browny black mixed feathers but around its legs the feathers where white.

I tried to get a picture of it on my mobile but it was a bit too far away, so I got out of the van to get a bit nearer but it flew off, it's wingspan must of been about 4-5 feet. does anybody know what it was?

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#386102 - 4th Feb 2010 8:21pm Re: Birds [Re: biscansplums]
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Was it a Mistle Thrush? They are supprisingly big.


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#386119 - 4th Feb 2010 8:56pm Re: Birds [Re: Capt_America]
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No, I don't think so, it was a bit darker and the beak was bigger and yellow. The nearest thing I can find is on the RSPB website and that's a white tailed eagle. But I can't see it being one of them as they are extremely rare.

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#386124 - 4th Feb 2010 9:22pm Re: Birds [Re: biscansplums]
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Wirrals quite a haven for unusual creatures isnt it? pity you couldnt get a pic.

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#386125 - 4th Feb 2010 9:24pm Re: Birds [Re: abcdefgh]
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Get yourself a spotting scope. I got a good one today from aldi smile

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#386126 - 4th Feb 2010 9:25pm Re: Birds [Re: abcdefgh]
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I'm going to take my camera with me tomorrow, so here's hoping.

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#386133 - 4th Feb 2010 9:49pm Re: Birds [Re: abcdefgh]
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You never know what you might see, my hubby was waiting for my daughter after swimming at the back of the Guinea Gap baths, by the conservatory, and he saw a cock pheasant! This was a few years ago, he knows what these look like as he sees lots of them in Scotland, so there was no doubt.

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#386145 - 4th Feb 2010 10:41pm Re: Birds [Re: abcdefgh]
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Have a look on here Bird Identifier

If we were over the other side of the country I'd say it sounds like a juvenile Buzzard. It might be a Goshawk think
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#386151 - 4th Feb 2010 11:20pm Re: Birds [Re: Wench]
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There is supposed to be 2 Buzzards in the field by Brimstage Road and Manor Road.

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#386153 - 4th Feb 2010 11:31pm Re: Birds [Re: davew3]
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Look anything like this?
Hen pheasant.


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#386154 - 4th Feb 2010 11:38pm Re: Birds [Re: kimpri]
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One of the Buzzards was quite happily sitting on the verge of the busy Barnston Road (A551) last year for about two days - big bird!
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#386155 - 4th Feb 2010 11:38pm Re: Birds [Re: kimpri]
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If it was around Brimstage area, it WAS a buzzard. There are a pair, seen them on loads of occasions, sometimes both just sitting on the hedgerow next to the road, drive past only 10 foot away, beautiful birds, large too! thumbsup
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#386157 - 4th Feb 2010 11:43pm Re: Birds [Re: Wench]
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will do, thanks for that

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#386160 - 5th Feb 2010 12:18am Re: Birds [Re: abcdefgh]
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Hi all thanks for all the tips, been looking at some pics of buzzards and they do look very similar to what I saw.

I don't really want to give the location away as there are some idiots out there who would think it's funny to harm these beautiful creatures.

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#386161 - 5th Feb 2010 12:20am Re: Birds [Re: biscansplums]
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I couldn't have confessed to being a Twitcher for a nicer bird raftl
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