Problem Birds by Norman Freeman
Waders have always been a problem for me and some should be classified as LBJ’s.
Will it be possible please for readers to assist with positive ID’s for the following with reasons.
I believe to be a Grey Plover. Correct?
A White-Fronted Plover BUT
I also thought to be the same but the beak is longer?
I believe is a Common Sandpiper but then what is the bird on the next Slide?
Its beak appears to curl upwards. The photo is very poor quality.
Slide 6: This should be a common Cattle Egret with both beak and legs yellow BUT it was a single bird mixing with gulls, plovers, terns etc with all the above which seemed unusual.
All the above photos were taken at the Umgeni River mouth this past week.
Slide 7: An LBJ at Nshongweni – any takers??
Slide 8: An Eagle just on Hella Hella side of Richmond. (an immature female Jackal Buzzard??)
Slide 9 and 10:
A Canary also just outside Richmond. The “grey” neck is I think what is throwing me with an ID.