I came looking for Whooper swans but had to make do with this.
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"Looking for Whooper swans but had to make do with this."
You poor thing! Fantastic birds...
1 Smew = 500 Whoopers?
Depends on where you live, I suppose.
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I was thrilled; believe me. I only started to look at bird last January when I couldn't have told you the difference between a banana and a yellow hammer. I could be hooked :-)
You can't peel a yellowhammer.
That me me chuckle :-)
1 Outer surface peel. Peels easily, taste and texture like a banana. Sings rarely ..........Banana
2 Outer surface feathered. Peels considerably less easily than a banana, taste and texture unknown. Sings about low fat wheat-based products ...............Yellowhammer
I hope this helps anyone who finds themself in the position you were last year.
I know the feeling!
Great bird, by the way. We get relatively regular Smew through the Lee Valley here and only very occasional Whooper, though I'd still agree with Ophrys' reckoning
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You've cracked it, Jeremy! No more wrong IDs for me, now... :)
Lat/Lng: 56.6745, -3.0398
OS grid ref: NO363541