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Is this a crane?

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: dgparker
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dgparker's picture

Is this a Common Crane?

Seen in Poolewe, Gairloch.

Cannot blow photo up on Macbook (techno-ignorance) but on camera it blows up to clearly show it is not a diver,cormorant or any other expected bird in this area.

david g parker

scarpermac's picture

Crane

I'd put the ID in for yourself if I was you from what I can make out, essentially a silhouette, it looks remarkably good for a Crane to me. Good spot.

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ophrys's picture

Stork/Crane

Interesting to see what others think. Having thought Black Stork, I'm now not so sure it is showing black and white (might have been the angle of the screen on my laptop!).

Ian
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bobthebirder's picture

stork

certainly a stork, and I agree it does look like black stork, but lighting can be deceptive.

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture

Black stork

I wasn't sure till I saw the third photo. You can clearly see it has a white body, black neck and head and you can even see it has pink/red legs. It's clear for me as I have a 26" Hi Res screen, probably wouldn't be as clear on my laptop.

Graham Banwell

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