Sunday, 3 November 2013

Slyne again

I got back down to Slyne Head on Friday. Much the same line-up as on Wednesday. One new bird was a Lesser Whitethroat. It only showed briefly but it looks interesting from the shots. The nape and crown are brown and don't contrast with the mantle. The ear coverts weren't very dark and the upperparts are sandy brown. Could it possibility be one of the eastern races? Unfortunately as I didn't see it in profile so I couldn't see if it was particularly short winged or long tailed nor could I see if it had much white in the outer tail feathers (looks like it may have white one the other tail feathres from below in the last shot here?). I also never heard it call either :-(




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