Wednesday 22 October 2014

20141022 Black Redstart. Cley Church.

Black Redstart. Hint of white wing patch indicates 1st winter male.

Black Redstart.

Black Redstart.
Should birders use the grave stones to prop up their optical equipment?

Friday 17 October 2014

20141017 Isabelline Shrike. Wareham Greens.

Isabelline Shrike.
Arrived at the crack of dawn to avoid the crowed.
Shrike showed as the sun came up but by 0900 a twitch had developed to about 30.....

Isabelline Shrike.

Isabelline Shrike.

Saturday 11 October 2014

20141011NWT Holme Dunes Res Guide. Yellow-browed Warbler. Siberian Chiffchaff.

Yellow-browed Warbler. Found and ID by Fiona after advice from Kelvin to check the sycamores by car park.

Yellow-browed Warbler. We then found a very pale Chiffchaff with this bird in the same clump.
Siberian Chiffchaff. Photo by Nick Brown.
Classic shot showing all tristis features.
Note bird was not heard to call.
Siberian Chiffchaff. Does the wing formula help?

Siberian Chiffchaff. So pale.
Siberian Chiffchaff. 20140222. Braodsands Devon.
Siberian Chiffchaff. 20140222. Broadsands.

Monday 6 October 2014

20141006 Steppe Grey Shrike

Steppe Grey Shrike. All shots on 6th as distant as this. Bird stayed on central hedge line all morning.
Steppe Grey Shrike. Early morning on the 11th bird by central track