Saturday, 21 September 2013

Confusion in the Garden

Back home (last Sunday) and back on the true patch of Scatness, a good walk around the area and the only rewards were a Stock Dove at Old Scatness, 6 Wheatears and a Merlin. Most of the day was spent in the garden where, excluding Sparrows and Starlings, there were just 4 birds - a Lesser Whitethroat, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Blyth's Reed Warbler !!! I had the Blyth's Reed down as a Marsh, due to the pale tips to the primaries and the fact that the bird kept on raising it's crown feathers - a la Marsh, however as soon as Suave Harv saw the photos he suggested Blyth's Reed.
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Yellow-browed Warbler 

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