Saturday, 18 June 2011

18th June

The first Marsh Warbler of the year was at Holland in the morning, but managed to avoid capture in the mist nets. Other new birds included a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Woodpigeon. A Common Redpoll, 5 Siskins and a Woodpigeon were also seen.

A search for the previous evening's interesting flycatcher drew a frustrating blank. A grey-toned female Ficedula, it showed several features that suggested Collared Flycatcher, but difficult views in very poor light conditions meant that some important features were never seen well. The following unedited photos were taken late in the evening. Informed comments would be very welcome.




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