Monday, 25 November 2013

Yellow-browed Warbler

Following on from the excitement of catching a Firecrest last week we were very pleased to catch this Yellow-browed Warbler on the Teifi Marshes today in scrub adjacent to a reed bed.
A first for the group and a chance to study its identification features at close hand In particular the spotting of the ear coverts, a feature not readily seen through binoculars.
In a Hume's Leaf Warbler, the ear coverts are paler and less spotted and the dark shadow under the greater coverts formed by the base of the secondaries is narrower and less distinct.(Advanced Bird ID Guide - Nils Van Duivendijk)
Other birds out of the 36 caught today included 2 Lesser Redpolls, a Redwing, 9 long-winged & heavy Blackbirds and 8 Goldcrests.

2 comments:

  1. "Pleased" is a masterpiece of meiosis. I was ecstatic!

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  2. And a very nice photo by the way, too.

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