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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Additional photo of the Green Warbler

Now back on the mainland, a thorough trawl, on a full-size screen, through all my efforts to capture photographs of the Green Warbler (most of which show lovely clusters of sycamore or oak leaves, but nothing else!) has revealed an additional image of the bird in stronger light. This emphasizes not only just how bright and Wood Warbler-like it was, but also appears to show that the supercilia do not quite meet over the bill, unlike some other photos and some field views, revealing just how tricky a feature this can be to pin down.

Green Warbler, Millcombe, 7 Oct 2018 © Tim Jones

On a different note, some of the posts below have now been updated with photos of Ring Ouzel (24 Sep), Red-backed Shrike (26 Sep), Jack Snipe (29 Sep), Great Spotted Woodpecker (30 Sep), Common Scoter (2 Oct), and a stunning portrait by Philip Lymbery of the still largely breeding-plumaged Great Northern Diver in the Landing Bay (see post for 27 Sep to 3 Oct).

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