Sunday, 25 October 2020

'Eastern-type' Lesser Whitethroat on Wanstead Flats

Just a few photos of the 'Eastern-type' Lesser Whitethroat from Wanstead Flats today (25th October 2020).

A great find by Rob Sheldon and with poo sample collected for DNA analysis, team Wanstead eagerly await the findings - Will it be Blythi or Halimondendri?

As always, comments and opinion welcome...

Bylthi, Halimondendri
 
Blythi, Halimondendri 
 
Blythi, Halimondendri

Blythi, Halimondendri 
 
Blythi, Halimondendri


 


2 comments:

  1. Looks similar to birds I saw last year in Armenia. Looked so different to our birds.

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  2. I't's virtually nailed-on for Blythi (The birds I've seen on Shetland and Scillie's had very similar plumage tones with strong and full length white outer tail feathers). Hopefully, the collected sample will confirm this.

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