My face says it all. (Andy Denton)
To think yesterday I was as depressed as an Atlantic low about the Magnolia Warbler on
It was only the other day I remember saying a zoothera thrush on the Farnes would amazing...dreaming of this underwing...(Graeme Duncan)
So regular readers of this blog will appreciate how much I’ve bigged this storm up, partly out of blind optimism/desperation, but partly out of the belief that this year IS the year of the Farnes. We are on fire, and no 70pmh ENE winds and torrential rain is going to put us out! So with that in mind I will take a relatively sober and normal look at the circumstances and fall-out of the bird that changed everything.
Just look at those scales...a fish with wings!
More! More astute of you will note the reduced tertail spots, one of the features that help age this bird as 1st winter. (Graeme Duncan)
Its like a super-massive Barred Warbler tail being eaten by a reverse tuna (Graeme Duncan).
The whole beast,
Look at that eye! Nice and big...Only from the east!
Chicken legs. The bird was fairly thin but very fiesty!
That moment...(Bex Outram)
Getting arty..(Graeme Duncan)
DISCLAIMER! None of us are qualified ringers so no measurements etc were taken and all photographs were taken during a 2 minute period before the bird was released, healthy and well onto a food source of tutned ground, seed and fruit. Fingers crossed it stickes around, I'd love to share this!