Wednesday, 4 November 2009
A particularly bright first-winter GREENISH WARBLER
A bright, particularly yellow-toned GREENISH WARBLER present at Landguard Bird Observatory (Suffolk) in September 2009 - photographed in the hand when trapped by Scott Mayson and in the field by Sean Nixon.
The wing-bar was typically indistinct but there was noticeable yellow in the supercilium and lightly washed in the face. The underparts however were typically silvery-white (and not particularly dingy) and the upperparts cold greyish-olive. The supercilia met typically on the forehead and the thickness of the stripe remained constant throughout not flaring out behind the eye