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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