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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Massive arrival of WRYNECKS

Since last Thursday, over 170 WRYNECKS have arrived in Britain following a spell of light SE to NE winds. Many have been trapped and ringed like the individual depicted below, and in the majority of cases, all are juveniles with a dark rather than pale iris. Being a species I am particularly fond of, I could not resist mopping up a fair few of them - and my gallery of shots from the period follows :-