Thursday, 3 May 2012

Flamborough Flycatcher

I said to Ash today 'I've seen this bird better on the internet than I have today'. Not that it showed poorly. I knew all its feather detail before it even popped out onto a branch at South Landing. That's modern birding for you. And to cap it all off, field birders like me can't be sure what it is with any degree of certainty - that's a fact. If I were a betting man, which I'm not, I'd still be laying my money down on the Pied x Collared side (those coverts still don't seem right); but let's wait and see - its identity lies in the hands of the scientists! Bring on those men in white suits.
Ficedula sp., Flamborough, East Yorks May 2012

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