A blog mainly about birds and birding, to supplement my website www.gobirding.eu. I shall add new posts on an ad hoc basis as and when I have something I think is worth sharing, whether that’s an interesting bird, something I’ve learned, perhaps about identification, or something that’s aroused my curiosity. Often there will be questions, some of which you might be able to answer... please use the comments!
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
- White at the base of the primaries not extensive enough - not reaching beyond the primary coverts
- White on the outer tail feather broadest at the base (where it extends on to the inner web) and fizzling out at the tip - should be the other way round on Collared apparently
- Although it gave the impression of having quite cold grey upperparts I think that impression was influenced by the grey nape and rump - the mantle and scapulars look quite warm brown in the photos
- I don't think the upper tail-coverts don't look dark enough for Collared
- Tertial fringes possibly not narrow enough for Collared?
- Are the contrastingly warm gingery ear-coverts significant for its identification?
- How normal is it for Pied Flycatcher to show such an obvious pale greyish collar and pale rump?
- Do you agree it's just a Pied Flycatcher?
- What do female Pied x Collared hybrids look like?
And now just for fun, here are a couple of straightforward vagrant male Collared Flycatchers from my archives: