|In case you are wondering what a Thrush Nightingale looks like? well I didn't get a photo.|
Thrush Nightingale in my garden
I was standing talking to Asst Warden Will about what he had seen on census (not much just common migrants) until Henry playing around the Wali Burn flushed. A bird into my garden. Will said what's that! it flew with a flash of reddish brown and a fanned tail into the old Christmas trees. I guessed, Great Reed Warbler? I think it's a Thrush Nightingale? says Will, it took a while to confirm as the bird was quite flighty or dove deep into cover. Will was right of course as he got his scope on the bird and confirmed the ID from some distance.
|not visible but somewhere in there.|
The most remote FC Barcelona Fan celebrates
The win over Manchester United in the Champions League Final.
( for my American friends... Europe's Super Bowl)
|That's a happy boy!|
|one Canada Goose looks so lonely but reminds me of Upstate New York|
|I have a hard time sorting out the Whimbrel from the Curlew.|
So how am I supposed to know a Slender-Billed Curlew?
just in from Orkney?
| Whimbrel... but what do you think? I thought it was worth giving the tail stripes and bill a second look?|
because hey, you never know...
Birds on Sunday...
|Eating like Sparrows, where is a breeding male when you need one?|
|Here's a hint it's been on Fair Isle for a month now?|
|Eastern Subalpine Warbler - Obs Garden|
|this is a tough one?|
|Linnet, the only new bird in today... Cheers!|