Monday, September 12, 2011

what makes an autumn Greenland Wheatear

with the wind howling from the west and deep depressions tracking across the North Atlantic the arrival of 4 adult male wheatears at Alkborough this morning would surely suggest that they were all Greenland but looking at the literature there appears to be no real suggestion that autumn ID is possible without measurements; these photos show 2 of the 4 males and they were not very approachable while keeping the camera steady in the force 8 gale was less than easy

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