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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

7th November




You now have all you need to end this ID challenge. Please post what should be your final and correct answere. I will anounce the person who is the first, and have to think of a prize, maybe a couple of hours birding in the park.


A very quiet day with nothing of note to report. We did get our hopes up when I received a phone call from a birder at the Wetland Centre saying that a Short-eared Owl was flying in our general direction. Even scanning from the top of Primrose Hill we were unable to find it. Never mind you can never see everything, even though it would be great to do so.

7 comments:

Paul said...

hmmm, Subalpine Warbler?

Reuben said...

I would go for subalpine warbler

Reuben said...

arrggh, beaten to it by 1 minute. I promise I didn't see Paul's post before posting mine!

Tony Duckett said...

I am afraid not, check out the red orbital( eye ring), white throat and very dark mantle

rose said...

Despite your not having been to Sardinia Tony I agree with Piers that Sylvia's lady friend is a Sardinian warbler.
I haven't seen a female in the flesh so I've had to study the field guides so if I'm wrong some pointers would be very useful.

Tony Duckett said...

Rose
All will be revealed tomorrow

Reuben said...

OK, I have now looked at the field guide and agree female Sardinian - They do breed in the Algarve according to the distribution map. Would be the melanocephala sub species.