reply to ed on Wheatear

Thanks for that, although I don't think it was Marks bird. This was amongst 4 birds, shame I couldn't get them together to show the different size, as it was a  bigger bird. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered you.

Eds: If you check pattern of median coverts, pale edges in greater coverts, tertials, slightly loose secondary under tertials, spot on primary covert, slight flick- up on pale lores, slightly grey smudge in supercilium behind the eye and pale feather spot just above the bill all of these correspond to Marks bird making it the same individual.

Posted September 10th, 2016 at 9:07 pm by simon thurgood in Bird News