Friday, November 04, 2016

Sæle 04 November 2016 - Hume's?

Light SE, light rain at first, overcast all day.

I took what I thought would be a short walk at Sæle. Here I found an interesting warbler and stayed much longer than I should.

This bird does not look like a typical Yellow-browed and shows at least some features of Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler blekbrynsanger.

Pro Hume's:
Less contrast on dark bases to secondaries behind the wing bar
Broad whitish wing bar on greater coverts, no second wing bar
Creamy super fainter between eye and bill than towards back of head
More greyish plumage
Greyish tertials
Underparts not as gleaming white at YBW

Against Humes:
Legs perhaps not as dark as might be expected and more pale on the bill

Unfortunately this bird did not call.

Jay nøtteskrike

Long-tailed Tit stjertmeis

Short-eared Owl jordugle

Other stuff seen at Sæle included a Short-eared Owl jordugle, a nice flock of Long-tailed Tits stjertmeis, Blackcap munk and a couple of Meadow Pipit heipiplerke.

Elsewhere Woodcock rugde, Jay nøtteskrike, a few White-tailed Eagles havørn and the usual.

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