Belmont Reservoir 06.12.14

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Leonard Poxon
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Belmont Reservoir 06.12.14

Post by Leonard Poxon » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:38 am

Nei,

For your records - I reported seeing a pair of Stonechat here on that date, now that I have processed my photos I can see that one was a Male Stonechat and the other was a female Whinchat.

[*Image female Whinchat

Image male Stonechat

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Re: Belmont Reservoir 06.12.14

Post by Neil Southworth » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:10 pm

Len,
I can see where your coming from, but apart from the fact that it's late for a Whinchat, the neck collar says Stonechat and I suspect the apparent supercilium is just exaggerated by the light conditions. I was thinking Siberian Stonechat, which does have a pale supercilium, at first but the neck would have to be paler.

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Re: Belmont Reservoir 06.12.14

Post by Leonard Poxon » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:50 pm

I think overall it is too dark for a Siberian Stonechat. Unfortunately I only got one clear shot from the front, but here's a back view:

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