Saturday, 23 April 2011
This is the Yellow Wag mentioned in the last post. It had an obviously paler grey mantle than the other flavissima it was feeding with, and the head had a grey hue to it as well. Altogether very odd. I watched it with Jack Ashton-Booth, who initially picked it out, and it may well be the same bird Tim saw yesterday evening. When it called, it didn't seem very different from the others, certainly not a rasping call. Anyway, I'm pretty stumped by it, more research needed. Apologies for the quality of the photo's it was pretty dark, but the video is OKish, and will hopefully give some clues.
EDIT: Problem solved? Just a grey-coloured Flavissima it seems, my ignorance shining through brightly again.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=169438&page=2 -see post 32