Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lesser Whitethroat

A smart juvenile Lesser Whitethroat caught at Thornton.

The grey eye and lack of white on the 5th tail feather(next to the outer) makes it one of this summers young.

This bird will most likely migrate south eastwards down through Italy or the Balkans and over winter south of the Sahara in northeast and central Africa. Common Whitethroats from Britain take a much more westerly route and end up in West Africa.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Andy, a nice way to finish your holiday ringing season. Not long till half term!