Looks good for...Sykes.?
Another two visits today to see our stray warbler at Hadston Links added a little bit more to my knowledge. Whilst my RBA pager has confidently mega alerted not one but 2 Sykes Warblers in two days, I'm not sure how they do it.
To simplify things, this bird shows several pro-Sykes's features - long bill, pale colouring, plain wing, long tail. The only thing stopping it is that most features of Sykes's overlap with Booted. But. This bird hasn't got any pro-Booted features, such as Phyllosc like appearance, flared supercillium, shortish bill, no this bird was reminiscent of Blyth's Reed Warblers, particularly around the head.
Today the big guns toting 500mm lenses were out in force so hopefully the images wil solve this riddle, but I think the best way would be to trap it...
Back to reality, some good moths over the weekend at home, despite the cold weather -
Butterbur ( with Rosy Rustic left for comparison)
First VC68 record since 1899!
Garden Moth year list now stands at 284.