Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Martin's Haven - Pembrokeshire

After finishing work this afternoon, I drove the short distance to Martin's Haven in search of a Melodious Warbler that has been frequenting the area over the last few days. On arrival the garden was extremely windswept and despite an almost instant flight view, I had to wait about an hour and half for the bird to really perform.

Image 4 shows the primary projection of the bird fairly well, this bird does however appear to have very well marked edges to the greater coverts. Also almost blue looking legs (see image 1, darker than any previous Melodious I have seen) and a very broad bill base seen in image 2. Just shows how tricky it can be to separate from Icky! Click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version.

Above 5 images - Melodious Warbler, Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire.

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