Hi, I’m Sharon I’m not totally new on here but it’s been a few years. I live on the outskirts of Northampton near to Harlestone firs. I struggle with Arthritis and foot and back problems but have started walking as much as I can. I’ve always been interested in birds and am a long time member of the RSPB. A few months ago I found a way to get to the heathland over the back of the industrial estate down the road. There was a disused bridge that was in need of repair, evidently it had been blocked off for 2 years. A great coincidence was that 2 weeks after I first saw it the bridge was repaired which made life a lot easier for me. I have lived here for 30+ years and had never realised the extent of the heathland the other side of the brook. My walking is getting better and I can now walk to the small wildlife trust nature reserve which is through the firs.I love trying to get decent photos of birds but I’m not very quick and there are more fails than enough. Yesterday I spent some time up on the heath but only managed to get one decent photo. I am having trouble identifying it. To me it looks like photographs I have seen of a lesser white throat but I am probably way off the mark, please can anyone help? I hope to find time to spend on here more often.
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Viewing on tablet where it's possible to expand the pic, even though a bit fuzzy, wonder if it's a Whitethroat?
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
To my eye, the bird looks like a Spotted Flycatcher. Maybe you'll get other opinions now that Wendy has expanded the photo. For reference, if anyone is on a PC. Open the photo and press Ctrl + a few times and the picture should expand for a better look. Ctrl 0 (zero) will take you back to the original size. :-)
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