Two of these in the willow tree in my garden this morning. We are out in quite open country near Wick, Caithness. Never seen there here before. Any help very much appreciated.
In reply to Shezkah:
Shezkah said: Whitethroats are known willow warblers so it would make sense.
What do you mean?
Shezkah said:Looks a lot like a whitethroat to me but the eye stripe is throwing me.
In that photo, the bird is upside down. It is a white throat......of a lesser whitethroat.
Hi David, What a lovely bird to have visit your garden and I agree with Rob that it is an Lesser Whitethroat which is pointing downwards; to help I have added a photo of one I took a few years ago ......
not the best of photos but enough I think to give you the overall impression
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In reply to David Bremner:
David Bremner said:I also thought shrike but size more like lesser whitethroat. Seems quite far north for this time of year. Thanks for your help :)
It'll be a migrant so still trying to head south. Compass might need serious adjustment! If not, it'll end up in the Atlantic.
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