Saturday, 7 September 2013

Nightingale Sp. at Holy Island

Today we went to Holy Island to try and find some migrants but the Island was quite quiet. However while we were searching for a reported Wryneck a movement in the bottom of a hawthorn caught my eye. After a short wait it turned out to be a Nightingale, but whether it was a Thrush Nighingale or a Common Nightingale was hard to tell because it never came out for than about ten seconds, and was nearly always partially obscured by branches. I also managed to get a few record shots.

NOTE: The nightingale which I found at Holy Island has been confirmed as a Thrush Nightingale thanks to some great photos online, which can be found here:

http://www.surfbirds.com/gallery/share_photo.php?imgname=20130912144224732.jpg
 http://www.surfbirds.com/gallery/share_photo.php?imgname=20130912144906908.jpg
http://www.surfbirds.com/gallery/share_photo.php?imgname=20130912145924664.jpg
http://www.birdguides.com/picture?f=409614
http://www.birdguides.com/picture?f=409608









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