According to the Daily Mail, it was the over use of foreign deodorant cans, applied by illegals. Also, it's likely to give you cancer and decease the value of your home.
Hope everyone one is well and getting a few birds,
Best place to position yourself is at the vertex angle of the triangle, which is formed by the two roads meeting. Here is a small green you can pull your car onto and you can view for a reasonable distance down both roads. Also, you can use the hedge as some cover.
Good point, Tarsiger. I am sure, Phil would have gotten round to pointing it out, he's good like that and with such politeness too. What a guy. He'll sort your spelling mistakes out and everything.
I tried to leave a wee avenue to explore for the guy, Phil, that's all.
Ruddy Shelduck isn't a Cat.C in Britain, Mute Swan does fall under that section and so does Greylag. Was silly to use Mute Swan as an example, as you pointed out and as I admitted.
What did I write which was 100%...
The lad said he was new to the game, Phil, so I was just skimming the topic. You and I know that there are many branches of discussion in terms of classification, with the amount of categories many birds fit into.
In terms of Greylag, for sure. Mute Swan was perhaps a bad choice; maybe because...
That's OK, Chris.
This will explain the categories in which British birds are placed - http://thebritishlist.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/species-categories.html
You can also find the latest British List on this site too.
It's a Ruddy Shelduck. A feral bird in this country and not yet on the British list as a feral breeder with a self sustaining population (Cat. C's), such as Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Graylag Goose etc.
Hope this helps.
It could just be an old female, as they do look very much like 1st winter males.
Also, why couldn't a 1st-winter/sub adult be in an area it wasn't hatched? The sub-adults of migratory birds move to wintering grounds. We get sub-adult Siberian Stonchats in western Europe, as over shoots, just as...
I can't see any reason why this isn't a Stonechat.
Link to a immature Whinchat, taken by a friend on my local patch.
There was also the controlled explosion on Blakeney Point, the morning that a Parrot Crossbill was reported at Stiffkey (13/10/13). The explosion rattled your teeth, even from where we were stood. They say it comes in threes, so let's hope that this is the end of such incidents.