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Can anybody help me ID this bird please? (1 Viewer)



Apologies but I've only been learning about birds for a couple of months now so I'm a complete newbie to this. Anyway, I've come across a bird I've not seen before this morning. Can anyone share their expertise and tell me what it is please? It was spotted on a mountain in north Wales.


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Old Berkshire Boy
Whinchat, a summer visitor. Lovely species. Related to the commoner Stonechat. The large white eyebrow is diagnostic.


Ah, that's great. I'm getting pretty familiar with my Stonechats now so I knew it wasn't one of them. Your answer explains why I didn't recognise it. It's the first one I've spotted and photographed up to now. Many thanks for your help with this.

delia todd

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Congratulations Spadge. Cherish him... they're getting quite rare (round me anyway).

I've not seen one for several years now.


Thank you all for your comments. I had no idea that they were so uncommon to see. I've learnt a little more about bird ID from this forum once again. Thanks again.

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