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Scotland, Highland Shore, Hopeman Beach, unknown young(?) bird (1 Viewer)


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Hello everyone,

I have spotted this bird in Scotland in the bushes next to the shore of Hopeman Beach. I've been looking all morning trying to find what kind of bird it is. I thought of maybe it being a dunnock, or a lancecoated warbler or a thrush. I also suppose it could be a young bird?
It was often sitting on top of the bushes. Next to it but hiding were Wrens.
I would really appreciate the help. Thanks in advance!


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Farnboro John

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It's not a Lanceolated Warbler which is a rare vagrant, mostly to the Northern Isles (especially Shetland and Fair Isle) in September/October and is also a total skulker more likely to sneak up to you invisibly through the grass and tie your shoelaces together without you noticing.

It's a juvenile Stonechat now that the photo has opened. Small but sharp images easy to identify.



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Oh well, I would have never thought! The adult looks so different. Funny enough, as I photographed an adult one on another coast. Thank you two very much!

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