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Warbler, Merseyside (1 Viewer)

bradinho

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Can anyone make anything of these please.

In the field it appeared to be feeding on berries and gave the impression of a common whitethroat but reviewing the pics always throws kn some doubts !?!
 

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bradinho

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Thanks ppl. Being a tadge colour blind and over-analysing pics has its downside .... though it does resemble this one a tadge .... ?
 

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Jane Turner

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In fact are you sure there weren't two birds... any other photos?

Slight wing bar, nice pale tertial edges, brown not rufous and a suggestion of under tc blotches

If you'd only shown this photos I'd have strongly suggested Barred warbler. It got the feel of one!
 
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Jane Turner

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It has to be a two bird theory - I don't see how a whitethroat could manage to look like the 2nd photo... and its hard to see how a Barred W could look like the 1st one!
 

Phil Carter

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I'm reading it as the OP hoping the first pic was a Barred, comparing it to a known Barred in pic 2. If you catch my drift.

Phil
 

bradinho

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Sorry ppl, the 2nd pic is of a barred warbler from Cley, just a quick net search for a 1st winter bird. In my rush my wording wasnt great - nice to see your ID skills are spot on, thanks for pointing out some of the differences though they do look similar in my colour blind world .... interestingly a mate who suggested I post these pics is colour blind too unbeknown to me!
 
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