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Possible Greenfinch

Observed: 20th August 2011 By: lynda07lynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birdslynda07’s reputation in Birds
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Carstairs's picture

not

Not a greenfinch, bill is much too slender. I don't think it's a finch at all. Juv goldcrest? Juv leaf warbler?

ophrys's picture

Not sure...

The more I look at this, the more confused I get. Surely the wing and tail are too dark/black for Willow Warbler, and the tertials appear to come down to the base of the tail. The tertials seem to be in moult, and I assume the tail is, as feathers seem to be going in two directions? The yellow is intense at the vent, too. At high magnification, the bill looks slightly hooked. Is that a black leg in the third picture?

As I say...confused!

Ian
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