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Female Whinchat ???

Observed: 3rd August 2011 By: sevenoysterssevenoysters’s reputation in Birdssevenoysters’s reputation in Birdssevenoysters’s reputation in Birds
60d_2777 query
60d_2777 query 1
Description:

Seen on high moorland. Boggy ground sloping down towards wooded valley stream. Pair of Buzzards were soaring in the distance.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Juveniles

Fluffy plumage, with loose feathers, suggests juveniles.

You could probably claim Bibio pomonae for the flies, too!

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Flies

thanks again for the ID - I did consider requesting an ID for the flies but thought it might be too much to expect - would these be suitable whinchat fodder ?

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Whinchat fodder

Almost certainly!

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