How they normally appear (or not) in the field
This is presumably Barred Warbler no. 3 (from yesterday), having moved from hedges just along the canal zone, into the sheltered vegetation at Kew (Spurn) this morning. A very early Firecrest called nearby and a fascinating (and slightly controversial) Harrier flew through (more on that later).
Here’s the Firecrest which had been trapped before I saw it. Photo: Ian (pin-sharp) Smith.
After last night in-hand Barred Warbler this one only appeared occasionally giving more ‘normal’ views.
Got this shot today from Ian Smith of the first bird at Canal Scrape– photo of same bird in flight here: http://birdingfrontiers.com/2010/08/26/spotted-redshank/
Vincent van der Spek sent me these to add to the Barred Warbler collection, trapped 31st August 2010 at Meijendel (near the Hague), the Netherlands: