Spurn and easterlies. 12 August 2011
Would have been hard to predict today. We had hoped for something of course. 2 Two-barred Crossbills seen only by Rael at Kew before they flew off north. Despite plenty of searching not to be seen again. However a flurry of other migrants arrived in winds that veered from NE on the morning through to SE by the evening. This Wryneck was top of the pile: The lack of strong warm colour to the iris probably means its juv/1st winter. Need to check with PC on primary coverts for aging, otherwise young birds are very similar to adults and virtually indistinguishable in the field.