Category Archives: Chats and Thrushes

Seebohm’s Wheatear reaches Britain?

by way of introduction by Martin G Steve Votier is a top-notch observer; I was personally a little miffed  a few years ago when he beat me to finding Caspian Gull in Sheffield (how very dare he) even though he … Continue reading

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Black-throated Thrush with red in underparts

Belgium, December 2010 Following on from the difficult themes of vagrant Asian Thrushes and their propensity to hybridise/ intergrade, Edouard Dansette sent these photos of a bird in Belgium in December 2010. Clearly its predominant appearance is that of a male … Continue reading

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Black-throated Thrush

with Red in the Tail photos by Harry Scott A Black-throated Thrush was found in Hugh Addlesee’s mothers garden in Banchory, c40 miles inland, west of Aberdeen in late March 2013. Access was arranged and local birders were treated to … Continue reading

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Dusky Thrush ruminations

Pure birds, intergrades (and they all look pretty smart anyhow!) by Martin G. with photos by Lee Dingain (Almost Birding) I was birding with Mark Thomas, on his ‘patch’ at Buckton, East Yorkshire on the morning many were at, or … Continue reading

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Flamborough catch-up

May 2013 Been a fun first May in Flamborough. I won’t return from Shetland until June so here, just a few highlights. Red-spotted Bluethroat– excellent find for Mark Thomas at Buckton Pond. Digiscoped at longer range in the wet- he trapped … Continue reading

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Blues, Reds,Greens

Yellows and Whites Flamborough 18/19th April Still lively here. Missed a fly through Alpine Swift  in the morning but was very pleased to find this male Blue-headed Wagtail in the afternoon. It was cavorting with 2 male Yellows, 2 male Whites and several Pied … Continue reading

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Rock Thrush/ Blue Rock Thrush Questions

Puzzling rock thrush in the Netherlands by Nils van Duivendijk and Martin Garner A rock thrush found by Andre Boven in Den Helder on Thursday 11 April 2013 keeps Dutch birders busy. After the first views the ID seemed to … Continue reading

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More Spring Sparkle

Chats Headline Following the mornings Ring Ouzel the chat/thrush them continued later on in the afternoon. A rubicola-type male Stonechat found by Phil C. in Old Fall hedge could look very ‘eastern-like at some angles with ‘blood spot’ of red on upper … Continue reading

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Ring Ouzel

A Summer Migrant at last Little celebration though it’s not especially rare and not unexpected. But in this seeming extra-ordinarily late spring, my first summer migrant. With bitter winds still in the NE  expectations were low this morning, so I am celebrating … Continue reading

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