Category Archives: Flycatchers

Atlas Flycatcher photo

by Andrea Corso  Following on from THIS POST  (below) on Atlas Flycatcher, a photo illustrating one of the core ID issues, the variation of white patterning in the greater coverts. Also see first post for helpful new questions and comments (at end). … Continue reading

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Atlas Flycatcher – variations

Myth and Legends in Birding : one typical case – the Atlas Flycatcher wing pattern by Andrea Corso Birding, as any human fields of knowledge, is full of false myth and misleading legends. These are usually some believing and “findings” … Continue reading

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The Fair Isle Collared Flycatcher

by Roger Riddington Sunday 9th June 2013 was day 2 of the FIBOT AGM weekend, and in the morning I was helping out with the daily census, since warden David Parnaby had gallantly forgone census duties to do a Puffin … 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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Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Spurn Bird Observatory 23rd Sept. 2012 In brief excellent weekend at Spurn. Guided day on Saturday was followed by this wee thing on Sunday morning. Trapped at the Warren by Adam Hutt. apparent Desert Lesser Whitethroat of form halimodendri. Spurn Bird Observatory, 23rd … Continue reading

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Aging Black and White Flycatchers

Not straightforward! Aging of those black and white flycatchers is key first step in identification but it’s not always easy. Following on from the ‘Flamborough Flycatcher’, Paul Baxter sent me images of a bird which, indeed would easily be clocked as … Continue reading

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Possibly Iberian Pied Flycatcher still?

The last word?   I have always been fascinated by variety in birds, by migration, and the sheer wonder, even dare  I say mini-miracles that can be encapsulated in a ‘bird’. The Flamborough Flycatcher is just such an example  of intriguing variety, and a potentially interesting displacement. Is its plumage really just normal nominate Pied Flycatcher variation? (That’s’ … Continue reading

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Flycatcher Comes Good

Black and White Sounds Was frustrated getting the Doc’s text about the Flamborough Flycatcher this morning. He was surprised as anyone (thanks to him for processing this so quickly). The data we have says: ‘just a Pied’! Being a little peeved didn’t last long. I really enjoyed seeing the bird and … Continue reading

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Atlas or Iberian Flycatcher?

Getting Closer All we need is ONE good recording! I have been frustrated having tried on a couple of occasions to record this bird’s call. Others have had some success at least in hearing it; indeed it appears the bird both calls and on occasionally sings as well. Delighted when Scott … Continue reading

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