Saturday, 5 May 2012

5th May, 2012 South Landing, Flamborough

 We decided to twitch the Flamborough Flycatcher which has been present for just over a week and is considered to be either an Atlas Flycatcher or a hybrid Pied/Collared Flycatcher. Excellent scope views for around an hour. The white on the wing and greater coverts and tertials is very extensive and solid, with the white above the bill also large and extends upwards in a point, diamond shape. No real white collar with a black tail with a fine white outer edge to the outer tail-feathers. The black on the upper-parts was very glossy with distinctive brown on the secondaries and primaries making it in its 1st summer plumage.

The Flamborough male Flycatcher