Mystery bird…!

Mystery bird...!

Not a mega rarity but an unusual bird for Rye Meads. What is it and why is the wing important in ageing it?

Use the comments below to cast your vote as to the species! A blog explaining all with detailed photos will published shortly - watch this space...

UPDATE: answers now published here. Thanks to those who commented successfully!

Mystery bird

Can you identify this bird? (Jan Swan)

5 Responses to Mystery bird…!

  1. Adam Hutt 8 September 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    3M Redstart. Nice covert break with blue adult inner greaters.

  2. Jan 8 September 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Hmmmm, now let me think………

  3. Caroline Gellor 9 September 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    Redstart. Had great views of one once in the RYM carpark.

  4. Toby Spall 15 September 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    I recognise the photo but think you’re a bit mean to expect anyone to identify my aristocratic, clean hand from the titchy bit of pinkie still exposed.

  5. Roger 24 September 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    It was indeed a Redstart – thanks everyone who commented! See the blog about this in Recent Activities here:

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