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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Putative Hume's Leaf Warbler : Middleton, Gower

Few 'record' images of the bird from a visit today with Richard Smith, heard calling several times and call good for Hume's, responded several times to 'tape', general consensus of the birders present is that it looks good for a 1st winter Hume's, not an easy one......


Barry Stewart said...

Great shots Jeff, not a classic, but looks and sounds like it sounds pretty convincing.

Peter Howe said...

Hi Jeff cracking pics, and as you say call seemed to be spot on.
A bit of research tonight I have discovered an article which suggest that Chinese HLW do have brighter legs specifically the feet and fairly consistently a strong yellow basal half of the lower mandible. Can anyone out there confirm?

Richard G Smith said...

Variation in Hume's Leaf Warbler is exemplified by the Birdguides collection of photos. All in all this individual appears to be within the variability shown there.