Monday, 7 May 2012

Bird Origin

With the continuing presence and controversy over the "Flamborough Flycatcher" it got me thinking...always dangerous!

It seems that this bird can't be identified by sight/sound, so DNA samples have been sent for testing!! As already parodied, it makes you wonder...doesn't it?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticising anyone (that would never do) but it does take something away from field guide ID...tertial fringes, jizz and all that. I admire people who try to get to a conclusion but species/race/hybrid is scientific rather than aesthetic, I prefer the latter.

The new field guide?

Anyway, an Atlas Flycatcher wouldn't get lost!!!

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