Other sightings of note; 1 Lsr sp woodpecker, 3 Hobby, 1 Goldeneye (male eclipse), 2 Little Ringed Plover, lots of Sedge & Reed Warblers, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Kingfisher and 20+ Common Tern.
BTO biometric for comparison of Acro Warblers in UK. A selection of my photos below show significatn variation in primary projection of 4 different Reed warblers photographed yesterday at Stocker's Lake.
|Biometrics||Reed Warbler||Marsh Warbler||Blyth's Reed Warbler|
|Wing point||P3||P3 (P2)||P3|
|Notch to P2||P7-SS||P6-P9||1.0-8.5mm|
|Length of Notch on P2||9.0-15.0mm||7.5-11.0mm||10.5-14.0mm|
|Notch on P3||Slight notch||P8-SS (ad), P6-P10(1Y)|
|This bird shows relatively short projection. Reed warbler PP is 15-19mm|
|This bird showed exceptionally long projection from Tertial tip. Leg colour quite bright pinkish/yellow in bright sunshine light looking ideal for Marsh Warbler. Ideal PP range 17-22mm|
|Closed wing view the notch on 2nd primary falls almost level with secondaries. Primary projection is medium length here.|
Standard looking PP for Reed Warbler showing medium length.
|Adult Reed Warblre showing extensive wear on tail, primaries and tertials|