|Britain's first-ever twitchable Dusky Thrush - debate has already started about whether there is any Naumann's Thrush influence in the plumage (the two species, formerly treated as one, hybridise in areas of range overlap).|
There’ll be more to come on this find of the year – not least the discussion on hybrids (with Naumann’s Thrush), which we’ll cover in the next issue of Birdwatch. The fact that news was released after 11 pm three days late appears to be due not to suppression, but down to the fact that the bird was initially believed to be a Redwing and only belatedly reidentified from a photo published on a local birder’s blog.
|Just one section of the crowd present at lunchtime today in Margate Cemetery.|
After more looks as this understated but attractive thrush as it moved around the south-west corner of the site, we decamped back to the car and London – a little more than four hours door-to-door (and 43 years to get it onto my Western Palearctic list).
Watch my short video of the bird on YouTube.