Another garden visitor today. This one refused to leave the cover of the rough grass so these are not especially ‘pretty’ pictures. I always like to see the species in the garden though as a clear sign the migrants and winter visitors are around.
I have included the back view so you can see the wear and tear on the feathers – this bird has heavily abraded scapulars. It is always worth looking closely at these birds to see if they might be Radde’s or the much rarer Yellow-streaked Warbler.