Many thanks, JOHANNES, for Your endeavours
- in (oxymoronic?) 'ridiculous cold' -
to take this FINE photo.
Like Patric Lorgé's 2. nov. 2005, it shows
a bird in Europe strikingly different from
the illustrations in current European handbooks
(w/ bright yellow eye stripe and throat).
Your photos may animate authors to update
field guide pictures and texts.
In the interim:
Is somebody able to inform us, if the two
presented birds are
juv./immature/adult/female/male in worn
and/or winter plumage ?
Best rgds. ........ C.