Saturday, 2 November 2013

Bird project 27 - Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer

Location: Hedgerow beside Union Canal, south of Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland.
Conditions: Cold, very strong, gusty wind; sunny spells.
Photograph quality: 1.

Comments: Not long after arriving in Scotland, I saw my first new species of the month. I wasn't expecting to see these birds at all, although they are fairly common and widespread. As it turned out, I saw them several more times during my stay, and a small flock even ventured into the garden at one point. Very exotic-looking birds.