This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Lesser Emperor Revisited

After the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and dropping my daughter off at work, I decided to try and get better views of the male Lesser Emperor at Radipole Lake. This was successful and the views, that were all flight views, were enough to clinch the following features of green eyes, contrasting with the brown thorax and bright powder blue base of the abdomen, contrasting with the remainder of the abdomen that was dark brown. Thanks to Luke for a brilliant find and letting me use one of his photos.

This record shot clearly shows the features I've already mentioned. © Luke Phillips

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