|Suddenly we're thinking Collared, but...|
|I originally was happy that it was a brown male Pied. This has subsequently, and rightly so, been questioned. It is felt that it is a female, though ageing it is somewhat troublesome.|
|It could still be an extreme variant Pied. Although Collared has been muted, it just doesn't look right to me. A hybrid Pied x Collared is another theory. For now, we'll just have to leave it unidentified. Interesting bird me thinks.|
Take a look here http://birdingfrontiers.com/2014/05/18/the-portland-flycatcher/ for a much more thorough look at this bird. Thanks again to Martin Garner.
|Quite a number of Spotted Flycatchers on Portland today, included this bird at Portland Castle. Seemed to like this perch.|