This morning the bird gave a burst of 2-3 minutes of the more classic powerful drawn out "sooo-eet" call and so re-assured me it was just a standard YBW. It never gave great views, but I managed a few photos below.
Interestingly, the bird does seem to show dark legs and the bill did still appear mostly dark (though "blown up" there is significant pale base to lower mandible) the supercilium doesn't appear that prominent before the eye and it appears quite dusky below. No doubting the prominence of the two wing bars though and the dark margins that enhances them.
Certainly not the brightest YBW I have ever seen(!), but all in all, a great bird to have on the patch and all good learning.
|Yellow-browed Warbler, West Cliffs, Budleigh|
|Firecrest, West Cliffs Budleigh|