Not much new bird news over the weekend, it was all the same Waxwings, Brambling, Little Gull, Snow Buntings etc. The only new news was of a Nobirds "putative" Meally Redpoll at Oxford Island. What is going on with them and this putative? They seem to have adopted this word for some unknown reason, maybe its a winter word they use for the winter season? And anyway they are the boys who are there to educate us and tell us what these birds are. They have a records committee of people who are elected and some who are not elected who tell us when a rare bird is a rare bird! So tell us nobirds just what is it? Putative is a cop out! If someone sent me that great photo of the Redpoll at Oxford Island it would take me exactly 5 seconds to tell them what i thought it was!
No problem with these cuteys however, they are "putative" Snow Buntings and the fantastic photos have kindly been sent in by Christine Cassidy!