There has been a good arrival of eastern steppe/desert vagrants in the UK over the last week, including several reports of 'Central Asian' Lesser Whitethroats from the east coast.
I came across one last Monday in Norfolk that was particularly striking - more so than any of the late autumn candidates I've seen previously. I've posted a series of pictures and some notes on this page.
I'd be very grateful for any comments on this bird. In particular, I'm keen to know what the current thinking is on reliably criteria for differentiating minula from halimodendri.