Friday, 23 November 2018

Wonderful Warblers (few and far between)

A further result of the poor weather and wrong wind direction this autumn warblers were in thin supply. Normally Yellow-browed Warbler is amongst the commonest species encountered but this autumn we could only muster four birds. Other warblers were also thin on the ground but did include a very showy Willow Warbler at Quoy. 

The first was a mobile individual at Field that was shameless twitched, sort of, from further south on the island. Given the weather conditions I was perhaps looking a blank year so I had to make sure I got this bird. The weather at the time was deteriorating into another wet one so I couldnt spend much time with it as it moved around fencelines. 

Next was another mobile bird in the garden at Burkle.

Never pass up the opportunity to see a Yellow-browed Warbler.

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