Tuesday, 11 June 2013

11th June

The wind being still in the east produced an unusual selection of birds; a Hobby which zoomed north over Holland in the morning and a male Red-backed Shrike at Ancum along with two Spotted Flycatchers and a Garden Warbler were typical for the time of year however, not typical was a Fieldfare near the Obs and a drake Goldeneye which flew past Westness!   A few waders continue to pass through with a turnover of Bar-tailed Godwits and Knot noted.

Late News! - A stunning male Bluethroat was caught in one of the Obs Helgoland traps at around 9.30pm.

Spotted Flycatcher
 
This Bluethroat was caught in the traps late on
 

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