Friday, 23 August 2013

23rd August

A real autumnal day, murky and overcast with a strong south-easterly wind and fog which had crept in by mid-afternoon; there was some good variety in the arrivals today with the highlight being an elusive Greenish Warbler in a ditch near Howar which went missing several times for hours on end before reappearing in exactly the same spot again and again!   The supporting cast consisted of 14 Willow Warblers, single Redstart and Whinchat, two Pied Flycatchers and an early Fieldfare.   Also of note was an afternoon arrival of 45 Wigeon, a juvenile Kestrel, 5 Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper.

Greenish Warbler 

Willow Warbler

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