Thursday, 8 May 2014

7th May

Another red-hot day weather wise, but limited coverage with just 35% achieved as plenty of time was spent in the morning searching the area frequented by yesterdays Yellow-rumped Warbler. There was no sign, perhaps not surprising once news filtered through early-afternoon of a Yellow-rumped Warbler on Unst, Shetland-some 130 miles north of us! A check of the photo's revealed it to clearly be the same bird and a remarkable occurrence of such a rare bird being discovered on consecutive days. There were a few new arrivals, namely a Reed Warbler in the same gardens frequented by yesterdays American visitor with 3 Garganey, the Glossy Ibis and the Wood Sandpiper in the same area. Most of the other activity was at Holland House where 3 Tree Sparrows, 2 Mealy Redpolls, 4 Lesser Redpolls (including a Belgium control), a Goldfinch and 2 Siskins dropped in at various times of the day. A Short-eared Owl was also seen while 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Whimbrel and a flock of 30 Curlews passed over.

More photo's of yesterdays Yellow-rumped Warbler have been added to our facebook page-the files are too large to be shown here so click on the link on the right of this page to see them.

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