Tuesday, 21 May 2019

20th May

Another nice, calm day with a light easterly breeze but the low cloud and fog was always lingering, occasionally drifting in and out; a few scarcities were unearthed through the day with an Icterine Warbler trapped at the Obs first thing, a fine, fully red male Common Rosefinch at Bewan House (which remained particularly elusive) and a Wood Warbler in Ancum Willows while the Eastern Subalpine Warbler was still around the Obs – when it was re-trapped it had put on 1.3g from when it was originally in the bar, not bad for a bird that only weighs 10g to start with!

                Other totals included a Heron, a Whimbrel, a Wood Sandpiper briefly on Bewan, a Collared Dove, a Short-eared Owl, 3 House Martins, 2 Robins, 5 Redstarts, a Whinchat, 7 Sedge Warblers, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Tree Sparrows and single Chaffinch and Brambling.

Icterine Warbler

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