Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

15th October 2016

With news breaking of a Siberian Accentor (1st for Britain) on Shetland the week before we could only dream however when a 2nd bird was found on mainland at Easington, East Yorks we just had to hope it would stick till the weekend! Sat morning saw Donna & myself heading over to Tom Perrins house for the journey up..... We arrived just before 10am missing most of the crowds & only had to wait 5mins before we could get into the viewing area... A cracking bird very confiding but always in the shade but who's complaining!! We then spent the rest of the day in the Spurn area picking up an impressive list of good birds inc 2+ Dusky,1 Radde's, 1 Yellow-browed, 1 Pallas's Wabler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat,Redstart, Woodcock,Bean & White Fronted Geese & thousands of Thrush,Robins & Goldcrests also a showy Shore Lark....A fantastic day with thanks to Tom for the driving..

Siberian Accentor

Shore Lark


Dusky Warbler

8th October 2016

Headed down to Farmoor Reservoir in the afternoon after a fruitless search locally for Yellow-browed Warblers (I will get a Warks bird 1 day!!) knowing that there was a showy Little Stint on the causeway it would be the perfect chance for Donna to see 1 up so close she wouldn't need binoculars,the bird duly played ball eventually despite the juv Ringed Plover it was with being rather jumpy.... unfortunately the light was bloody awful as the birds were on F2 reservoir rather than F1 where the light is usually better...........

Whilst walking back towards the car I noticed a Wagtail along the shoreline of F1 which on closer inspection turned out to be a late Yellow Wagtail (Probably my latest record in Britain!? )