Monday, August 13, 2012

Restricterine Warbler

The easterly element to the wind produced the goods for us again today:

The day started with a 2 hour seawatch before work, the early get-up being rewarded with 1 fully-spooned up Pomarine Skua, 19 Black Terns, 1 Little Gull, 7 Arctic Skuas and a Bonxie, along with an assortment of ducks and waders.
Teal, Eider and Shoveler

There was a total dearth of  migrants on the deck this morning, with all of yesterdays goodies seemingly having left overnight, so it was a bit of surprise when the first passerine migrant of the day was this Icterine Warbler showing uncharacteristically well in the suaeda. Unfortunately it was in a part of the reserve with no public access, hopefully any further goodies will be in unrestricted areas.

 Pied Flycatchers also arrived in the afternoon, with a total of 12, including this 'classic' Blakeney Point bird on the Plantation fence. 

A couple of Whinchats also arrived at the end of the day, as they tend to do

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