DNA has proved this bird to be of the race blythi or Siberian Lesser Whitethroat not halimondendri.
Next to St. Mary's Island to see if the Siberian Chiffchaff was still around. I wasn't expecting it to be, as it hadn't been reported for a few days. It was though and it showed very well for a few minutes, before completely disappearing. It was the first time I'd seen this subspecies. There were also two colour-ringed Turnstones on the beach.
Last of all we went to Gosforth Park, where we saw at least 2 Bitterns as well as a Water Rail.
|Siberian Lesser Whitethroat|