An hour later there was no further sign of the Warbler, so I decided to walk around the back of the plantation again. It was then I noticed a shape on a dead branch. A quick look through the bins confirmed my suspicion; a Wryneck! I managed to raise the camera and fire off a few shots before it flew off the branch, and we couldn't find it again.
The highlight of a search around the Half Moon Slack and nearby pines was a brief male Redstart. Back at the plantation a small group of birders had appeared hoping to see the Wryneck. The Icterine Warbler showed briefly once on a branch and twice in flight before disappearing again. At least I managed to see it this time!
The totals were:
1 Icterine Warbler
1 Garden Warbler
1 Reed Warbler
1 Yellow Wagtail - flew over.
3+ Willow Warbler
|Wryneck - the intricate plumage details on the Wryneck makes it one of my favourite birds.|