Tuesday, 17 May 2016

An evening on Holy Island...

On Sunday evening we headed north to Holy Island for a couple of hours. Our targets were the Western Subalpine Warbler and Bluethroat...

Just past the Chare Ends willow the female Bluethroat was showing really well on the ground and in a small rose bush. At one point the bird ran right up to within a few metres of me. A long awaited county tick!

Nearby, the first-summer male Western Subalpine Warbler was giving great views in the hawthorns and at times would fly into bushes right in front of you! The bird's call was heard earlier in the day which confirmed it as a Western. If the Subalpine Warblers are split in future then this will be a tick for me after the Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Druridge in October 2013...

Also while we were at Chare Ends 2 Greenshank flew over with 6 Grey Plover. What a weekend!!

Western Subalpine Warbler


1 comment:

  1. Another great blog post & excellent photos , some really great birds up your way wow