Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Lindisfarne Magic

Greenish Warbler

Sorry the photos are rubbish, but a grey morning and flighty birds made it difficult.

Yellow-browed Warbler (below)

A late decision and a trip to Holy Island with ST was arranged. It turned out to be a classic day in birding terms. Many gems, blown across the North Sea and grounded by poor weather.

You know it's going to be a good day when you find Goldcrest, Redstart and Yellow-browed Warbler in the first bush on the island. The village held a further YBW many Pied Flycatchers and several Brambling and the birding continued to get better as we found the Greenish Warbler (originally found by SS on Sunday).

Arriving at 7am in cool fog and leaving in bright sunshine at 2pm, exhausted and sunburnt .. ouch.

Greenish Warbler, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Wrynecks, 3 Garden Warblers, 10+ Pied Flycatchers, 10+ Redstarts, Goldcrests, Blackcap, Fieldfare and Lesser Whitethroat.

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