Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Melodious Warbler report + first Spot Flys.

Pete Alderson has found a singing Melodious Warbler in the hawthorns behind the cemetery. Although not seen it sung well at around 8.30am. More updates will appear later if the bird shows. I am kicking myself as I heard a strange song about half an hour earlier that I put down to the sub song of a Whitethroat! Three Spotted Flycatchers were new in, with two in the hawthorns at the back of the cemetery and the other by the reservoir. There was also a singing Garden Warbler showing well in the hawthorns as was a dapper female Redstart. 10+ Lesser Redpoll were in the area as was a fine male 'Greenland' Wheatear. Greenfinches and Linnet have fledged young that are making a real racket.

afternoon update - no sign of the Melodious warbler for the rest of the day. Julian Wheldrake saw 11 Whitethroat, Garden warbler, Redstart, Goldcrest, a steady flow of Swallows and House Martins, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine and 2 Willow Warblers while searching for the Hippo.

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