Sunday, 26 September 2010
What a morning of frustration. A 'locustella' Warbler was flushed from alongside the wall and was subsequently seen three times in flight as it flitted from clumps of bracken. Initially flushed from the short grass it remained hidden in a clump of bracken for a few minutes before flying to a second clump and again remaining hidden. Disaster struck just before the first birders arrived when it flitted out of cover across the track into thick undergrowth. Despite searching the bird did dot show again. At works a Grasshopper Warbler, but at bets ....wo knows? 2 Lapland Bunting over the cemetery and one showed well in the ploughed field. Six Crossbill over and several Tits on the move with 30+ Blue, 10+ Great, 2 Coal and 7 Long tailed Tits. 3 Chiff-chaff, Goldcrest, 2 Grey Watails and 9 Dunnock (including a flock of 6 appearing out of the sky) were on the move. Mike Nesbitt flushed a Short eared Owl from the limestones twice in a space of ten minutes.