Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Bluethroat please...

As a follow-on from yesterday's post, my last line was "What will tomorrow bring? Winds once again looking very good, Bluethroat please...". This morning my wish was granted, I got up early and found a Yellow-Browed Warbler in the willows north of the wetland. I then left and went to college, only to get a phone call from Alan Curry to tell me Nick had found a Bluethroat on the 3rd Mound, which panicked me! As soon as I got a chance, I was back down! Absolutely cracking views of a female Bluethroat on the 2nd Mound - lifer!! Showing down to about 6ft and showing off to the crowd. I then moved to the island and got some cracking views of at least 4 YBWs on the island, also got a Brambling which was a full patch tick, mega!

Totals from the patch today:

10 YBWs (at least)
6 Redwing
6 Goldcrest
Loads of Chiffchaffs and Robins
Black Redstart (female)
Blackcap etc etc.



  1. This birding lark is just gotts ask nicely.
    Nice selection of birds.