Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Pallas's Warbler

Across the marsh this morning the Whooper Swans were notable by there absence. The sea was very quiet this morning at The Point With just a couple of Red-throated Divers on the sea with a Guillemot and a few Gannets and Kittiwakes off shore. On the beach The 3w Glaucous Gull and the Yellow-legged Gull in there usual spot. While chatting to PT a Lapland Bunting flew over, further along the beach a Merlin dashed between the containers. After having a quick look from Hanson where  a Great White Egret was the only notable bird, I met King Squacco in the Willow Trail. We wandered up to the pines noting a couple of Cetti's Warblers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Marsh Harrier and 3+ Chiffchaffs. While there I got a call from DW with news of Pallas's Warbler in the observatory garden. We quickly made our way there and were soon watching this gorgeous sprite which showed well throughout the the day to the few that came to see it. Also present 5+Goldcrest, a Firecrest and a Black Redstart.