Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blyth's Reed Warbler!

Very little of note on the sea this morning. At The Patch c200 Common Terns, a 1st Summer Little Gull and the leucistic/worn Herring Gull trying to look like an Iceland Gull.
At the ARC several 100s of Swifts, with smaller numbers of House Martins and Swallows, 2 Hobby's, a Cuckoo and the usual reed bed warblers. 
This mornings Honey Buzzard honest!
Late morning AJG eventually managed to contact me with news that he was listening to a Blyth's Reed Warbler that had been found by DW and was singing on the southern edge of the trapping area. Needless to say a few minutes later I was on site and soon heard it singing. It was very elusive giving only fleeting views from deep inside the bushes even when it was singing. Click on the link for an audio file of the bird complete with the whistle of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway. BLYTH'S REED WARBLER I spent most of the rest of the day there in the hope of getting an image to no avail. While there a Honey Buzzard gave distant views. 
Audio file was courtesy of AJG.  

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