Sunday, 7 September 2014


15 - 22 °C,Wind N/NE light,overcast dull with rain for 30 mins.then brighter,
Pressure 29.92 - 29.98 inHG

Again teased by Booted/Sykes's Warbler. This time seen in dull light, nondescript and initially suggesting Garden Warbler but then obviously smaller less chunky and, with fine bill. Brownish tones, no olive, then fairly distinct whitish orbital/short supa. in front of eye. Flicked tail and or wings occasionally. Legs mid toned. Was not as fidgety as phylloscs.
Now feel even more confident of its id. and realising I will need even more time observing this species. From the literature I'm siding with Booted both because of description and distribution.

13 Tree Pipits seen from The Ridge with 7 feeding in the fields and bathing on the gravel track. Good views of all of them on the overhead cables and frequently giving flight and alarm calls. The birds at home appearing in the Walnut Tree during light rain shower and then feeding around garden.
Wheatears also arriving during last hour.
Song Thrushes landed briefly in the Walnut Tree which was a little unusual as they haven't been present recently.

Liplje - (11.15 - 14.00) up to the Cemetary and back

Booted / Sykes's Warbler !
14+ Tree Pipit 5 over NE, 1 over south, 8 down
2 Wheatear autumn male + female/1st-winter
5 Whinchat
2 Blackcap males
2 Willow Warbler imm.
Spotted Flycatcher
14 Swallow
2 Golden Oriole male and female types
3 Red Backed Shrike female + imm. 
6 + Great Tit
2 Blue Tit

Home 17.15 -
4 Tree Pipit
Spotted Flycatcher
Red Backed Shrike male
2 Song thrush
Hawfinch imm.


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