Tuesday 4 October 2011

If only?

After yesterday's near washout it was nice to get back out this morning and it wasn't long before bird of the day was discovered? A smart Ortolan Bunting showed fairly well throughout the day just next to the house at Marrister.
Although it looked long tailed in flight and slightly grey headed and seems to show a straight culmen in the photos, we couldn't make it into a Grey-necked Bunting. Also of note today was a YbW and 2 Blackcap In the garden. On patch 2 YbW was as good as it got. Skaw had a Pied Flycatcher and 2 Blackcap with one caught in the Heligoland. All in all not a bad day, off with Dougie up north tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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