Berry Head

2 Yellow-browed Warblers one at top pf quarry track them moved into woods toward Berry Head Hotel the other on the edge of the meadow near the drinking trough (neither the same bright legged + billed bird from Sunday near Wardens Bungalow) these birds varied in plumage note median covert (forward wing-bars).

YBW Berry Hd 17 Oct 2016 Quarry YBW Berry Hd 17 Oct ML meadow

Sheltering in my car from a very heavy shower John Lusher phoned to tell me about an Alpine Swift that he found flying past as he was sheltering in Sentry 'box' at the end of the head - a quick run out for me to find the bird still present quartering the headland. It kept on disappearing but returning again to same area - perhaps it will roost in the quarry tonight? 

AlpSwftBrryHd171016ML AlpSwftBrryHd171016ML2

Posted October 17th, 2016 at 1:00 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts