Berry Head

0630-0830hrs: 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler (photo below and video link here:  ), 1 Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. 2 Wheatears - the large looking male perhaps an Icelandic bird - not quite as richly coloured on lower underside (but still very rich neck and onto upper chest) as Greenland but showing the typical browny rear ear coverts, and brown in the mantle and scapulars (photo below)

Overhead: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swallows, 1 Rook & 4 House Sparrows heading high NE. 


Posted April 19th, 2016 at 10:14 am by Mike Langman in Bird News