Prawle 2

We were also wandering around Prawle from early morning onwards and saw a couple of extra birds to Dave. (Weather dry murky am before drizzle set in). Yellow-browed Warbler and ?? (Ashpark lane - one a more standard bright looking bird, while the bird photographed looked paler and showed a rather reduced 2nd covert bar! - see photo, neither bird called), Firecrest (reserve), 30+ Goldcrests, 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Merlin, 6 House Martins, 4 Swallows and a constant overhead passage of Chaffinchs (100's) with 2 Brambling, 15+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Ring Ouzels, 100+ Redwings and probably as many Blackbirds and Song Thrushes.

Yellow-browed or Hume's WarblerMerlin

(For interest this YB/Hume's Warbler was taken at ISO3200 in murky drizzle! Amazing these modern digital cameras!)

Ed. I suppose I have to call this bird an inconclusive Yellow-browed/Hume's, certainly a recent Hume's on Scilly does not look too dissimilar if not a bit brighter! You live and learn - if only it had called!

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 4:56 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News