Sunday, 28 August 2016

Arctic Day 2

The Arctic Warbler in the garden was even more elusive than yesterday, it showed only twice during the day, once at about 1pm then again at 6pm. At 6pm it showed stupidly well in the willow outside the kitchen window, elsewhere on the patch I could only manage 6 Willow Warblers.
Arctic Warbler
Last night's sunset

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Arctic Warbler

Got home from work this morning to find an Arctic Warbler calling in the garden, I've never known an Arctic to be as elusive as this fella - 4 to 5 half decent views in 5 hours!!!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Still Happening

Still quite a few migrants about the patch - 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel and 2 Knot.
Pied Flycatcher
Whinchats
A fine afternoon at Scatness

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New Birds

A few new birds on the patch today - 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and a Reed Warbler. 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Restart remained in the garden and 6 Willow Warblers were also around the patch. A bit of a surprise was a Polecat at the bottom end of Spring Field.
Lesser Whitethroat
Whinchat
Willow Warbler
Polecat

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Garden Birds

Now 2 Pied Flycatchers in the garden plus a Common Redstart.
Redstart

Monday, 22 August 2016

Still Arriving

More migrants on the patch today - 1 Pied Flycatcher (still in the garden), 3 Common Redpoll, 1 Kestrel, 6 Ruff, 1 Grey Heron, 23 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 30 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin, 1 Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers.
Kestrel
Knot
Little Stint
Ruff