Saturday, 22 August 2009

Icterine Warblers.

A nice surprise in the garden this morning - an Icterine Warbler, seen briefly at about 8.30 and not again until 11 o'clock, and then for only a few minutes before it disappeared again ! A proper young bird with the yellow, fleshy gape still - it can't be that long ago that it was still in the nest !Whilst out in the garden, searching for this bird, Sparrowhawk flew over, heading towards Toab, 5 Swallows feeding over the fields and a Grey Plover, flying towards Virkie, calling (Garden Year-tick 114).
Captain's Log (supplemental) - 2 Icterines in the garden by early evening, and no other Warblers at all !

Icterine Warbler (first bird).

Close up showing 'baby bird' gape line.

Icterine Warbler (second bird).

1 comment:

Jason said...

Top shots Steve, thought i was having a good day with Willow Warbler in the garden.Git.