Saturday 25 August 2012

Barries Back in Business

Our second Barred Warbler of the autumn arrived today

Saturday 25th August comments: Where at it again. The Farnes are one of the best English localities for Barred Warblers with 48 recorded in the past twelve years, although unexplicitly we didn't record any last year (so much for our boasting). However we are back on track with these bulky Sylvia warblers as today the second of the 'autumn' arrived, following a small 'fall' of migrant birds (and known as 'barries' on the Farnes). The bird showed well on Brownsman late afternoon and came hot on the heels of our previous on 6th August. With more favourable conditions over the next few days, we'll hopefully expect a few more exciting migrants to drop in...fingers crossed. 

Today's highlights (so far): Tree Pipit, Whinchat 2, Barred Warbler 1 (second of autumn), Willow Warbler 15, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Pied Flycatcher 5.

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