14 October, 2012

News Flash!

Yellow-browed Warbler at Hope's Nose!

Late morning in the trees and bushes on the north side of the First Slope, typically mobile and annoying, called in bursts. It was with large band of LTTs, Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs, and a few other tits. NB: at least 3 other LTT bands are present in the area - the one you want has more 'crests than Chiffs - all are of course very mobile and usually where you can't get at them....

Not a great deal else to report; a group of Coal Tits low down the Second Slope may well have been migrants, also a few Chiffs, a Nuthatch again, and a couple of Blackcaps. Overhead small numbers of finches and a few Skylarks. Much quieter than expected, but that's the Nose for you. The YBW only showed up as I was leaving, if I hadn't lingered to chat with another birder about how quiet it was, I'd have missed it! Nearby what may have been a group of migrating Jays [a slim may] having a... erm, vigorous discussion with a parliament of Magpies. Result inconclusive, though both sides claimed victory.

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