19th Sept 2016 – Yellow-browed Warbler

Whilst fruitlessly looking for yesterdays reported “Harrier sp. probably Pallid” redemption came as the autumns first Yellow browed Warbler announced it’s arrival, calling from cover 800m east of Cornish Farm. I believe it’s both a seasonal first for the county and the south coast.

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There was also HUGE passage overhead between 06.30 & 09.30. Some 2000+ Hirundines (probably an underestimate) 450+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Tree Pipit, c45 Yellow Wagtail headed east into a light NE airflow. An immature Marsh Harrier headed out to sea early on. Chiffchaffs were very numerous with somewhere upwards of 60+ present. Also 4 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear.

It seems to have been quite a day for Chiffchaff with Bob Edgar, who was ringing in the Hollow, estimated the area hosted c400! There was also a Red breasted Flycatcher in a private garden at Hodcomb on the 18th.

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A Wheatear up at Cornish Farm.

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1 Response to 19th Sept 2016 – Yellow-browed Warbler

  1. Richard Pulley says:

    Well done on finding the YBW and thanks for the excellent photographs really top quality, let us hope that it is the first bird of many!

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