Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Eastern Subalpine Warbler Twitch!!!

Went down to Dawlish this afternoon to see the EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (Sylvia cantillans albistriata) which was giving great views in scrub along track behind main pond near golf course. Arrived 6pm where several other birders were getting good views & song recordings of the Subalp as it sung from a nearby apple tree. The bird showed well at times, briefly in the open, mostly concealed by vegetation until dusk. A cracking bird! My 2nd UK record after seeing one on Skomer few years ago. Great to learn it's unique song, calls and learn its ID features on tail pattern & other plumage characteristics. A superb afternoon's birding with other highlights of 3 Cirl Buntings & 18 Whimbrel.

http://www.surfbirds.com/Features/subalpine13/main.html

http://birdingfrontiers.com/2013/10/17/a-tricky-subalpine-warbler/












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