"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Juv Common Redstart
I was woken this morning at 0700 BST by a noisy Yellow- browed Warbler calling in the front garden. When I remonstrated from the bedroom window that it was far too early for all that noise, not only did it continue with its awful, high pitched 'sweeing', but it presented itself in quite an insolent way for at least a pico-second.
Later it returned to the same Birch and its call was returned by another in trees along the Hun. The day tally was possibly four, with one trapped at the NOA and one found by Rob in the Forestry.

The 18th was a terrific garden day at the' Willows'. The sun came out and so did the migrants. It kicked off with seven Jays in the trees at the back and from thereon there was a procession- two Redstarts; two Spotted Flycatchers; two Willow warblers;six Chiffchaffs; four Blackcaps; one Garden Warbler; three Siskins: two Cetti's Warblers; a couple of Song Thrushes; seven Blackbirds and so on. When the sun went in so did the birds and apart from the Yellow-browed have not returned.
PS I have just tried my first photo download of a garden Redstart and I think it needs cropping.

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