With a depressing dip the previous day (which I don't care to go into anymore details about) myself and Steff decided to drive back in the direction of 'home' but via Donna Nook in Lincolnshire where the target was an Arctic Warbler. It was a bird that I had targeted to see this Autumn and one that was quickly slipping away as October progressed. With news coming out early of the bird showing well for it's second day, we drove up! We arrived for lunchtime and it didn't take long to locate the group of birders revealing it's exact location.
The bird showed really well on a gorgeous day weather-wise and this allowed for a couple of nice record shots showing the bird in all it's glory!
Evident, was it's nice thin long yellowish supercilium and it's small single white wingbar, although if you look very closely, there was a very subtle hint of a second above the main one. It seemed very active and very happy catching insects within the Hawthorns.
With the day wearing thin, we decided to go for a walk further North up the path where we jammed into a superb little Radde's Warbler briefly showing in the Buckthorn. Always nice to be at the forefront of a twitch as we watched people running up leaving the Arctic Warbler to some peace.
|Record shot of the Radde's Warbler|