Tuesday, 1 October 2013
The mild disappointment at not seeing a Yellow-browed Warbler on the east coast over the weekend was quickly wiped away this week with the arrival of one in a garden in Oakham yesterday, which was awfully decent of it.
I went for a look this morning and after a bit of a wait it called for a couple of minutes before showing itself very briefly in a hawthorn until a Blackbird flushed it.
Although views weren't spectacular I went away happy and decided to have a yomp around Burrough Hill to see if I could find my own....
Predictably I didn't, several small warblers were present on site but all turned out to be Chiffchaffs, lacking the enormous eye-stripe that I was looking for.
The weather is looking more favourable over the next couple of days for an influx of scarce and rare so hopefully something else good will turn up soon!