Friday, September 26, 2008

Blyth's S**te Warbler

A victim of its own success, West Runton scored again today with Blyth's Reed Warbler. A call from Dad just before leaving work " that it was showing well" filled with me with confidence that maybe I'll finally get a decent view of one of these drab birds. My confidence was clearly misplaced as the bird became very elusive, and when it did show it decided to do so behind a bonfire stack that obscured my view! Bored and hungry I went home. At just after seven when it was nigh-on dark a pager message came through that bird showed at seven o'clock! Wow! there must be some keen eyes there to nail a Blyth's Reed in the dark!!
my standard view of Blyth's Reed Warbler!

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