Friday, May 11, 2007

I did what I thought was right. yeh.

Another dawn raid on the patch. The only newster was a female Blackcap in the bushes down the track, which was a patch year tick. Embarrassing maybe, but they are passage migrants only here. We've gained an extra Sedge Warbler down the track, and an extra Common Whitethroat singing too.

In 20 min offshore, 6 Manx Shearwaters north, 3 Red-throated Divers, 57 Northern Gannets, and 2 Sandwich Terns.

Sedge Warbler singing here. Note impressions of Willow Warbler + Oystercatcher, in particular

and the same bird a minute or so later here - note impressions of Grey Wagtail, Barn Swallow, Great Tit, Chaffinch and others.

See those Willow Warbler-type 'hooeets' it does - I put them next to my 'real' WW hooeet on this sonagram so you can see how similar they are. They're the asymmetric 'U's on the image below. Credits to Remembird and Syrinx

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