Friday, September 03, 2010

Eastern Oli....

Another trip to Flamboro' this morning,this time with Dave,resulted in us catching up with this eastern mega warbler in it's chosen corner of the old fall plantation.The bird didn't show at first to the expectant crowd,but i heard what i thought was it calling nearby and sure enough about 5 minutes later it appeared and gave cracking views for about 25 minutes.It was a very distinctive looking bird,with it's pallid plumage and orange lower mandible to the bill,what a cracker and a big well done to CCT for finding it!.This was a new species for nearly everyone present and was a welcome addition to my warbler list.After observing this beauty,we went to look in the Bay Brambles area,quickly finding one of the reported Barred Warbler's and it also gave fantastic prolonged views,showing very well as it preened and fed in the bramble and willow scrub,superb stuff!.Other birds observed while we where on site included a flyover Common Buzzard,Greenshank and a single Manx Shear over the sea.A super few hours and thanks to a quick u-turn by Mr Wright!.

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