Friday, October 15, 2010

Scarborough.......

A visit today to one of my most favourite areas in the country,saw me having a pretty good day,despite the abrupt end due to the inclement weather.The reason i had travelled up to North Yorkshire today,was to try and see another siberian waif that had been blown across the north sea from it's asian breeding/wintering grounds,a lovely little Dusky Warbler.It was a little skulker to say the least,probably due to the windier weather conditions today,but myself,along with a handfull of other observers,enjoyed brief views on several occasions as it flitted about in some Sycamore's and hawthorn scrub,a little teaser!.It was heard to call on several occasions,with it's distinct tongue-clicking 'Teck,teck' call,not unlike that of a Lesser Whitethroat.This is my seventh sighting of this species and my second at Scarborough!,the last being on the 24th October 2004,along with a cracking Pallas's Warbler!.Also seen today and a nice find for me,was a cracking Yellow-browed Warbler,which was watched on 3 occasions as it gorged itself on aphids,a little beauty!!and a nice bonus.Other species observed today included a couple of Grey Wagtail,Brambling,several Chiffchaffs and 2 adult Med.Gull's nearby at the Holbeck car park.An excellent day,despite the afore-mentioned weather.

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