This is the first island record since June 2007 when one appeared briefly in Plas Withy. Luckily, this bird was rather more confiding (or hungry), spending the afternoon feeding along the south edge of the Plantation. (c) Richard Brown.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
As usual, apologies for the lack of Blog action. The internet has been down for what seems like forever. So we will continue now (with fingers crossed) to tell you about a day last week. It was a normal November day but as we walked the Narrows Rich said he could smell it in the air that there was going to be a good bird. Vis mig was good, and we decided to open some nets at Nant while playing a Finch-Medley, to entice some Brambling down. I (Giselle) went up to Nant to start opening nets while Rich went to check the rail traps that we'd set on our morning census. I was stood at the Plantation contemplating the weather, when KABOOMA, in dropped a Red-breasted Flycatcher onto a branch less than a metre away! It was trilling like a wren, and fly-catching in front of my very eyes. The bird was trapped and ringed before spending the rest of the day in the same area. Three Willow Warblers, all looking rather acredula-like, were also on the Island.
Posted by Rich and Giselle at 6:36 AM