The rather skulking female Subalpine Warbler stuck to scrub around the Limekiln and nearby hillside. Approximately 80% of British records are in the Spring, probably due to returning birds overshooting their breeding grounds and a circular migration route which takes them away from the UK in the autumn. (c) Richard Brown
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Despite the rather unpromising weather situation, yesterday turned out to be a bit of a decent day. Two Turtle Doves and a Crossbill were frequenting the area around Nant, so we headed up there to open a net sheltered by the Plantation. Despite the fact that the area had already been well birded, two skulking Reed Warblers had avoided detection but soon found the bottom shelf. We can't help but wonder what else must sneak through undetected! No doubt there must be a Subalpine Warbler lurking somewhere. A few Redpolls were also caught including two more Northwest looking individuals and a Lesser Redpoll bearing a French ring. Then, just as we were considering some well-earned food, the Subalpine Warbler finally materialised!
Posted by Rich and Giselle at 1:18 PM