September 13th   Leave a comment

The wind shifted round to the west yesterday evening. There is a storm over the Hebrides pushing the easterly winds to the north of us now so the hoped for migrant fall overnight didn’t materialise. This morning there was only what was about for the last few days. An apparently new wood warbler at Kilminning – but it will have been here yesterday or the day before. This morning the weather was fine, with no wind and there were a lot of people out looking so perhaps it is surprising that more “new” birds weren’t found. I enjoyed the wood warbler foraging in the tops of the sycamores; it was with a couple of pied flycatchers. There was also a spotted flycatcher at the top of Kilminning. I looked fruitlessly for a redstart which was seen there as well this morning – again this will be left over from earlier in the week: a couple were reported on Friday. Redstarts have been eluding me all year, spring and now autumn. It goes to show that even when you are out working hard to see birds that you miss most of what is there, and redstarts are not a particularly inconspicuous species.

Close up of the gorgeous clean white and yellow you see on a wood warbler

Close up of the gorgeous clean white and yellow you see on a wood warbler

Posted September 13, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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