Rose City Bird Observatory and also Area Centre: 27th October


No question concerning today’s function types with brand-new Pallas’s Warblers appearing at both Thumb Lane and also the Obs. As has actually come to be the regular, their arrival had not been in tandem with varieties of typical numbers as it stayed silent on the ground almost everywhere: a handful of brand-new Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and also ‘ crests, appeared occasionally, a sticking around late Reed Warbler was still around and also 2 Short-eared Owls and also a Merlin were logged. Expenses flow was much more powerful, with 966 Goldfinches, 336 Starlings, 326 Linnets, 205 Jackdaws, 125 Field Pipits, 94 Skylarks, 90 Chaffinches and also 85 Timber Pigeons the choice of the total amounts from the Expense. An excellent feeding group of 200 Gannets close inshore at the Expense really did not draw in anything else of specific note.

If you take adequate photos of a Pallas’s Warbler at some point you’re nearly able to assemble a lot of the attributes …

… also after that we stopped working to obtain a suitable rump shot so we have actually needed to trawl with the declines from earlier in the week for that missing out on area mark! © Martin Cade:

In our experience Pallas’s Warblers aren’t specifically singing on flow – at the very least, no place near as high as Yellow-browed Warblers are – yet today’s bird required with numerous ruptureds of constant calls; right here are a couple of instances chosen from an especially loud 5 mins or two:



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