The lows and highs of birding

23rd October 2010 – early rain NNE2/3
Early morning produced no sign of the Grey Phalarope with would be observers treated to views of an irresponsible photographer tramping around and flushing everything from the flooded field that it had resided in for the last two days. However, spirits were restored when a Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped and ringed in the observatory garden at 0930hrs before gradually making its way to Snab Point by late afternoon – fortunately there was no sign of the photographer!!
Grounded Migrants
Otherwise a generally quiet day with additional grounded birds limited to 3 Fieldfare and single Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Little was on the move early morning with just 5 Tree Sparrow, 2 Brambling and single Raven and Redpoll logged.
At least 2 Water Rail remain.
Today’s Yellow-browed Warbler