Yellow-browed Warbler

4th November 2011 – sunny spells SW1
A Yellow-browed Warbler showed well in the scrub near the old pier at South Walney Nature Reserve – present 1300-1330 at least.
Grounded Migrants
Again a few early morning thrushes were seen with 10 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush and a Fieldfare logged along with single Whinchat and Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A small passage was noted early morning with 23 Tree Sparrow, 22 Greenfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling and a Lesser Redpoll recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains in residence and 2 Shoveler were amongst 220 Teal. Waders included 5 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
The Short-eared Owl remains, the flock of Twite increased to 50 birds and at least 10 Little Egret were along the eastern shore.
A late Peacock was on the wing.
Immigrants in the moth trap were limited to a Silver Y.