Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Monday, 26 October 2015

Your wish has been granted sir...

No sooner had I wished for a Pallas's Warbler (see last post), than one popped up in Somerset - only the 2nd County record at that! Unbeknownst to me Dave H. was checking Twitter regularly just like myself yesterday morning, when the news broke that one was showing by the track leading to the farm at Brean Down. After a quick phone call we were on our way within 20 minutes and on site well within the hour. The first birder we met said it hadn't been seen for an hour-and-a-half ! Strange because we were on site in less than an hour-and-a-half since the news broke? Anyhow, after a fairly short wait it was seen briefly flitting through some sycamores before disappearing again only to re-surface close to where it had been originally seen.

No photos or video unfortunately. Like most Pallas's Warblers this well-marked individual was buzzing around like a ferret on amphetamines giving clear but all too brief views before vanishing once more.

Now, what to wish for next...

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