Friday, October 31, 2008

last chance saloon

Patch tick, Waxwing - had 5 next to the village pond

Subalpine Warbler - Bempton

Seven-striped sprite ! at South Landing

After four weeks of westerlies the east finally struck back, a 'one way ticket' was purchased to the coast ! On arriving the wind was roaring from the east with driving rain ! Buckton produced 5 glorious Waxwings - a long awaiting new bird here and on day one the supporting cast consisted of 6 Snow Buntings, 2 Jack Snipe, Ring Ouzel and 55 Goldcrest.
After kicking around for several hours during which time the weather improved a quick dash to Bempton scored the Subalpine Warbler which was showing well in the sun on the sheltered side of a hedge and then the fab Pallas's Warbler at South Landing, Flamborough - with not another birder in sight !
With the wind set in the eastern quarter, the next few days should be good.

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