Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Great to meet up with Norman, Mogs, Tony & Dave at the Barred Warbler at Holyhead Breakwater CP today. The bird showed really well, preening in the sun as soon as I arrived but did spend long periods out of sight between its visible times. As Mogs says earlier a flyover of 7 Crossbills was nice and a Peregrine soaring up high in the blue sky above the warbler bushes was some backdrop. A morning visist to the Orme was scuppered by very very strong winds. Not a bird moved up on the limestone pavement for fear of being blown to Ireland if they had ventured out of cover.
At least 3 Blackcaps - 2 male and a female were in the bushes by the 2nd footbridge, taking advantage of one of the best blackberry crops I've seen anywhere this autumn, as was the Barred Warbler, evidenced by its purple stained beak. Managed a few digiscoped record shots of the Barred Warbler, one below.

1 comment:

  1. great pic Paul , nice too meet you and i will email you withe regards to the tripod details , cheers,Grahame