Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hume's Leaf Warbler @ Thornwick Country Park, Flamborough.

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Today did not start well! Firstly, the printer scanner would not work and secondly, the garage door jammed and would not budge! Both were eventually rectified by some rather colourful expletives and some brute force! I needed to cheer myself up so headed out to Thornwick Pool  where a Hume's Leaf Warbler had been showing well for a couple of days. With my luck today, I expected a third problem, such as the bird had gone! Thankfully, it was still in the willows of the country park area and within seconds it was at the end of my lens and showing rather well! Phew! Happy now! (I can even forgive the sun for being in the wrong place!).

Hume's Leaf Warbler











Having filled my boots with the Hume's Warbler, I headed down to Thornwick Pool which held about a dozen Common Snipe, two Jack Snipe, numerous Teal, a Dunlin, a Grey Heron and a Water Rail.

Common Snipe


Drake Teal


Duck Teal


Snipe with Dunlin



Record Shots of the Jack Snipe(s)



As I am writing this, news is coming in of another Hume's Leaf Warbler in bushes in the overflow carpark at RSPB Bempton Cliffs!

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