Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Gropper in Broad Sunlight

This morning's problems with blogger seem to have been repaired, so what follows is the blog as it should have looked this morning.
 Grasshopper Warbler at Spurn a few years ago 
On Tuesday we revisited Wednesday's location again. There had been a slight influx of summer migrants since last time with a Whitethroat immediately after the railway line, plus on the path to the left we initially heard and then eventually saw a Grasshopper Warbler. He was reeling right out in the open, but was very distant.  
Cetti's Warbler
 Cetti's Warbler (c) 2015 Maggie Bruce
The walk to the riverbank brought us very similar birds to last week, but there were absolutely no hirundines. There was better light for the Cetti's Warbler, but it stayed in the open less than last week. We did see one Kingfisher, and there were more Sedge Warblers than last week, but still no Reed Warblers. Two Avocets flew across the Humber and disappeared northwards, and later a flock of a Curlews could be heard behind us as we returned to the parking area.

 Reed Bunting
 Sedge Warbler
 Small Tortoiseshell (c) 2015 Maggie Bruce
 Green-Veined White (c) 2015 Maggie Bruce

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