Sunday, 16 February 2014

Yellow-rumped Warbler

It's been a busy week at work so today was the first chance I got to get up to Durham for the Yellow-rumped Warbler that's been about for a few weeks (but only became available last Sunday). The bird appears to be a first winter male Myrtle Warbler. Will be worth another look if it can be tempted to hang around for another couple of months!

The bird was easy to find, as it was coming to a set of bird-feeders put out to stop people looking into gardens and hopefully make the bird easier to connect with, this worked very well. Unfortunately it was mainly a case of looking into the sun so I didn't get any decent shots - a couple of poor record shots below. The bird did show well though and was quite vocal and easy to pick up on call. First time I've seen one of these since I was in Costa Rica.

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler (off my phone)

4 comments:

  1. Really glad you got to see it mate, good to meet you today

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    1. Thanks Ellis, nice to meet you too.

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  2. Faired better than us Andy. As mentioned by Ellis, pleased you saw it and nice to meet you.

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    1. Thanks Mark, nice to meet you both today too.

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