Thursday, 31 December 2015

Yellow-browed Warbler

New Years Eve and we were out for one final birding trip for the year. The target was the Yellow-browed Warbler at Eastleigh Sewage Works and it proved to be one of the easiest ticks of the year. We arrived at the site at about a quarter past nine to find a couple of birders already scanning the area. The bird was visible before we even had a chance to get the bins out.

Great early views and if we were just birders we could have gone home happy. The problem is that we are bird photographers and so we spent the next two hours trying to get a decent picture and we didn't really go home happy. Great fun but very frustrating.

Yellow-browed Warbler

In cover but showing the two wing bars and pinkish legs and bill base.

It was a nice way to end the year but with the clouds building up and the wind strengthening we decided to call it a day and head for home. New Years Day tomorrow and we start all over again.

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