Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Weird Weekend... W

Wheatear are always appreciated at West Hartford, there has been a steady stream of birds through over the past week.

However, this species pales into insignificance after the amazing record of wryneck on the patch! Frustratingly for me, I arrived ten minutes after the last sighting (and spent a significant amount of time trying to relocate it) on Sunday. Congratulations to Phil and Lindsay - hopefully one or two of the photographs taken will appear soon.

Increased observer coverage led to the discovery of some other West Hartford scarcities - a singing yellowhammer was only my second on the site and common tern (2) were note-worthy. Grasshopper warber have started to sing for prolonged periods, so there are few dull moments at present.

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