Tuesday 23 April 2013
and at the feeders today a Lesser Redpoll which was quite undisturbed as I sat in the garden drinking a morning coffee. It was joined by many of the usual suspects, but held pole/poll position.
Woodpigeon with traditional irregular iris.
Blackbird, nothing irregular there
Harrier flew past, although photography was difficult watching this adult male Montagu's Harrier hunting across the fields was a treat. Note the double black bands on the secondaries in the underwing.....
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler from Lundy in 2004. So as a snapshot in history, here it is, Britain's fourth I believe and the first ever to be accepted in the UK without calling. Found by me at the south end in horrible weather and id'd with the reassuring help of Tim Davis and Tim Jones, and later by Ian Lewington and Lars Svenson to finally nail as Eastern.
Bonelli's Warbler I had just managed another Lundy first (for me) - a male Montagu's Harrier...... history eh ?