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Monday, 22 October 2007

17 & 19 tth October 07

Wednesday three Red Admirals feeding on the ivy in my garden , there seem to be plenty around but with little to feed on, now it's off to St Mary's for the Barred Warbler the only information was "in the willow patch at the north end" and as there was no one there the search was on.
looked at the whole area but no luck , Darren ( Birding St Mary's blog see link ) turned up and he checked out the area west of the toilets, his local knowledge paid off as he picked it up sitting on the edge of a bush, it showed well but distant and I had not brought my scope.
Friday cycled via Holywell to St Mary's through the fields and tracks a Wheatear still at the links, the pond has a good number of Little Grebes still and duck numbers building up still a few Butterflies around in the sunny spots went through the dene to the wetlands and was surprised to find the Barred was still present , much closer but now very elusive I got a couple of shots but not very good ,you can see the brown iris and pale base to the bill.
Barred Warbler St Mary's Wednesday

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