It all started Friday night the 17th when I found myself standing next to a bush for 2 hours at Edderthrope Flash for a bird I hadn’t seen since 1993 and see we did, the bird was a Marsh Warbler which kept popping out now and again just to keep the attended crowd interested. Along with the warbler more warblers like Garden, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed, Willow and Chiffchaff. None warblers Cuckoo, Litte Ringed Plover, Redshank . On our way out and whilst in the car we were joined by a Barn Owl crossing the road in front of the car it had us scrambling for our binoculars again we watched for a good 10minutes has it hunted the grass verges and at one point was taken out by a Kestrel.
The fun didn’t stop there I was back Saturday morning the 18th to find a splendid male Garganey, this duck is a summer visitor which spends the winter in Africa. I was on then to Old Moor for more Warblers to add to the list namely Sedge and lesser Whitethroat so I ended up with 9 species of warbler for the day which I didn’t think was to bad but I was hoping to catch some on video/pictures but ended up with a Dunnock which took over the Whitethroat perch that I was hoping for. 60 species for the day List Here