18 March, 2014

Yellow-browed Warbler, Uffmoor Wood

In an attempt to quite literally take my head out of the clouds after yesterday's post, I found myself at Uffmoor Wood this afternoon, on the outskirts of Worcestershire where a Yellow-browed Warbler has been spending the winter. Considering my luck (or rather lack of luck) with Siberian Chiffchaff recently I wasn't holding out much hope, but in the end the twitch turned out to be as straightforward and pretenseless as the title of this blog post.

I strolled up to the bird's 'favourite' spot at the far eastern edge of the Wood, and almost immediately the Yellow-browed gem of a Warbler started belting out its wagtail-like call from a nearby bush. It appeared soon after, spending much of its time foraging deep within holly bushes, but gave some jammin' views as it flitted between feeding spots in the fading light...


As if the twitch for my first Worcestershire Yellow-browed Warbler could be made anymore straightforward, the bird also took it upon itself to call throughout the afternoon, giving me the chance to make a really, really bad sound recording...



Did I mention there was mud? Lots of mud. 


Just to bring myself back to reality, I've bought back some moss to key out. It's going to get messy. 

2 comments:

Ashley Beolens said...

Wow looks really muddy, lovely recordings, often an under rated little bird the yellow-browed warbler, but one of my favs so thanks for sharing.

Bill said...

They are fantastic little birds, aren't they.