Monday, July 04, 2011

The ghost of Arnfeild reservoir,
I was suprised how pale and grey the western bonellis warbler looked as it perched atop a birch tree  for 20 seconds or so. It was very white below and pale grey on the mantle in the midday sun. It was heard to sing several times but proved very elusive this morning after our initial sighting. A nice tick for me after dipping on the W T robin.
A family party of siskins were bathing in the stream including this juv

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