30th May 2014

A much calmer day – with plenty of brightness, bouts of sunshine and a light easterly breeze – brought a nice haul of classic late spring drift migrants to the recording area.

Two Icterine Warblers – the first multiple day count here for many years- were present, with one intermittently singing and showing on Long Lane and the other feeding in the Top Scrub (MJP et al). No less than three new Red-backed Shrikes were located – a male and female at the Tip (CW et al) and a particularly showy male at the yacht club (HJW et al). At least three Garden Warblers were new in the Top Scrub / Long Lane area.

Icterine Warbler, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

Icterine Warbler, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)