Saturday, 5 November 2011


In addition to Pete's post I had a probable Dusky Warbler at 10.30 in the hedge that runs at the top of Starehole Valley, 150M NW of the ponds. Seen quite well but briefly three times, most of the plumage and jizz was right for Dusky and it was constantly calling a sharp 'tek', didn't get prolonged enough views to 100% separate from Radde's, very frustrating as it was one or the other! Disappeared into cover and not seen again despite alot of searching, hopefully might be seen again.

Also in addition: Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 6+ Goldcrest and at least 60 Song Thrushes in the area. A thoroughly enjoyable day despite the one that got away.