Sunrise over the Wides with a Song Thrush loving the vibes.
Well well well. What can I say. As if birding on the Farnes wasn’t good enough today produced the fall conditions every birder dreams of. Up before dawn as per saw very little on the land. A seawatch ensued with good numbers seen.
11 Red-throated Diver, 13 Common Scoter, 46 Wigeon, 13 Teal and best of all – drake Velvet Scoter! Plus the juvvy Black Tern was hanging around in the mist.
Drake Velvet Scoter warning us today would be crippling!
One of the many Red-throated Divers
Jackdaw f##king off west.
Redwings on the move.
Song Thrush here there, everywhere.
I was too busy enjoying the Yellow-browed Warblers to take pics so here's a blur.
A Willow Warbler that was feeding with the stripey sprites.
Brambling like this one all around as we watched the rares.
All in all one of the best days birding ever. Here’s some moths: