Saturday, 10 October 2009

Western Bonelli's Warbler

A great day with lots of migrants on the home patch. Found this superb Western Bonelli's Warbler in the Maywick valley this morning - a welcome find tick having had our 1992 Fair Isle bird relegated to Bonelli's Warbler sp. as we never heard it call. This individual called within around twenty minutes of finding it and thus identification was straightforward. It performed beautifully for those who came to see it and not too bad for the cameras (though never once could I set the ISO lower than 1000 due to poor light). I also manged some sound recordings which considering the force 8 wind and rain, aren't bad and sound spot on with those at the excellent Xeno Canto site.





















3 comments:

Rocket Ron said...

Another HH masterclass.

If anyone Can(on) HH Can(on)

RR

Hugh Harrop said...

Cheers Rocket - I just press the button and allow technology do the rest. Really.

Chris said...

Hugh,
Your blog is a marvelous area to visit!! fantastic!