(Sardinian Warbler - Steven Fryer)
(Sardinian Warbler - Jack Bucknall)
The next stop was Whitburn Coastal park to look for a Blyths reed warbler that had been seen on and off for a couple of days, although we didn't see the blyths reed we still saw 3 Richards Pipits together in the field opposite the entrance to the coastal park. This was a real bogey bird for me so to see 3 on the deck at once was a great sight, for the majority of the time we were there the pipits were quite distant but one gave fairly close views allowing me to see the large wagtail like shape, pale lores and bold head pattern. I also got the chance to see a Yellow brow in the hand witch was a real treat.
(Yellow-browed Warbler - Harry Murphy)
The last lifer of the day was a fantastic Barred Warbler at Hartlepool which gave brilliant views in the front gardens of Cliff Terrace another treat after dipping about 10 Barred Warblers in the last 2 years. This now puts me on 298 thanks to George Randall and Chris Bell for the car lifts.
(Barred Warbler - Hartlepool Headland)
(Barred Warbler - Harry Murphy)