Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Western Bonelli's Warbler - A first for Cleveland and Co. Durham

On the 14th October photos of a Phylloscopus Warbler at Hartlepool Headland were put on the Teesmouth Bird Club website and identified as a Bonelli's Warbler. The next day birders were their for dawn the bird was still present, it was heard calling so it was fully identified as a Western Bonelli's Warbler a first for Cleveland and Durham! About seven hours later I finished school and I got their for 15:45 the Bonelli's showed almost strait away and gave good views on and off all evening, this was also my 300th British bird.

(Western Bonelli's Warbler - Martyn Sidwell)

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