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Friday, 11 September 2009

East Coast starting to liven up as ENE wind continues to blow

With a window now wide open across the North Sea, passerine migrants are starting to drift in on the ENE winds, with a selection of interesting birds making landfall in Norfolk this afternoon. In addition to a handful of Whinchats, Lesser Whitethroats, Common Redstarts and Pied & Spotted Flycatchers, the first BOOTED WARBLER of the year has arrived - on Blakeney Point - as well as up to 3 RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS and 1-2 ICTERINE WARBLERS. The first of a flush of WRYNECKS was also discovered - at Hopton-on-Sea.

There is also an EASTERN OLIVACEOUS WARBLER in IRELAND - at Mizen Head, County Cork - whilst a further BOOTED WARBLER has appeared at Channerwick in Shetland and a GREENISH WARBLER is at Flamborough Head South Landing (East Yorks).

GLOSSY IBISES continue to pop up with another juvenile in North Kent - at Oare Marshes - whilst those already present include the singles at Stodmarsh NNR (Kent), Boyton Marshes (Suffolk) and at Chew Valley Lake (Avon).