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Saturday, 24 October 2009

EASTERN CROWNED WARBLER present for a third day

The EASTERN CROWNED WARBLER remains today in Trow Quarry, South Shields (South Tyneside) delighting a further 1,100+ observers who were unable to get to the site before it roosted at 1540 hours yesterday.
It is still in the same small area of Sycamores, Ash and Elder trees in the small quarry showing fairly frequently often with the Yellow-browed Warbler and the two migrant Blackcaps.
Just under 700 observers made it on the Friday, the bird often appearing quite 'Red-eyed Vireo-like' in appearance. Mark Stirland obtained the selection of record images above but if you have better, I should very much like to receive them. Also any images depicting the crowd.
This is the FIFTH record for the Western Palearctic following singles in GERMANY (Heligoland on 4 October 1843), NORWAY (trapped and ringed at Jaeren, Rogaland, on 30 September 2002), FINLAND (at Harrbada, Kokkola, on 23 October 2004 and in THE NETHERLANDS (at Katwijk aan Zee, Zuid-Holland, on 5 October 2007).