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Monday, 30 September 2013

Getting up close and personal with a BARRED WARBLER

This weekend provided me with a unique opportunity of getting up close and personal with a migrant BARRED WARBLER in the Northeast of England. It spent the day taking aphids from an apple tree and spiders from a hedgerow in the front garden of one of the houses on Hartlepool Headland (Cleveland) and was remarkably confiding as my pictures below show..........

Note the dull brown tone to the iris colour typical of first-year birds