Sunday, 4 November 2012

Eastern Olly Warbler OMFL!!

Yesterday I finally twitched the Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Kilmining, Fife. My crew was made up of myself, Colin Green and Steve James.
We arrived on-site at around 8.30am and after maybe a couple of minutes we were ticking off the EOW as it showed well and constantly calling in the nearby rose bushes.
Here is a few rubbish record shots of the bird.

Other sightings on-site included at least 3 fly-over Waxwings in off the sea and good numbers of thrushes, finches and buntings in the surrounding bushes.
With myself and the other lads happy with sightings of the EOW, we moved onto Largo Bay which was just down the coast. Here the target was a mobile Surf Scoter and hopefully some sea ducks?
Looking out of the small car park next to the beach at Largo, we saw lots of groups of sea ducks just off shore. The sightings here included Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoters, Common Scoters, Eiders, RB Mergs, Slav Grebes, and Red-throated Divers. However after much scanning the Surf Scoter failed to show it's self!
With a long drive back to Leicester to decided to call it time on our trip to Fife, but I made a mental note that I must visit this area again soon that later...


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