Thursday, 26 June 2008


Thankfully, work was over staffed today, so i was able to leave early, on leaving, Lee Fuller text offering me a lift to Portland. Picking me up 5 minutes later, the bird wasn't reported again until we were basically on the door step with better directions.

Catching a decent first view of the Eastern Subalpine Warbler, and quickly followed by a couple of shots of the bird before it came abit more elusive where it occasionally called from deep inside vegetation within the quarry in Southwell.

The Eastern Subalp decided to pop out in the open for a aplit second while Lee was having a piss haha © Ashley Howe

Leaving the bird promptly after 20:00, where the bird was left in peace with no other viewers. We headed to Radipole where just down river was the Hooded Merganser knocking around with Mallards, but all the same quite wary.

hmmm it might have been knocking around with the Mallards this evening (c20:30) but i'm willing to give this bird the benefit of the doubt :-P © Ashley Howe