Category Archives: Warblers

Firecrest sets dull Tuesday ablaze!

A Firecrest is guaranteed to brighten the most dismal of days and the dank, drizzly conditions of Tuesday, 23rd October was one such miserable day in an extended period of late autumn gloom. Happily for Mick Townsend of the Stanford … Continue reading

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Phylloscopy

This morning I spent some time at Stanford Reservoir with the Stanford Ringing Group. With summer all but over, the number of birds trapped was relatively low with 48 new birds of 13 species ringed (25% of which were Swallows) … Continue reading

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Reed Warbler defies the odds!

In the world of birds almost anything is possible, including the well nigh impossible. Chance and fate are frequently major players in the provision of a never ending stream of surprises when it comes to discovering birds in places where … Continue reading

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Northern Willow Warbler … in June!

The Stanford Ringing Group has again been busy trapping rare warblers, having yesterday netted Northamptonshire’s second only Northern Willow Warbler. Identified on biometrics this race, acredula, which breeds as close as Norway, is regularly recorded on passage in the UK but what an odd … Continue reading

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Leucistic Willow Warbler

Keith Smith sent me these images of a leucistic Willow Warbler, with plumage reminiscent of a domestic Canary, recently photographed at Summer Leys. It was along the old railway track at the far end of the reserve (opposite end to … Continue reading

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Wood Warbler

Publishing this rather nice photo by Bob Bullock of the singing male Wood Warbler, present for its third day today at South Wood near Corby, seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. Wood Warbler is a scarce spring passage migrant … Continue reading

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