I decided to go a little further north and headed off to Horsey Gap. Again it was a bit slow, but when I returned to my car I stopped to ID a small bird that had flicked up into the top of some sallows. It turned out to be a Chiffchaff, so I stood and watched to see if there was anything else in the area. It was then that I heard a light "tuck" call coming from a little further back in the bushes. The call reminded me of a Radde's Warbler that I'd heard a couple of weeks ago, but perhaps slightly harder. I headed into the bushes and after a bit of searching tracked down the call - Dusky Warbler! It gave me the run around a bit, proving VERY difficult to photograph, but I eventually got a few clear photos of it. I put the news out and when the first people came along to look at it (about an 90 minutes after I found it), I headed off to Cart Gap to look at a lovely flock of mixed Tundra Bean, Eurasian White-fronted, Graylag and Pink-footed Geese.
I great way to finish off the autumn!
|Tundra Bean Geese|
|Tundra Bean Goose|
|Eurasian White-fronted Goose|