Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Barred Warbler

I took a trip down to Hook Head, Co. Wexford, last Monday to see if the juvenile Red-backed Shrike found the previous week was still around.  The Shrike showed itself  fairly quickly in a low hedge just a few fields away from the lighthouse. While I was trying to get a few shots of it a Barred Warbler crossed in front of me and landed in the same hedge.  I just managed to get two shots of it before it disappeared.

Juvenile Barred Warbler ©Tom Tarpey
Rear view of juvenile Barred Warbler ©Tom Tarpey
Juvenile Red-backed Shrike ©Tom Tarpey
The Hook peninsula had good numbers of migrants present.  Slade Lane had a  Yellow-browed Warbler while there were several Spotted Flycatchers, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat and a Garden Warbler in the area around the old graveyard.
Yellow-browed Warbler  ©Tom Tarpey

Spotted Flycatchers ©Tom Tarpey

The fields around the lighthouse also held good numbers of Wheatears and a lone Whimbrel.

Wheatears ©Tom Tarpey

Whimbrel  ©Tom Tarpey

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