Monday, 30 May 2016

Laggan - Icterine Warbler

This was a totally unexpected start to my trip to the Scottish Highlands! Despite the fact that I didn't pick it up until late the previous evening, it was still present and on arrival.... singing it's heart out and sort of 'showing well' :-)

See what I mean, showing the pale wing panel here!

It was quite adept at hiding behind leaves and branches but eventually a few 'keepers' emerged with most of the bird on show!

Blue sky as well.....

The long bill, short supercilium and pale lores showing nicely here.....

And back to where we came in! Singing it's heart out!

A Tunnock's teacake was beckoning! There was also a cuckoo on the opposite of the road distracting me on occasions too!

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