Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Scrubbing for migrants

A male Common Redstart is in there somewhere - honest!
I have been thrashing my local patch on a near daily basis for nearly two weeks now - and mostly for selfish reasons if the truth be known.

You see, many other London sites have recorded some amazing birds like Wanstead Flats in east London with their long staying Wryneck and just about everywhere else has had healthy showings of Wheatears, both Spotted and Pied Flycatchers plus late Swifts. Meanwhile, myself and other Scrubbers have been flogging the place looking for anything. To be fair we have found a few Common Redstarts, a couple of Garden Warblers and a couple Spotted Flycatchers but I would dearly love to find another Scrubs rarity.

It's high time. Anyone out there with the ear of the Birding Gods?

1 comment:

Nick Croft said...

He lives in Wanstead