Tuesday 29 September 2020

Something to Yell about, Tennessee Warbler

Today was a bit special. We chose to visit Yell today, as the day was going to be calm and Yell seems an under-watched island. A lazy start saw an Arctic Warbler already reported from the island but we continued regardless. Having done a few suitable areas we continued to Burravoe. A female Blackcap popped out immediately but then I got distracted by Dougie Preston who proceeded to tell us he had found a Tennessee Warbler. 

It didn't take long before the bird flew straight at then over me calling. Thankfully it came back not long after, calling again. Eventually it gave itself up and gave incredible views. There is something special about American passerines and this felt like a truly lucky and special moment- certainly not one I will forget. 

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