Warbler fest continues!
The weekend was here and we were hungry for more warblers! Peter arrived at mine at some unearthly hour in the morning and we made our way to Carlisle and met up with Chris. A good few hours later we arrived into the Kingdom of Fife!
We arrived at Kilminning and were soon enjoying superb views of an Eastern Olivaceous Warbler; superb! Having dipped the Eastern Olly last year in Flamborough I felt very lucky to get another chance at this rare warbler so soon afterwards!
We also managed some nice views of a superb Radde’s Warbler. This bird was a bit trickier to see than the Olly; but with a bit persistence the bird gave nice views. I decided to spend a bit more time watching the Eastern Olivaceous Warbler. The bird could be a bit elusive at times, but did give some utterly stunning views! Early in the afternoon it was sat in a bush having a quiet five minute; it was slightly obscured but I did manage to get a reasonable video clip of it!
Just as we were about to leave, the bird showed incredible well in the sun. I managed a selection of reasonable shots. I have to say, I am quite pleased with these!
We finished our days birding looking on the sea at Anstruther.
There were good numbers of Eider, Razorbills and Shags off shore. Bar-tailed Godwits and Turnstones were the wader highlights. Chris picked out an adult Little Gull amongst Kittiwakes feeding out at sea, a great finish to a fantastic days birding! Fife birding is epic!