Sunday, 29 November 2020

Yellow-browed Warbler in wetland on the Amble marshes today 29th Nov 2020


Really lucky to see this stunning little bird flitting around the willows on thhe Amble marshes today.

It was on the edge of our Walmsley reservecatching insects in the trees in the winter sunshine.

A seasoned traveller is this species with the main breeding areas from the Ural mountains east into Siberia , Mongolia & China. 

More are breeding west of the Urals now so it's thought that these are the birds heading west into Europe to overwinter or pass through.

A tiny little thing sized between a Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff,  its amazing how it adapts to this long distance mirgration.