Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Yellow-browed Warbler at Burnham Overy Dunes 16/09/14 (photographed by Richard Farrow)

Following on from our superb days birding at Burnham Overy Dunes on 16/09/14, my good friend Richard Farrow has sent me his picture of the Yellow-browed Warbler which dropped into scrub within the dunes system.  This is an excllent picture given that this tiny 'sibe' was constantly on the go.
Yellow-browed Warbler at Burnham Overy Dunes 16/09/14 (photographed by Richard Farrow)
This little gem of a Warbler literally dropped from the sky into the tree where it is seen in this picture.  Yellow-browed Warblers breed in Siberia.  This bird should have been migrating to south-east Asia.
Yellow-browed Warblers have been seen with increasing frequency in recent years, the question is, is this due to a shift in the birds migrational habits, or is it down to better observer coverage.  Formerly a bird of eastern coastal areas, Yellow-browed Warblers are now being recorded well inland.

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