Tuesday, 28 February 2017
A Yellow-browed Warbler briefly in gardens along Belle Vue Road at the junction with Halsdon Avenue today. I picked it up on call as I walked back to work from my lunch break at about 1350. It was seen moving through a strip of ornamental garden hedgerow before it flipped into an adjacent garden and disappeared from view. I walk this route to and from work twice a day so it's hard to imagine it has been around all winter, but there again there's a labyrinth of gardens it could have been hiding in so who knows? Terry, Neil and I searched for it later in the afternoon but there was no further sign.
A check of the estuary, from Mudbank, in a strengthening wind revealed very little but the river looked fabulous as always!