Ancient history – some of the patch’s past glories

Here are a few of the good birds seen on the patch since autumn 2003… it’s not a complete showing, by any stretch of the imagination! Missing notables include 1 of 2 Pallas’s Grasshopper Warblers; Olive-backed Pipit; Great Grey Shrike; Buff-breasted Sandpiper; Pallid Swift; Pectoral Sandpiper; Blyth’s Reed Warbler; and several each of commoner stuff like Yellow-browed and Icterine Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatchers and Bluethroats.

All photos are mine, apart from the Brown Shrike (courtesy of JLI); and the Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler and the Arctic Redpoll – both of which were taken by, and courtesy of the finder, Peter Stronach. Thanks Peter!

Sardinian Warbler 2004

Brown Shrike 2004

Brown Shrike 2004

Pied Wheatear 2004

Rosy Starling 2005

Paddyfield Warbler 2006

Paddyfield Warbler 2006

Red-flanked Bluetail 2006

Red-flanked Bluetail 2006

Paddyfield Warbler August 2008

Citrine Wagtail September 2008

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