Thursday, 2 June 2016
Greenish Warbler at last!
On Wednesday 1st June I joined a small group of birders including Dick and we looked around the northern hedge, Dick called me over at 6.40pm and the excellent Greenish Warbler, a pale warbler with pale olive green above and white below with whitish supercilia a wing bar it zipped around a hawthorn bush behind some bare branches where it flew to these and perched here for some ten seconds giving good binocular views and I was too slow to get any pics but JPer and Rob H managed to get some great pics. Later Rob called us over to a clump of grass by the fence where we saw a Diamond back Moth, a distinctive thin bodied moth with pale diamond patterning on its abdomen. Apparently the north- easterly winds recently had caused a bit of an influx of these moths from France. Dip Farm is usually a happy hunting ground for me and finally proved the case with this very difficult and elusive bird.