Responsible Birding Diary: Tuesday 6.10.20

 Yes, it was a Radde’s vigil at dawn this morning. Very soon after I arrived I heard the warbler calling on the west side of The Folly, exactly where Jonathan Taylor had seen it on Sunday. Approaching 8am, the bird appeared, creeping along the fol...

 

Yes, it was a Radde’s vigil at dawn this morning. Very soon after I arrived I heard the warbler calling on the west side of The Folly, exactly where Jonathan Taylor had seen it on Sunday. Approaching 8am, the bird appeared, creeping along the foliage just above the water. My friend Will Bowell arrived bang on time and took some amazing photos of this rarest of local birds (the battery was dead on my camera!). Radde’s Warblers are almost unheard of in inland counties! I am pleased. I think I will return again after work, and maybe tomorrow morning, too.