13 Jun 2013

N W Greenish Warbler

A cracking N W record today with a singing male Greenish Warbler found singing on Turton golf course near the Last Drop Inn, Bolton. With the torrential rain finally clearing late afternoon & Mark needing it as a lifer we arranged to meet on the M56 after work & to avoid the nightmare that is the M62 we drove north up the M6 & took the M65 before dropping south and missing Bolton altogether.

Steve & Scott had beaten us to it but, despite the winds, it wasn't long before the bird called and we had brief views before it disappeared. Steve &. I moved off to look in a different area of the small wooded clough and sure enough it flew past me and landed in front of Steve. Calling the few other birders present over I managed to fire off three shots before it disappeared back in to the canopy. A N W tick no less!

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