What a Blocker!
Last seen in 1984. The same month I hitched to Spurn to see the (UK’s first?) spring Blyth’s Reed Warbler. I was messing about at the point today when the call came through. Justin Carr had arrived for a day’s birding starting at Sammy’s Point. About to leave, a Savi’s Warbler burst into full reeling song very near his car. Having just returned from hearing them abroad, he didn’t have to agonise too much over the I.D. About another hour passed before the bird finally made the first of several brief appearances.
My first full view was an eye full of reddish-brown smooth beauty. It really was one! Martin Standley achieved the near impossible. He managed to get a shot during one of those briefest of showings. It’s S.E. winds again now. What next…
Thanks especially to Martin S. and well done!