When the also-rans are full of quality.
Early morning began with a female type Black Redstart and vis mig highlight for me was a fly-over Little Ringed Plover. Grasshopper Warblers are very noticeable down the point with a new day record of 9 birds and a male Blue-headed Wagtail with attendant female was a stunner. Then the Savi’s Warbler took over…
Its worth noting the wing structure on close-up Black Redstarts- crucial maybe for that autumn Eastern Black Redstart. Below this ‘Gropper’ (photo Martin Standley) sung along the canal banking on a record day count of the species for Spurn.
Here’s some distant shots of the male Blue-headed Wagtail in ‘Sheep field’ which was joined by a female. This the first female (after some 30 plus males) I have seen this year, had rather white supercilium and throat and made me wonder if it could be a female Blue-head. But this type are impossible to tell from female Yellow Wagtails. Still, makes you wonder… (with thanks to Martin Standley)