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Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) | by Elliot Montieth
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Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

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When you hear the name Dusky Warbler you don't tend to think of it as the beautiful bird that it is. Certainly when saw my first one just a week before I saw this bird I would have said it was dullest bird I'd ever seen, but in the right lighting it really is a sight and one you don't forget easily forget. This bird which I photographed at Spurn was one of 9!!! Seen that day and this was by far the showiest of them all and out a smile on everyone faces as for a few minutes it came right out into the open and well you can see how well it showed just five meters from the crowd of people.

 

Dusky Warblers are a rare yet annual Phylloscopus warbler to the UK from Asia with on average 15-20 records per year with fewer than 15 in Ireland. This was a bumper year for the species with roughly 25 being recorded including a remarkable count of 9 at Spurn, East Yorkshire in a single day! As it is with birds from the east there most commonly found along the East Coast with only a handful being recorded along the West Coast.

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Taken on October 15, 2016