Bardsey saw Icterine Warbler
and Common Rosefinch, while a Quail was heard singing on the Great Orme, Conwy, and at Holt, Wrexham.
But you never know and for the romantic birdwatcher such as my husband, the little brown birds may appear to be linnets, stonechats, pipits and goldcrests, but we can't be sure one might not just turn out to be a Icterine Warbler
Besides Pied Flycatcher, he was, for example, the first person to see Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, Black-winged Pratincole, Icterine Warbler
and Tree Sparrow.
of Larvae ticks Starling 1/10 (10) 1 (Sturnus vulgaris) Dunnock 1/33 (3) 1 (Prunella modularis) Reed Warbler 1/5 (20) 1 (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Icterine Warbler
1/12 (8) 1 0/1 (Hippolais icterina) Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) 2/79 (2.5) 2 0/1 Blackcap (S.
After last week's melodious warbler, Bardsey hosted its north east European equivalent, an icterine warbler
. Larger than a willow warbler, with silvery-fringed wing feathers, its name comes from the Greek for yellowish.
Uwchmynydd and Bardsey each hosted Lapland bunting and yellow-browed warbler, with firecrest and icterine warbler
also on Bardsey.
On Bardsey Island, a female hawfinch and the third icterine warbler
of the spring were seen close-up as they were ringed.
Bardsey Island hosted black redstarts, golden orioles and an icterine warbler
, though rarer was a paddyfield warbler ringed on the Dee's Hilbre Island.