Following a rather quiet birthday at Flamborough, things panned out massively on the east coast from Shetland down to Yorkshire as a result of an easterly conveyor belt which brought stacks of rares, culminating in an epic finale of Britain's first Siberian Accentor on Shetland yesterday afternoon. As for me, I dipped an Albatross, saw my second Yorkshire Eastern Crowned Warbler, which was only the fourth for Britain and enjoyed a supporting cast of Arctic Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Bluethroat, two more Red-breasted Flycatchers etc. An awesome week!
Here is a taster:
Eastern Crowned Warbler, Wednesday at Bempton (thanks to Mark Pearson for photo)
Pallas's Warbler, Saturday at Thornwick (thanks to Chris Gomersal for Photo)