A concerted effort was made this morning to try and locate the Hume's Leaf Warbler from last month. There was a decent slot of weather this morning but sadly there was no sign or sound of our quarry. It is possible the bird is still present but is now presumed gone. There will be regular visits to the venue during the winter and if the bird is located viewing opportunities will be organised.
It was hard work birding at Pitsford Res today with regular heavy showers and a blustery strong wind. Birds located as a result of a co-operative effort between Andrew Tyrrell, Eleanor and myself amounted to the Great Northern Diver still, eight Smew (three drakes) between the causeway and the Catwalk Bay, 4 Goosanders, three Red-crested Pochard in the Walgrave Bay, a drake Pintail, 2-3 Kingfishers, 2-3 Grey Wagtails and 6 Lesser Redpolls.