Myrtle Warbler

On Ramsey Island today we had my first ever major rarity and everyone got rather excited about it. Today was actually my day off and I was spending the morning baking and listening to back episodes of Desert Island Discs when I got a call from Lisa, the Warden, to rush down to the farmyard with my camera.

After a bit of searching, we found the male Myrtle Warbler by the chicken coop but he soon disappeared only to reappear in the farmyard. He came within three or four metres of us as we sat against a wall and I managed to get the following photos.

This is only the third time one of these cracking little American vagrants has been found in Wales and two of those times have been in Ramsey!

We’ll have to see how many twitchers we get coming across on the boats tomorrow.

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