Singing Icterine Warbler.
News of a singing Icterine Warbler at Bishopstone Lane near Reculver on Sunday afternoon filtered though to me via a txt from Chidders (thanks mate) and bird news services, however i could not get over there til Monday morning at the earliest .
Having a look around.
So early Monday morning just before 6am i was on site at Bishopstone Lane and as soon as i got out of my car i could hear this superb songster , i quickly joined the only other birder on site , Derek Smith ( good to meet you ). We watched and listened to this cracking bird for a good hour , it was constantly singing and put on a superb show for us.
Note pale wing panels.
In full song.
The Icterine Warbler was quite territorial , every time a Willow Warbler came into the area it was singing from the Icterine would chase it off , giving a great size comparison , the Icterine being much bigger.