Emperor Bird-of-Paradise - Huon Peninsular, Papua New Guinea (July 2019)

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Seaford Head 23/7/19

The first visit of the autumn and as expected, there were a few migrants knocking about but no numbers yet. The first juvenile Willow Warblers are always a treat to see, so six this morning was a welcome start to the campaign. The highlight was a Nuthatch in Harry's Bush that was picked up by its high-pitched contact call, this proving to be only my second patch record, with the previous also in July only a few years back.

Whiethroats are still in the process of feeding presumably their second brood of chicks, whilst Blackcaps appear to have done well with many juveniles around the area.

Migrant totals are as follows:

Reed Warbler - 3
Garden Warbler - 3
Willow Warbler - 6
Nightingale - 1
Nuthatch - 1 in Harry's Bush
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Swift - ca. 10 E

Reed Warbler

Garden Warbler

Willow Warbler

Sheep in the mist